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Internal Family Systems Therapy: An Introduction for Curious Professionals

January 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Date & Time: January 14, 2023, 9 am-4 pm (with one hour lunch break)

Cost: $200 for professionals | $140 students (*write to us if cost is your only barrier)

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

6 CE Hours  for APA, NBCC, and PA social workers, counselors, MFTs, & psychologists | 6 training hours for ABESPGP & ISEP.

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

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy was developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz and is an incredibly validating and healing form of individual psychotherapy. The IFS model invites us to approach our and others’ internal worlds with curiosity, compassion, connectedness, clarity, courage, calm, confidence, and creativity. IFS asserts that each of us has many parts inside of us who, through trauma or other emotional injury, are catapulted into specific roles in order to keep us safe. IFS allows us to heal our parts, release them from these roles, and cultivate harmonious internal relationships and interactions. This workshop will integrate didactic and experiential components to support professionals in learning the IFS model to use with clients in a professional setting–no previous IFS knowledge is required.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Explain an overview of the IFS model including different parts and Self.
  2. Describe one of the steps (the 6F’s) in IFS when working with a part
  3. Demonstrate awareness of therapist’s parts that get activated in a client session
  4. Integrate basic IFS principles, language and techniques into my work

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 January 14, 2023200.00 USD
Student Registration for January 14, 2023140.00 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

Learn more about Rachel Longer on her profile page

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.



January 14, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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