Internal Family Systems - 2day Introductory Workshop - Melb (10hrs CE), Bouverie Centre, Saturday, 19. October 2019

In these workshops you will immerse yourself in the Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) model of psychotherapy. Simon d'Orsogna MA will offer an Introductory IFS workshop (Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of October 2019 - 9am-430pm each day) ahead of further intermediate workshops and CSL official level certification trainings in 2020-21.
Participants in the Introductory Workshop will learn the basics of the IFS approach from the ground up. Suitable to professionals (therapists, psychologists, counsellors, certified coaches, expressive and therapeutic arts practitioners, and social workers) as well as those seriously interested in their self-development. The Certification Trainings for Level 1 will be a natural next step to those who have completed the Introductory workshop, or are familiar with the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy. The focus is going deeper into the IFS skills and techniques, and enhancing personal capacity.
This two day Introductory workshop is an opportunity for presentations, live or video demonstrations, experiential learning by doing, and provides a safe space to develop a comfortable facility with the powerful attitudes and techniques that make IFS so effective. The sessions here provide deeper learning and an opportunity to work in small groups with maximum in-the-seat learning in a supportive atmosphere. A number of experienced assistants will coach and support triads in live learning sessions each day.
See the online flyer HERE for more general information on both Introductory workshops and Certification trainings, including peer practice events.
Testimonials from attendees of Simon's Introductory IFS workshops
"Great learning, profound and well-organized. Very competently presented and well structured.
... a great introduction, but as well good for the well prepared.
Very interesting and more emotionally charged than many trainings.
It clarified my own confusion / incongruence about how to apply various theories to a more holistic approach.
Enlightening! Great to have the support of others to implement theory into practice.

Gentle and beautifully paced. A great balance of didactic and practical work. The latter a bit intimidating but well worth the risk. Joyful and funny at times. I loved it.

Fantastic and full of great people. Actually very energizing instead of draining which can often happen even in interesting workshops”
Who is this for?
Participation is for therapists and counsellors, mental health clinicians, certified coaches, or students in accredited graduate training programs. Practitioners working experientially and wholistically will find this approach broadens and makes more acute their existing work through using the steps of the IFS 'parts' model.
Note - these workshops qualify for equivalent hours of specialised training that may be counted towards Continuing Professional Development according to requirements set down by your accrediting body. Registered health professionals have a responsibility to ensure that they continue to maintain, enhance and extend their knowledge and skills throughout their working lives. 

Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) from the Australian Psychological SocietyandGuidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) set down by the Psychology Registration Board of Australia.
The Australian Psychological Society advise that APS Members may accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in activities that they determine to be relevant to their specific professional approaches, and professional development goals. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS. A certificate of attendance will be available.

Workshop size 
The size of this intensive workshop is limited.  Early registration is encouraged. Previous workshops have sold out in this venue.
These weekend intensive workshops will promote beginner and intermediate-level skill building through active participatory learning and live demonstrations. Come along prepared to learn by doing. 

Simon d’Orsogna is a therapist, clinical trainer/facilitator, and systems-oriented coach based in Melbourne, with individual and organizational clients across Australia and the globe. He provides psychotherapy, process consultancy and ***** developmental coaching.
Based in Melbourne, Simon is a certified Kegan-Lahey Immunity to Change coach, process consultant and integrative therapist, and an Associate Instructor with the US Coherence Psychology Institute. Simon facilitates experiential learning workshops in Australia, including through 2016-18 offered a training series introducing Internal Family Systems to Australia, and since 2018 brought the first IFS official certification trainings from Dr Richard Schwartz's US Center of Self-Leadership. He is CSL's International Partner in Australasia, and has completed all Levels of the official IFS training, including specialized training working with couples, family and trauma.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is the signature work of Dr Richard Schwartz PhD, more at
As a clinical treatment IFS is rated effective to improve general functioning and well-being by the US National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices as an evidence-based practice. In addition, it has been rated promising for each of: improving phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms; physical health conditions and symptoms; personal resilience/self-concept; and depression and depressive symptoms. For more read here.
There are plans to run further Center for Self Leadership (CSL) certified Level 1 trainings in Australia in 2020 and 2021. This Introductory IFS workshop will be useful preparation for a formal certification program. 

Melbourne workshops will be held at the Bouverie Centre in Brunswick in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, where participants come along each day. Enrolment includes morning-afternoon tea, and lunch catering.
There is no accomodation provided.
Most simple dietary requirements can be accommodated including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc - please advise us on the booking form. Your specialist dietary requirements should be self-catered.
Please indicate during booking or by email any relevant health conditions, and your simple dietary requirements when booking.
Wheelchair access 

Ground level workrooms
Disabled access bathroom
Ramps to main entrance and other rooms

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is on-site parking on the centre. The venue is 20 minutes from the CBD by public train transport and 35 minutes by taxi from Melbourne Airport.
See here or details how to get there.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
BRING: curiosity, willingness to try things out ("Yes, and..."), a sense of humour, and a heart-oriented openness to the multiplicity of self.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Yes, see the link at the bottom of the brief bio to the right .
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Tickets are transferable to suitably experienced colleagues. Please advise if you do exchange tickets so we can update certificates of attendance, name tags, and lists.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
So you can be given the correct name tag, we recommend this.
What is the refund policy?
Due to the limited size of each course, a refund can only be issued if cancellation notification is received 45 days prior to the workshop - less a $75.00 administration fee per person. Existing registrants will be sent the refund, and should return any materials sent. We cannot reimburse any expenses you may have incurred, but we will reimburse the cost of travel insurance directly related to attending this workshop, on receipt of your insurance receipt. If you cannot attend, a suitably qualified substitute may attend in your place, assuming you forward all materials or information to them. Courses are pre-paid. We do not take money at the door.
We reserve the right to cancel due to insufficient registrations or other reasons beyond our control. All applications are accepted at the organiser's discretion. Fees will be re-imbursed in full should cancellation be necessary.

Saturday, 19. October 2019, Bouverie Centre, Internal Family Systems - 2day Introductory Workshop - Melb (10hrs CE)

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