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Reflections on Rich

Friends Celebrate His Life and Legacy

Esther Perel, Jay Lappin, Mary Jo Barrett, Mary Pipher, Richard Schwartz, Ron Taffel, Terry Real • 3/2/2021

Sharing how Rich Simon impacted our lives—and the field as a whole.

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Copyright:
1/5/2021
Authors:
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
FRANK ANDERSON, M.D.
 
DERAN YOUNG, LCSW
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IFS and Chronic Pain

Listening to Inner Parts that Hold the Hurt

Howard Schubiner, Richard Schwartz, Ronald Siegel • 12/30/2020

If most chronic pain is maintained by complex mind–body interactions, how can therapists help treat it?

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12/3/2020
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RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
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11/9/2020
Authors:
RICK HANSON, PH.D.
 
DONALD ALTMAN, M.A., LPC
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
JENNIFER COHEN HARPER, MA, E-RYT, RCYT
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
EBONI WEBB, PSYD
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
TAMMY NELSON, PH.D.
 
ALEXANDER KORB, PH.D.
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
 
KENNETH CARTER, PHD, ABPP
 
ALBERT "SKIP" RIZZO, PH.D.
 
KATHLEEN M CHARD, PH.D.
 
EMILY NAGOSKI, PH.D.
 
MONNICA T. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
 
ABI BLAKESLEE, PHD, SEP, CMT, MFT
 
JUD BREWER, MD, PHD
 
LISA COYNE, PHD
 
MEG JAY, PHD
 
JANIS PHELPS, PH.D.
 
JESSICA SCHLEIDER, PHD
 
JILL STODDARD, PHD
 
JENNIFER UDLER, LCSW-C
 
NAJAVITS, LISA, PHD
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Key Insights from the Internal Family Systems Model
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10/16/2020
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RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
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Copyright:
10/15/2020
Authors:
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
CLAUDIA BLACK, MSW., PHD
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
PATRICK CARNES, PH.D., CAS
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
KEVIN MCCAULEY, MD
 
DEIRDRE STEWART, LPC, SEP, BCN
 
STEFANIE CARNES, PHD
 
TIAN DAYTON, PHD, TEP
 
KRISTIN KIRKPATRICK, MS, RDN
 
JON CALDWELL, DO, PHD
 
RESMAA MENAKEM, MSW, LICSW, SEP
 
WHITNEY HOWZELL, PHD, LMSW, MED, MPH, CSAT
 
NICOLE GARBER, MD
 
JENNI SCHAEFER
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Working With Internalized Racism

From Shame to Unburdening with IFS

Richard Schwartz • 8/26/2020

While the Black Lives Matter movement has increased the country’s understanding of the pernicious impact of racism, how do people actually do the internal work of grappling with the unacknowledged racism within themselves?

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Experience IFS in Action with Complex Trauma and PTSD
Copyright:
8/25/2020
Authors:
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
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Essential Guidance from Psychotherapy’s Leaders
Copyright:
6/30/2020
Authors:
LANE PEDERSON, PSY.D, LP
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
DAVID D. BURNS, M.D
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
CHRISTOPHER WILLARD, PSY.D.
 
JONAH PAQUETTE, PSY.D.
 
LYNN GRODZKI, LCSW, MCC
 
JONI GILBERTSON,MA, NCC, LCPC, LMHC, BC-TMH, CTMH
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
DEANY LALIOTIS, LICSW
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
 
SETH J GILLIHAN, PH.D.
 
MEGAN HOWARD, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR, CIT
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Copyright:
1/5/2021
Authors:
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
FRANK ANDERSON, M.D.
 
DERAN YOUNG, LCSW
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12/3/2020
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RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
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11/9/2020
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RICK HANSON, PH.D.
 
DONALD ALTMAN, M.A., LPC
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
JENNIFER COHEN HARPER, MA, E-RYT, RCYT
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
EBONI WEBB, PSYD
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
TAMMY NELSON, PH.D.
 
ALEXANDER KORB, PH.D.
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
 
KENNETH CARTER, PHD, ABPP
 
ALBERT "SKIP" RIZZO, PH.D.
 
KATHLEEN M CHARD, PH.D.
 
EMILY NAGOSKI, PH.D.
 
MONNICA T. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
 
ABI BLAKESLEE, PHD, SEP, CMT, MFT
 
JUD BREWER, MD, PHD
 
LISA COYNE, PHD
 
MEG JAY, PHD
 
JANIS PHELPS, PH.D.
 
