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Internal Family Systems: What’s so great about it?!

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online WEBINAR


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Presenter: Colleen West, LMFT

ONLINE ZOOM WEBINAR - This event will NOT be recorded.

Costs:  CSCSW Member: FREE | Students: FREE
Nonmember (with CEUs): $65 | Nonmember (no CEUs): $40

CEUs: 1.5


This presentation will cover the basics of Internal Family Systems therapy, including the parts of the personality we all carry inside, managers (planners), firefighters (self-soothers), exiles (vulnerable feelings and experiences), and Self (one’s essence). It will cover how IFS therapists view diagnosis, symptoms, ‘resistance’, addiction, and dissociation, and how IFS promotes growth and permanent change. Lastly, it will introduce ‘therapist parts’ and the importance IFS places on the clinician’s tracking of their own internal system of parts during session.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the 3 kinds of parts in one’s internal family system.
  2. Describe the role that the client’s Self (capital S) plays in their healing.
  3. Describe the role of the therapist in IFS therapy.

        Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM WEBINAR.  

        • Closed Captioning available


        Colleen West, LMFT

        Colleen West is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a graduate of the University of California San Diego in Political Science, and holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Holy Names University, Oakland, CA.

        Colleen is all about helping create connection: between you and your parts, between you and your loved ones, between you, your community, and the wider world. She is unabashedly optimistic about the human capacity to heal, to tap into the wellspring of compassion that is Self. Her professional focus is healing preverbal attachment trauma. As a Marriage and Family Therapist and IFS Consultant, she devotes herself to training and mentoring psychotherapists, and writing. Thanks to Zoom, she is training therapists all over the world. She is author of We All Have Parts: An Illustrated Guide to Healing Trauma with Internal Family Systems (2021) and The IFS Flip Chart (2023). She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and the fabulous dog Sky. In her leisure, she likes spending time in nature and preparing feasts for family and friends. More at www.colleenwest.com and www.smarttherapytools.com.

        This is a District Meeting coordinated by the Mid-Peninsula District

        This DISTRICT MEETING meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

        Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

          Cancellation Policy

          • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
          • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
          • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

          Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

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