I am a Lead Trainer for the Center for Self Leadership, the official training organization for the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy.  Below is an interview featured on the IFS website about my approach as a trainer.

    You can learn more about this fascinating and effective method developed by Richard C. Schwartz, PhD at www.SelfLeadership.org

Upcoming Internal Family Systems Level 1 Training

Spring 2020 -- IFS Level One, Portland, OR.  Lead Trainer.  ONLINE.  This training is full.

to Jan 2021

Nov 2019 -- IFS Level One, New York, NY. Co-leading with Steve Krantz.  ONLINE. This training is full.

to Jan 2021

Spring/Summer 2020 -- IFS Retreat Style Level One, Madrid Spain.  ONLINE.  This training is full.

Winter 2021  -- Trailheads to Transformation.  IFS Institute Continuity Circle.   ifs-institute.com

Spring 2021 - IFS Level One, Paris, France.  Lead Trainer.   Module 1 in March, Module 3 in Sept. 

(Module 2 taught by Osnat Arbel)  Check ifs-institute.com website for registration news.

September 2021 - IFS Level One, Brighton, England.  Lead Trainer. 

Check ifs-institute.com website for registration news.

Spring 2022 - Celebrating the Unburdened System,  Lausanne, Switzerland

Lead Trainer.  April 2-5.  For graduates of Level 1 training.  Contact: info@arianegirard.ch

To register or put your name on an "interest list" for a location, please go to ifs-institute.com

(Please check with the IFS Institute for information about Continuing Education credits.)

Video interview from the Trainer Page at ifs-institute.com

Internal Family SystemsSM Trainings and Workshops (scroll down)

Notice:  As of 12/5/17 , I will not  provide CEUs as an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, or offer NBCC continuing education credit.  

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:


Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 12.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.


Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LPCs/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs/LMHCs completing the program will receive 12.0 continuing education hours of credit.


Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 12.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.


Marriage and Family Therapists: Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Marriage and Family therapists completing this program will receive 12.0 CE hours of credit.