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Internal Family Systems Model - 2 day Introductory Workshop - Hobart (10hrs CE)

Simon d'Orsogna MA, Clinical Trainer and Psychotherapist

Saturday, 12 October 2019 at 9:00 am - Sunday, 13 October 2019 at 4:30 pm (AEDT)

Internal Family Systems Model - 2 day Introductory...

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Early Bird
Non-Residential ticketing includes workshop and materials, plus morning and afternoon tea and lunch. NOTE: fee includes GST and ticketing fees. There are only a limited number of Tickets to maintain optimal safety, intimacy, and group size. This price will be only available until the limited earlybird tickets run out.
Ended $550.00 $0.00
General Workshop Entry
Non-Residential ticketing includes workshop and materials, plus lunch and morning and afternoon tea. NOTE: fee includes GST and ticketing fees. Lunch can be bought along BYO or locally purchased in the strip shopping there is lots of choice. The Workshop tickets are available until the tickets are sold (no holding tickets without payment). Note that there are only a limited number of Tickets to maintain optimal safety, intimacy, and group size. A waitlist will open when the tickets are sold out - please register your interest here. If you are not successful in getting a ticket for this workshop we will add your name to the mailing list for the future Experiential Psychotherapy training events.
Ended $660.00 $0.00
Student ticket (Fulltime)
Note that there are only a limited number of Student Tickets available for fulltime students only. Proof of current year's enrollment to be sent by email when registering. This price will be available until they run out. Ticketing includes workshop and materials, plus morning and afternoon tea and lunch. NOTE: fee includes GST and ticketing fees.
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In this workshop you will immerse yourself in the Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) model of psychotherapy. Individual and family therapist Simon d'Orsogna will offer an Introductory IFS weekend workshop ahead of the further intermediate workshops and upcoming Level 1 & 2 Trainings in later 2019-20. A number of assistants will be on hand to support the small group learning in a similar learning model to the formal Level 1-2 CSL trainings. This ensures high contact, safety and quality as these experienced IFS therapists have variously completed both Level 1 & Level 2 trainings.

Participants in the Introductory Workshop will learn the basics of the IFS approach from the ground up. Suitable to professionals (therapists, psychologists, counsellors, body workers, certified coaches, expressive arts therapists, and social workers) as well as those interested in self-development.

The Enriching 2 day workshop will be a natural next step to those who have completed the Introductory workshop (see here for upcoming Enriching workshops), or are familiar with the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy. The focus of formal CSL Trainings for IFS Level 1 & 2 is going deeper again into the IFS skills and techniques, and enhancing personal and professional capacity.

Discounted coupon tickets are available for those taking both the Introductory and the Enriching workshops in the same 6 month period - applies to second workshop fee.  Please email the organiser Simon for discount code. 

This two day Introductory Workshop is an opportunity for an overview presentation, live demonstrations, experiential learning by doing, and provides a safe space to develop a comfortable facility with the powerful attitudes and techniques that make IFS so effective. The sessions here provide deeper learning and an opportunity to work in small groups with maximum in-the-seat learning in a supportive atmosphere.

Testimonials from attendees of Simon's recent Introductory IFS workshops

"Great learning, profound and well-organized.

... a great introduction, but as well good for the well prepared.

Very interesting and more emotionally charged than many trainings.

It clarified my own confusion / incongruence about how to apply various theories to a more holistic approach.

Great learning experience, fun and a good opportunity to learn about all the different parts that show up in our lives. You'd love it.

An amazing introduction to IFS with demo's and practice sessions on both days. A really great training in psychotherapy, and being offered locally - a bonus!

Enlightening! Great to have the support of experienced others to implement theory into practice, warmly so!

Life changing in the way I work with clients.

Fantastic and full of great people. Actually very energizing instead of draining which can often happen even in interesting workshops

Who is this for?

Participation is for therapists and counsellors, mental health clinicians, certified coaches, expressive arts therapists or students in accredited graduate training programs. Practitioners working experientially and wholistically will find this approach broadens and makes more acute their existing work through using the steps of the IFS 'parts' model, especially suitable for working with trauma, obsessions and intergenerational burdens.



Note - these workshops qualify for equivalent hours of specialised training that may be counted towards Continuing Professional Development according to requirements set down by your accrediting body. Registered health professionals have a responsibility to ensure that they continue to maintain, enhance and extend their knowledge and skills throughout their working lives.

Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) from the Australian Psychological Society and
Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) set down by the Psychology Registration Board of Australia.


The Australian Psychological Society advise that APS Members may accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in activities that they determine to be relevant to their specific professional approaches, and professional development goals. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS. A certificate of attendance will be available.




Workshop size

The size of this intensive workshop is limited to 30 participants plus assistants. Early registration is encouraged. Previous workshops have sold out early and the certification trainings have been waitlisted.



This workshop will promote beginner and intermediate-level skill building through active participatory learning. Come along prepared to learn by doing.



Simon d’Orsogna MA is a therapist, facilitator, and systems-oriented coach based in Melbourne, with individual and organizational clients across Australia and the globe. He provides psychotherapy, process consultancy and adult developmental coaching. He is a Level 2 IFS Practitioner, and has led the establishment of IFS in the region.

