* Validation:

IFS is an Evidence-Based Practice says the National Registry for Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a national repository that is maintained by the U.S. government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  See: www.foundationifs.org/news-articles/79-ifs-an-evidence-based-practice

* For therapists:

Finding Self: How Internal Family Systems Has Transformed Me and My Practice​  (Frances Ferguson, RCC)


​* Self:

A beautiful description of Self (Self Essence, Self Energy, and Self Leadership) from Loch Kelly, M.Div, LCSW. https://lochkelly.org/what-is-non-self-self/#

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Is a Game-Changer for Medicine, Psychiatry, & the Spiritual Path, Lisa Rankin


Richard Schwartz on IFS:  http://www.selfleadership.org/about-internal-family-systems.html

Richard Schwartz Interview by ​Christy Sperrazza - "Internal Family Systems Therapy: Embodying the Healing Wisdom":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhr5TjCpESQ

Alanis Morissette Interviews Richard Schwartz:  http://alanis.com/wellness/podcast-episode-10-conversation-with-karen-kleiman/​  

Jessie and Rakim go to Therapy:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkUbZrvtD58&spfreload=1

 Finding Your Parts:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0qJaUiWTg

The Big Bang Theory - The Council Of Sheldons Assembles On The Big Bang Theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ratqnx5vtqI&sns=em 

Bringing Self-Leadership to the Conflict in the Middle East: Can IFS Help Release the Obstacles to Peace?, Richard C. Schwartz (special guests from Israel and Palestineset of 2 DVD's)

Internal Family Systems Therapy – Beneath the Anger: Healing the Bullied Boy, Richard C. Schwartz

Internal Family Systems Therapy – Recovering from Depression: All Parts Are Welcome, Richard C. Schwartz

Internal Family Systems Therapy – Trauma Behind Rage, Richard C. Schwartz


Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual: Trauma-Informed Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, & Substance Abuse, Frank G. Anderson, Martha Sweezey, and Richard Schwartz

Daily Parts Meditation Practice: A Journey of Embodied Integration for Clients and Therapists, ​Michelle Glass

Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts: Discovering Your True Self Through Internal Family Systems Therapy, Richard C. Schwartz

Internal Family Systems Therapy, Richard C. Schwartz (red book, for therapists / practitioners – look for new edition coming in fall 2019)

Internal Family Systems Therapy with Children, Lisa Spiegel

Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Models, Richard C. Schwartz (green book, for the general public)

The Little Book of Self Leadership, David Williams

​The Mosaic Mind, Regina A. Goulding and Richard C. Schwartz

You Are the One You've Been Waiting For, Richard C. Schwartz

* Other:

Article on IFS and Psychedelics: http://realitysandwich.com/320498/iboga-healing-and-the-collective-unconscious/

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