BLC Institute Programs

Working with Inner Racism, Sexism, Homophobia and Other Forms of Unconscious Bias- An Internal Family Systems Approach

On Saturday, February 1, 2020,  Dr. Percy Ballard, Kate Lingren, LICSW, and David Hoffman, Esq. will present a workshop on the use of the Internal Family Systems (“IFS”) model to understand and manage implicit bias. The workshop will provide an introduction to the IFS model and focus on how IFS helps professionals work with the bias of our clients and our own biases. The workshop will be held in Acton, MA. For more information, please click here.

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Introduction to the IFS Model: A Workshop for Divorce and Family Professionals

When embattled parties come to the mediation or negotiation table, they are often awash in emotions and impulses that make for difficult interactions and impasses. The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model provides a language and framework for helping each party identify and speak for the fearful, enraged, or wounded parts of themselves that are driving the conflict, and feel witnessed by the other. Once these behind-the-scenes feelings are revealed, the atmosphere in the room often shifts and the parties are more willing to de-escalate their conflict and discuss their issues from a calmer, more mindful place. In addition, IFS offers mediators, lawyers, and other professionals clear, practical ways to work with their own emotions. This program is led by IFS Founding Developer Dick Schwartz and BLC Founder David Hoffman. No prior IFS training required. For more information, please click here

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