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About Martha Sweezy
Martha Sweezy grew up in Cambridge, MA, with two older siblings and assorted dogs, and many musicians coming and going. Her mother, Nancy Sweezy, who was instrumental at the legendary folk music venue Club 47, later revived and managed Jugtown Pottery in North Carolina, founded Refugee Arts Group to work with refugees from Southeast Asia and was finally awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the NEA for her work in traditional arts. Her father, Paul Sweezy, the founder of Monthly Review magazine and press and the author of numerous books, including Monopoly Capital. She attended Shady Hill School, Palfrey Street School, Boston University for undergraduate work and an MA in creative writing, where she studied with Leslie Epstein and Derek Walcott, and Smith College School of Social Work for an MSW and a PhD.
Martha is an assistant professor, part-time, in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a consultant at Cambridge Health Alliance. Before opening a private practice in Northampton, MA, she worked in community mental health doing therapy, helping run a DBT program, and teaching.
Martha’s books and manuals include:
1) a co-authored manual (in press with PESI as of October, 2020, coming out in February, 2021) called Internal Family Systems Couple Therapy Skills Manual: Healing Relationships with Intimacy from the Inside Out
2) a co-authored book called Internal Family Systems Therapy, 2nd edition published by Guilford in 2019
3) a co-authored manual called Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual: Trauma-informed Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, PTSD & Substance Abuse published by PESI in 2018
4) a co-authored book on IFS couple therapy called Intimacy from the Inside Out: Courage and Compassion in Couple Therapy published by Routledge in 2015
5) two co-edited volumes on various application of IFS called Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions and Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy, published by Routledge in, respectively, 2013 and 2017
6) two peer-reviewed articles in 2011: The Teenager's Confession: Regulating Shame in Internal Family Systems Therapy in the American Journal of Psychotherapy, 65(2), 179-188; and Treating Trauma After Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 21(1), 90-102.
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Using a non-pathologizing, accelerated approach -- rooted in neuroscience -- IFS applies inner resources and self-compassion for healing emotional wounding at its core. This new manual offers straight-forward explanations and illustrates a wide variety of applications. Easy to read and highly practical.
- Step-by-step techniques
- Annotated case examples
- Unique meditations
- Downloadable exercises, worksheets
IFS is Evidence-Based
Thirty years ago, IFS creator Richard Schwartz, PhD, listened to his clients describing the behaviors and fears of their most extreme parts. he found that the inner world of all his clients was characterized by parts who have a positive intent for the client but had taken on extreme roles in an effort to be safe. He also discovered that these extreme parts would become less disruptive and more cooperative once their concerns were addressed and they felt safer.
IFS views psychic multiplicity as the norm: we all have parts. In addition, every part has a good intention for the client, and every part has value. When clients listen to all their parts, they can heal their wounded parts.
Today, IFS, which has established a legacy of efficiency and effectiveness in treating many mental health issues, is being heralded by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk as a treatment that all clinicians should know.
New to This Edition
*Extensively revised to reflect 25 years of conceptual refinement, expansion of IFS techniques, and a growing evidence base.
*Chapters on the Self, the body and physical illness, the role of the therapist, specific clinical strategies, and couple therapy.
*Enhanced clinical utility, with significantly more "how-to" details, case examples, and sample dialogues.
*Quick-reference boxes summarizing key points, and end-of-chapter summaries.
Couples in distress enter therapy holding two goals that they now experience as mutually exclusive: to feel loved and to feel understood. Toni Herbine-Blank’s powerful new brand of couple therapy, Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO), offers a comprehensive conceptual map for achieving both goals. In a tour de force of elegant case illustrations wrapped around clear instruction, this book shows the IFIO therapist working with the natural subdivisions – or parts – of the human mind in a dyad, guiding and supporting couples to understand how they project childhood injury into current relationships and then, feeling threatened, frustrated and angry, lose track of their underlying needs to feel safe, connected and loved. With a focus on generating internal attachment stability to sustain each partner through the moments when the other is unavailable, couples in IFIO therapy reconnect with their essential needs, change their conversations and learn to make requests that invite rather than threaten in order to get those needs met.
IFS Couple Therapy Skills Manual presents clinicians with a powerful, non-pathologizing approach to helping couples better understand themselves, their differences, and the underlying reasons for their suffering.
Working from the lens of Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) – a branch of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy – the authors provide a highly successful therapy that allows couples to feel understood, to decrease shame, and to reestablish loving connections. Inside you’ll find: - Step-by-step techniques - Case examples - Experiential exercises - Clear treatment explanations - Downloadable worksheets
Martha Sweezy and Ellen L. Ziskind’s Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions quickly established itself as essential reading for clinicians who are interested in IFS by illustrating how the model can be applied to a variety of therapy modalities and patient populations. Sweezy and Ziskind’s newest volume, Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy, is the natural follow-up to that text. Here Richard Schwartz and other master IFS clinicians illustrate how they work with a wide variety of problems: racism, perpetrator parts, trauma, addiction, eating disorders, parenting, and grief. The authors also show creative ways of putting into practice basic IFS techniques that help parts to unblend and to unburden both personal and legacy burdens.
Internal family systems therapy, or IFS, is one of the fastest growing models of psychotherapy today. Focused on psychic multiplicity and the healing effects of compassion, this non-pathologizing therapy has been adopted by clinicians around the world. Internal Family Systems Therapy builds on Richard Schwartz’s foundational introductory texts, illustrating how the IFS protocol can be applied to a variety of therapy modalities and patient populations.Each chapter provides clear, practical guidance and clinical illustrations. While addressing questions from therapists who are exploring the model or wonder about its applicability, Internal Family Systems Therapy is also essential reading for knowledgeable IFS clinicians.
- Ein erfolgreicher psychotherapeutischer Ansatz wurde auf den neuesten Stand gebracht
- In alle Richtlinienverfahren integrierbar
- Zur Teile-Therapie finden große Kongresse und Tagungen statt
Die Arbeit mit Persönlichkeitsanteilen bereichert seit gut 25 Jahren den "Werkzeugkoffer" von PsychotherapeutInnen und beratenden PsychologInnen. Maßgeblich dafür ist das zum Standardwerk avancierte und vielfach neu aufgelegte Werk von Richard C. Schwartz. Für diese Neuausgabe wurden die konzeptuellen Grundlagen einer kritischen Prüfung unterzogen, vor allem aber fanden die umfangreichen praktischen Erfahrungen vieler amerikanischer TherapeutInnen Eingang. Neue Kapitel zur Anwendung bei verschiedenen Krankheitsbildern wie z.B. der Posttraumatischen Belastungsstörung, Depression und Angst wurden integriert und es wurde größter Wert auf das richtige "How to do" gelegt. Die Techniken werden mittels Beispieldialogen, in kommentierten Fallbeispielen und zentralen Instruktionsanleitungen übersichtlich dargestellt und erhöhen so die Sicherheit und Effektivität in der praktischen Arbeit mit Einzelnen, Paaren, Familien und Gruppen bis hin zu Großgruppen.
Dieses Buch richtet sich an:
- PsychotherapeutInnen aller Schulen
- Hypnosystemische TherapeutInnen, systemische FamilientherapeutInnen, TeiletherapeutInnen