Online Opportunities

  • visit the IFS Institute Facebook page for ongoing videos, resources and webinars
  • FB IFS (Internal Family Systems) Community Group
  • FB Group and twice weekly Parts Work Practice groups. Free. Contact:
  • More My Self IFS Zoom Courses to practice the Model through Family Tree Wellness.  (Jessica Sorci, LMFT)
  • IFS Guide for IFS Teaching, Demos, Practice IG: @IFSGuide
  • Sentur App to map your parts!


  • The Internal Family System (IFS) homepage is filled with an overview of IFS, research, workshops, retreats, training, therapist support, and information as well as books and DVDs you won’t want to miss.
  • IFSCA’s Stepping Stone Course is a great Introduction for the Model, especially if you’re anxiously waiting to get into a Level 1 training.
  • IFS Los Angeles offers online workshops, community, etc.
  • Life Architect offers IFS trainings.
  • Intimacy from the Inside Out© IFS Couples Therapy includes a variety of training, workshops, and resources
  •  IFS Counselling Association of Canada with Derek Scott provides excellent training, videos, and additional resources. IFSCA.
  • Jay Earley and Bonnie Weiss offer IFS telegroups for therapists and clients.
  • Dr. Kristen Neff offers training and resources for Mindful Self Compassion.
  • PESI and the Family Therapy Networker often sponsor IFS trainings.


  • “How IFS Could Save Your Life Right Now”, written by dynamic physician, NY Times best-selling author, teacher and healer, Dr. Lissa Rankin. Lissa incorporates IFS into her skilled, heartfelt teaching, healing and writing workshops. She often collaborates with Dick Schwartz, IFS Founder and other IFS therapists. Click here to read.
  • Working with Borderline clients can be difficult, here is a great resource to find success through these challenges.
  • Here’s an article celebrating black therapists in the Family Therapy Networker by Deran Young, LCSW, Founder of Black Therapists Rock and IFS Ambassador.
  • Psychologist, Dr. Ryan Howes’ interview with Dr. Richard Schwartz (IFS Founder).


  • It’s always a treat to hear the insatiably curious, friendly and engaging IFS Therapist,Tammy Sollenberger, host The One Inside podcast. I’ll be a guest on October 16 (my 50th birthday, incidentally!) sharing my Brain Injury story for the first time publicly. The first half wasn’t what I prepared to discuss, but I’m learning in an interview I just have to trust the process and release control–imperfections, vulnerabilities and all. We hope you’ll take a listen!
  • Hear another informative, IFS podcast, IFS Talks.
  • Dick, IFS Founder, was a guest on the GOOP podcast (Gwyneth Paltrow’s company) discussing The Mini Minds Inside of us. Listen to his informative interview here, which covers lots of good stuff! “We don’t fight with resistance–we honor it.”
  • On the Be Here Now Network, Dr. Richard Schwartz speaks with Francesca on her ReRooted podcast and discusses legacy burdens, implicit racism, privilege, social activism, and healing the planet. Click here to listen.
  • Richard C. Schwartz speaks about how psychedelic-assisted therapy can help to harmonize the mind’s discrete subpersonalities on The Psychedelic Therapy Podcast.
  • System Speak.



  • See the IFS Institute’s Store for numerous IFS resources, videos, books, games, supplies.
  • Michelle Glass, Certified IFS practitioner and author of Daily Parts Meditation Practice©
  • IFS Trained, Susan Pollak’s “Self-Compassion for Parents” provides a loving way to parent and nurture your children by first caring for yourself.
  • Dr. Chris Germer’s book “Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program” helps to guide professionals through conducting self-compassionate programs.
  • Lissa Rankin’s (MD) Revised Edition of NY Times Bestseller, Mind Over Medicine is worth checking out! She refers to Self as our Inner Pilot Light.
  • Breath by journalist, James Nestor. Wow. Most of us are breathing too quickly and shallowly. Slowing down our breath can bring significant improvements in physical, mental, and spiritual health.
  • Tom Holmes’ useful Intro to IFS illustrated the “Parts Work” book and a corresponding deck of Parts Cards. He offers workshops around the world integrating spirituality and psychotherapy.
  • Susan McConnell’s brilliant, Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy: Awareness, Breath, Resonance, Movement and Touch in Practice.


  •  Directory of IFS Practitioners/Therapists of color. Contact Kim at
  • Intimacy from the Inside Out© IFS Couples Therapy for Certified IFS couples therapists, retreats, workshops, trainings.
  • IFS Informed Attachment-Based Trauma Recovery with IFS/MSC trained Deirdre Fay. Read  more here.
  • IFS-Informed Injury Recovery Coaching with Heidi Armstrong at Injured Athlete’s Toolbox.
  • Julie Honeycutt provides therapy, consultation and resources for Christian based IFS therapy.

Diversity & Racial Justice

  • White Fragility- Robin DiAngelo
  • How To Be An Anti-Racist & Stamped From The Beginning- Ibram Kendi
  • On the Be Here Now Network, Dr. Richard Schwartz speaks with Francesca on her ReRooted podcast and discusses legacy burdens, implicit racism, privilege, social activism, and healing the planet. Click here to listen.
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates’ reading of his 2015 memoir to his son, Between the World and Me is especially moving.
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, by a body-oriented therapist, Resmaa Menakem MSW LICSW SEP.
  • Black Therapists Rock online FB group founded by IFS’s amazing Ambassador, Deran Young, LCSW.
  • Join IFSLA for numerous IFS Trainings.
  • Visit, Layla F. Saad’s website and NY Times bestseller, which was initially downloaded by 100K people in 6 months in 2018.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Laura’s Blog the first three years following her bike accident and TBI can be found on (search lauraschmidt) here.

How to Be Sick, by Toni Bernhard became like a Bible to Laura in her long recovery road. She has recommended this book more than any other–for those suffering from chronic illness, injury or their caregivers.