The 2010 IFS Conference:

In Dr. Dick Schwartz, Internal Family Systems on September 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm
Pre-Conference Institute: Thursday, October 21
Conference: Friday, October 22 – Sunday,
October 24

Complete conference information and registration are now live on our website!

Our 20th anniversary conference is shaping up to be an exhilarating weekend including opportunities to increase your IFS skills, socialize, meet other IFS practitioners from around the globe; so far, attendees have registered from both coasts and everywhere in between in addition to Canada, Mexico, France, and Israel.  

Early Bird Deadline – Wednesday, September 15
The early bird deadline is fast approaching!  Be sure to register by September 15 to receive reduced rates.

We have a block of rooms being held at a discounted rate at the Hyatt Lodge.  Hotel reservations can be made by calling 630.990.5800.  Callers should reference the “The Center for Self Leadership, IFS Conference” to get the discounted rate which is guaranteed through September 29; make your reservations now as these discounted rooms will fill up.  Attendees are responsible for making reservations directly with the hotel.

The Conference sessions will be held at the adjoining McDonalds Training Center just a few minutes walk from the hotel.  Attendees will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the airport.  For more information on Oak Brook and the surrounding area, please visit www.oak-brook.org.

Find a Ride, Share a Room
If you are interested in sharing a ride to or from the airport or finding a roommate at the hotel, you can post your request and find out who is looking for the same.  To view the blog, please visit: ifstransportation.blogspot.com/
To post to the blog, please visit: www.blogger.com/start and sign in with the username “info@selfleadership.org” and use the password “ifsconference.”  Click the blue “new post” button to post your request.

A Sample of the Sessions….

Friday Morning
The Brain and IFS: What’s Happening Neurobiologically that Heals Complex Trauma
Stephen Greene, PhD
This workshop will present information about the brain, attachment and complex trauma based on current science from the newly emerging field of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) pioneered by Daniel Siegel, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Co-Director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center.  The workshop will examine how the principles, practices and processes of IFS are uniquely suited to healing the effects of early childhood abuse and traumatic relationships.

Saturday Afternoon
Using IFS in Couples and Family Therapy: A Primer for Non-Family Therapists
Ralph Cohen, PhD, LMFT
IFS, with its foundation in Systems Theory, can be viewed as an extension of a multi-level, family therapy-based approach to working with human systems. For those therapists who are not trained in family therapy, working with more than one person in the therapy room can be daunting.  This workshop will demystify working with multiple persons using principles of IFS therapy.  Participants will receive a “crash course” in traditional family therapy and will learn how a background in working with individuals in the IFS model can be used as a guideline for creating a meaningful experience for families in therapy.

Sunday Morning
The Client’s Experience of Self Across Cultures and Religions
Yasmeen Khan, PsyD
Jenny Gresko, MA, MDiv, LCPC
Many people who seek psychotherapy have at least one un-attachable parent, yet they are successful in forming some kinds of bonds in particular contexts-a testimony to skillful parts and an overall intention to create secure connections in the world.  This workshop will offer particular clinical techniques to shore up the entire inner family, to prevent triggering when old contexts re-emerge and to facilitate the translation of a secure internal family into interpersonal dynamics.

Looking Forward to the Conference….
Now more than ever, it is important to keep as current as possible on therapeutic techniques and seek the support of follow healers.  We are looking forward to seeing you at this year’s expertise-packed Conference.  Pack your fall sweaters for cool walks in the crisp fall air.  The Hyatt Lodge features a private lake, four miles of jogging and biking paths, and five nature trails.  Bring your enthusiasm, ideas and talents, bring your passion for IFS, your special talent for the Friday night show, and your dancing shoes for Funkadesi on Saturday night.  

Questions?  Please contact us via e-mail to julie@hooplagroupla.biz or by phone at 773.486.6920.


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