Please join us for
The Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute’s Annual Conference
Friday, September 25, 2020
10:00 am ET – 5:30 pm ET
5.5 Continuing Education Credits and/or Units (CEUs) are available to LMFTs, LMHCs, LCSWs, LMSWs, and LCATs.
Registration is now open for “Exploring the Inner Addict in the Time of COVID: Addiction, Spirituality, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) with Founder, Dr. Richard Schwartz”, a day-long conference featuring keynote speaker Richard Schwartz, PhD on Friday, September 25, 2020. The conference is sponsored by the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute (PSI), an interfaith, multidisciplinary collective dedicated to integrating mind, body, and spirit into mental health treatment.
Richard Schwartz is the founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapeutic school that combines systems thinking with the view that the mind is composed of discrete yet intertwined sub-personalities or “parts” with their own viewpoints and purposes.
Addiction has classically been defined as a disease and compulsive behavior that interferes with daily living. Thus “addicts” must remain hyper-vigilant against the ever-present enemy of addiction. Schwartz, however, will reframe addiction as sacred protection from deeper pain that can be healed and transformed with curiosity and compassion. Thus, loving our inner addicted parts is the key to liberating them.