Richard Schwartz
Bessel Van der Kolk
with Frank Anderson
Internal Family Systems Official Trainings
"IFS is a profound and truly innovative model"
Level 2 - 1st Edition | Sept 2019
IFS- Portugal - Upcoming Events 2019
Level 1 - 2nd Edition | Feb & May 2019
with Susan McConnell & Osnat Arbel
grupo janeiro 2018
IFS Trainings - Portugal
With Lead Trainer Cece Sykes
Level 1 (2018) Portuguese Group
IFS Training
Two 5day Retreat

Official L2 Training (#707) Intimacy from the Inside Out 
Portugal, Lisbon.
Week 1:  25-29 April  2022
week 2:  26-30 Sept 2022

Course Description

The basic couples course is an experiential model of couples therapy that draws primarily from the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy, but includes aspects of psychodynamic therapy, systems thinking, neuroscience and mindfulness practices.

This model was 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. This 72-hour clinical training helps therapists enhance their knowledge and skills, facilitating relational work with couples and with individuals.

Learn to work successfully with common difficulties in couples therapy. In this training, IFS therapists become skilled at working with the extreme impulses of protective parts, facilitating interpersonal and intrapsychic work, and assisting couples to communicate well and deepen heartfelt connection.

Instructional Methodology

Lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, experiential practice of techniques, large and small group discussion.

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Tuitions | Registration

This Training can be attended by undergraduate students, graduate and registered mental health professionals.

IN-PERSON Retreat mode
Week 1:  25-29 April  2022
week 2:  26-30 Sept 2022

Fully paid Until 11th March 2022: 2100 USD 
After 11th March 2022: 2300 USD 

Portugal Residents
Fully paid Until 11th March 2022:  2000 USD
After  11th March 2022:  2300 USD 

Registrations contact:

WARNING: Given the Pandemic times we all go through, we will wait until a couple of months before the date to see if its possible to keep this training as retreat/ in-person training. If Health authorities mantain the restrictions to travelling and group gathering, we will have to shift to online

ONLINE mode 

Fully paid Until 11th March 2022: 2600 USD 
After 11th March 2022: 2800 USD 

Portugal Residents
Fully paid Until 11th March 2022:  2100 USD 
After 11th March 2022:  2200 USD 

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of 800€  will secure your place.
In the event of withdrawal from the training once the course has commenced, the full fee is non-refundable.
Final full payment deadline: 31st March 2022

Payment plans: contact construtivistas@sppc.org.pt

Cancellations: cancellations received 15 working days prior the first day of the event will receive a refund of registration fees less an administration charge of 20% of the event fee - only if your space can be filled. 
Cancellations made after are liable for the full registration fee.
This Level 1 course consist of two separate 6-day sessions – a total of 84 hours of training.
Note that you need to attend all training days in order to complete Level 1 training.

Accommodation and Meals
Please note that accomodation and meals not included in tuition.
Every morning by 11am, a cofre-break with beverages and snacks will be served.

Registering Participants

Annette Whimster
Ana Catarina Cunha 
Ana Freire -
Iryna Natalushko
Jordana Cardoso
Margarida Marques 
Marina Travkova
Nicole Mommsen
Sandra Silva
Soulla  Demetriou
Vera Barroso -




This retreat-style Level 2 training will take place at Ericeira, Hotel Vila Galé, 25 minutes driving from Lisbon.

terraço ericeira

Here a video of the Village
Here a video of the Venue

Accommodation and Meals
Accomodation and meals are not included in the price of tuition.
A list of local cheaper accommodation in the village and around the Hotel will be provided on request.
Rooms at Hotel Vila Galé depending on season goes from 60€/ night ( 35€ if sharing) up to 110€.  Contacts to Vila Gale Ericeira Hotel here 

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