Select Page

214 | Christ-centered Internal Family Systems Therapy: How to Develop Healthy Boundaries for Your Soul

Counseling Skills, Techniques, and Empirically-supported Treatments, Thursday 9/14 2:15 – 3:30 PM, Workshop Tracks


Kimberly June Miller, M.Th., M.MFT



Approved For CE

Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, Coaches

Approved For CME/CEU




Painful burdens can hold people back from building the lives they want to live. This workshop for licensed mental health professionals and ministry leaders teaches how to apply key techniques for teaching Christian clients to befriend parts of the soul weighed down with unwanted thoughts and feelings, using a Christian approach to the fast-growing, evidence-based, Internal Family Systems Model of psychotherapy (IFS). Participants will learn to use the “Five Steps of Taking a You-Turn” (based on the IFS model) to help clients develop healthy boundaries and secure attachments with parts of their souls carrying challenging thoughts and feelings. Through didactic teaching, a guided exercise, and a demo, attendees will learn to empower their clients to cultivate what IFS describes as “self-leadership” with their souls’ parts. Clients do not have to be overwhelmed by their thoughts and feelings; they can learn to lead their thoughts and feelings, guided by the Spirit of God.

Learning Objectives

1. Summarize the basic assumptions of the Internal Family Systems Model of psychotherapy (IFS), integrating IFS with Christian spirituality for Christian clients
2. Outline the steps of working with parts of the soul, according to IFS, and will describe what each step entails
3. Demonstrate how to help clients unburden their souls’ parts and find their helpful roles in internal family systems
Register For World Conference