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Internal Family Systems - Practice Day - Melb Oct 2018 (6 hrs CE)

Simon d'Orsogna, Center of Self Leadership's Australasian International Partner

Saturday, 27 October 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (AEDT)

Internal Family Systems - Practice Day - Melb Oct 2018...

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
General Entry - Practice Day
Non-Residential ticketing includes workshop and materials, lunches, plus morning and afternoon tea. NOTE: fee includes GST and ticketing fees. The Workshop tickets are available until the tickets are sold. 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.
25/10/2018 $110.00 $0.00
Level 1 IFS Practitioners - discount
Ticketing includes workshop and materials, lunches, plus morning and afternoon tea. NOTE: fee includes GST and ticketing fees.
15/10/2018 $65.00 $0.00
* Prices include GST

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Event Details

This Melbourne IFS Practice Day will be open to those who have completed an Introductory workshops offered previously, or are well-familiar with the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy through direct experience in workshop, or supervision to assume basic familiarity with the model.

The focus is learning by doing, and working in real time in small groups. There will be streamed activities (depending on overall size of the participant group) and an opportunity for coached afternoon practice in groups for those still gaining confidence, getting going or rusty. Come sit in the seat for practice and learning - and to catchup with some of the familiar faces from earlier workshops and trainings.

Discount for CSL Level 1 trained participants - we'd love to see you there!

Lunch and morning&afternoon tea will be provided - the catering is usually a high note for our trainings at Bouverie ;)


The Introductory Workshops (2 days on 19th and 20th (Fri-Sat) October 2018 in Melbourne, or weekend of 6th and 7th (Sat-Sun)  2018 in Sydney) will teach the basics of the IFS approach from the ground up, and attending this or a previous Introductory workshop or IFS supervision is a pre-requisite for attending this Deepening event. 


The day here provide deeper learning and an opportunity to work in small groups with maximum in-the-seat learning in a supportive atmosphere.

It is required you attend the Introduction IFS workshop, or 'IFS Online Circle' or equivalent learning in order to join this workshop.

See the online flyer HERE for joining the e-list and more general information on IFS workshops and certification trainings in Australia.

Testimonials from attendees of Simon's IFS workshops in Australia:

A joy and a surprise to find such an experience of warmth and connection alongside intense learning and skills acquisition.

Extraordinary- met me exactly where I needed in terms of the edge of my knowledge, and then expanded my understanding.

A fantastic integration of theory, demonstrations and practice. 

I have not ever attended such a training before that just sits comfortably with a respectfulness to work with clients and has also enabled me to consider my 'Self' and its importance professionally and personally.

Well structured and a great synthesis of working with parts and establishing Self in a psychological and spiritual sense.

The workshop was both informative and consolidating of the IFS theory. The theory that provides a model for workig non judgementaly with all parts of the person while at the same time encouraging Self development and leadership.

Fantastic experience, particularly the live demos which added great authenticity to the process.

Very hands on learning in an extremely safe supportive, well-organised environment. There was an assumption of clinical skills and knowledge that allowed the group to go to applications in practice straight away with reading links to fill any gaps

Unpretentious openings each day, yet organised, good warm up exercises to get us in touch wiht your parts, good paired shares, excellent fishbowls/demos, good Q & A sessions where all parts were welcome. Well done!

The workshop was both informative and consolidating of the IFS theory. The theory that provides a model for workig non judgementaly with all parts of the person while at the same time encouraging Self development and leadership.

 Enlightening! A gentle approach which will resonate with most clients.

 I now have language, process and meaning for working with parts of self and big S self very excited"



Who is this for?

Participation is for therapists and counsellors, mental health clinicians, certified coaches, 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.


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.


See link for more information and booking for the online Introductory trainings.



Workshop size 

The size of this intensive workshop is limited.  Early registration is encouraged. Previous workshops have sold out in the 2016 and 2017 Melbourne series.



These weekend intensive workshops will promote intermediate-level skill building through active participatory learning. Come along prepared to learn by doing. 



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.


As the Center for Self Leadership (CSL)'s International Partner Simon is planning to run further Level 1 trainings in Australia in 2019, after the first couple of these Certification trainings sold out with waitlists. Certification is only provided by CSL following these formally endorsed training events. For more on Australian workshops and training events please see here.



 Bouverie Centre, Brunswick VIC


Melbourne workshops will be held at the Bouverie Centre in Brunswick in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, where participants come along each day (no residential options). Enrolment includes morning-afternoon tea, and lunch catering.There is no accomodation provided.

Most dietary requirements can be accommodated including vegetarian, gluten free etc - please enquire first if you have special needs, then advise us on the booking form. 

Please indicate during booking on the form or by email any health conditions we need to know about during your attendance at this workshops.


Wheelchair access 

  • Ground level workrooms
  • Disabled access bathroom
  • Ramps to main entrance and other rooms




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

There is on-site parking on the centre. The venue is 20-25 minutes from the CBD by public train transport and 35-45 minutes by taxi from Melbourne Airport.

See here or
for details how to get there.


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.


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.


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 $100.00 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 sighting 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 less banking and transaction fees should cancellation be necessary.

Have questions about Internal Family Systems - Practice Day - Melb Oct 2018 (6 hrs CE)? Contact Simon d'Orsogna, Center of Self Leadership's Australasian International Partner

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Bouverie Centre
8 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, VIC 3056

Saturday, 27 October 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (AEDT)

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Simon d'Orsogna, Center of Self Leadership's Australasian International Partner


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 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.

He has facilitated and arranged more than 60 days of Internal Family Systems trainings and workshops since 2016, along with organising the first Certification IFS trainings offered in Australia in late 2017. 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 websites 




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