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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 October 2015

The Foundation for Self Leadership's Board is pleased to share with you the second edition of our news bulletin intended to keep you informed about progress and developments of interest.  

Inside you'll discover the inspiring and varied applications of IFS within many different organizations around the world. We hope you find the contents meaningful to you. Thank you for your continued support.

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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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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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