IFS Books

Self-Therapy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Inner Wholeness Using IFS, by Jay Earley. A detailed description of the basic IFS Model for the general public with exercises to learn how to use the work for self-help. Also a manual for IFS therapists.

Self-Therapy, Vol. 2: A Step-by-Step Guide to Advanced IFS Techniques for Working with Protectors, by Jay Earley. A sequel to Self-Therapy that is for both professionals and the general public.

Freedom From Your Inner Critic, by Jay Earley and Bonnie Weiss. Applies IFS to working with Inner Critic parts.

Illustrated Workbook for Freedom from your Inner Critic, by Bonnie Weiss.  The book is intended to give people a quick and clear visual understanding of the Inner Critic and how it operates. It is designed to provide creative learning opportunities via visual representations, thought-provoking questions, imagery exercises, and artistic opportunities.

Resolving Inner Conflict, by Jay Earley.  This book is a detailed treatment of how to work with inner conflict in Internal Family Systems Therapy, including transcripts of actual sessions to show exactly how the technique works. Though written for psychotherapists, it is also accessible to people who want to deepen their IFS work on themselves.

Working with Anger in IFS, by Jay Earley.  This professional booklet discusses these various circumstances and the approach that is most effective in each. It includes a transcript of an IFS session that illustrates some of these points.

Negotiating for Self-Leadership, by Jay Earley. How to work with an IFS protector to allow you to act in a healthy way in your life.

Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model, by Richard Schwartz. A basic introduction to parts and IFS for clients and potential clients.

Internal Family Systems Therapy
, by Richard Schwartz. The primary professional book on IFS and a must-read for therapists.

The Mosaic Mind, by Richard Schwartz and Regina Goulding. A professional book on using IFS with trauma, especially sexual abuse.

You are the One You’ve Been Waiting For, by Richard Schwartz. A popular book providing an IFS perspective on intimate relationships.

Parts Work, by Tom Holmes. A short, richly illustrated introduction to IFS for the general public.

Bring Yourself to Love, by Mona Barbera. A book for the general public on using IFS to work through difficulties in love relationships.