IFS Part 2: Deeper Applications of Practice


Total Cost: $1,950 + HST

To secure your space in the course,  a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required. Thirty (30) days before the course orientation, you will be invoiced for the remaining amount, and complete payment must be made two weeks prior to the orientation date.*

Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your registration. This email will include a syllabus of the course, your next steps as a student and our policies regarding refunds and deferrals, which are unique to this course.

If you have any questions, please email continuingeducation@adler.ca.

IMPORTANT: This program is not eligible for payment by e-transfer or payment plan. Please select “Pay in Full with Credit Card” at checkout to reserve your space.

*Please note: Your credit will be automatically charged the remainder of the course fee on October 23, 2023. If you would like to cancel your registration, you must do so by sending an email to invoice@adler.ca before this date.

50 in stock (can be backordered)


This is the second course in the 80-Hour, 2-course Certificate in Applied Internal Family Systems program. You must have completed IFS Part 1: Foundations of Practice before the start date of this course.

Cost: $1,950 + HST per course ($200 deposit required upon registration, remainder due two weeks before course start)

Delivery: Blended (Mixture of online content, virtual live instruction, supervised practice groups and reflective assignments)

Instruction Dates: Monday evenings + one full Monday Part 2: November 6 – December 18, 2023

Deeper Applications will introduce students to using the IFS model across various themes with others, such as interpersonal attachment, relational wounding, and working with parts through “trailheads” in the body. We will also learn how to form a strong therapeutic connection with clients, a critical aspect of support.

Textbook: Schwartz, Richard C. (2021). No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma & Restoring Wholeness with The Internal Family Systems Model. Boulder, CO: Sounds True Inc.

Time Required: 40 hours (Mixture of online content, virtual live instruction, supervised practice groups and reflective assignments)

Course Outcomes:

  • Learn about the body as a trailhead for paths to healing
  • Discover best practices for using IFS within the context of trauma
  • Learn about polyvagal-informed approaches to IFS
  • Strengthened ability to help clients access the Self
  • Questions answered by seasoned IFS practitioners¬†
  • Connections with other IFS practitioners

Course Expectations:

  • Complete pre-work in advance of the Live Teaching Day (2 hours)
  • Attend the live teaching day with the large group / Faculty (6 hours)
  • Complete 6 weeks of blended learning as follows (30 hours):
    • 2.5 hours of live instruction online via Zoom that includes supervised practice groups (“SPGs”)
    • 2.5 hours of self-directed learning
  • Complete a final assignment with both professional and reflective practice exercises (2 hours)

Course Schedule:

Week Date (in EST) Virtual Live Group Instruction & Supervised Practice Groups (SPGs)
1 Mon Nov 6
Live Teaching Day
2 Mon Nov 13
Lecturer: Stephanie Mitchell
SPG #1
3 Mon Nov 20
Lecturer: Ken Jaeger SPG #2
4 Mon Nov 27
Lecturer: Stephanie Mitchell
SPG #3
5 Mon Dec 4
Lecturer: Ken Jaeger SPG #4
6 Mon Dec 11
Lecturer: David Stern
7 Mon Dec 18
“Stump the Chump” (Q&A): David Stern

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