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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Public Enthusiasm for IFS Characterization in Inside Out

In June, two days before wide release of the movie Inside Out, a near-full theatre of IFS enthusiasts gathered for a special 3D pre-screening arranged by volunteers of the Foundation for Self Leadership and Disney*Pixar. Resounding approval for the movie’s compatibility with IFS was given both in applause and within thoughtful feedback during the post-viewing discussion. Hats off to Board Chairman Frank Anderson for contacting Pixar many months ago and to the well-organized volunteers who made this event happen.

In the wake of wide release, the film has inspired many articles related to the films relevance to IFS.

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Pre-screening of Disney-Pixar's "Inside Out" for the IFS community in Dedham, Massachusetts on June 17

In collaboration with the IFSNewEngland group, represented by Suzanne Hoffman, PsyD; Gail Hardenbergh, LICSW; and Fran Booth, LICSW (all Certified IFS Therapists), the Foundation will be hosting a prescreening event of this new animation in the Boston area on June 17 at 6:30pm at the Showcase Cinema de Lux at Legacy Place Theater, in Dedham, MA. A reception will follow the event. Please visit and, for those in New England, check your emails for further details.

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OUTLOOK October 2015

The Foundation for Self Leadership's Board is pleased to share with you the second edition of our news bulletin intended to keep you informed about progress and developments of interest.  

Inside you'll discover the inspiring and varied applications of IFS within many different organizations around the world. We hope you find the contents meaningful to you. Thank you for your continued support.

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