IFS Training: Richard Schwartz‘s Internal Family Systems Institute provides training in IFS to practitioners through intensive programs called Level One, Level Two and Level Three. At any point a year or after taking a Level One training a practitioner can apply to become a Certified IFS Therapist with IFS-I by completing further learning, supervision and by having had their work reviewed and accepted by an approved IFS-I certifier. Derek Scott also provides training in IFS and anyone that has completed his Skills and Competencies Course is considered IFS Informed.

IFIO Training: Intimacy from The Inside Out (IFIO) is a form of couples therapy with its roots in IFS. Toni Herbine-Blank and the IFS-I provide a special Level Two (IFIO) that teaches this couples protocol. In addition Toni provides Advanced IFIO trainings.

Marlene Van Esch
IFS Training
Fee for individuals
$160.00 for 50 minutes

Marlene holds an MSW and is a Registered Social Worker. She is a level one graduate of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Pat Ogden) with Advanced Training: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Complex Trauma and Dissociation (Janina Fisher), and a level one graduate of Internal Family Systems. Marlene incorporates mindfulness in her therapy practice. She is a certified mindfulness teacher and a graduate of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, as well as a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (Kristen Neff & Christopher Germer).

Building upon her experience of solution-focused counselling and program development, Marlene has narrowed her focus in the last decade, with an emphasis on providing trauma therapy and trauma-informed care. She specializes in the treatment of developmental trauma, complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship problems and stressful changes in life, work or family.

Registered Social Worker