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  • September 29, 2023
    9:30 am - 11:30 am


ZOOM Presentation
United States
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Presented By:
Dorothy O'Leary

Online Via Zoom

Friday, September 29, 2023
9:30 am – 11:30 am

2 CE Credits*

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Our Presentation

Even if you’re excited to apply the principles of IFS in session, you’re likely to find clients who are confused or uncomfortable when you start talking about their parts. There are creative ways of using IFS effectively. It can come down to how we, as therapists, experience our own parts and conduct sessions from a perspective of Self-leadership. Having gained a basic structural understanding of the IFS model in Part 1 of this workshop series, you’ll be ready to understand how a therapist’s personal Self-to-part relationship impacts the session. Therapy may begin when a client connects with the therapist’s Self-leadership, rather than their own. Clinical Application of the IFS Model is an overview of IFS and its potential benefits. Completion of this workshop does not constitute being trained in the IFS model. Formal training is available through the IFS Institute at https://ifsinstitute.com.

About Our Presenter

Internal Family Systems (IFS) has provided the framework for Dorothy O’Leary’s psychotherapy practice since she began studying IFS in 2017. She’s completed all three levels of IFS trainings and continues to cultivate her skills and style through additional trainings, consultations, practice groups, and using IFS in her private practice. In 2021 Dorothy assisted with the design and implementation of the first ever IFS therapist development in Pakistan, and has continued as a program assistant at the IFS Institute through 2022. Originally trained in Somatic Psychotherapy, Dorothy has maintained a San Rafael-based, private practice since 2012.

Educational GoalsIn Part 2 of this Introduction to IFS students will be invited to consider how application of the model varies for different clients. Through didactic and experiential learning, we will explore how the therapist’s self-leadership is a critical element to guiding a successful outcome.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Learn to assess the type of approach needed for different types of clients.
  2. Understand the different styles of applying the IFS model: insight, explicit direct access, implicit direct access.
  3. Examine how their own parts, as therapist, can influence the overall outcome of therapy.
  4. Integrate therapist Self-leadership skills from which to guide a session.

This course is suitable for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LFCCs, associates of the preceding categories, and students. This course is eligible for 2 continuing education credits. Online, via Zoom. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link at the time of registration.


Course Training Level:
This is appropriate for all levels.

Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Upon completion of course, attendees will receive a Certificate for 2 CEUs or a Certificate for 2 Attendance Hours after completing a course evaluation.


Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $25
Pre-licensed:    $15

Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $35
Pre-licensed:    $15

Refund Policy:
Early registration closes on Wednesday September 21, 2023, at 6 p.m. Refunds may be provided prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 registration refund fee. No refunds are available after the close of registration. No partial credit is given for arriving late or leaving early.

Accommodation for disability and for addressing grievances:
Contact Cicily Baird (916) 546-8036 or email at therapybycicily@gmail.com.

Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as well as non-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC, graduate students and trainees. Provider number is 97723. This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

All Sierra Foothill Chapter members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting. Saturday October 14, 2023 from 8-9 AM. 




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