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Now significantly revised with over 70% new material, this is the authoritative presentation of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, which is taught and practiced around the world. IFS reveals how the subpersonalities or "parts" of each individual''s psyche relate to each other like members of a family, and how--just as in a family--polarization among parts can lead to emotional suffering. IFS originator Richard Schwartz and master clinician Martha Sweezy explain core concepts and provide practical guidelines for implementing IFS with clients who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, and other behavioral problems. They also address strategies for treating families and couples. IFS therapy is listed in SAMHSA''s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.
 
New to This Edition
*Extensively revised to reflect 25 years of conceptual refinement, expansion of IFS techniques, and a growing evidence base.
*Chapters on the Self, the body and physical illness, the role of the therapist, specific clinical strategies, and couple therapy.
*Enhanced clinical utility, with significantly more "how-to" details, case examples, and sample dialogues.
*Quick-reference boxes summarizing key points, and end-of-chapter summaries.
 

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"We are indeed the sum of our parts, and, for over 25 years, Schwartz has been acquainting us with the exiles, managers, and firefighters battling within our psyches. In the second edition of this seminal book, Schwartz and Sweezy provide a more extensive overview of IFS therapy. New chapters address individual and systemic work with each component of the internal family system, as well as research attesting to the model’s effectiveness. This is an invaluable resource for both beginning and experienced practitioners who seek self-integration for their clients--and themselves."--Michael C. LaSala, PhD, LCSW, School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

"Since this book was originally published, the thoroughly innovative principles and practices of IFS therapy have been studied, applied, and advanced by thousands of psychotherapists. The second edition is extensively revised and updated--effective clinical strategies are illustrated with engaging therapist–client dialogues; cutting-edge research reveals the promise of IFS for conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder; and IFS concepts are applied at and between multiple levels, from the individual to the whole society. Psychotherapists at any stage of their careers will find stimulating concepts and carefully designed tools that will enrich their thinking and improve their practices."--Richard Chasin, MD, former president, American Family Therapy Academy

“The outstanding second edition of this classic book presents the preeminent research-supported, integrative family systems approach to working with individuals as well as their couple and family relationships in their larger cultural contexts. The book is beautifully written, the theory is sophisticated and nuanced, and the clinical vignettes demonstrate the details of putting IFS into practice. IFS therapy dovetails wonderfully with the emerging emphasis on body-based psychotherapies, mindfulness practices, and the role of spirituality in mental health and well-being. This book should be read by all therapists--not just those who align with family systems--and should be a core text for graduate programs in all forms of psychotherapy. I will use it in my graduate courses!”--Peter Fraenkel, PhD, Department of Psychology, The City College of the City University of New York

“In this updated second edition, Schwartz candidly shares how his work with clients has helped him expand his original thoughts regarding IFS and embrace a more client-led process. Schwartz and Sweezy define the concepts of IFS well, and the book is easy to read. I appreciate the addition of updated IFS research and the way the authors promote healing beyond the individual and family by extending IFS concepts to communities. Master’s- and doctoral-level students may further their ability to address self-of-the-therapist issues by reflecting on how their ‘parts’ interact with the ‘parts’ of clients, thus promoting better therapy outcomes.”--Jenene Case Pease, PhD, LMFT, Department of Human Development and Family Science, Virginia Tech; Clinical Director, The Family Therapy Center of Virginia Tech

"This book illustrates how the parts who populate our clients'' inner worlds are trying to manage an underlying threat that others may not see. The only credible offer of help is one that can resolve this threat. IFS guides us to offer deep understanding and meaningful assistance to clients who long to transform but are stuck in extreme, destructive roles."--Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, York University, Canada

About the Author

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, the developer of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, is on the adjunct faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has devoted his career to evolving and disseminating IFS, which now is being taught all over the world. Dr. Schwartz founded the Center for Self Leadership in Oak Park, Illinois, which coordinates IFS trainings in the United States and internationally. He is a featured speaker at many national conferences and has published more than 50 articles and books about IFS and other psychotherapy topics. His website is https://selfleadership.org.
 
Martha Sweezy, PhD, is Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, part-time; Program Consultant and Supervisor at Cambridge Health Alliance; and former Assistant Director and Director of Training for the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program at Cambridge Health Alliance. She has a therapy and consultation practice in Northampton, Massachusetts, and has a particular interest in how shame and guilt affect human behavior. Dr. Sweezy has published several articles and books on Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy.

