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IFS and Parts Work 101:
Real Life Skills for You and Your

Next Training Open to the Public: Friday, June 2, 2023   Click here to register

Applying a parts perspective to work with clients affected by complex trauma and C-PTSD offers a gentle and compassionate approach to working with the most challenging mental health issues. Using a non-pathologizing viewpoint, Parts Work celebrates the concept of multiplicity of the mind and seeks to explore the good intentions and positive qualities possessed by each of a person’s psychological “parts.” 


This 1-day workshop for mental health professionals offers an introduction to Parts Work and the Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy model, bringing together cutting-edge theories from multiple disciplines across psychotherapy, with an emphasis on IFS. This training will include instruction on how to do parts work, along with experiential exercises designed to help participants learn how to identify and unblend parts, leading to symptom reduction, greater internal clarity, and healing of emotional wounds.  Participants will come away with practical techniques and resources that can be used immediately, both therapeutically and personally.

Learning Objectives:


  • Understand the origins and development of various parts models, including IFS

  • Describe the three major components of our internal structure

  • Identify the qualities of Self and how they differ from protective parts and wounded parts of our internal system

  • Understand how parts work can be applied to difficult case presentations for symptom reduction and trauma healing

  • Apply un-blending procedures to foster compassionate dialogue and relationship with internal parts of the self

  • Use creative techniques to understand, externalize, and connect with parts of the self

  • Engage in an experiential exercise for identifying parts

  • Obtain numerous tools and online resources for application of parts work

Presenter Bio:

Marianne Turley, MC, LMFT (she/her/hers) is a well-respected expert psychotherapist in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation with children, adolescents, and adults. She is a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist, having completed extensive trainings directly with the founder, Dr. Richard Schwartz, and served as a Program Assistant at multiple Level 1 and 2 trainings with the IFS Institute. She is also a Certified EMDR therapist, EMDR Approved Consultant, and Facilitator with the EMDR Institute. Additionally, she is trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Sand Tray Therapy. She has also trained under other highly regarded trauma and parts-work clinicians, including Frank Anderson, Cece Sykes, Ann Sinko, Kay Garner, Pamela Krause, Mike Elkin, and many others. 


One of Marianne’s professional passions is teaching other clinicians how to provide excellent trauma-informed care to their clients. As both an EMDR Approved Consultant and an Approved IFS Clinical Consultant, she enjoys helping clinicians become certified in these specific models and teaching them how to integrate and utilize these models in creative ways that support full healing of the Self. Additionally, she often utilizes art, sand tray, and collage in her work and enjoys leading classes in how to use collage to create visual representations of IFS parts. She recently presented at the IFS National Conference on the utilization of externalizing techniques including mapping, art, and sand tray with IFS. At the onset of the pandemic, Marianne developed and presented free online trainings to help EMDR therapists transition the in-person BLS experience to virtual therapy. She is currently developing unique EMDR protocols that integrate IFS, parts work, and experiential modalities.


Marianne is in private practice in Scottsdale, AZ, offering psychotherapy to clients and working as a professional consultant for clinicians seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice of the IFS model and related parts work. 

Upcoming Training Dates:

Saturday, April 22, 2023

9am - 5pm, in Scottsdale, AZ

Special presentation for Psychological Counseling Services (not open to the public)

Friday, June 2, 2023

9am - 5pm, at New Vision Center in Phoenix, AZ (Tatum & Union Hills)

Open to all licensed mental health professionals and students in a graduate mental health training program

Click here to register

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