Faced with clients disclosing any addictive behaviours-substances, eating, gambling or sex/love preoccupations-conventional wisdom is limited: refer to a specialist or send to a programme. Therapists feel ineffective, clients feel stigmatized or fearful of taking ‘next steps’ and tragically, underlying trauma remains unrecognised. Utilizing the IFS model offers a paradigm shift. We find the positive intentions behind negative behaviours; create collaborative connections that directly address cycles of self-loathing and self-destruction and safely address underlying emotional pain. In this experiential workshop clinicians will learn core IFS therapy concepts; safe interventions for high-risk behaviors and steps for healing underlying trauma. Participants will leave with an innovative set of skills and a fresh perspective on people suffering with addictive processes and trauma.
This product is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify for IFS Institute credits or certification.
This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.
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|Handouts - Using Internal Family Systems To Heal Trauma and Addictive Processes (4.3 MB)||23 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Cece Sykes, LCSW, ACSW, consultant and senior IFS lead trainer, specializes in trauma and addiction and educates therapists internationally on how to apply the IFS therapy model to addictive processes. Additionally, Sykes is exploring how psychotherapy affects the therapist’s personal narrative. She lectures, consults, and leads workshops on these and related topics and has a private practice in Chicago. Her recent book IFS Therapy for Addictions: Trauma-Informed, Compassion-Based Interventions for Substance Use, Eating, Gambling and More was released March, 2023.
Financial: Cece Sykes maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the Center for Self-Leadership. She receives royalties as a published author. Cece Sykes receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Cece Sykes is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and the Internal Family Systems Association.
Avoid client resistance; create collaborative clinical relationships
Learn how to view chaotic systems through a simplified three-part map
Uncover the positive intentions that are driving negative, self-defeating behavior
Learn tools for creating self-compassion and treating the whole system, not the symptom
Safe approaches for connecting to underlying emotional pain and trauma.
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