Family Service Agency of the Central Coast Presents a One Day Seminar/Workshop

Internal Family Systems: Eating Disorders
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

When:    Saturday, January 14, 2012
Time:     9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M
Where:  Seacliff Inn
                  7500 Old Dominion Court
                 Aptos, CA
Course description:

Eating disorder clients often say that they don’t know who they are and have no sense of Self.  Instead they report feeling dominated by scared, rigid, self-hating, or out-of-control parts of them.  Often a history of attachment problems and traumas make them lose trust in themselves and rely instead on such extreme ego states.  The Internal Family Systems model is designed to help clients access their Self– a state characterized by resources like calm, confidence and compassion– and, from that place, begin to regain trust in and heal themselves. This approach that quickly and safely takes clients to the traumas that drive their symptoms will be illustrated with videotaped examples.

The healing and reorienting of clients “inner families” in an environment of genuine acceptance, translates into concrete behavioral change, plus improved ability to relate well to others.  IFS is a gentle, yet powerful, healing delivery system that releases the therapist from the need to be clever because it trusts and empowers the clients’ Self.

Registration…. $125*
3 or more before December 31st….$115 ea.
add $7 for Ph.D. CEUs

(price increases $15 after December 31st)

Fee includes presentation, materials, beverages, muffins, and lunch. For further information about the workshop and the instructor, or to register online, please visit our web site’s

Conference Schedule page.