The Foundation Receives a Challenge Gift, Approves a New Physiology Study, and Other Developments...

Challenge Gift: The Foundation has recently received another anonymous challenge gift of $25,000 USD. The donor would match the gift dollar to dollar if we can raise, with the help of the community, this amount of $25,000 by December 31, 2016. This donor’s funding and your continued support will help us proceed firmly toward three main goals: (1) support empirical IFS research further with the intent to make the IFS listing on NREPP more robust (turning listed “promising” outcomes into “effective” outcomes if the science warrants it); (2) work strategically to bring IFS to marginalized communities; and (3) broaden our efforts to showcase the positive effects of IFS on people’s lives.

New Research Approved. Upon recommendation of an independent review, the Board approved a new high-tech physiology study to be conducted jointly by

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Harley Goldberg Appointed New Board Chair; Frank Anderson & Toufic Hakim to Share Executive Roles

The Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Harley Goldberg, DO, as the new Chair of its Board. Harley has served on the Board since the Foundation was activated in August 2013, and will serve in this new capacity for a three-year term. Harley is director of medical education and a physician executive with The Permanente Group, Northern California Kaiser Permanente. (Click here to read Harley’s bio.) Harley was appointed by a unanimous approval of his colleague members of the Board and follows Frank Anderson, MD, who served as the first Chair of the Board.

“What an honor it is to be allowed to meet and work with such high-value friends, on the Board and in the community, while also doing good for the world.” Harley remarked in reaction to his appointment. ”To be able to bring IFS into my life, the medical examination room, and organizational development (and to be thinking about IFS in conjunction with empirical research, to boot) is a blessing.”

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IFS, an Evidence-Based Practice

A Joint Statement by The Center for Self Leadership & Foundation for Self Leadership

We are pleased to share with the community of IFS therapists and practitioners the exciting news that the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is now posted on NREPP as an evidence-based practice.

NREPP is the National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices, a national repository that is maintained by the U.S. government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Interventions listed in NREPP, now including IFS, have been subject to independent, rigorous scrutiny and are deemed to show significant impact on individual outcomes relating to mental health.

BASIS FOR INCLUSION. A comprehensive application requesting the inclusion of IFS on NREPP was

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Public Enthusiasm for IFS Characterization in Inside Out

In June, two days before wide release of the movie Inside Out, a near-full theatre of IFS enthusiasts gathered for a special 3D pre-screening arranged by volunteers of the Foundation for Self Leadership and Disney*Pixar. Resounding approval for the movie’s compatibility with IFS was given both in applause and within thoughtful feedback during the post-viewing discussion. Hats off to Board Chairman Frank Anderson for contacting Pixar many months ago and to the well-organized volunteers who made this event happen.

In the wake of wide release, the film has inspired many articles related to the films relevance to IFS.

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Giving the Gift of Hope through IFS

We invite you to support the Foundation for Self Leadership during this season of holidays and make the cause of the Foundation one of the causes you consistently support. The 501(c)(3) Foundation accepts regular cash donations or gifts of stock.

Here is a sample of some significant accomplishments your partnership with us made possible, along with new priorities in which we hope to engage and for which we need your continued stewardship:

Evidence-Based Status. Building on the IFS research paper by Shadick, Sowell et al., we prepared a detailed application to the

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