I have had the good fortune to chat with Dr. Earley a couple of times at the annual Internal Family Systems (IFS) Conference, although it has been years now. Early is one the leading exponents of the IFS therapy model developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz (Internal Family Systems Therapy, 1997).
I use the IFS approach quite often with my clients - for everything from depression and anxiety to dissociative identity disorder. It is a central part of my integrative approach to dissociative disorders.
Dr. Early is the author of many, many books - besides those with Sounds True listed below - including Negotiating for Self-Leadership in Internal Family Systems Therapy (2012), Letting Go of Perfectionism: Gaining Perspective, Balance, and Ease (2012), Working with Anger in Internal Family Systems Therapy (2012), and Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic: Transforming Self Criticism into Self-Confidence (2010).
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Jay Earley, a transformational psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in a method called Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, an approach that recognizes our many sub-personalities and their roles in the overall health of our psyche. With Sounds True, Dr. Earley has created an audio learning course called Self-Therapy, as well as a new book with co-author Bonnie Weiss called Freedom from Your Inner Critic. In this episode, Tami speaks with Jay about how we can work with and heal the inner Exiles in ourselves, the function of the sub-personalities known as Protectors, and how awakening to our true Self is the key to successful self-therapy. (60 minutes)
More from Jay Earley:
Freedom from Your Inner Critic