As a companion to the Foundation's earlier news release on October 14, 2021, this release represents the second helping of the October 2021 issue of OUTLOOK, its 14th issue and largest semi-annual edition.

Learn through this edition about the new program to help develop champions of change in communities that have traditionally been marginalized and where IFS has been traditionally inaccessible. Be inspired by efforts to host conversations between Israli Jews and Arabs through inner work. And be moved and inspired by a collection of personal stories of transformation that individuals from various backgrounds, with different experiences, and in different settings are sharing.

This issue gies an overview of the successful series of online dialogues, A Bridge Between US; introduces the new section from the IFS Library... and it commemorates through a heartfelt tribute the now sadly departed Foundation’s Chair Emeritus, Harley Goldberg, DO.

And as has been the practice, OUTLOOK also features IFS trainers and Foundation donors...

October 2021 Part 2
There's so much happening, we had to publish it in two parts! 

A sampling of articles appears below. Click on each or go online to read full articles.
Announcing a new racial/social-justice-focused IFS program to support current and future leaders from the Global Majority and LGBTQIA+ communities that have been traditionally marginalized by society due to issues around race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomics, immigration, among others. [Read more...]
Israelis and Palestinians' Collective Healing

Marushka Glissen, MA, LICSW, takes us inside a workshop with Palestinians and Israelis, looking at the legacy burdens they carry from generations of trauma... [Read more…]
Stories of Transformation

Trent O'Bryan takes us with him step-by-step as he works with, and unblends from, traumatized Parts.

J. Arnold discovered he was in an abusive relationship but then he found an IFS-trained clinician.

Marushka Glissen shares her journey: from child of Holocaust survivors to IFS practitioner and Assistant Trainer.

Paul Neustadt walks us though his journey overcoming childhood wounds and embracing Self.


Michelle Glass, CIFSP, is stepping down after seven years of serving as Editor of OUTLOOK, the Foundation's semi-annual magazine. [Read more…

A Bridge Between US
The Foundation for Self Leadership, along with the greater IFS community, is grateful to the panelists who facilitated conversations over five Fridays in September: Requina Barnes, LICSW; Lester Fagen, MA, JD; Tamala Floyd, LCSW; Kelly Gaule, CAP; Vicki McCoy, MA; David Medeiros, MSW, LICSW; Hugh O’Doherty, MA, MEd, EdD, Frank Rogers, PhD; Jon Schwartz, MEd; and Rahul Sharma, PsyD. [Read more...] [View recordings of Bridge conversations...]
In Memoriam
The IFS community mourns the loss of Harley Goldberg, DO, charter member and chair emeritus of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. [Read more...]
Contributors' Circle
Randi Cutler, LMFT , holistic family therapist in Philadelphia, specializing in couples and grief work , answers our questions. [Read more...]
Fund for Self Leadership
Charitable gifts support IFS research, access and advocacy.


Meet Nancy Sowell, MSW, LICSW. She's an IFS clinician and trainer with a special interest in research, who had a pivotal role in the certification of IFS as an evidence-based practice… [Read more…] 



In "The Elusive SELF: Reflections of an Internal Family Systems Therapist," Marcel Duclos, LMHC, LPC, ACS, explores the pasts concept of self and how they mesh with IFS. [Read more…] 

About the Foundation

The Foundation for Self Leadership is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered in Illinois, U.S.A. Its mission is to advance IFS research, promote the IFS Model far and wide within and beyond psychotherapy, and increase access to IFS trainings, especially among groups that do not have ready access to IFS.

OUTLOOK is an occasional magazine that the Foundation for Self Leadership publishes to share news relevant to IFS, the IFS community, and developments relating to the Foundation. The ultimate purpose of OUTLOOK is to support the Foundation's mission of promoting the notion and agency of Self-leadership.

Now you can place a message to the IFS community and support OUTLOOK magazine by sponsoring space. [Read more...]

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