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Internal Family Systems Model - face-to-face Practice group - Sydney (7hrs CE)

Simon d'Orsogna, Associate Instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute

Saturday, 18 November 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (AEDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
General Entry - IFS Practice Group (Syd)
The Practice Group tickets are available until the tickets are sold. 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 training events. Bring your lunch - or buy locally at the Forum (St Leonards station) or Crows Nest (~15min walk) Tea/simple coffee & a fruit-based snack provided at morning&afternoon break NOTE: fee includes GST and ticketing fees.
Ended $155.00 $0.00
Student Entry - IFS Practice Group (Syd)
Note that there are only a limited number of Student Tickets - available for fulltime students only. This price will be available until they run out. NOTE: fee includes GST and ticketing fees.
Ended $125.00 $0.00
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In these practice groups you will deepen yourself in the Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) model of psychotherapy. Simon d'Orsogna MA will offer a practice workshop to practice focusing on being/staying in Self, and the protective system of the Therapist. The day includes a short lecture covering the importance of the therapists parts, building trust, deepening and learning, then small group IFS work with you in the seat and taking client, therapist and observer roles.

This is an opportunity for a short presentation, live demonstrations, experiential learning by doing, and aims to provide 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 a small community of practice with maximum in-the-seat learning in a supportive atmosphere.

See the online flyer HERE for more general information on both Introductory workshops and Certification trainings, including Sydney events.


Who is this for?

Participation is for therapists and counsellors, mental health clinicians, certified coaches, or students in accredited graduate training programs who have completed an Introductory IFS workshop or course. 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.

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

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.



Group size 

The size of this intensive practice is limited.  Early registration is encouraged. Group size usually 5-10.




Simon d’Orsogna 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.

Based in Melbourne, Simon is a 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 through 2016 and 2017 offered 20 days of workshops introducing Internal Family Systems to Australia, and in 2017 & 2018 is bringing the first IFS certification trainings from the US Center of Self-Leadership (IFS's official institute).




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 read here.

The Center for Self Leadership (CSL) is planning to run certified Level 1 trainings in Melbourne in late 2017 and 2018.

These 2016 & 2017 online and in-person workshops will be useful preparation for a formal certification program. More information here.




 Venue: Suite 101/156 Pacific Hway (near cnr Greenwich Rd, opp Gore Hill cemetery) Greenwich 2065

Lifts (if reqd) via rear access from backdoor and rear building parking.

Parking at rear via Greenwich Road (usually empty on Sundays) or onstreet,+Greenwich+NSW+2065/@-33.8244067,151.18525,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b12aee02e8cd4e1:0x12b7bae7fe22dd62!8m2!3d-33.8244112!4d151.187444?hl=en



What can I bring to the event?

curiosity, willingness to try things out ("Yes, and..."), a sense of humour, and a heart-oriented openness to the non-pathologizing multiplicity of self.


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?

 Due to the limited size of each course, a refund can only be issued if cancellation notification is received 7 days prior to the workshop - less a $25.00 administration fee per person. 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. Courses are pre-paid.


We reserve the right to cancel due to insufficient registrations or other reasons beyond our control. Fees will be re-imbursed minus a small adminstration fee should cancellation be necessary.

Have questions about Internal Family Systems Model - face-to-face Practice group - Sydney (7hrs CE)? Contact Simon d'Orsogna, Associate Instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute

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156 Pacific Hway

Greenwich, NSW 2065

Saturday, 18 November 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (AEDT)

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Simon d'Orsogna, Associate Instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute


Simon d’Orsogna is an individual and family therapist, 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.

Simon 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. 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 development approach to change and transformation) and member of the original teaching staff for the ITC model in the HarvardX Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) making ITC available to more than 85,000 people across the planet. The ideas underpinning the effectiveness of these approaches align with the recent neuroscience learnings about memory reconsolidation and release from implicit emotional learnings.

He has provided for more than 25 days of Internal Family Systems trainings and workshops since 2016, along with organising the first Certification IFS trainings offered in Australia. Additionally Simon is an Associate Instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute, and a member of the Harvard Institute of Coaching Professional Association.

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 website




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