Members of This Founding Board

Board members are professional leaders committed to studying further and expanding the reach and scope of IFS. The term of service of this founding board is for two years, starting on September 1, 2015. Please feel free to Contact Foundation Chair Frank Anderson, M.D. at

Foundation's Purpose

To advance IFS research and expand access to the IFS model. Recognizing the potential impact of IFS on improving the human condition as both an effective psychotherapy modality and a powerful paradigm for understanding the human psyche, the dual aim of the Foundation for Self Leadership is to advance empirical research about the efficacy of IFS and expand access to the model among practitioners across diverse professional fields as well as within the society at large. Through its efforts, The Foundation will help set and implement strategic directions and priorities for expanding the reach and scope of IFS.

Foundation Board

The Foundation is governed by an independent, volunteer board of directors. Members of this founding board, serving an initial two-year term, will be responsible for a number of significant activities:

  • Lead the Foundation’s early development efforts on behalf of IFS.
  • Oversee the establishment and implementation of a comprehensive IFS research agenda by closely coordinating with the IFS volunteer research committees.
  • Broaden, promote, and oversee a scholarship program to increase access to IFS training
  • Establish the Foundation’s fiscal and fundraising policy and related efforts to advance IFS.