Frank G. Anderson, MD, Martha Sweezy, PhD and Richard C. Schwartz, PhD Internal Family Systems: Skills Training Manual Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) provides a revolutionary treatment plan for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and more. Using a non-pathologizing, accelerated approach -- rooted in neuroscience -- IFS applies inner resources and self-compassion for healing emotional wounding at its core. This new manual offers straight-forward explanations and illustrates a wide variety of applications. Easy to read and highly practical. Step-by-step techniques Annotated case examples Unique meditations Downloadable exercises, worksheets IFS is Evidence-Based Thirty years ago, IFS creator Richard Schwartz, PhD, listened to his clients describing the behaviors and fears of their most extreme parts. He found that the inner world of all his clients was characterized by parts who had a positive intent for the client but had taken on extreme roles in an effort to be safe. He also discovered that these extreme parts would become less disruptive and more cooperative once their concerns were addressed and they felt safer. IFS views psychic multiplicity as the norm: we all have parts. In addition, every part has a good intention for the client, and every part has value. When clients listen to all their parts, they can heal their wounded parts. Today, IFS, which has established a legacy of efficiency and effectiveness in treating many mental health issues, is being heralded by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk as a treatment that all clinicians should know.
Intimacy from the Inside Out: Courage and Compassion in Couple Therapy, published by Routledge in 2016, illustrates Toni Herbine-Blank's IFS-informed approach to couple therapy.
Toni is a a master couple therapist who trains and supervises couple therapists in IFIO and offers workshops for couples (http://www.toniherbineblank.com). She is also a a lead IFS trainer for the Center for Self-Leadership.
Sweezy, M. & Ziskind, E. (Eds) (2016). Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy. Oxford: Routledge.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy
Introduction Janna Malamud Smith
Chapter 1. Getting Unstuck Pamela K. Krause, Lawrence G. Rosenberg and Martha Sweezy
Chapter 2. An IFS Lens on Addiction: Compassion for Extreme Parts Cece Sykes
Chapter 3. IFS and Eating Disorders: Healing the Parts Who Hide in Plain Sight Jeanne Catanzaro
Chapter 4. From Reactive to Self-Led Parenting: IFS Therapy for Parents Paul Neustadt
Chapter 5. Self-Led Grieving: Transitions, Loss and Death Derek Scott
Chapter 6. Perpetrator Parts Richard C. Schwartz
Chapter 7. Dealing With Racism: Should We Exorcise or Embrace Our Inner Bigots? Richard C. Schwartz
Chapter 8. What IFS Offers to the Treatment of Trauma Frank G. Anderson and Martha Sweezy
“Martha Sweezy and Ellen Ziskind have curated a thought-provoking set of explorations of the Internal Family Systems approach to psychotherapy in this marvelous book that illuminates the sophisticated nature of the relational basis of healing as well as the internal structure of the human mind. Though this approach may be new for some, or quite familiar to others, this book offers a range of topics that can serve to both introduce and deepen ways the clinician can view the mind as comprised of differentiated self-states that need linkage in order to create the integration that can be viewed as the core mechanism of health.”—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, Mindsight Institute; author, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, The Mindful Therapist, and Mindsight; clinical professor of psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine
Sweezy, M. & Ziskind, E. (Eds) (2013). Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions. Oxford: Routledge.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
New Dimensions in Internal Family Systems Therapy
Foreword Richard Schwartz
An Introduction to IFS Jack Engler
Chapter 1. The Therapist-Client Relationship and the Transformative Power of Self Richard Schwartz
Chapter 2. Emotional Cannibalism: Shame in Action Martha Sweezy
Chapter 3. IFS with Children and Adolescents Pamela Krause
Chapter 4. Self in Relationship: An Introduction to IFS Couple Therapy Toni Herbine-Blank
Chapter 5. Integrating IFS with Phase Oriented Treatment of Dissociative Disordered Clients Joanne Twombly
Chapter 6. Embodying the Internal Family Susan McConnell
Chapter 7. “Who’s Taking What?” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems For Trauma Frank Gustella Anderson
10. Chapter 8. The Internal Family System and Adult Health: Changing the Course of Chronic Illness Nancy Sowell
11. Chapter 9. IFS and Health Coaching: a New Model of Behavior Change and Medical Decision Making John Livingstone & Joanne Gaffney
12. Chapter 10. Treating Pornography Addiction with IFS Nancy Wonder
13. Chapter 11. Welcoming All Erotic Parts: Our Reactions to the Sexual and Using Polarities to Enhance Erotic Excitement Larry Rosenberg
From Book Jacket
Internal family systems therapy, or IFS, is one of the fastest growing models of psychotherapy today. Focused on psychic multiplicity and the healing effects of compassion, this non-pathologizing therapy has been adopted by clinicians around the world. Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions builds on Richard Schwartz’s foundational introductory texts, illustrating how the IFS protocol can be applied to a variety of therapy modalities and patient populations. Each chapter provides clear, practical guidance and clinical illustrations. While addressing questions from therapists who are exploring the model or wonder about its applicability, New Dimensions is also essential reading for knowledgeable IFS clinicians.
“If this book will be your introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS), you've picked the right one. If you think this will be the only book you'll read on IFS it's still the right choice. But keep an open mind as the subject is intriguing enough to warrant a good deal of study. I speak as an interested reader in the realm of psychology, not a professional practitioner. A great deal of writing in this field (as in others) is jargon-laden, convoluted, and speaks to arguments I neither need nor care about. This book, by contrast, takes the reader deep into one of the most interesting new paths in psychotherapy in a language clear and free of cant. An amazing feat of the editors is to have taken 11 different writers' voices and made sure each is distinct and crystalline. As a writer myself, I'm thrilled by this skill in an editor. Too often, muddiness is clarified at the expense of individuality, but not in these essays. The essays themselves cover various applications of the IFS principles in several different settings and client groups. Beginning with the practitioner's rationale for using IFS in her particular area of expertise, each finishes with case study examples. This is tremendously enlightening, as the reader can see exactly how the principles are put to task in a working session. And the book is alive with people. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in current developments in psychotherapy.”
Sweezy M. Why heroin should be legalized. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 1991;61(2):167-178.
Sweezy M. Not confidential: therapist consideration in self-disclosure. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 2005;75(1):81-91.
Sweezy M. The Teenager’s Confession. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 2011;65(2):179–188.
Sweezy M. Treating Trauma after Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 2011;21(1):90-102.
Shadick, N., Sowell, N, Schwartz, R.C., Atkinson, J., Augusto, F., Booth, F., Dubin, Friedman, A., Hartz, S., Hoffman, S., Rogers, P., Sweezy, M. A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Internal Family Systems-based Psychotherapeutic Intervention on Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Proof of Concept Study. The Journal of Rheumatology, 2013 Nov;40(11):1831-41. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.121465. Epub 2013 Aug 15.
Reviews and Chapters
Wolmark A, Sweezy M. Kohut’s Self Psychology. In: Dorfman RA, editor; Paradigms of Clinical Social Work: Vol 2. New York: Brunner/Mazel; 1998. p.45-70.
Sweezy M. Book review of Rhonda L. Dearing and June Price Tangney, editors. Shame in the Therapy Hour. American Journal of Psychotherapy. 2011; 65(4):393-394.
Sweezy M. Emotional Cannibalism: Shame in Action. In: Sweezy M, Ziskind E L, editors. Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions. Oxford: Routledge; 2013. p. 24-34.
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