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Internal Family Systems Model - 2day Enriching Workshop - Melb (12hrs CE)
In these workshops you will further immerse yourself in the Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) model of psychotherapy. Simon d'Orsogna MA will offer an Enriching IFS workshop (Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of July 2020 - 9am-430pm each day) ahead of further intermediate workshops and IFSI official level certification trainings in 2020-21.
The Enriching Practice Workshop will be open to those who have completed the Introductory workshop, have taken CSL's Circle online course, or are already familiar with the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy (please check with the organiser if you are unsure). The focus is going deeper into the IFS skills and techniques, and enhancing personal capacity, known in IFS as Self-energy.
Introductory IFS Workshops (see events list here) will teach the basics of the IFS approach from the ground up, and is a pre-requisite for attending the Enriching workshop. Meeting this pre-requisite could also be done by having completed other IFS trainings eg the online Circle. Click here for booking tickets for the Introductory workshop on 22nd - 23rd February 2020 in Melbourne. Note this will also run in Sydney, Brisbane and Toowoomba ahead of this July workshop.
Participants in the Enriching Workshops will extend core skills of the IFS approach including working with polarizations, difficult protectors, and the therapists parts. Suitable to professionals (therapists, psychologists, counsellors, certified coaches, expressive and therapeutic arts practitioners, and social workers) as well as those seriously interested in their self-development.
The Level 1 Training will be a natural next step to those who have completed these workshop, or are familiar with the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy. The focus is going deeper into the IFS skills and techniques, and enhancing personal capacity.
This two day workshop is an opportunity for presentations, live or video demonstrations, experiential learning by doing, and provides a safe space to develop a comfortable facility with the powerful attitudes and techniques that make IFS so effective. The sessions here provide deeper learning and an opportunity to work in small groups with maximum in-the-seat learning in a supportive atmosphere. A number of experienced assistants will coach and support triads in live learning sessions each day.
Testimonials from attendees of Simon's IFS workshops
"Great learning, profound and well-organized. Very competently presented and well structured.
... a great introduction, but as well good for the well prepared.
Very interesting and more emotionally charged than many trainings.
It clarified my own confusion / incongruence about how to apply various theories to a more holistic approach.
Enlightening! Great to have the support of others to implement theory into practice.
Who is this for?
Participation is for therapists and counsellors, mental health clinicians, certified coaches, or students in accredited graduate training programs. Practitioners working experientially and wholistically will find this approach broadens and makes more acute their existing work through using the steps of the IFS 'parts' model.
Note - these workshops qualify for equivalent hours of specialised training that may be counted towards Continuing Professional Development according to requirements set down by your accrediting body. Registered health professionals have a responsibility to ensure that they continue to maintain, enhance and extend their knowledge and skills throughout their working lives.
See Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) from the Australian Psychological Society and
Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) set down by the Psychology Registration Board of Australia.
The Australian Psychological Society advise that APS Members may accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in activities that they determine to be relevant to their specific professional approaches, and professional development goals. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS. A certificate of attendance will be available.
The size of this intensive workshop is limited. Early registration is encouraged. Previous workshops have sold out in the earlier venues.
These weekend intensive workshops will promote beginner and intermediate-level skill building through active participatory learning. Come along prepared to learn by doing.
Simon d’Orsogna is a therapist, facilitator, and systems-oriented coach based in Melbourne, with individual and organizational clients across Australia and the globe. He provides psychotherapy, process consultancy and adult developmental coaching.
Based in Melbourne, Simon is a certified Kegan-Lahey Immunity to Change coach, process consultant and integrative therapist, and an Associate Instructor with the US Coherence Psychology Institute. Simon facilitates experiential learning workshops in Australia, including through 2016-18 offered a training series introducing Internal Family Systems to Australia, and since 2018 brought the first IFS official certification trainings from Dr Richard Schwartz's US Center of Self-Leadership. He is CSL's International Partner in Australasia, and has completed Level 1 and 2, including specialized training working with couples, family and trauma.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is the signature work of Dr Richard Schwartz PhD, more at www.selfleadership.org
As a clinical treatment IFS is rated effective to improve general functioning and well-being by the US National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices as an evidence-based practice. In addition, it has been rated promising for each of: improving phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms; physical health conditions and symptoms; personal resilience/self-concept; and depression and depressive symptoms. For more read here.
There are plans to run further Internal Family Systems Institute (IFSI) certified Level 1 training in Australia in 2020. This Introductory IFS workshop will be useful preparation for a formal certification program.
This Melbourne workshop will be held at the Abbotsford Convent, in Abbotsford, Melbourne where participants come along each day. Enrolment includes morning-afternoon tea, and lunch catering.
There is no accomodation provided.
Most simple dietary requirements can be accommodated including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc - please advise us on the booking form. Your specialist dietary requirements should be self-catered.
Please indicate during booking or by email any relevant health conditions, and your simple dietary requirements when booking.
Wheelchair access -
The Abbotsford Convent does cater well for those with mobility issues, and there is a map below to indicate the best routes for anyone with any issues.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is on-site parking on the centre. The venue is 20 minutes from the CBD by public train transport and 35 minutes by taxi from Melbourne Airport.
See https://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/visit for details how to get there.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
curiosity, willingness to try things out ("Yes, and..."), a sense of humour, and a heart-oriented openness to the multiplicity of self.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Yes, see the link at the bottom of the brief bio to the right .
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Tickets are transferable to suitably experienced colleagues. Please advise if you do exchange tickets so we can update certificates of attendance, name tags, and lists.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
So you can be given the correct name tag, we recommend this.
What is the refund policy?
Due to the limited size of each course, a refund can only be issued if cancellation notification is received 45 days prior to the workshop - less a $75.00 administration fee per person. Existing registrants will be sent the refund, and should return any materials sent. We cannot reimburse any expenses you may have incurred, but we will reimburse the cost of travel insurance directly related to attending this workshop, on receipt of your insurance receipt. If you cannot attend, a suitably qualified substitute may attend in your place, assuming you forward all materials or information to them. Courses are pre-paid. We do not take money at the door.
We reserve the right to cancel due to insufficient registrations or other reasons beyond our control at our discretion. Workshop fees will be re-imbursed in full should cancellation be necessary.