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Harley Goldberg Appointed New Board Chair; Frank Anderson & Toufic Hakim to Share Executive Roles

The Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Harley Goldberg, DO, as the new Chair of its Board. Harley has served on the Board since the Foundation was activated in August 2013, and will serve in this new capacity for a three-year term. Harley is director of medical education and a physician executive with The Permanente Group, Northern California Kaiser Permanente. (Click here to read Harley’s bio.) Harley was appointed by a unanimous approval of his colleague members of the Board and follows Frank Anderson, MD, who served as the first Chair of the Board.

“What an honor it is to be allowed to meet and work with such high-value friends, on the Board and in the community, while also doing good for the world.” Harley remarked in reaction to his appointment. ”To be able to bring IFS into my life, the medical examination room, and organizational development (and to be thinking about IFS in conjunction with empirical research, to boot) is a blessing.”

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OUTLOOK April 2016

The Foundation is pleased to release the April 2016 Edition of OUTLOOK.

Read about the leading development of IFS being recognized as an evidence-based practice by the US-based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Through independent review, IFS was listed as promising or effective in improving general functioning and well-being, reducing anxiety disorders, and depression.

 Read also about how practitioners and therapists are finding ways to utilize IFS to expand ease and access to all.

This issue of OUTLOOK features growing IFS communities across the globe; moving stories of personal transformation; several operational updates of Foundation.

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Giving the Gift of Hope through IFS

We invite you to support the Foundation for Self Leadership during this season of holidays and make the cause of the Foundation one of the causes you consistently support. The 501(c)(3) Foundation accepts regular cash donations or gifts of stock.

Here is a sample of some significant accomplishments your partnership with us made possible, along with new priorities in which we hope to engage and for which we need your continued stewardship:

Evidence-Based Status. Building on the IFS research paper by Shadick, Sowell et al., we prepared a detailed application to the

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IFS, an Evidence-Based Practice

A Joint Statement by The Center for Self Leadership & Foundation for Self Leadership

We are pleased to share with the community of IFS therapists and practitioners the exciting news that the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is now posted on NREPP as an evidence-based practice.

NREPP is the National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices, a national repository that is maintained by the U.S. government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Interventions listed in NREPP, now including IFS, have been subject to independent, rigorous scrutiny and are deemed to show significant impact on individual outcomes relating to mental health.

BASIS FOR INCLUSION. A comprehensive application requesting the inclusion of IFS on NREPP was

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The Foundation Welcomes Les Fagen to its Board of Directors

“We are very pleased to welcome Les Fagen, MA, JD, to our Board,” affirmed Harley Goldberg, DO, new Chair of the Board of Directors. “As the Foundation develops further, we need committed, experienced professionals like Les to guide the organization through the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”

Les, who has effectively provided strategic counsel to organizations for more than three decades as a business advisor and attorney, represents healthcare companies and ambitious entrepreneurs as they turn their vision into vibrant companies.

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