3 Day Training Series – Healing Trauma through the Internal Family System w/ Tasha Hunter, LCSW
February 16, 2024
Trauma can upend a person’s entire system, resulting in pervasive PTSD symptoms, and emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and health consequences. This three-session institute will prepare participants with a foundation in Internal Family Systems (IFS), an evidence-based method of healing trauma that works by naming and working directly with a client’s vulnerable and protective inner parts, while emphasizing the client’s intuitive center and inherent healing capacity.
Tasha Hunter will introduce the theory and practice of IFS, walking participants through what IFS looks like from the first encounter to session conclusion, using clinical cases, real plays, and experiential practices. Participants will have opportunities to practice IFS techniques and receive feedback. Throughout, Tasha will emphasize how IFS can be adapted culturally and linguistically to address people’s identities, spirituality, and other intersectional systems that affect the formation of people’s parts. Because human clinicians have their own parts that can be vulnerable to overworking or becoming activated, which interact with clients’ parts, Tasha will provide practices to guide these interactions as well.
Learning will also be encouraged between sessions. Tasha will provide exercises for participants to practice between sessions to prepare for the final day, which will more heavily towards experiential practice.
Dates and Times: Meets on three Fridays:
1. February 16 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
2. February 23 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST
3. March 1 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST
- Livestream via Zoom, or
- In person: UNC School of Social Work, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
CE Credit: 12 CEs, read for full information on credit types awarded.
Clinical Institute Series trainings are for students, professionals, and community members interested in therapeutic practices that are anti-oppressive, intersectional, and centered on self-determination.
Free of charge for UNC School of Social Work students, faculty, staff, and practicum instructors.