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Internal Collaboration: Creating Intrapersonal Harmony through the use of Internal Family Systems and Dance/Movement Therapy


This workshop is geared towards the clinician interested in learning how to work collaboratively with the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model and DMT theory and practice.  Participants will explore the fundamentals of IFS; how the system’s defenses are mapped; how to unburden parts and build inner resources within the Self.  The participant will didactically and experientially navigate the collaboration between IFS and DMT as a bridge between the body and mind. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. The participant who successfully completes this workshop will understand the three aspects of the intrapersonal system according to the IFS model: managers, fire fighters and exiles.
  2. The participant will learn ways in which the IFS model can support and inform body based DMT interventions especially through the use of the Core Self.
  3. The participant will gain an increased sensitivity and empathy in working with protected systems.


Stacey McGinn Hurst

Stacey McGinn Hurst, LCPC, is a board certified dance/movement therapist and Laban movement analyst.  She is a graduate of the Creative Arts Therapies program at Columbia College Chicago, where she also has enjoyed a part-time faculty position in the department for the past 17 years.  In addition to teaching, she directs Mind Body Connections, an out-patient private practice, where she works with adolescents, adults and couples. Additionally, she co-leads women’s groups, is an international guest lecturer and presenter and provides supervision to counselors of all types. As an advocate in the field of dance/movement therapy, Stacey has volunteered as a board member for the American Dance Therapy Association and is currently on the Dance Movement Therapy Certification Board.

Continuing Education

1.0 NBCC CE, 1.0 NY LCAT CE, 1.0 ADTA CE
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Price: $45.00