Certificate Official IFS Training
12 day Training: February to April 2021

In this official (#684) IFS  training you complete Level 1 in 2 weeks: 6th -13th February (Week1) and 17th-24th April (Week2).

Please note:
This training was planned to take place in person at Ericeira, 20min from Lisbon.
However and given the pandemic times we all go through, we eventually should be forced to shift into online mode. In this case, the dates will change.
So for an online training, here the first week dates:
- Saturday the 6th February to tuesday 9th
- Pause on wednesday 10th
- Resume on thursday the 11th, to finish saturday 13th

So for the first week:
the training  will unfold from 6th to 13th February 2021.
A break day the 10th February.

Timetable will be from 2pm GMT (9am EST)  to 9pm GMT (4pm EST)

As for the second week:
the training will unfold from 17th-18th-19th, 1 day break the 20th, and then 21st-22nd-23rd-24th April 2021. 
Timetable will be from 12pm GMT (7am EST)  to 7pm GMT (2pm EST)

This L1 Training will be offering a total of 84 program hours (42hours/week)
Participants must complete 70 hours to receive a certificate of completion.

This training will be the 4rd edition for a Level 1 in Portugal, Ericeira.

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.

 - This retreat-style L1S1 training if it could happen in person, would take place at Hotel Vila Galé, about 20minutes to Lisbon.

The Lead Trainer for Week 1: 6-13 February | Portugal 2021
Cece Sykes
, LCSW, ACSW; IFS Senior Trainer, US and international. Contributed to Levels 1 and 2 IFS training manuals and teaches L1 as well as L2 Trauma and Addiction. Cece has over thirty years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families, specializing in work with the effects of trauma and addiction. Her chapter on compassionate approaches to addictive process appears in IFS: Innovations and Elaborations, 2016, Routledge. Cece also has special interests in spiritual practices intersecting with therapy and in the impact of psychotherapy upon the life of the therapist and she lectures, consults and and leads workshops on all of these topics. Cece lives and works in the city of Chicago. 
Here a video Interview with Cece

The Lead Trainer for Week 2: 17-24 April | Portugal 2021
Osnat (Osi) Arbel, PhD, LMFT is a Lead Trainer in Israel. As the Co-founder of the Israeli Institute for IFS she is training, supervising, and facilitating groups while living the IFS model both personally and professionally. In her private practice she provides IFS-based therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Arbel is an AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor currently dividing her time between Israel, and Colorado. In Israel she is teaching MFT courses at Tel-Aviv University and Tel-Hai Academic College and supervising MFT practicum courses. In Colorado she holds an Assistant Professor appointment at Argosy University/Denver campus, teaching at the Counseling and MFT programs.


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Venue & Accommodation

This retreat-style Level1 training will take place from January () until April () 2021, at Ericeira, Hotel Vila Galé, 20 minutes from Lisbon.

terraço ericeira

Here a videoof the Venue
Here a videoof 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 60€/ night ( 35€ if sharing) up to 110€.  Contacts to Vila Gale Ericeira Hotel here 

Training Dates:
Week 1: January -
Teleconferences: dates soon
Week 2: April


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

WARNING: Given the Pandemic times we all go through, this training shifted to online

ONLINE mode 
Week1: 6th-13th February 
Week2: 17th-24th April 

Early Bird if fully paid Until 17 November: 2800 USD 
After 17 November: 2900 USD 

Portugal Residents
Early Bird if fully paid Until 17 November:  1900€
After  17 November:  2000€

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of 800€  will secure your place.
In the event of withdrawal from the training once the course has commenced, the full fee is non-refundable.
Final full payment deadline: 4th January 2021

Payment plans: contact construtivistas@sppc.org.pt

Cancellations: cancellations received 15 working days prior the first day of the event will receive a refund of registration fees less an administration charge of 20% of the event fee - only if your space can be filled. 
Cancellations made after are liable for the full registration fee.
This Level 1 course consist of two separate 6-day sessions – a total of 84 hours of training.
Note that you need to attend all training days in order to complete Level 1 training.

Accommodation and Meals
Please note that accomodation and meals not included in tuition.
Every morning by 11am, a cofre-break with beverages and snacks will be served.

Where to stay

There is many options for staying, from Hotels, to Hostels, to airbnb.

The training will take place at this 4star hotel.
Rooms at Hotel Vila Galé
Please check ratings with hotel telling them you will be attending this training - tell them the even dates.
Here the email adress: ericeira.reservas@vilagale.com

You can check here at booking.com good options.
All options for staying are at walking distance.
Hotel Pedro Pescador is at 2 minutes walking from the venue.

Here also staying options on airbnbat ericeira, all at walking distance.

Where to Eat

The Hotel has good options for healthy food. 
Good options also around the hotel área, at walking distance, from 1 minute to 10 minutes.
Prices per meal from 9 to 19 €.
Here some suggestions:

TikTak Restaurant  
Gabriel Restaurant
Veg Restaurant BeU
Brunch me 
Casa Portuguesa
O Gafanhoto

Many other options here on google maps

English will be the official Language

The training will be held in english.
There will be no interpretation at the event.

33 Participants registering

Alison Arnot -
Anna Browne - 
Anne Langedijk -
Aysha Talhouni
Bert McMeen -
Carsten Moller -
Craig Wynne -
Danielle Clarkesmith -
Erin Grifin - Canada
Elizabeth Davis  -  

Emilia Vergueiro - Portugal 
Fernanda Bento - Portugal
Heather Goodwin - Canada
Yafen Wu-Pang
Jennifer Bojanowski - USA
Jennifer Greene - USA
Jennifer Marchand - 
Jill Flodstrom - USA
João Perestrelo - Portugal
Joanna Schroeder - UK -

Marcus Blaker -
Marta Arruda - Portugal
Mary Barzyk - Canada
Max Paulino -  Brasil
Michelli Simpson - USA
Michelle Gibson
Palak  Jain - India
Rita  Morais - Portugal
Rumyana Georgieva  -
Sara Silva - Portugal 

Susan Korman - USA
Uwe Waldmann - Germany 
Vanessa Snyder - USA


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