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Internal Family Systems Therapy

Second Edition

Richard C. Schwartz and Martha Sweezy

Hardcovere-bookprint + e-book
September 23, 2019
ISBN 9781462541461
Price: $49.00
304 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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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.
See also Internal Family Systems Therapy for Shame and Guilt, by Martha Sweezy.