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Richard Schwartz



Richard Schwartz, PhD, is an American academic and systemic family therapist known for developing the Internal Family Systems (IFS) psychological paradigm. In addition to writing and speaking on the method, he founded the IFS Institute to train practitioners and offer the therapy directly to clients.

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Dr. Richard Schwartz Explains Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Founding developer, Richard Schwartz, gives an overview of the Internal Family Systems model.

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Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual: Trauma-Informed Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, PTSD & Substance Abuse

Using a non-pathologizing, accelerated approach -- rooted in neuroscience -- IFS applies inner resources and self-compassion for healing emotional wounding at its core. This new manual offers straight-forward explanations and illustrates a wide variety of applications.

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Facing Our Dark Side: Some Forms of Self-Compassion Are Harder Than Others

Compassion is one of those warm, fuzzy words referring to qualities that often seems in short supply in the ever-accelerating rough and tumble of daily life today.

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Understanding Our Inner Critic - Esther Perel & Dick Schwartz

My colleague Dick Schwartz, PhD joins me for a conversation about our critical voice. We discuss why we have this inner voice and how we can better understand its motivations.

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What is Internal Family Systems Therapy? An Interview With Dr. Richard C. Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz theorizes that the mind is not a unitary entity, but is instead a system that contains multiple parts that work together for the greater good of the whole being. In addition to these multiple parts, we also have a Self that has the capacity to lead the system.

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Becoming Whole: Healing the Exiled & Rejected Parts of Ourselves | Richard Schwartz, Soren Gordhamer

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Understanding Parts: Compassion & Healing | Richard Schwartz, Elizabeth Esalen

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You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For: Bringing Courageous Love to Intimate Relationships

In this book, Richard Schwartz, the developer of the Internal Family Systems Model, applies the IFS Model to the topic of intimate relationships in an engaging, understandable, and personal style.

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When Love and Science Double Date

Sure, your heart thumps, but let’s look at what’s happening physically and psychologically

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What Is Internal Family Systems? (17 Mins)

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D, founding developer of IFS, speaks about Parts & Voices, the Self, Healing and how Internal Family Systems got its name.

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