Explorations in Psychotherapy is an Internal Family Systems informed audio podcast introducing authors whose work may be of great value and interest to the psychotherapy field and to all communities and practitioners in the helping professions who may benefit from a better understanding and integration of emerging perspectives.
No Bad Parts: Individual and Collective Healing with Dick Schwartz
On this episode of Explorations in Psychotherapy, we are speaking with Dr. Richard Schwartz. Dr. Schwartz is the developer of the Internal Family Systems Model of psychotherapy, known as IFS. He has authored many books and over 50 articles on IFS and has trained thousands of therapists and practitioners in this transformative model over the last four decades. Today, we will be speaking with him primarily about his latest book, No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model, published this summer by Sounds True.
Reshaping the Nervous System and Integration with IFS - Deb Dana
Today on Explorations in Psychotherapy, we are speaking with Deb Dana. Deb is a clinician and consultant who specializes in treating complex traumatic stress. She is a consultant to the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. She lectures internationally on the ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors, and she works with organizations wanting to bring a polyvagal-informed approach to working with clients. Deb is the developer of the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series. She is trained in Internal Family Systems and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and has completed the certificate program in Traumatic Stress Studies at the Trauma Center. Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy and co-editor with Stephen Porges of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory. Today, we will be speaking with her primarily about her newest book, Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection.
Meditations and Ceremonies for Healing, with Monique Lang
Monique Lang, LCSW, author of Healing From Post-Traumatic Stress and coauthor of Journey to Wholeness: Healing From the Trauma of Rape, has more than 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of trauma. A psychotherapist in private practice since 1980, she has been staff counselor at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies since 1998. She also has been a student of meditation for the past 20 years.
In addition to providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples, she is a certified Reiki practitioner and leads yearly vision quests and wilderness retreats. She offers a variety of workshops, and teaches clinicians how to use a multi-modal approach in their practices.
Lang is on the executive committee of the Trauma Studies Program of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and teaches their group process module. In addition, she has served on the faculties of Columbia University School of Social Work, the State University of New York at Stony Brook’s Department of Child Welfare, and Mercy College Department of Psychology.
Now a New Yorker, Monique Lang was born in France, grew up in Central America, and has lived in many different states and countries. “Although moving around was difficult at the time,” she says, “it allowed me to experience different cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and spiritual orientations. This understanding is helpful in my work with my clients as it enables me to understand and put into context each person’s particular background and way of viewing the world.”
Today we will be discussing her latest book, Meditations and Ceremonies for Healing: Handbook for Personal Growth and Wellness, published in 2019. To know more about Monique consulting or training and teaching activities please go to https://moniquelanglcsw.com
The new IFS Couple Therapy (IFIO) Skills Manual - with Martha Sweezy
Today on Explorations in Psychotherapy, we are joined by Dr. Martha Sweezy. Dr. Sweezy is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, a program consultant and supervisor at Cambridge Health Alliance, and the former assistant director and director of training for the dialectical behavior therapy program at the Cambridge Health Alliance. She is a co-author of multiple books, including Internal Family Systems Therapy; The IFS Skills Training Manual; and Intimacy from the Inside Out: Courage and Compassion in Couple Therapy. She is also an author and the co-editor for Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions. She has written articles on IFS for the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and the American Journal of Psychotherapy. Most recently she has co-authored, along with Toni Herbine-Blank, the Internal Family Systems Couple Therapy Skills Manual: Healing Relationships with Intimacy from the Inside Out. She has a therapy and consultation practice in Northampton, Massachusetts.
INTRO/ LEXI: Today, on Explorations in Psychotherapy, we are joined by Dr. Martha Sweezy. Dr. Sweezy is an assistant professor, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, a program consultant and supervisor at Cambridge Health Alliance, and the former assistant director and director of training for the dialectical behavior therapy program at the Cambridge Health Alliance.
She has co-authored several books on IFS, including:
1. the Internal Family Systems Couple Therapy Skills Manual: Healing Relationships with Intimacy from the Inside Out with Toni Herbine-Blank
2. the 2nd Edition of the book Internal Family Systems Therapy with Richard Schwartz
3. the IFS Skills Training Manual with Frank Anderson and Richard Schwartz
4. the book Intimacy from the Inside Out: Courage and Compassion in Couple Therapy with Toni Herbine-Blank and Donna Kerpelman
Additionally, she co-authored and co-edited two chapter books on various applications of IFS with Ellen Ziskind:
a. Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy
b. Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions
She has published articles on IFS in the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and the American Journal of Psychotherapy.
She has a therapy and consultation practice in Northampton, Massachusetts.
The Development of a Therapist- with Louis Cozolino
Today on Explorations in Psychotherapy, we are welcoming Dr. Louis Cozolino. Dr. Cozolino has been a writer, professor, and practicing psychologist in Los Angeles since 1986. He is the Series Editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, and he has authored numerous books, including The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy; The Pocket Guide to Neuroscience for Clinicians;Why Therapy Works, and many more. Today, we will be speaking with him about his latest book, The Development of a Therapist, Healing Others, Healing Self, published in 2021. To know more about Dr Cozolino please visit this website: https://www.drloucozolino.com
Experiential Psychotherapies and Memory Reconsolidation with Niall Geoghegan
Dr. Geoghegan is a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Advanced Practitioner of Coherence Therapy. He collaborated closely with Bruce Ecker on creating the Coherence Psychology Institute’s Training and Certification Program prior to 2015. He was a contributing author to the groundbreaking book “Unlocking the Emotional Brain” on Coherence Therapy and Memory Reconsolidation. In recent years Dr. Geoghegan has headed the development of the Experiential Psychotherapy Institute. Its mission is to educate practitioners on the theory and techniques of a whole family of related experiential therapies.
To visit the Experiential Psychotherapy Institute please go to https://www.experiential-psychotherapies.com
IFS radical shift in paradigm?
How can IFS be a radical shift in paradigm when the foundation of psychology is Freud who had a model of the multiple self? Psychoanalysis might be in exile but a more accurate formulation would be this is a return of the repressed.