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Internal Family Systems (IFS) 

Going Deeper: The Healing Process and Working With Complex Cases

This advanced training gives those with a basic understanding of the IFS model a chance to continue growing their understanding of how to guide clients through the healing process of IFS and enhance their skills with complex clinical populations through the compassionate lens of IFS. This highly experiential training will help you feel better prepared to work with highly protected systems and clients who present with Protectors using strategies such as disordered eating, sexual compulsion and other difficult behaviors. In addition, this training will invite you to deepen your relationship with your parts to expand your ability to be a Self-led therapist, which is a vital and supportive aspect of the journey when working with complex cases.

What You Will Learn

  • The 8 phase healing process of IFS

  • How to "BeFriend" extreme Protectors

  • How to apply key concepts of IFS to work compassionately with self-harm, disordered eating and other compulsive behavior

  • How to integrate the model with clients who present with "high resistance"

  • Deepened personal work to increase Self-energy and be Self-led as an IFS therapist

Experiential Learning Activities


Personal Parts Exploration: Parts meditations that will be used to engage each participant with his or her own self-energy, identify parts that may be influencing therapeutic work and identify parts that may need continued healing.

Live Demonstration: Experience the IFS model through a live demonstration. If you would like to volunteer to do REAL work and benefit from this demonstration, please indicate your interest at registration to have your name submitted. Names will be drawn randomly for participants to be chosen for the live demonstrations.


This training is created for therapists who:

1. Have an understanding of the IFS Model

2. Are ready to take their IFS skills to the next level

3. Are ready to deepen their work with clients through exploring the impact of the therapist's Self-energy in the therapeutic dynamic

Training Details

Time: Friday, August 9th from 9 AM to 3:30 PM

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: $250

CEUs: All hours count toward CEU credit for licensed professionals


Meet The Trainer

Casey Christian, MA, LPC-S, CST

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Certified Trauma Therapist
Certified Sex Therapist
EMDR Trained Therapist
IFS Informed Therapist
DBT Trained Therapist

Hi, I'm Casey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Approved Supervisor. I have been practicing as a therapist since 2009, and during that time I have been privileged to provide care in community agencies, criminal justice settings with adult and juvenile detainees, non-profit agencies, academic settings, group practices and private practice. I am an EMDR and DBT-Trained therapist, a Certified Trauma Therapist through Trauma Support Services of North Texas and a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.​ I have advanced training in Internal Family Systems and operate from a systemic perspective. My work focuses primarily on helping both clients and therapists heal and unburden parts of their internal systems to allow the safety and freedom to return that provide an environment where an increased sense of wholeness and love can exist.
In addition to more traditional therapeutic approaches, I also provide IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback and offer professional EMDR +IFS integration Consultation.

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