Intimacy From the Inside Out©


Basic Training is similar to Level One IFS trainings. It is an experiential model of couple’s therapy that draws primarily from Internal Family Systems (IFS) developed by Richard Schwartz. The model includes aspects of psychodynamic theory, systems thinking, neuroscience and mindfulness practices.

IFIO is a relationship therapy born out of a desire to carry the concepts of IFS into a relational setting and to use the intimate relationship itself as a vehicle for growth and healing of the individual, as well as the couple.

The 72-hour clinical training helps therapists enhance their knowledge and skill, their work couples and with individuals. Therapists learn to work successfully with common difficulties in couples therapy. In this training IFS therapists become skilled at: (1) Working with the extreme impulses of protective parts; (2) Facilitating interpersonal and intrapsychic work; and (3) Assisting couples to have courageous conversations and deepen heartfelt connection.

This course is open to IFS Level 1 graduates and is considered a Level 2 offering for The Center for Self Leadership: 72 hours of continuing education available.