You Marvelous, Multipart You: An Introduction to Internal Family Systems (A FAN Virtual Event with Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. and Deran Young, LCSW)

Congratulations to Family Action Network (FAN) on their 40th anniversary season!

We are pleased to collaborate with FAN as they welcome Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., author of the newly revised edition of Introduction to Internal Family Systems. Dr. Schwartz will be interviewed by Deran Young, LCSW. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Introduction to Internal Family Systems from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Dr. Schwartz that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: Self-talk, self-doubt, and self-judgment all simultaneously shape our relationships with our own bodies and minds. Yet despite the multitude of functions our minds perform, we regard them simply as one entity. Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., the creator of Internal Family Systems (IFS), breaks ground when he suggests that we address and name these separate parts of the brain, and in doing so, allow ourselves to understand, respect, and balance them.

Over the past two decades, IFS has transformed the practice of psychotherapy. With a new revision of his classic Introduction to Internal Family Systems, Schwartz presents the ideal guide to help anyone understand this empowering, effective, and non-pathologizing approach to self-discovery and healing.

About the Author: Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., is the creator of Internal Family Systems (IFS), a highly effective, evidence-based therapeutic model that de-pathologizes the multi-part personality. His IFS Institute offers training for professionals and the general public. He is currently on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schwartz began his career as a systemic family therapist and an academic. Grounded in systems thinking, he developed IFS in response to clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves. He focused on the relationships among these parts and noticed that there were systemic patterns to the way they were organized across clients. He also found that when the clients’ parts felt safe and were allowed to relax, the clients would experience spontaneously the qualities of confidence, openness, and compassion that Dr. Schwartz came to call the Self. He found that when in that state of Self, clients would know how to heal their parts.

About the Interviewer: Deran Young, LCSW is a licensed therapist specializing in racial trauma and legacy burdens. Ms. Young contributed an essay to the New York Times best seller You Are Your Best Thing, is a retired military officer, and is the founder of Black Therapists Rock. Black Therapists Rock is a nonprofit organization with a network of over 30,000 mental health professionals committed to reducing the psychological impact of systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma. Ms. Young obtained her social work degree from University of Texas, where she studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa for two semesters creating a high school counseling center for under-resourced students. She has visited over 37 different countries and her clinical experience spans across four different continents. Her passion for culture and people has led her to become a highly sought-after diversity and inclusion consultant working with companies like BBERG, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the YWCA.

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Virtual Zoom Event
Introduction to Internal Family Systems By Richard Schwartz, Ph.D. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683643616
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Sounds True - March 7th, 2023

A highly accessible introduction to a therapeutic approach that brings our inner “parts” into harmony and allows our core Self to lead