Topic - Thinking Systemically with Individuals in Relationship
Presenter: Dan Reed, PhD, LPC
Our clients love to talk about others. They talk about and blame and talk about others some more. And in our better moments, we find ways of helping them bring things back to themselves. In this brief workshop, you’ll begin developing new ways to help your clients stuck in cycles of talking about others and acting out their inner experiences. We’ll do this through an introductory discussion of IFS, demonstrating turning outward discussion into internal exploring, and an experiential process with you getting to know some of your own internal system in relation to another. Following this experience, you will have more possibilities for helping clients learn to be with their own present moment experience(s), so that they can learn what they are really needing to create choices and more clarity for themselves.This presentation will introduce you to the internal family systems model of psychotherapy developed by Richard Schwartz, PhD with its perspective of multiplicity and the intrinsic leadership that can be accessed as a client’s standard modes of operating begin to relax.
Conceptualize the individual as a system of parts, with the person as the natural leader of their parts.
Use parts mapping to help a client become reflective and in relationship with their experiences rather than run by those experiences.
Feel more confident and competent in being able to get clients out of their loops of talking about and blaming others and into curious relationship with themselves.
About the Presenter:
Dan Reed, PhD, LPC is a body-centered psychotherapist in San Antonio, specializing in applying the internal family systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy to all elements of the counseling process. Dan is the only certified internal family systems therapist in San Antonio.Since 2015, Dan has travelled nationally and internationally to supportIFS trainings and will begin his role as an assistant trainer for the IFS Institute in June, 2020.Dan’s research has focused specifically on creating a model of supervision informed by IFS