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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The Foundation Welcomes Les Fagen to its Board of Directors

“We are very pleased to welcome Les Fagen, MA, JD, to our Board,” affirmed Harley Goldberg, DO, new Chair of the Board of Directors. “As the Foundation develops further, we need committed, experienced professionals like Les to guide the organization through the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”

Les, who has effectively provided strategic counsel to organizations for more than three decades as a business advisor and attorney, represents healthcare companies and ambitious entrepreneurs as they turn their vision into vibrant companies.

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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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OUTLOOK April 2016

The Foundation is pleased to release the April 2016 Edition of OUTLOOK.

Read about the leading development of IFS being recognized as an evidence-based practice by the US-based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Through independent review, IFS was listed as promising or effective in improving general functioning and well-being, reducing anxiety disorders, and depression.

 Read also about how practitioners and therapists are finding ways to utilize IFS to expand ease and access to all.

This issue of OUTLOOK features growing IFS communities across the globe; moving stories of personal transformation; several operational updates of Foundation.

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