Internal Family Systems-Informed EMDR

Do you encounter blocks and defenses that are impacting the client’s therapy work, and you feel lost in where to go next? Maybe you keep hearing about “parts work” being discussed in your consultation group, and it seems important to learn, but you’re left feeling confused – what are parts, and how do I start? Or perhaps you know a bit about “parts work”–you might have even used the dissociative table–but now find yourself unsure of how to integrate this with your EMDR practice and what the next steps are?

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy offers us a helpful framework to navigate these complex blocks and defenses by honoring and welcoming these parts of self. IFS is a beautiful companion for EMDR. If you’re eager to dive deeper into how to practically use “parts work” and IFS along with your foundational EMDR skills – this course is for you.

 Live: Oct 19-20, 2023 from 9am-2pm MTN

This course will be recorded on Oct 19-20th, 2023. 

Available for synchronous-online or asynchronous-on demand learning.

Course Details

The Integration of Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy course offers mental health professionals an in-depth exploration of two highly effective therapeutic modalities and their integration for a comprehensive approach to healing trauma and promoting well-being. This course provides a unique opportunity to learn how to integrate the transformative power of IFS therapy’s internal system work with the phases of EMDR therapy.

This IFS-Informed EMDR advanced training offers an opportunity to gain skills in working with client’s protective systems. Supporting these systems can help clients feel safe enough to do the deeper work of EMDR Therapy. Some examples of parts include the over-intellectualizer, the perfectionist, and the critic, to name a few. A client may feel like they have to do EMDR perfectly and they don’t know what you are wanting them to say during check-ins, or they are stuck in their thoughts and can’t touch into their feelings, or they start to allow themselves to feel vulnerable but then they are pulled out of their emotions by an intellectual/rationalizer part.
The first day of training will focus on understanding the core principles of IFS Therapy. We will review the theoretical framework of IFS, develop clinical skills in recognizing and being with the protective parts of our clients, and identify a path for therapists to support clients in cultivating more compassion and understanding for parts of themselves.

The second day of training will focus on case conceptualization using IFS concepts and techniques, and connecting those to the eight phases of EMDR. We will learn practical strategies to help the protective parts of our clients to feel witnessed and understood to enhance the effectiveness of trauma processing and integration with EMDR Therapy. This course consists of a combination of didactic presentations, large group experiential exercises, case discussions, and demonstrations to facilitate a comprehensive understanding and practical application of the integrated approach.


This course is available for viewing through the Kase & CO learning platform.

If you register before the live recording date, you may attend the live, interactive webinar. Instructions for attending the live, interactive webinar are found in your learner account. You will have access to the on-demand, asynchronous course for 1 year from the live date.

Registrations after the live date, may view this course on-demand, asynchronously for 1 year from your registration date.

live schedule

DAy 1:

  • 9-9:20am: Introductions and Course Orientation
  • 9:20-9:35am: Overview of the Theory of IFS
  • 9:35-9:45am: Curiosity Experiential
  • 9:45-10:05am: Understanding Parts of Self
  • 10:05-10:20am: Be with Parts Experiential
  • 10:20-10:30am: Break
  • 10:30-10:45am: Essential IFS Skills
  • 10:45-11:00am: Applying IFS
  • 11:00-11:15am: Demo of the 6Fs
  • 11:15-12:00pm: Healing Steps of IFS
  • 12-12:40pm: Lunch
  • 12:40-1:25pm: Demo of IFS Session
  • 1:25-1:35pm: Debrief
  • 1:35-1:45pm: Break
  • 1:45-2:00pm: Wrap up lecture/Q&A

schedule is in mtn time

DAy 2:

  • 9-9:15am: Check in/Q&A
  • 9:15-9:30am: AIP and Self Energy
  • 9:30-10:15am: Phases 1 & 2
  • 10:15-10:25am: Break
  • 10:25-11:00am: Demos and Practice of IFS Preparation Techniques
  • 11:00-11:30am: Phases 3 & 4
  • 11:30-12:00pm: Phases 5-8
  • 12:00-12:40pm: Lunch
  • 12:40-1:25pm: Demo of IFS-Informed Reprocessing Session
  • 1:25-1:35pm: Debrief
  • 1:35-1:45pm: Break
  • 1:45-2:00pm: Wrap up lecture and Q&A


Fee: $240

Payment is accepted via credit or debit card.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the Internal Family Systems theory and techniques throughout the 8 phases of EMDR.
  • List the 8 Cs of self-energy, and establish techniques to differentiate between self-energy and parts of self.
  • Compare and contrast the three categories of parts, and learn to recognize common presentations and traits associated with each.
  • Practice IFS techniques to build skills to be able to identify and be in relationship with parts of self.
  • Analyze how the healing steps of IFS overlap with the 8 phases of EMDR.
  • Identify at least six IFS informed preparation techniques to reduce symptoms and promote client stabilization.
  • Describe two IFS-informed interweaves to utilize in EMDR reprocessing.
  • Identify two ways that protective parts of clients can block the EMDR process.

About Your Trainer, Crystal Hines

Crystal Hines is a licensed professional counselor based out of Firestone, CO and Founder of Align Therapy and Consultation. Crystal is helping therapists go from Surviving to Thriving through providing tailored services to meet the needs of the burnt-out healer. Crystal provides the following services: EMDR Consultation, IFS Consultation, Private Practice Business Coaching, Intuitive Tarot Card Readings, LPCC Supervision, Therapy for Therapists, Process Groups for Therapists, and Trainings/Workshops. Crystal has a brain-body-heart approach to healing. She is both direct and compassionate in her work with clients and knows the importance of doing her own healing. Crystal is a complex trauma survivor and is passionate about helping others along their healing journeys. She has a gift of connecting with the inner child who lives in all of us.

Additional Information


To register for this course, you must have completed Parts 1 and 2 of EMDR Basic Training.

Continuing Education

8 CEs are available upon completion of all course material.

Kase & CO is an approved continuing education provider. EMDRIA & NBCC CEs are available for this course. This course is not currently approved for APA CEs.

Participants must complete the full training to receive credit.

Course Completion

To receive a CE certificate, participants must complete the entire course, complete the post-test with a score of 80% or above, and complete the course evaluation. Once completed, a CE certificate will be auto-populated to your online account. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations requested more than 48 hours prior to the live training are eligible for a refund, minus a $20 administrative fee. Cancellation requests can be submitted via email to Refunds are not available for cancellations requested after the recorded video is available on-demand.

Continuing EDucation

NBCC Approved Provider

Kase & CO has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7033. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Kase & CO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


EMDRIA Approved Course

Kase & CO is an EMDRIA Approved Training Provider. Kase & CO Courses are individually approved. CE Certificate will contain course approval number.

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