Help the Foundation harness the potential of Self Leadership, usher in emotional healing to our inner worlds, and facilitate harmony through our human interactions in the outer world. With your generous financial engagement, we will achieve greater impact. Starting in 2014, the Foundation for Self Leadership is launching a three-year fundraising campaign for $1.5 million in pursuit of three interdependent goals.

EXPAND THE REACH OF IFS PSYCHOTHERAPY BY ESTABLISHING IT AS AN EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE.

Fund IFS Research. To help realize the healing and social value of IFS, we will fund independent, rigorous studies to expand the evidence base for IFS as an interventionin clinical and non-clinical settings. Scientific research will lead to more data and studies; greater acceptance of IFS among practitioners, insurers, funders, and graduate programs; and broader diffusion of the model. We will give highest priority to clinical IFS research for treating trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety; and to studies that examine how IFS can help reduce dependency on psychotropic drugs.

 

SPREAD IFS APPLICATIONS BEYOND PSYCHOTHERAPY THROUGH A DELIBERATE OUTREACH EFFORT.

Fund IFS Advocacy. With the promise of a better society for all, we are compelled to expand the boundaries of IFS through a comprehensive outreach effort in multiple settings beyond psychotherapy. From corporate meetings and legal hearings to playgrounds and prison cells, we will fund IFS-oriented programs that enhance organizational governance and conflict resolution, and draw on the wisdom of Self Leadership to promote greater mindfulness in our interactions at home and in the workplace. 

INCREASE ACCESS TO IFS FOR DIVERSE PRACTITIONERS THROUGH NEED-BASED TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS. 

Fund IFS Trainings. As we raise the value of IFS and disseminate its constructs, it becomes important to expand training opportunities for practitioners both within and beyond psychotherapy. We will fund need-based scholarships, especially for graduate students and practitioners serving underprivileged communities, to receive rigorous, high-quality training in the IFS modality. 

Graph Mission Overview

 

Funding priorities approved by the Board in August 2014 include:

  • A competitive call for research applications to support at least 5 new IFS-oriented studies by independent researchers, with high priority on the treatment of trauma
  • Development of critical resources: validated fidelity scales, online IFS library, and a registry of IFS practitioners willing to participate in research
  • Implementation of a need-based scholarship program to support 50 individuals in IFS trainings annually, selected from among graduate students and practitioners serving underserved communities
  • Advocacy for IFS applications and training programs outside the realm of psychotherapy, starting with organizational governance, health coaching, and conflict resolution
  • Development of an adequate, lean operational infrastructure for the Foundation.