1. An Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) - Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 - 4:30 to 7:30 pm

In this experiential training you will have the opportunity learn, observe, and practice the IFS model. The IFS model is a compassionate, non-pathologizing approach to understanding the human psyche based on the organization and functioning of “parts”. You will learn what parts are, how to identify them, what purpose they serve, and how to get to know the parts and understand what they are protecting. Although this workshop will not prepare you to be an IFS practitioner, you will walk away from the workshop with many IFS techniques you can use immediately with your clients.  


1.  participants will learn knowledge and skills related to internal family systems (IFS) 

2. participants will develop specific IFS skills including parts and what they are protecting 

3.  participants will develop IFS techniques to utilize with clients 

This training is being held in the Miller Room of the MTSU Miller Education Center, 503 East Bell Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.  For more information about the location, including parking, visit https://www.mtsu.edu/edu_leadership/professional_counseling/parking.php 

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Jordan is Professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  She received a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Mississippi State University, a M.A. in Psychological Counseling from Nicholls State University, and a B.A. in Psychology from University of Central Florida.  She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S). She currently serves as the President of the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psych-Educational Specialists. Dr. Jordan serves as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Counseling Association and oversees the annual conference. She has served as president of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), a past board member and secretary of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and a current member of the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB).

Dr. Jordan received the 2015 LaRoche Graduate Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Instruction. She has co-edited two books with former students, written nine book chapters with students, and presented with over 30 students at state and national conferences.