Introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy
6-Session, Didactic and Experiential Courses

NEXT COURSE: October - November 2019

  • October 4, 11, 18; November 1, 8, 15 (no class October 25th)

  • Fridays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This course, with a maximum of 9 participants, provides:

  • An in-depth introduction to IFS concepts and clinical interventions

  • Detailed clinical examples from the instructor's IFS sessions

  • Live demonstration sessions with group volunteers

  • An introduction to "IFS Mapping"

  • Case consultation

Participants Will Learn:

  • How to recognize and intervene when protective/defensive parts arise in therapy and/or trauma processing.

  • How to use "IFS Mapping" to enhance therapeutic engagement and IFS processing

  • How to begin integrating IFS “parts work” into psychoanalytic/psychodynamic treatment and trauma processing models, including EMDR, SE, SP, AEDP, etc.

Location: 330 W 72nd St, #1B, NYC 10023
Fee:  $675.
15 CEUs are available for LCSWs.
Questions and Registration: You're welcome to contact me:

Completion of this course entitles participants to attend most events at the NYC Metro IFS Workshop Series.
For additional information, contact Karen Berman LCSW or Barbara Bennet LCSW at

Click the following links to access my IFS blog postings from Dan Hill Ph.D's Center for Affect Regulation:


“Nancy is an exceptionally gifted therapist and teacher. Her capacity to synthesize and clearly explain theoretical material and her generous use of case examples provides a wonderful introduction to IFS. Nancy’s warm and open approach creates room for rich cross-pollination among the clinicians who take her course and creates a highly stimulating learning environment. I found this to be an extremely enjoyable and rewarding educational experience. I enthusiastically recommend her course!”

- Amy Zuckerman LCSW
“I highly recommend this course to any trauma therapist interested in learning the basics of Internal Family Systems therapy.  Through a combination of didactics and clinical demonstrations, Nancy Bravman provides a clear and accessible way to understand the principles and practice of IFS.  As an EMDR therapist I found this course invaluable, so much so that I elected to take it a second time time to deepen my understanding of how IFS can be used to lessen defensiveness, identify EMDR targets, and facilitate trauma processing when the client or therapist feels stuck.  Whether you are interested in learning the fundamentals of IFS or preparing to take IFS training, this course is a must.”

- Natalie Hurst, Ph.D