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Theorist of Internal Family System Model:

Richard Schwartz


Major Concepts of Internal Family Systems:

1. The mind is made up of a Self and subparts that form an inner family.

2. Parts emerge to keep the personal functional and safe or to maintain control of inner and outer worlds.

3. 8-C's of the Self-Led person (calmness, curiosity, clarity, compassion, confidence, creativity, courage, and connectedness).


Theory of Dysfunction in Internal Family Systems:

1. Parts are forced into extreme roles by unhealthy circumstances (exiles, managers, or firefighters)

2. Parts do not trust the Self, so keep the pain of Exiles out of awareness and use Managers and Firefighters to control the family.

3. Unable to heal when parts are exiled or unintegrated.


Theory of Change in Internal Family Systems:

1. Teach members to differentiate between their Self and parts.

2. Allow Self to help the parts out of their extreme roles.


Methods/Techniques of IFS:

1. Step Back procedure
2. Teach IFS language
3. Blending (keeping feelings from overwhelming the Self)
4. Enactment, creating a healing place


Theorists of Network Therapy:

1. Attneave
2. Rueveni
3. Speck


Major Concepts of Network Therapy:

1. Assisting families in crisis.
2. Network's energies are unleashed and directed toward active resolution of problems, strengthening bonds.
3. Use action instead of affect to move beyond despair.


Theory of Change in Network Therapy:

Broadening the context of treatment beyond the nuclear family provides greater resources.


Stages of Network Therapy:

1. Retribalization (identifying the network)
2. Polarization (conflicting points of view emerge)
3. Mobilization (begin to shape solutions)
4. Depression (exhaustion, loss of hope for entrenched problems)
5. Breakthrough
6. Exhuastion-Elation

Sessions last 2-4 hours and include 3-6 meetings.


Methods/Techniques of Network Therapy:

1. Confrontation
2. Tasks
3. Rituals
4. Psychodrama
5. Conferences