2021 IFS L1 Training Group
with Cece Sykes & Osnat Arbel
Internal Family Systems Official Level 1 Training
Internal Family Systems Level 1 Training _2021
4th Edition | Feb & April 2021
Upcoming Event 2020
Richard Schwartz
Certificate Official IFS Training
12 day Training: February to April 2021

In this official (#684) IFS  training you complete Level 1 in 2 weeks: 6th -13th February (Week1) and 17th-24th April (Week2).

Please note:
This training was planned to take place in person at Ericeira, 20min from Lisbon.
However and given the pandemic times we all go through, this training shifted into online mode.

Here the first week dates:
- Saturday the 6th February to tuesday 9th
- Pause on wednesday 10th
- Resume on thursday the 11th, to finish saturday 13th

So for the first week:
the training  will unfold from 6th to 13th February 2021.
A break day the 10th February.

Timetable will be from 2pm GMT (9am EST)  to 9pm GMT (4pm EST)

As for the second week:
the training will unfold from 17th-18th-19th, 1 day break the 20th, and then 21st-22nd-23rd-24th April 2021. 
Timetable will be from noon 12GMT (7am EST)  to 7pm GMT (2pm EST)

Also and as you can check on tuitions tab, a 20% rebate took place once this training shifted to online.

This L1 Training will be offering a total of 84 program hours (42hours/week)
Participants must complete 70 hours to receive a certificate of completion.

This training will be the 4rd edition for a Level 1 in Portugal, Ericeira.

Internal Family Systems is at the forefront of a movement toward a more collaborative therapeutic approach that relies on clients’ intuitive wisdom. IFS offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering view of human cognitive and emotional life and provides a dynamic therapeutic approach that allows both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur.

 - This retreat-style L1S1 training if it could happen in person, would take place at Hotel Vila Galé, about 20minutes to Lisbon.

The Lead Trainer for Week 1: 6-13 February | Portugal 2021
Cece Sykes
, LCSW, ACSW; IFS Senior Trainer, US and international. Contributed to Levels 1 and 2 IFS training manuals and teaches L1 as well as L2 Trauma and Addiction. Cece has over thirty years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families, specializing in work with the effects of trauma and addiction. Her chapter on compassionate approaches to addictive process appears in IFS: Innovations and Elaborations, 2016, Routledge. Cece also has special interests in spiritual practices intersecting with therapy and in the impact of psychotherapy upon the life of the therapist and she lectures, consults and and leads workshops on all of these topics. Cece lives and works in the city of Chicago. 
Here a video Interview with Cece

The Lead Trainer for Week 2: 17-24 April | Portugal 2021
Osnat (Osi) Arbel, PhD, LMFT is a Lead Trainer in Israel. As the Co-founder of the Israeli Institute for IFS she is training, supervising, and facilitating groups while living the IFS model both personally and professionally. In her private practice she provides IFS-based therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Arbel is an AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor currently dividing her time between Israel, and Colorado. In Israel she is teaching MFT courses at Tel-Aviv University and Tel-Hai Academic College and supervising MFT practicum courses. In Colorado she holds an Assistant Professor appointment at Argosy University/Denver campus, teaching at the Counseling and MFT programs.


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Tuition | Training Group Complete
Time Table

Daily Schedule 
09:00 - 11:00 Morning Meditation, Presentations
11:00 - 11:15 CoffeBreak
11:15 - 13:00 Home Group, Practice Group, Exercises,
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Presentations, Exercises
16:00 - 16:15 CoffeBreak
16:15 - 17:30 Demos, Meditation

Departure Day 
09:00 - 11:00 Morning Meditation, Presentations
11:00 - 11:15 CoffeBreak
11:15 - 13:00 Home Group, Practice Group, Exercises,
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Closing

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Registering Participants - 33

Alison Arnot - Canada
Anna Browne - UK
Anne Langedijk - Netherlands
Aysha Talhouni - Jordania
Bert McMeen - USA
Carsten Moller - Denmark
Craig Wynne - UK
Danielle Clarkesmith - UK
Erin Grifin - Canada
Elizabeth Davis  -  USA
Emilia Vergueiro - Portugal 
Fernanda Bento - Portugal
Heather Goodwin - Canada
Yafen Wu-Pang - USA
Jennifer Bojanowski - USA
Jennifer Greene - USA
Jennifer Marchand - Canada
Jill Flodstrom - USA
João Perestrelo - Portugal
Joanna Schroeder - UK 
Marcus Blacker - UK
Marta Arruda - Portugal
Mary Barzyk - Canada
Max Paulino -  Brasil
Michelli Simpson - USA
Michelle Gibson - Canada
Palak  Jain - India
Rita  Morais - Portugal
Rumyana Georgieva  - Bulgaria
Sara Silva - Portugal 
Susan Korman - USA
Uwe Waldmann - Germany 
Vanessa Snyder - USA

English will be the official Language

The training will be held in english.
There will be no interpretation at the event.

L1 Learning Objectives
IFS Training Program

Level 1 trainings are comprehensive programs in which participants develop an understanding of the conceptual basis of IFS and learn how to apply IFS techniques to various clinical populations. Participants are also invited to explore their own inner worlds within a training's safe, nurturing context. A select group of IFS trainers teaches Level 1s using a format that features lectures, experiential exercises, video review, large and small group discussions, and small group supervision and practice sessions.  
A Level 1 Training Course is the first part of your path to becoming an IFS practitioner. The Level 1 course gives you a comprehensive understanding of IFS concepts and teaches you how to apply IFS techniques for various clinical populations. The course also gives you the chance to explore your own inner world – within a safe, nurturing environment. 
A select group of IFS trainers teaches Level 1, using a format that includes lectures, experiential exercises, video review, large and small group discussions, small group supervision and practice sessions. 
Level 1 courses consist of three separate 5-day sessions – a total of 108 hours of training. Note that you need to attend all 15 training days in order to complete Level 1 training.

Cancelling and Refund Conditions

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.

In the unlikely event that the training is cancelled tuition fees will be refunded. Participants purchasing airfares and other travel costs should check that the training has reached a viable number beforehand and are advised to purchase suitable insurance for their travel costs.

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.

11 Program Assistants

Ana Catarina
Ana Freire 
Anna Gartshore 
Alexia  Rothman  
Carolina Abreu
Lea Vogel
Margarida Marques
Patricia Rich 
Pedro Morais
Paula Biles
Sandra Guerreiro 




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