OAK PARK, Ill., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Representing years of critical thought and development in the field, the Internal Family Systems therapy model created by Dr. Richard C Schwartz is nevertheless relatively new in the world of psychotherapy. While a growing number of therapy professionals are discovering IFS and implementing its structure and tools in their work, many remain unaware or unclear about the therapy model, particularly in terms of its ability to be applied across multiple therapy modes. In an effort to introduce interested professionals to the breadth and practical use of IFS beyond individual therapy, the Center for Self Leadership has commissioned and published two informative new pieces written by Toni Herbine-Blank and Pamela Krause, two of the model's most experienced and successful trainers.
The articles, which are freely available on the Center's website, discuss the potential for effective therapy with both couples and young children when the IFS model is employed. Writing both about the theory behind IFS and its usefulness in couples and marriage counseling as well as the implementation of IFS in her current work, Herbine-Blank describes how the model can transcend individuals to become part of a mutual healing experience that can deeply strengthen relationships. Krause presents case studies of her incorporation of IFS into play therapy with children, and suggests that IFS' understanding of the individual can easily be applied to young people.
Therapists starting out with IFS or who are entirely new to the model are certain to find useful insight and perspective in these pieces, as are mental health professionals interested in the application of individual therapy tools to sessions involving couples, groups, and children. Through their clear and personal accounts of IFS usage within diverse modes of therapy, and through their highly experienced discussion of the ability of IFS to bring structure, meaning, and efficacy to mental health care, the two trainers provide readers with a wealth of information and insight to use as gateways to deeper involvement with and understanding of the IFS model. The Center for Self Leadership has stated that it plans to produce additional articles for therapists interested in IFS in the future.
About the Center for Self Leadership
Founded in 2001 in the interests of providing valuable resources for therapy professionals, The Center for Self Leadership (http://www.selfleadership.org/) is dedicated to the development and training of the IFS therapy modality.
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