IFS & Direct Access: The Key to Unlocking the Secret History of Parts

IFS & Direct Access: The Key to Unlocking the Secret History of Parts

Monday, April 1, 2024
12:00 pm
3:30 pm
Live, interactive workshop on Zoom Will not be recorded
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Workshop Description

Direct Access is an essential skill in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy often used in the process of unblending extreme parts. Practitioners may use this skill exclusively in their most challenging sessions and may struggle with this skill or lack the confidence to use it effectively. This workshop will teach skills and concepts to help practitioners become more confident and competent using Direct Access more frequently.

Learning this skill of Direct Access will inherently improve your ability to navigate the 6 Fs, creating a better Self to Part relationship and ultimately understanding the Internal Family System model better. This workshop will teach practical and experiential ways to use this technique
in becoming proficient so when challenging sessions arise it will be a natural and well honed skill.

Intended audience: counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, practitioners
Formal training in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model is recommended but not required.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the difference between implicit and explicit direct access and when to use with clients.
  • Identify the importance of practicing direct access in sessions to increase competence.
  • Refine the process of the 6Fs using direct access.
  • Create a more confident and conversational application of direct access.
  • Learn to incorporate experiential techniques in using direct access.

Workshop Timetable/Agenda

Monday, April 1, 2024
12:00pm-3:30pm Eastern Time
Live on Zoom

  • 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM: Introductions, Review of Course Objectives
  • 12:15 AM – 1:00 PM: Overview of Direct Access, Direct Access and the 6F’s
  • 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: 15 minute break
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM: Experiential Techniques and Direct Access (didactic, demo)
  • 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: 15 minute break
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Experiential Techniques and Direct Access (practice groups), Q&A, Wrap-up

Continuing Education Information

  • Multiplicity of the Mind Learning Center is seeking approval to offer “IFS & Direct Access: The Key to Unlocking the Secret History of Parts” for continuing education credit. Please check back for updates.
  • Full attendance of live event is required. Participants must have their video on and be in front of their video so attendance can be verified.
  • This workshop will not be recorded.
  • This workshop qualifies for 3 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements, unless indicated below.


IFS & Direct Access: The Key to Unlocking the Secret History of Parts is approved as a live offering for 3 CEs for Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board: Board Approval #MCST02249980

IFS Institute

This workshop has been approved by the IFS Institute for 3 CEs for Level 1 Trained IFS Therapists and Practitioners to use towards IFS certification/recertification.

The Facilitator

Dave Adamusko

Dave Adamusko, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Leadership Coach with 15 years of experience, specializes in Internal Family Systems (IFS) psychotherapy. Certified in IFS, he passionately guides individuals and couples through challenges, emphasizing experiential methods over mere conversation.

Dave has presented at the IFS National Conference and served as a Program Assistant for Frank Anderson’s Trauma and Neuroscience training, enriching both his practice and educational contributions. Committed to fostering personal growth, he believes in hands-on, interactive approaches to help clients truly experience transformation. Dave continues to learn, grow, and support others on their journeys.

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