JESSICA SCHLEIDER, PHD
 
JILL STODDARD, PHD
 
JENNIFER UDLER, LCSW-C
 
NAJAVITS, LISA, PHD
Product:
CRS001423
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Key Insights from the Internal Family Systems Model
Copyright:
10/16/2020
Author:
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
Product:
POS057085
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$59.99 USD
Copyright:
10/15/2020
Authors:
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
CLAUDIA BLACK, MSW., PHD
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
PATRICK CARNES, PH.D., CAS
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
KEVIN MCCAULEY, MD
 
DEIRDRE STEWART, LPC, SEP, BCN
 
STEFANIE CARNES, PHD
 
TIAN DAYTON, PHD, TEP
 
KRISTIN KIRKPATRICK, MS, RDN
 
JON CALDWELL, DO, PHD
 
RESMAA MENAKEM, MSW, LICSW, SEP
 
WHITNEY HOWZELL, PHD, LMSW, MED, MPH, CSAT
 
NICOLE GARBER, MD
 
JENNI SCHAEFER
Product:
CRS001394
Type:
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Experience IFS in Action with Complex Trauma and PTSD
Copyright:
8/25/2020
Authors:
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
Product:
NRS001398
Type:
$569.93 USD     $299.99
Essential Guidance from Psychotherapy’s Leaders
Copyright:
6/30/2020
Authors:
LANE PEDERSON, PSY.D, LP
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
DAVID D. BURNS, M.D
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
CHRISTOPHER WILLARD, PSY.D.
 
JONAH PAQUETTE, PSY.D.
 
LYNN GRODZKI, LCSW, MCC
 
JONI GILBERTSON,MA, NCC, LCPC, LMHC, BC-TMH, CTMH
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
DEANY LALIOTIS, LICSW
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
 
SETH J GILLIHAN, PH.D.
 
MEGAN HOWARD, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR, CIT
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A Step-by-Step Guide Through Clinical Applications of the IFS Model
Copyright:
6/30/2020
Authors:
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
MARTHA SWEEZY, PH.D.
 
FRANK ANDERSON, M.D.
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Nourishing the Soul of Psychotherapy
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6/4/2020
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BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
TARA BRACH, PH.D.
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
ESTHER PEREL, MA, LMFT
 
JACK KORNFIELD, PH.D.
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
 
TRUDY GOODMAN, PHD
 
ELLIOTT CONNIE, MA, LPC
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RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
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Internal Family Systems, Guidepost for Sexual Intimacy

Richard Schwartz on Better Sex through the IFS Approach

Richard Schwartz • 2/3/2015

No other area of a couple's life holds as much promise for achieving intimacy as sex. I used to instruct that couples issue a moratorium on sex and assign exercises that allowed them to show affection to each other without any sexual expectation. Not anymore. My goal now is to help partners reach the kind of soul-deep connectedness in their sexual encounters that can transform their lives and their relationship with each other. Within each of us is a complex family of subpersonalities. As a result, intimacy has two components: the knowing and revealing of one's secret parts and also the sense of awe and belonging that comes with Self-to-Self connectedness.

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Pathways to Sexual Intimacy

Revealing Our Many Selves in the Bedroom

Richard Schwartz • 10/25/2014

When people listen deeply inside, they encounter a host of feelings, fantasies, thoughts, impulses, and sensations that comprise that background noise of our everyday experience of being in the world. When they remain focused on and ask questions of one of those inner experiences, they find that it's more than merely a transient thought or emotion. Within each of us is a complex family of subpersonalities, which is why we can have so many contradictory and confusing needs simultaneously, especially around sex.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Helping Traumatized Clients Heal their Inner Parts

Treating Complex Trauma with IFS Therapy

Richard Schwartz • 9/4/2014

According to Dick Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, all people have within them multiple “inner parts,” each with distinct emotions, beliefs, and roles adapted to help us cope with life’s challenges.

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Reflections on Rich

Friends Celebrate His Life and Legacy

Esther Perel, Jay Lappin, Mary Jo Barrett, Mary Pipher, Richard Schwartz, Ron Taffel, Terry Real • 3/2/2021

Sharing how Rich Simon impacted our lives—and the field as a whole.

Magazine Article

IFS and Chronic Pain

Listening to Inner Parts that Hold the Hurt

Howard Schubiner, Richard Schwartz, Ronald Siegel • 12/30/2020

If most chronic pain is maintained by complex mind–body interactions, how can therapists help treat it?

