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Online Internal Family Systems for Perinatal Populations.

The Foundations of Internal Family Systems for Perinatal Populations Certificate Program is offered for any allied health professionals working with the perinatal population, who want to learn more about IFS and how to work from an IFS lens with the perinatal population. 

The full Foundations and Clinical Application of Internal Family Systems for Perinatal Populations Certificate Program is for regulated mental health professionals, who aim to actively use IFS as a psychotherapeutic model in their practice with perinatal clients.

You also have the option of expanding your IFS practice through clinical consultation sessions with an IFS Supervisor. Details to be announced during the training program. 

Foundations of IFS for Perinatal Populations

The foundations program can be taken independently from the full program for all allied health professionals working with perinatal clients. 

During the Foundations course you will learn the foundational concepts of IFS, develop a beginner’s understanding of one’s own parts and internal system. Upon completion of this course, you will learn about the various parts that can develop or become more present during the perinatal period and learn how to get to know a part with the clients you work with.

Module 1: Introduction to IFS

✔️ What is the IFS model 

✔️ Conceptualizing IFS for the Perinatal Population 

✔️ IFS Tool for working with Parts

When: Thursday, September 12th, 3hrs 
9:00PT / 10:00 MT / 11:00CT / 12:00 ET / 1:00 AT

Module 2: Introduction to Perinatal Wounds and Parts Through an IFS Lens

✔️ Getting to know our Therapist parts

✔️ Treating Perinatal Mental Illness with IFS

✔️ In-vivo demonstrations of IFS tool

When: Thursday, September 19th, 3hrs 
9:00PT / 10:00 MT / 11:00CT / 12:00 ET / 1:00 AT

 Cost: 579+hst

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Clinical Application of Internal Family Systems 

The Clinical Application of IFS program is for regulated mental health professionals and must be taken with the Foundations program. 

During this course you will learn how to access Self-energy when in session with clients. You will also develop an understanding of the difference between compassion and empathy and how a compassionate approach can prevent therapist burnout.

Module 3: Exploring Parts and Connecting to the Self

✔️ Understanding Self-energy


✔️ Exploring parts in our Internal System


✔️ IFS Counselling Tools and Practice

When: Thursday, September 26th, 4hrs 
9:00PT / 10:00 MT / 11:00CT / 12:00 ET / 1:00 AT



Module 4: Detecting Parts and Perinatal Wounds - Trauma Work

✔️ Common Protector Parts and How to Detect Them

✔️ Case Conceptualization and Working with Perinatal Wounds

✔️ In-vivo Demonstrations and Skills Practice

When: Thursday, October 3rd, 4hrs 
9:00PT / 10:00 MT / 11:00CT / 12:00 ET / 1:00 AT

Module 5: Common Challenges When Working With IFS

✔️ Managing Common Challenges such as Suicidality and Self-Harm with IFS

✔️ The Difficulty of Un-Blending Legacy Burdens amongst Patriarchy, Racism, and Capitalism

✔️ In-vivo Demonstration of Unburdening Exiles and Skills Practice

When: Thursday, October 10th, 4hrs 
9:00PT / 10:00 MT / 11:00CT / 12:00 ET / 1:00 AT

Module 6: Putting it to Practice

✔️ IFS Counselling Tools and Practice

✔️ Bring Your Questions

✔️ Next Steps for Expanding your IFS Practice

When: Thursday, October 17th, 4hrs 
9:00PT / 10:00 MT / 11:00CT / 12:00 ET / 1:00 AT

 Cost: 1579+hst

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Would you like to learn more about the IFS program? We're happy to chat with you and help you decide if they're right for you. Click the link below to schedule a Meet & Greet session!

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We offer professional development for perinatal mental health professionals. Our trainings are inter-professional; we welcome social workers, psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, midwives, nurses, naturopaths, OB’s, psychiatrists, pelvic floor physiotherapists, family doctors, community organizers, pediatricians, coaches, or sleep consultants.

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