The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS), developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, is a gentle and productive way to unite and heal aspects of the mind by developing self-leadership and changing learned behaviors and perspectives. Using the internal family systems model with individuals and partners, with (or without) trauma history Deborah Klinger, LMFT, CEDS-S March 19, 2020 1 UNC CHAPEL HILL SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK CLINICAL INSTITUTE 1 IFS Basics â¢Created by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., LMFT. Richard Schwartz, PhD. Internal Family Systems. Richard Schwartz is the founding developer of Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapeutic model that synthesizes systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind, suggesting alternative ways of understanding psychic functioning and healing. He noticed that addressing the partsâ concerns reduced disruptions. He saw these parts as forming an âinternal familyâ within an individual, and started to work with the parts from a systems perspective. Richard C. Schwartz, is the founder of a style of psychotherapy called Internal Family Systems. Richard Schwartz is a contemporary psychotherapist who founded the Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) of therapy.. Professional Life. Grounded in systems thinking, Dr. Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems (IFS) in response to clientsâ descriptions of various parts within themselves. Introduction to the internal family systems model, together with Dr. Schwartzâs Meditations for Self Critique of IFS The main critique of IFS is that there is no empirical data comparing IFS to other proven methods, and that there have been no follow-up studies to investigate the long-term success rate of IFS. INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY WITH RICHARD SCHWARTZ, PHD therapists and clients on video can engage in a realistic session that conveys a wealth of information not contained in books or therapy transcripts: body language, tone of voice, facial expression, rhythm of the interaction, quality of the alliance, and other aspects of process Although it sounds similar t The author of this book, Richard C. Schwartz, PH.D., LMFT earned his doctorate at Purdue University in Marriage and Family counseling, and he is associated with the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Chicago College of Medicine. Richard Schwartz â¦ The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model was developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., over the past 30 years as he learned to set aside his trained assumptions and truly listen to his clients. The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model was developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., over the past 30 years as he learned to set aside his trained assumptions and truly listen to his clients. Internal family systems therapy aims to help people address concerns and achieve healing by learning how their sub-personalities, or . Dr. Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems (IFS) in response to clientsâ descriptions of experiencing various parts within themselves. â¢Combines systems thinking and family systems It is a highly efficient and effective way of guiding clients to a state of inner clarity and compassion, the Self, from IFS is based on the idea that the mind is made up of discrete subpersonalities and that healing occurs when they are brought into harmony. ... which was founded in 2000 by Richard Schwartzâ¦ Richard Schwartz began his career as a systemic family therapist and an academic. Richard is not just the author but also developed Internal Family Systems.