Trainings and Consultation
Lois offers trainings about trauma and attachment treatment, the use of IFS and Somatic IFS (developed by Susan McConnell), IFS with Children and Families, Clinical Consultation and Clinical Supervision. Check this page often to see where and what she might be training in the future.
Somatic Internal Family Systems Deepening Skills & Consultation Group -See New Winter 2024 Dates!!
Lois Ehrmann will be offering an ONLINE series of seven 3.0 hours of active learning consultation groups for clinicians/practitioners who wish to further develop skills in the provision of Somatic IFS. Some of the format of the group will be similar to the supervised practice groups that occur in the Somatic IFS Trainings conducted by Susan McConnell. The group size is limited to 6 participants.
1.Participants must have completed Level 1 training through the IFS-Institute
2.Participants must have a Certificate of Completion from a Somatic IFS TRAINING with Susan McConnell
General Goals of the Group:
By the completion of the Group process participants will have:
1.Engaged in the opportunity of weekly self- exploration in the practices of Somatic IFS
2.Experientially participated in 6 practice SIFS sessions as either a practice therapist, practice client or an active learning observer
3.Had the opportunity to present a client situation from their caseloads in the consultation time-period of this program to increase clarity about the use of Somatic IFS practices in the therapeutic process.
The Group format will be the following:
Thursday 01/18/2024; 10:00 am- 1:15 pm Eastern Time Zone-Week 1: Gathering and Forming
•Collaborative Group Guideline Construction (includes discussion around videotaping and transcript distribution to group members only etc.)
•Organizing practice sessions for Groups 2-7
•Developing individual goals and objectives
Thursday 01/25/2024; 10:00 am-1:15 pm-Week 2: Somatic Awareness
•05 minutes: Welcome and Hellos
•15 minutes: Guided Meditation the Somatic IFS practice of somatic awareness
•20 minutes: Open Space inviting our Parts and responses to the meditation.
•55 minutes: Practice Session with the following Roles: Therapist, Client, Observer 1, Observer 2, Observer 3, Observer 4
•20 minutes: Feedback order: Observer 1, Observer 2, Observer 3, Observer 4, Client, Therapist, Consultant verbal feedback with written feedback to follow post group session.
•60 minutes: Case Consultation on Somatic IFS processes in Participants’ caseloads
•05 minutes: Closing with Goodbyes and Best Wishes
The remaining sessions will follow the first group format with the following topics:
Thursday 02/01/2024; 10:00 am- 1:15 pm-Week 3: Conscious Breathing
Thursday 02/08/2024; 10:00 am -1:15 pm-Week 4: Radical Resonance
Thursday 02/15/2024; 10:00 am -1:15 pm-Week 5: Mindful Movement
Thursday 02/22/2024; 10:00 am -1:15 pm-Week 6: Attuned Touch
Thursday 02/29/2024; 10:00 am -1:15 pm-Week 7: Embodied Self
Total minutes =180 minutes which is the equivalent of 3 hours for each session.
All participants must commit to the following:
•To bring Embodied Self Energy to share with fellow learners in supporting the C’s of curiosity, compassion, clarity, connectedness, courage, confidence, creativity, calm.
•To be open to feedback given kindly and compassionately in the service of increasing competency in the skills of the Somatic IFS
•To promote safety in the group through confidentiality, sanctity of the time devoted to the practice group, and protection of the process by being in a private area with the zoom computer protected from intrusions.
•To follow the collaborative group guidelines developed in the first group meeting.
•To act in the role of practice therapist at least once and practice client at least once and to be active in the learning process by taking on one of the observer roles in the other weeks.
•To make sure that every group member has a chance to staff a client situation in one of the groups before requesting of the group a second time to staff a client situation.
Commitment of the Facilitator:
Lois Ehrmann agrees to commit to the following:
•To facilitate the group logistics in a timely and organized fashion
•To facilitate the group processes in a respectful Self Led way
•To provide constructive feedback on all group practice sessions verbally during the group meeting and then in written form after the meeting adjourns
•To provide best practices recommendations during the time devoted to consultation on participants’ clients
Cost of the Program:
$600.00 Payable by January 5th 2024 and not refundable.
Lois is an Approved Consultant for the IFS Institute so these hours can be used toward IFS certification and recertification
Payment can be made through this website on the payment page. Look for "SIFS Consultation Group"
How to Register: Pay the fee and then Lois will send you via email the application and informed consent that must be read, signed, and returned prior to final acceptance into the group. Lois may request a face- to- face (Zoom) meeting as well. There will be only 6 participants in the group.
Questions or more information contact Lois at email@example.com
Parts Mapping Within the Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy: An Advanced IFS Training
This training in the Fall if 2023 went very well and participants received 6.5 continuing education credits toward licensure and 6.5 continuing education hours toward IFS certification! If you or your group in interested in this training contact Lois !
Intoduction to Internal Family Systems Psychotherapy: Working with the Parts of the Person
If you would like to know what IFS is all about and would like to have an experiential experience in learning some basic skills before you jump into a formal Level 1 training this is the workshop for you.
Lois and her co-presenter Mary Green, MA, LPC Certified IFS Therapist Level 1,2,3 trained and a team of great Guides will assist all participants in safely exploring the concepts of IFS and how to actually take the concepts and move them into the therapy room!
This training is all online and takes place over 4 days approximately 8:30 am -2:00 pm
NACHAS Consulting is the organization sponsoring this program and for more information go to
Important Note: The November 2023 course is FULL but we have new dates in June for a late Spring Course! Dates are June 2nd and 3rd and June 9th and 10th 2024! Contact NACHAS in the above link to register.
PESI Courses by Lois Ehrmann PhD, LPC, NCC, CTTS
Lois has two courses made into webinars via PESI. One is about Clinical Supervision and the other is about Treatment for attachment and other trauma in children and their families.
The PESI catalog website is: https://www.pesi.com/