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Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.

The Center for Self Leadership


Richard Schwartz began his career as a family therapist and an academic at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There he discovered that family therapy alone did not achieve full symptom relief and in asking patients why, he learned that they were plagued by what they called "parts." These patients became his teachers as they described how their parts formed networks of inner relationship that resembled the families he had been working with. He also found that as they focused on and, thereby, separated from their parts, they would shift into a state characterized by qualities like curiosity, calm, confidence and compassion. He called that inner essence the Self and was amazed to find it even in severely diagnosed and traumatized patients. From these explorations, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model was born in the early 1980s.

IFS is now evidence-based and has become a widely-used form of psychotherapy, particularly with trauma. It provides a non-pathologizing, optimistic, and empowering perspective and a practical and effective set of techniques for working with individuals, couples, families, and more recently, corporations and classrooms.

In 2013, Schwartz left the Chicago area and now lives in Brookline, MA where he is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is the Founder and President of the IFS Institute (formerly the Center for Self Leadership). He maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School and Northwestern University. Dr. Schwartz is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.

Internal Family Systems Step by Step: IFS for Deep Healing with Richard Schwartz


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. |  Daniel Siegel, MD
Duration:
7 Hours 37 Minutes
Product Code:
NRS001129
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$159.95 Standard - $394.85

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): Experiential Workshop


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Duration:
12 Hours 43 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Feb 27, 2020
Product Code:
POS054050
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$299.95 - Standard

Bessel A. van der Kolk's 29th Annual Trauma Conference: Main Conference Day 1


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. |  Elizabeth Warner, Psy.D. |  Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD |  Stephen Porges, PhD |  Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. |  Matthew Sanford |  Sherain Harricharan, PhD |  Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Duration:
6 Hours 42 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 01, 2018
Product Code:
POS054310
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$199.95 - Standard

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment of PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse - and More!


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Duration:
3 Hours 59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 07, 2016
Product Code:
POS046425
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$199.95 - Standard

Using IFS to Advance Trauma Therapy with Couples and Families: Coming Full Circle


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Duration:
4 Hours 33 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jul 21, 2017
Product Code:
POS053185
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$129.95 - Standard

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