Based in Melbourne, Simon is a systemic family therapist, certified Kegan-Lahey Immunity to Change coach, process consultant and integrative therapist. He is an Associate Instructor with the US Coherence Psychology Institute. Simon facilitates experiential learning workshops in Australia, including through 2016 and 2017 offered the first training series introducing Internal Family Systems to Australia, and through 2018-20 is bringing further IFS trainings from the US Center of Self-Leadership's senior trainers to Australia and Vietnam, with proposed Introductory workshops in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Auckland.



Internal Family Systems (IFS) is the signature work of Richard Schwartz PhD, more at

As a clinical treatment IFS is rated effective to improve general functioning and well-being by the US National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices as an evidence-based practice. In addition, it has been rated promising for each of: improving phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms; physical health conditions and symptoms; personal resilience/self-concept; and depression and depressive symptoms. For more on the published research to-date read here.

The organizer is planning to run a certified Center for Self Leadership (CSL) Level 1 training in Melbourne in later 2018.

See this page for more workshops and to join the e-list for updates on IFS in Australia. These online and in-person workshops will be useful preparation for a formal certification program.


Location -

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay  TAS 7005

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, founded in Hobart in 1880, formerly known as the Derwent Sailing Boat Club offers a truly unique venue - five minutes from town centre and situated at Battery Point, a few minutes from the heart of Hobart.

The ideal venue steeped in old school maritime tradition RYCT sinuously connects the functions future with the past. Flexible function rooms with unsurpassed views that offer easy access to our outdoor areas and balcony.


Catering & specialised diets

We can cater for omnivores, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free, however complex dietary requirements may require self-catering to manage best selfcare.


No Wheelchair access (apologies)


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is on-site and all day, off-street parking at the yacht club.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

curiosity, willingness to try things out ("Yes, and..."), a sense of humour, and a heart-oriented openness to the multiplicity of self. Preparedness to learn by doing, and to do your own work in small groups - and optionally in a larger group.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Yes, see the link at the bottom of the brief bio to the right .


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Tickets are transferable to suitably experienced colleagues. Please advise if you do exchange tickets so we can update certificates of attendance, name tags, and lists.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

So you can be given the correct name tag, we recommend this.


Proof of Student enrolment

If you request student discount please email at the point of registration to provide proof of enrolment and weighting load/semester or term for the year.


What is the refund policy?

Due to the limited size of each course, a refund can only be issued if cancellation notification is received 30 days prior to the workshop - less a $75.00 administration fee per person. Existing registrants will be sent the refund, and should return any materials sent. We cannot reimburse any expenses you may have incurred, but we will reimburse the cost of travel insurance directly related to attending this workshop, on receipt of your insurance receipt. If you cannot attend, a suitably qualified substitute may attend in your place, assuming you forward all materials or information to them. Courses are pre-paid. We do not take money at the door.

We reserve the right to cancel due to insufficient registrations or other reasons beyond our control. Fees will be re-imbursed in full should cancellation be necessary.

Have questions about Internal Family Systems Model - 2 day Introductory Workshop - Hobart (10hrs CE)? Contact Simon d'Orsogna MA, Clinical Trainer and Psychotherapist

When & Where

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
Marieville Esplanade
Sandy Bay, TAS 7005

Saturday, 12 October 2019 at 9:00 am - Sunday, 13 October 2019 at 4:30 pm (AEDT)

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Simon d'Orsogna MA, Clinical Trainer and Psychotherapist


Simon d’Orsogna is an individual and family therapist, clinical trainer and facilitator based in Melbourne, with individual clients and supervisees across Australia and the globe. He provides psychotherapy, process consultancy, and adult developmental coaching. He specializes in treating depression and anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and assisting life transitions. 

He is the US Institute of IFS International partner, a Level 3 IFS practitioner with training specializations working with couples and working with survivors of trauma. Simon has facilitated and arranged more than 220 days of Internal Family Systems trainings and workshops since 2015, along with founding and leading trainings of Coherence Therapy, IFS and Poly Vagal informed Therapies in the region. He has presented at the US annual IFS Conference as well as in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and across Australia and New Zealand.

He completed his Clinical Masters in Systemic Family Therapy at Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University, and continues studying the late David Grove's unique therapeutic approach to 'Clean' language and space. He facilitates experiential learning events including Coherence Therapy workshops across Australia, and co-developed the four-part online training, "Theory and Practice of Coherence Therapy" with  Dr Niall Geoghegan. Additionally Simon is an Associate Instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute, and a member of the Harvard Institute of Coaching Professional Association. He is a level 2 training candidate for Leslie Greenberg's EFT with the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy.

Simon is a certified Immunity to Change coach (Harvard Professors Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey's adult developmental approach to growth and transformation), and a member of the Focusing Institute (US). The ideas underpinning the effectiveness of these approaches align with the recent neuroscience learnings about memory reconsolidation and release from implicit emotional learnings.

Simon provides therapy and executive coaching from Melbourne, Australia to the world via the interwebs and from his rooms in Carlton.  Enquiries via mobile 0418 321 254 / +61 418 321 254  or websites 




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