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Richard Schwartz, PhD Founder of Center for Self Leadership

Richard Schwartz is founding developer of Internal Family Systems (IFS)sm, a therapeutic model that synthesizes systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind, suggesting alternative ways of understanding psychic functioning and healing.

In 2000, he founded the Center for Self Leadership in Oak Park, Illinois, which offers three levels of training and workshops in IFS for professionals and the general public.

Dr. Schwartz coauthored, with Michael Nichols, Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United States, and was associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research and later at the Family Institute at Northwestern University.

A featured speaker for national professional organizations, Dr. Schwartz serves on editorial boards of four professional journals and has published five books, including You Are The One You've Been Waiting For, as well as more than 50 articles about IFS.

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Professional Development
Internal Family Systems Therapy
October 18 - 21, 2019
Mental health professionals—are you ready to help your patients and clients create emotional, mental, and spiritual change? Developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) provides a groundbreaking model for you to learn about transformation. In this 3-day workshop with Dr. Schwartz, learn how to take an effective and compassionate approach to the parts of your patients and clients which are stuck in reactive patterns and holding them back from living their best life.
 

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