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Internal Family Systems Model - Evening Lecture - Wellington (1.5 hrs CE)

Simon d'Orsogna MA, Clinical Trainer and Psychotherapist

Friday, 31 July 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (NZST)

Internal Family Systems Model - Evening Lecture -...

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31/07/2020 NZ$15.00 NZ$1.20
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With the increasing risk of spread of the COVID-19, the health and safety of our community members is our number one priority. As such, we wish to underline we will refund all fees where the training needs to be cancelled in line with Departmental health recommendations, or to offer a transfer (no fee) where postponed.



In this Friday evening lecture you will get the overview of the Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) model of psychotherapy. Individual and family therapist Simon d'Orsogna MA will also offer Introductory and Enriching IFS workshops ahead of the first NZ Level 1 Training in 2021 in the following days.



This 90 minute evening lecture will overview the Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) model of psychotherapy on Friday 31st July 2020 7:30-9pm. 
Entry to the lecture is FREE with the Introductory workshop ticket entry, and all IFS Introduction Workshop participants should attend the evening lecture to complete the Introduction course requirements. Please bring your Introductory workshop receipt and ID to the lecture for free entry. All profits donated to Asylum Resources NZ.


Participants will learn the basics of the IFS approach and the development of the model. Suitable to mental health professionals (therapists, psychologists, counsellors, certified coaches and social workers) as well as those interested in self-development. 

For those wishing to register for BOTH the Introduction Workshop and the Enriching Workshop , you can purchase a dual ticket through the Introduction Workshop registration page here HERE . For those looking for more details on just the Enriching Workshop, they can be found HERE


The focus of formal IFS Institute Trainings for IFS Level 1 & 2 is going deeper into the IFS skills and techniques, and enhancing personal capacity within a supported learning environment. See the online flyer HERE for more general information on upcoming Certification trainings.


Testimonials from attendees of Simon's recent Introductory IFS workshops in Australia, New Zealand and the region –


"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. 

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 Evening Lecture for?

Participation is for interested members of the public, therapists and counsellors, mental health clinicians, certified coaches, expressive arts therapists or students in accredited graduate training programs and all others. 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 - This may 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. 




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 (Level 3 candidate), and has led the establishment of IFS in the region with presentations in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan in addition to Australia's .

Based in Melbourne, Simon is a systemic family therapist, certified Kegan-Lahey Immunity to Change coach, process consultant and integrative therapist, and an Associate Instructor with the US Coherence Psychology Institute. Simon facilitates experiential learning workshops in Australia, including offering the first training series introducing Internal Family Systems to Australia, and through 2020-21 is bringing further IFS trainings from the US based Internal Family Systems Institute senior trainers for further Level 1 and 2 offical IFSI trainings.




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.


See this page for more workshops and to join the e-list for updates on IFS in Australia and New Zealand. These online and in-person workshops will be useful preparation for further training.






S P A C E Studio

8 Lookout Road


Wellington, 6011


This lecture workshop will be held at S P A C E Studio in Mt. Victoria, Wellington.

S P A C E studio is nestled at the top of Mt Victoria, above Wellington harbour, and 2kms away from the hustle & bustle of the city.




S P A C E Studio is just 2kms from the City, is easily accessible by car and there is (limited) parking available onsite. The studio can also be accessed via the local bus route.




Please note that morning tea, afternoon and refreshments are provided however lunch is NOT included in the workshop fee.  






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 do your own work - "if you are feeling it, its yours".


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.


What is the refund policy for workshops?


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.









In the case that the official requirements ban all large group gatherings temporarily, all tickets will be refunded. We will follow the directions from governmental health authorities and act to protect your health and the health of the broader community at all times. 


For further information including updates and advice, please see link below;


Have questions about Internal Family Systems Model - Evening Lecture - Wellington (1.5 hrs CE)? Contact Simon d'Orsogna MA, Clinical Trainer and Psychotherapist

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8 Lookout Road
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand

Friday, 31 July 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (NZST)

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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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