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Ann Miller
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This book will change your life.
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2020
If you read one book in your entire life it should be this. It will explain so many reasons we behave the way we do and why it''s so hard to overcome life''s trauma. Easy to understand. Excellent in all areas
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Christina
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Comprehensive IFS overview for therapist (less useful for self-help audience)
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2020
Schwartz’s internal family systems is distinctive from other therapeutic approaches, such as DBT or CBT, in that it is more accepting of strong negative emotions and seeks to allow them and understand them rather than dispute them. The book lays out the main ideas of IFS in... See more
Schwartz’s internal family systems is distinctive from other therapeutic approaches, such as DBT or CBT, in that it is more accepting of strong negative emotions and seeks to allow them and understand them rather than dispute them. The book lays out the main ideas of IFS in a way that is concise and easy to understand. The reason I only gave 4 stars, however, is that this book was really written for the clinician rather than the patient but the title/cover doesn’t make that clear.
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SouthFloridaGirl
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Very in-depth on Parts Therapy....
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2020
Definitely a book for therapists using Internal Family Systems, Parts work. I am a trained and certified Brainspotting Therapist, just recently, and have never used Parts work until a training in Brainspotting. When I went into my practicum as the client, WOW, my parts... See more
Definitely a book for therapists using Internal Family Systems, Parts work. I am a trained and certified Brainspotting Therapist, just recently, and have never used Parts work until a training in Brainspotting. When I went into my practicum as the client, WOW, my parts came out and I was overwhelmed at how quickly my younger parts came out and wanted to speak. Absolutely incredible. I decided this year when learning this that I immediately wanted to start using Parts work with my clients. This book, along with the original IFS book by Richard Schwartz and the workbook, are just ingenious and amazing. This particular book helped me to learn all I needed to learn about IFS and parts work in a limited amount of time to be able to immediately start using Parts work in Brainspotting therapy sessions with clients. It made me think back on sessions with clients that their parts were speaking/coming out and I wasn''t addressing them. I am so excited to start using IFS/Parts work to allow clients to go even deeper into their psyche to address those deep brain issues that they so want to address. Great book!!!
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Georgia
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Important book when dealing with childhood trauma
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2019
Books fits in perfectly with therapy sessions to help process childhood traumas. A must read for single men and women who are planning a family. Process those childhood traumas before having children so they don''t suffer the same abuse. We pass on what we learn from our... See more
Books fits in perfectly with therapy sessions to help process childhood traumas. A must read for single men and women who are planning a family. Process those childhood traumas before having children so they don''t suffer the same abuse. We pass on what we learn from our parents!
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Jennie Beltz
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Groundbreaking theories
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2019
What an amazing book. I will never be able to see my problems or my clients’ issues the same way again. The more I read, the more I wanted to learn. I felt the unblending of my parts and the unburdening of my exiles in the weeks that took me to read this book. I’m ready now... See more
What an amazing book. I will never be able to see my problems or my clients’ issues the same way again. The more I read, the more I wanted to learn. I felt the unblending of my parts and the unburdening of my exiles in the weeks that took me to read this book. I’m ready now to be trained and practice as an IFS therapist.
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Instadrew
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Good update to the first edition....but should have kept the Case Example chapter
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2020
Good update to the first edition (includes some wrenchingly powerful details on the development of IFS, which are a teaching in themselves on not giving up on something you believe in), but I think it would have been even better had the authors kept the first edition Case... See more
Good update to the first edition (includes some wrenchingly powerful details on the development of IFS, which are a teaching in themselves on not giving up on something you believe in), but I think it would have been even better had the authors kept the first edition Case Example chapter, which I think is invaluable for providing a fleshed-out overview of how IFS works. The remainder of this review is the same as my review of the first edition.

This is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand their psychological world better. Prior to reading this, I had engaged in a fair amount of inner work....but this book, nevertheless, blew my mind. It is a very precise, safe, and powerful system for working with inner conflicts. It renders methodologies for working with inner critics that rely on the concept of the "super-ego" crude, clumsy, and inefficient, if not dangerous.

