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Tuesday, December 7th 2021

All Parts Are Welcome: Internal Family Systems and Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

Richard Schwartz, PhD, and Ron Siegel, PsyD
presented by Leading Edge Seminars

Webinar: Live Broadcast Dates: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm ET

This webinar is part of the Learning from Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy with Ronald Siegel .

Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

How can psychopharmacology help clinicians working in IFS? Explore how psychedelic-assisted therapy can help connect us to the parts we try to bury and heal trauma.

Psychopharmacology and psychotherapy both have the potential to be revolutionized by psychedelic drugs. One of the ways that psychedelic drugs work is by helping us re-evaluate our habitual sense of self. Under the right conditions, they can connect us to others and to aspects of ourselves that we’ve tried to bury. In this way, they can help heal traumatic wounds.

Psychedelic drugs can help illuminate our attachment to limiting self-images and facilitate life-changing transpersonal experiences. Often, rather than finding one coherent, stable separate self, people discover multiple sub-personalities or parts. And each of these parts has its own history, needs, and injuries.

How might we work with these parts, both in the context of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and in other forms of treatment? Join Dr. Richard Schwartz, developer of Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Dr. Ron Siegel as they explore psychopharmacology and how psychedelic experiences can help us recognize and care for diverse parts of ourselves. They’ll also delve into how IFS methods might enhance and enrich psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to help clients embrace all their different parts with love, care, and understanding. This in turn can help heal old wounds and free up resources, allowing them to be more fully and flexibly present. This webinar will be useful to clinicians with or without prior experience with either the IFS model, psychedelic drugs, or deep knowledge of psychopharmacology.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Richard Schwartz, PhD, began his career as a systemic family therapist and an academic. Grounded in systems thinking, Richard developed Internal Family Systems (IFS) in response to clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves. He has spent years focusing on the relationships among these parts.

It was while working with clients that Richard noticed there were systemic patterns to the way the various “parts” organized across clients. He also found that when the clients’ parts felt safe and were allowed to relax, clients would spontaneously feel confident, open, and compassionate. This is what Dr. Schwartz came to call the Self. He discovered that when in that state of Self, clients would know how to heal their parts.

A featured speaker for national professional organizations, Dr. Schwartz has published many books and over 50 articles about IFS. In this workshop, he delves into the relationship between IFS and psychopharmacology and whether psychedelic drugs can help heal our various parts.

Joining Dr. Richard Schwartz to talk about psychopharmacology with a focus on psychedelic drugs is Dr. Ron Siegel.

Ron has spent over 35 years as a part-time assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. A long-time student of mindfulness meditation, he serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy . He also teaches internationally about mind-body medicine and the application of mindfulness and compassion practices in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and other fields.

Dr. Siegel has edited and written several books, including the critically acclaimed professional text, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition, a comprehensive guide for general audiences. He also authored several professional guides: The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. His step-by-step self-treatment guide, Back Sense, integrates mindfulness practice, aggressive rehabilitation, and mind-body approaches to treat chronic back and neck pain.


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