Recorded BHN Webinar: What is the Internal Family Systems Model?





What is the Internal Family Systems Model?

Original Presentation:

Thursday, August 23, 2018

CPEU Certificate Expires 8/23/2021

BHN Member:  $10 (discount applied at checkout)
Non-Member: $25

Presented By:

Molly Kellogg, CEDRD, LCSW



As nutrition professionals working with clients with mental health diagnoses we use working models of how the diagnoses interact with food and exercise behaviors. This program will introduce the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, an evidence-based therapeutic intervention that is particularly effective in treating addictions and the trauma underlying many disordered eating patterns. This will be examined from a dietitian’s perspective including a case study that show the self-protective function of polarized cognitions that drive addictive behaviors and eating disorder.


  1. Learn the basic concepts of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model
  2. Explain how the IFS model approaches the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, and disordered eating.
  3. Employ the IFS model in conceptualizing work with clients.

CPE level:  2 – General knowledge of literature and professional practice in areas covered.

Learning Needs: 

3020 Assessment of target groups, populations

6010 Behavior change theories, techniques

6030 Education theories and techniques for adults


Suggested Performance Indicators:

2.1.1 Assesses the communication needs of the individual, customer or population.

2.2.4 Collaborates with others when the required skill is beyond his/her competence.

9.6.1 Determines and applies counseling theories, psychological methods and strategies that empower customers to make changes.

Speaker Biography:

Molly Kellogg, CEDRD, LCSW, is the author of Counseling Tips for Nutrition Therapists: Practice Workbook series and a nationally recognized trainer on health behavior change based in Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and served on the American Dietetic Association Evidence Analysis Library Nutrition Counseling Workgroup. Her Internal Family Systems (IFS) experience includes Level 1 and 2 training and she employs IFS in her nutrition and psychotherapy practice. She partners with another IFS dietitian and an IFS therapist to provide two-day introductions to IFS for dietitians around the country.

Twitter: @mollykelloggRDLCSW