Reading this book gave me the conceptual framework I needed to work effectively with an IFS therapist (I had been very resistant to the idea of "parts", which this book was instrumental in alleviating). Note, however, that as eye-opening as this book is on its own, it is not a substitute for working with a skilled IFS therapist (which has further blown my mind in ways I was not expecting even after reading this book).
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Mariusz Skladanowski
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New and updated!
Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2020
The best book to start with Internal Family Systems school of therapy (and self-therapy). Good for beginners, good for long time practitioners as it contains some updated details about way of working with patients.
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Hennie
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This makes sense and it works!
Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2019
Great book - great model! IFS is non-pathologizing easy to understand, adaptable and very effective! An excellent choice for anyone interested in getting back in the Self track.
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Joseph Augustine
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Unblend and end the eclipse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 14, 2020
Maybe to a typical Westerner approaching the subject of mind, the psycho concept of multiplicity of parts behind IFS might be considered somewhat strange in comparison to say thousands of years of Shamanistic healing practices. Modern forerunners spring to mind like Jung’s...See more
Maybe to a typical Westerner approaching the subject of mind, the psycho concept of multiplicity of parts behind IFS might be considered somewhat strange in comparison to say thousands of years of Shamanistic healing practices. Modern forerunners spring to mind like Jung’s active imagination (along with complexes and archetypes), i.e. “the technique wherein the contents of one''s subconscious are translated into images, narrative or personified as separate entities” (Wiki); and, Psychosynthesis’ subp’s (Assagioli, Ferrucci) likely to have been Dick’s background learning - along with Hakomi body centred therapy (Kurtz). What these therapies'' further share in common is a validation of the importance of the spiritual level of human existence (Self-energy). However, unlike most multi-part therapies, the make-up of a ‘part’ in IFS does not constitute an unidimensional emotional energetic force, nor is it locked into one specific role, or the result of an introjected childhood script (internalisation); further it is not only a diagnosis of a pathology, such as frozen traumatic phenomena. Instead, IFS considers all these characteristics and more to be features of a rounded, living identity, either born wholly manifest or remaining latent until triggered; and with each part capable of inhabiting a range of qualities, including its untainted ‘naturally valuable state’. There is more than a passing nod to Shamanic practices of the past such as ‘soul retrieval’ with IFS’s ''witnessing'' and the removal of emotional blockages (‘unburdening’). Nevertheless, an original aspect which makes IFS’s provenance all the more ‘curious’ (one of the eight markers of Self) is how having previously trained in external family systems (EFS?) therapy and initially discounting intrapsychic phenomena as bunkum, Dick stumbled across the concept of Parts, despite: “the idea we are collections of inner people do not fit well with Western scientific traditions.” In tracking the inner dynamics of his clients, he came to realise the parts resembled the dysfunctional ones he had learnt about in external family systems; eg. lost child, hero, scapegoat, parentised child, etc., which exhibited an underlying dynamic of being forced into an extreme role because of misattunement to an adverse environment, ie. from scarring or wounding. In IFS theory, these once naturally valuable parts (aspects of the real Self) become imprisoned by a series of jailors and are pushed into the shadow as Exile parts. Jailors acting as Protectors either operate based on minimising the risks of danger to the Exiles (Manager with a future-orientated planning function) or in reducing the harmful feelings the Exiles can bring to the system (present moment Firefighters with a somewhat reckless attitude). To add further conflagration to the system the Protectors also can have exiles who are wounded (to a lesser or greater degree) and need to be approached first in building trust and a relationship, termed ‘be-friending’. IFS therapy involves getting the client to unload the burdens (extreme emotions and beliefs) carried by the parts and traps them in their roles, transforming these into liberated energetic elements in the psyche once again. It does so by entrusting the Self to be involved in this process establishing a relationship between the client and their own Self as an internal axis of reflective ‘Insight’, or with the assistance of the Self of the therapist/practitioner using loving presence to talk to the client in a technique called ‘Direct Access’. IFS does not require tactile sensory input from the practitioner and the session can be carried out in secret without any disclosure. Due to its client-centred approach the primary healer-client dyad is reversed inside as the client’s newly brought out Self-energy becomes the internalised good figure (rather than the therapist as attachment figure). IFS’s emphasis on collaboration has obvious applications in the study of Leadership since it promotes the Self much more as an active leader of a system (whereas Jung talked about the passive witness, for example); and in its Center for Self Leadership, promoting IFS’s organising principles and insight-busting model for handling conflicts, the world might have every reason to dare to hope. Finally, IFS’s openness to giving access to training to those without a clinical therapeutic background is a welcome sea change IMHO and with its ready adaption to the virtual world of the Internet and facility at providing a spine to many multi-modal approaches, there is every reason to believe mainstream take-off is not futile. Either by chance or cosmic opportunity IFS seems ready-made for this decade’s grand revolution in the wellness space…
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Lara
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A fantastic book about a fantastic therapy
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 8, 2019
I am not a therapist but, instead, I have been doing this therapy on myself for the last few years. It has improved my life immeasurably and, in particular, has had a massive impact on the quality of my relationships with others. It''s difficult to explain it to people so...See more
I am not a therapist but, instead, I have been doing this therapy on myself for the last few years. It has improved my life immeasurably and, in particular, has had a massive impact on the quality of my relationships with others. It''s difficult to explain it to people so sometimes I say, "You know the film/movie Inside Out? It''s a bit like that!". A couple of years ago, I bought the original IFS Therapy book which was written in the 90''s but this is so much better with new insights, up to date findings and how it fits in with the world we live in now. It''s aimed at therapists so not all of it was relevant to me. However, it is easy to read and clearly written even for a non-therapist such as myself to understand. It is a fantastic book about a fantastic therapy.
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Fiona C
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Essential reading for anyone interested in Internal Family Systems
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2019
This is a really excellent book, which is an update of the original Internal Family Systems book (published in 1997). It covers both the theory and practice of Internal Family Systems. I have found it to be a very transformational method of working with the psyche. There is...See more
This is a really excellent book, which is an update of the original Internal Family Systems book (published in 1997). It covers both the theory and practice of Internal Family Systems. I have found it to be a very transformational method of working with the psyche. There is a wonderful chapter on the Self, which is central to IFS. I also liked the chapters on IFS and the body; the role of the Therapist in IFS; and Treating couples with IFS. Part two has 7 chapters which bring you through the entire method. The book is written mainly for therapists but clients of IFS would also benefit from reading it and it''s very accessible with very little jargon. I highly recommend it.
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Academic approach, but still very powerful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 26, 2020
Fantastic explanation of IFS. I found some of the language quite academic, but still easy to read. Highly recommend for anyone interested in IFS.
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Eoli Kalian
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An Excellent Introduction to the Theoretical Model of IFS
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 18, 2021
Very well written, concise, easy to follow. Sample cases consolidate the application of the theoretical model.
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