Just to acknowledge what a great workshop we had at the counselling ans psychotherapy practice here in Limerick recently. Big thanks to Ken Hundert, all the way from Toronto, who presented his workshop on Internal Family Systems therapy. Also I want to extend my gratitude to all the participants who attended. Fair play for getting there first thing on a Saturday morning! Here’s to many more. Here is a little info on the workshop. Thanks Ken!
Facilitating Calm, Encouraging Hope, with an Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy.
The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) has evolved over the past thirty five years into a comprehensive approach that includes guidelines for working with individuals, couples, and families. The IFS Model represents a synthesis of two already-existing paradigms: systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind. It brings concepts and methods from family therapy to the world of subpersonalities. This synthesis was the natural outcome that evolved after Dr. Richard Schwartz, a young family therapist, began hearing from clients about their inner lives. Once he was able to set aside preconceived notions about therapy and the mind, and began to really listen to what his clients were saying, what he heard repeatedly were descriptions of what they often called their “parts” — the conflicted subpersonalities that resided within them (https://selfleadership.org/about-internal-family-systems.html [accessed 8th Apr, 2019])
For more information on the IFS model of psychotherapy, see https://selfleadership.org/
DATE: June 15th
TIME: 9.15am -1pm
VENUE: Mid-West Counselling and Psychotherapy, 22 Pery Court, Upper Mallow St., Limerick City
About the Presenter
The workshop was facilitated by Ken Hundert, a registered psychotherapist and certified IFS therapist from Toronto. I first met Ken at the SEPI conference in Trinity College a few years back. It was a real pleasure to have him present his workshop here at our practice in Limerick. Ken trained in Internal Family Systems with Dick Schwartz, the founder of the approach and has presented several workshops back home in Canada. He currently works in private practice and has volunteered over 1200 hours at 2 walk-in clinics in Toronto. In 2011, he was awarded Volunteer of the Year at Yorktown Family Services, for his work at their walk-in clinic. He works with individuals and couples who are overwhelmed with feelings and/or thoughts; he has a non-pathologizing orientation. Ken also has a MA in Political Science, Latin American Studies.