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Getting to Know Protector Parts: An Internal Family Systems Approach 

March 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Date & Time: March 4th, 2023, from 9 am- 1 pm

Cost: $125 for professionals (*write to us if cost is your only barrier)

Presented: by Rachel Longer, MSS, LCSW, CET II, Certified IFS Therapist

4 CE Hours for PA social workers, counselors, MFTs, & psychologists and NBCC

In-Person: Phoenix Center – 524 N. Providence Road Media, PA 19063

Presented by Rachel A. Longer, MSS, LCSW, CET II 

About the Workshop:

This workshop will explore the roles and intentions of manager and firefighter parts within the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. Clinicians who are new to IFS, and those who are looking to deepen their IFS practice are welcome to attend. Material for this workshop will be presented both didactically and experientially. Participants will engage in getting to know their own manager and firefighter parts and building Self to part relationships. Participants will practice interviewing protector parts in small groups. Content on common protector fears will be presented. There will be an emphasis on asking for consent from protectors and working with protectors. This workshop will teach practical skills for clinicians to incorporate into their practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between a manager and firefighter part
  2. Define unblending from a part
  3. Identify at least one common protector fear

By purchasing tickets and registering for this event, you confirm that you agree with the Phoenix Center’s Informed Consent for Experiential Therapy Training.


Professional Registration for March 4, 2023125.00 USD
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Please note that this is workshop will include both didactic and experiential learning components. The experiential learning structures include demonstrations of psychodrama and other experiential processes which often include (optional) personal disclosures from participants. While personal growth is often a byproduct of experiential learning in psychodrama, the primary purpose of this workshop is training. If you are seeking a workshop for personal growth or seeking a professional training event that is entirely didactic (lecture/powerpoint), this is probably not the best workshop for you.

No Conflicts of Interest or outside commercial support have been declared by the presenter or others involved in the program.

This workshop is designed primarily for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and therapists but other professionals may also find it helpful. The instruction designed at the intermediate level (though many new and advanced professionals may also find it helpful).

CE Program Policies and Procedures related to Refunds/Cancellations, Grievances, and Conflicts of Interest can be found here.

For the workshop schedule or other details or questions about the workshop, please contact us at Support@PhoenixTraumaCenter.com.

Continuing Education (CE) Approval Statements relevant to this workshop:

  • Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, LLC (Lic. #004115) has been approved as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
  • Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychologists (Lic. # PSY000215) to offer continuing education for psychologists.
  • Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7013. Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, LLC maintains responsibility for the program

About Rachel 

Rachel A. Longer, MSS, LCSW, CET II (she, her, hers) is a licensed clinical social worker, certified IFS therapist, and certified experiential therapist (II). Rachel has completed levels 1&2 training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and integrates this compassionate approach into her work with clients. Her background in the theatre and my love of storytelling brings her to work as a psychotherapist.  Learn more about Rachel on her profile page.



March 4, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


524 N. Providence Road Media, PA 19063
524 N. Providence Road
Media, PA 19063 United States
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