in Balance

Consultation group for level 1+  trained IFS therapists and practitioners 

Fall 2021 (full and ongoing)

Goal of the group is to support folks actively working on integrating IFS into their clinical practices. We will focus on specific clinical cases and their IFS conceptualizations, on therapists’ parts trying to aid the process and on further developing IFS skills, such as unblending from the parts, holding Self-energy, using direct access, 6Fs, and externalization of the parts. In addition, this group is also a place to receive emotional support and bathe in collective Self-energy. Group is limited to 6 participants.

When: Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am ET, twice a month on the following dates: 09/08/21, 09/22/21, 10/06/21, 10/20/21, 11/03/21, 11/17/21, 12/01/21, 12/15/21

Cost: $480 via PayPal or Credit card (for 16 clinical hours), $100 of which have to be paid during registration in order to secure the spot. Please, note that deposit of $100 is non-refundable. Money for the missed sessions are not refunded.

Where : live meetings on Zoom

Who can participate:

  • Level 1 or higher trained IFS therapists and practitioners
  • Commitment to the attendance of most of the sessions (at least 6 out of 8)

Structure of a typical session:

  • Meditation
  • Parts’ check in
  • "Working phase": Case consultation that may take different forms such as  work with therapist parts, role-play, sculpting, group discussion, etc. OR professional support around anything IFS
  • Clinical Q & A (if there is time left)
  • Closing ritual

Each group participant will have 2 "working phase" slots during the course of the group that they can use for case consultation or professional support.

In the beginning of the new cycle we will spend time building trust and getting to know each other.

Will open on August 1, 2021. If you have signed up for "Subscribe to IFS events in Tennessee and online" list below, you will receive an email with registration link. It will also be posted here.
After your form has been received and reviewed, Irina will send you a payment link. You registration is complete once you pay $100 deposit to hold your space.

Cancellation policy:
Any cancellation made at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the group will receive refund for tuition paid minus deposit of $100 (which is not refundable). If cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the start, amount of the tuition refund depends on the reason for cancellation and is discussed on the case by case basis. After the start of the group no refunds are issued.

Facilitator: Irina Diyankova, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, certified IFS therapist, IFSI approved consultant. Irina has completed level 1 IFS training with Chris Burris in 2013. She finished level 2 IFS training on IFS, Trauma and Neuroscience with Dick Schwartz and Frank Anderson in 2015. She has assisted in multiple level 1 and level 2 trainings between 2014 and present time. Irina has also conducted multiple IFS workshops in the US and Russia. SHe is very passionate and excited about IFS Model and loves sharing it with other therapists and human services professionals.

QUestions? Complaints?
Contact presenter at [email protected]

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