Magazine Article

Working With Internalized Racism

From Shame to Unburdening with IFS

Richard Schwartz • 8/26/2020

While the Black Lives Matter movement has increased the country’s understanding of the pernicious impact of racism, how do people actually do the internal work of grappling with the unacknowledged racism within themselves?

Magazine Article

The Viral Wake-up Call

From Virtual Symposium 2020

Richard Schwartz • 5/1/2020

Amid the pandemic, the pain and vulnerability of the majority of Americans, who live on the financial edge and can’t afford a crisis like this, are glaringly apparent. What’s also clear is how totally interdependent we are.

Magazine Article

Facing Our Dark Side

Some Forms of Self-Compassion Are Harder than Others

Richard Schwartz • 9/1/2015

Achieving a genuine state of self-compassion is a more challenging undertaking than many realize. Far from a little feel-better incantation you offer yourself when stressed, it’s a journey into multiple parts of yourself that may include the good, the bad, the ugly, the confused, the frightened, and the abandoned.

Magazine Article

Depathologizing The Borderline Client

Learning to Manage Our Fears

Richard Schwartz • 5/1/2013

Inevitably, given their history of trauma, many borderline clients will trigger their therapists from time to time. But forgoing the urge to blame these clients and taking responsibility for what’s happening inside you can become a turning point in therapy.

Magazine Article

When Meditation Isn't Enough

Going Beyond Acceptance to Healing

Richard Schwartz • 11/14/2011

A psychotherapist discusses the next step: how to help clients transform the disruptive feelings and thoughts that they’ve learned to simply observe during meditation.


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The Larger Self

Discovering the Core Within Our Multiplicity

Richard Schwartz • 5/1/2004

The practice of therapy, for both therapist and client, is transformed when we connect with our fundamental core, a process that involves learning to listen closely to our inner cacophony and embracing even the parts of ourselves that we formerly loathed.

Magazine Article

Pathways to Sexual Intimacy

Revealing Our Many Selves in the Bedroom

Richard Schwartz • 5/1/2003

No other area of a couple's life holds as much promise for achieving intimacy as sex. Indeed, the promise of intimacy may be as important as lust for drawing human beings toward sex in the first place. My goal now is to help partners reach the kind of soul-deep connectedness in their sexual encounters that can transform their lives and their relationship with each other.

Magazine Article

Know Thy Selves

The Inner Lives of Couples Therapy

Richard Schwartz • 11/1/1988

Every couples therapist knows the experience. Just moments ago, as you talked to the wife and then her husband, you were struck by how likable each one seemed. You sensed their warmth, their humor. But now you've hit on one of those issues—perhaps it's a conflict about an in-law, or something about sex, or even the proverbial struggle about the toothpaste tube—and suddenly the people whose company you were enjoying earlier appear to have left the room.


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Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., earned his Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy from Purdue University, after which he began a long association with the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and more recently at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, attaining the status of associate professor at both institutions. He is co-author, with Michael Nichols, of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United States.

Dr. Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems in response to clients’ descriptions of experiencing various parts – many extreme – within themselves. He noticed that when these parts felt safe and had their concerns addressed, they were less disruptive and would accede to the wise leadership of what Dr. Schwartz came to call the “Self.” In developing IFS, he recognized that, as in systemic family theory, parts take on characteristic roles that help define the inner world of the clients. The coordinating Self, which embodies qualities of confidence, openness, and compassion, acts as a center around which the various parts constellate. Because IFS locates the source of healing within the client, the therapist is freed to focus on guiding the client’s access to his or her true Self and supporting the client in harnessing its wisdom. This approach makes IFS a non-pathologizing, hopeful framework within which to practice psychotherapy. It provides an alternative understanding of psychic functioning and healing that allows for innovative techniques in relieving clients symptoms and suffering.

In 2000, Richard Schwartz founded The Center for Self Leadership in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Schwartz is a featured speaker for many national psychotherapy organizations and a fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and he serves on the editorial boards of four professional journals. He has published four books and over 50 articles about IFS. His books include Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual (with Frank Anderson, M.D. and Martha Sweezy, Ph.D.) (PESI, 2017), Internal Family Systems Therapy (Guilford Press, 1997), Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model (Tarcher, 2001), and The Mosaic Mind (with Regina Goulding) (Trailheads, 2003), as well as Metaframeworks (with Doug Breunlin and Betty Karrer) (Jossey-Bass, 1997). Dr. Schwartz lives and practices in Brookline, MA and is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard School of Medicine.