About EDCO 394 Z3

Special issues in counseling, administration and planning, social work, higher education not appropriate to content of existing courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Variable credit.


Dates: May 24 - June 18, 2021. Course meets on TR from 5:00-7:00pm; Entire course will run over a 4-week period; For more information, please contact instructor or cslgprog@uvm.edu; Open to both Graduate and Non-Degree students

Section Description

In this introductory course on Internal Family Systems (IFS) students will learn the basic concepts and steps of the theory, practice implementing the model, and use IFS concepts to increase self-awareness of their own internal system. At the end of this course students will be able to identify their own parts, lead clients in discussion about parts, lead some clients through insight work, and understand how IFS is a culturally sensitive counseling theory and modality. This course is appropriate for mental health clinicians and individuals in other helping fields (e.g. education and healthcare).

Section Expectation

Students of this course will need to attend synchronous virtual classes, participate in discussion and course activities including meditations and practice groups, review course materials outside of class time, and complete one written course assignment. Students will be required to read several chapters of "Internal Family Systems - 2nd Ed" by Richard Schwartz and Martha Sweezy (ISBN-13: 978-1462541461) and/or review videos and podcasts outside of class - approximately 2-4hrs/week. Students will be required to complete one short written assignment at the end of the course.


Students will be graded on attendance and a written assignment at the end of the course.

Course Dates



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