In October 2022, the Foundation for Self Leadership launched PARTS & SELF, an open-access, online magazine that explores IFS in all of its facets and manifestations.

The magazine publishes news, opinions, and human-interest stories that relate to IFS applications and seek deeper healing and wellbeing within and beyond psychotherapy.

Today, after an extensive, rigorous search, the Foundation enthusiastically welcomes the next editor of PARTS & SELF, Philip D. Armour, MA. Philip comes to the magazine with a wealth of experience editing and writing for a number of national magazines. He has written for Outside, Men’s Journal, Truthdig, Salon, and Popular Mechanics, and The New York Times, among other publications, and recently published a travel book, 111 Places in Denver That You Must Not Miss (Emons, 2022). Additionally, he has significant experience in reader engagement, marketing, and website management.

“I’ve been challenged to grow PARTS & SELF into a clearinghouse of ideas that drive forward the conversation of personal and global healing,” said Philip. “I’m very excited by the inherent potential of this unique forum and welcome feedback from and dialogue with the greater IFS community and beyond.”

“We eagerly welcome Philip to the team,” announced Toufic Hakim, PhD, the Foundation’s executive director and the magazine’s publisher. “We trust readers will be as pleased as we are with our selection.” Philip’s extensive background promises to help take PARTS & SELF into its next phase of development. He will build this platform further by broadening its scope and engaging readers in vigorous dialogue.

“I hasten to add that we are also indebted to Helen E. Lees, PhD for her significant contributions as the former editor,” continued Hakim. Helen served as the magazine’s inaugural editor, helping conceptualize, design, and launch the website. By hosting video conversations, crafting numerous articles, and working with a great many authors from within and outside the IFS community, she infused PARTS & SELF with a richness of content. Helen is now moving on to other projects. Members of the Foundation’s staff are sincerely grateful for her efforts and wish her well.

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Foundation for Self Leadership

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