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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 Skills Training Manual

Trauma-Informed Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, PTSD & Substance Abuse

Author:
Frank Anderson, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. |  Martha Sweezy, PhD
Copyright:
2017
Publication Date:
Oct 24, 2017
Product Code:
PUB085175
Media Type:
Books
Price:
$39.95 - Standard

The Use of Mind-Altering Substances: MDMA, Psilocybin, and Marijuana for Treating PTSD and Other Mental Distress


Faculty:
Michael Mithoefer, MD |  Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. |  Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. |  William Richards, Ph.D. |  Daniel McQueen, MA |  James W. Hopper, Ph.D. |  Anne St. Goar, MD |  Elizabeth Call, Psy.D. |  ....
Duration:
6 Hours 28 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 29, 2019
Product Code:
POS052628
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$199.95 - Standard

Internal Family Systems: A Step-by-Step Guide Through Clinical Applications of the IFS Model


Faculty:
Frank Anderson, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. |  Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. |  Martha Sweezy, PhD
Duration:
11 Hours 44 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001383
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$149.95 Standard - $582.95

Addictive Behaviors as Self-Preservation: Key Insights from the Internal Family Systems Model


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Duration:
1 Hour 27 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 16, 2020
Product Code:
POS057085
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$59.95 - Standard

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