L1 - 2 Hybrid - April and June 2024

In this official L1-2 Hybrid (#1038) IFS  training, you complete Level 1 in 2 weeks.               
This training will take place online and onsite (Hybrid).    

Module 1 / week 1 - 6 days online       
April 15th-17th (1 day off) and 19th-21st (total 6 days)     
Module2 / week 2 - 6-day onsite        
June 2nd- 7th (6 days)             

+ 2 practice days, offering a total of 89.5 program hours       
Practices: Friday 10th May and Sunday 19th May (5h each)

Participants must complete a minimum of 75 program hours to receive a certificate of completion.


Starting Times for  April's Online Session:  12 PM Portugal Time 

Ends at 8 PM Portugal Time              
Starting Times for June's Onsite Session:  9 AM Portugal Time

Lunchtime / Break will be around 3.30/3.40 Portugal Time
Each day will be 6.30 hours of learning, plus the breaks.           

Internal Family Systems is at the forefront of a movement toward a more collaborative therapeutic approach that relies on clients’ intuitive wisdom. IFS offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering view of human cognitive and emotional life and provides a dynamic therapeutic approach that allows both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur.             

The Training will be held in english.  

About the Trainers             
Alexia Rothman  (Co-Lead Mentee Trainer) is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA, since 2004.  She is a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist, an Assistant Trainer for the IFS Institute, an international speaker and educator on the IFS model, and a professional consultant for clinicians seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice of IFS through theoretical discussions, case consultation, technique practice, and deep, personal experiential work with their own internal systems.Dr. Rothman has received extensive training in the IFS model, primarily from IFS developer, Dr. Richard Schwartz.  She has served  on staff for multiple Level 1, 2, and 3 experiential IFS trainings, and she offers workshops on the IFS model throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Rothman is a United States Presidential Scholar who graduated summa cum laude from Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar.  She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was an Edwin W. Pauley Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.  She has held adjunct faculty positions at Emory University and Agnes Scott College.


Sue Smith (Co-Lead Trainer)  is a Certified IFS therapist with a private therapy practice in the Northwest of England. Her background is in Experiential Person-Centred therapy. She is trained in Hakomi - Mindfulness-based Somatic Psychotherapy and has an MA in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing. She is fully trained in IFS and Somatic IFS. Since training in IFS in 2011 with Richard Schwartz, Sue was part of the leadership group that has supported the growth of the model in the UK as a member of the IFSUK team. She has been a Programme Assistant and Lead Programme Assistant on many trainings over these years. Sue was delighted to be invited onto the Lead Trainer Programme for IFS Institute in 2022 and now works in the Co-Lead role in the UK and elsewhere. Before establishing in private practice, she worked as a therapist with children, young people and adults in various settings including schools, youth offending teams and social care. She has a particular interest in bringing somatic movement, dance, and creativity into IFS.

Lead trainers will be assisted by 1 LPA and 12 Programme Assistants (PAs), who have completed at least IFS L2 training, in the ratio of 1:3 participants.


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Tuition | Registration

This L1-2 Hibryd  Training can be attended by undergraduate students, graduate and registered mental health professionals.

Portugal and Brazil Residents2600 €     

Registrations contact:    

Deposit: A deposit of 1200€  will secure your place.    
In the event of withdrawal from the training once the course has commenced, the full fee is non-refundable.    


Venue for the Onsite Session


This retreat-style Level1 training will take place at EriceiraHotel Vila Galé, 25 minutes from Lisbon.

terraço ericeira

Here a video of the Venue    
Here a video of the Village

Accommodation and Meals    
Accomodation and meals are not included in the price of tuition.    
A list of local cheaper accommodation in the village and around the Hotel will be provided on request.    
Rooms at Hotel Vila Galé depending on season goes from 140€/ night up to 170€.  Contacts to Vila Gale Ericeira Hotel here 


Cancelation and Refund Policy

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: Participants who wish to withdraw from the training program must do so in writing.   

Deposit: The deposit is 75% refundable if written notice of withdrawal is received 45 or more days before the 1st day of the program.    

The deposit is 100% transferable to another training Level 1, 2, or 3 IFS training program if written notice of withdrawal is received 44-21 days before the 1st day of the program. A transferred deposit must be used within 18 months of withdrawal date, or else it is forfeited; a transferred deposit may only be used by the participant who is withdrawing. The deposit is forfeited if written notice of withdrawal is received  20 or fewer days before the 1st day of the program, or if withdrawal occurs after the program begins.   

Tuition Balance: The tuition balance (total tuition less deposit) is refundable if written notice of withdrawal is received by 21 or more days before the 1st day of the program. The tuition balance is forfeited if written notice of withdrawal is received 20 or fewer days before the 1st day of the program, or if withdrawal occurs after the program begins.



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