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Certified Facilitator: Welcome! I am Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH. My 25+ years of work as a social worker, MSW adjunct professor for The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy Practice, IFS Certified therapist, and internationally recognized grief and loss expert; motivate me to offer support to other motivated healers. I am a warm and passionate teacher dedicated to moving your skills forwardwith compassion and honesty. I love to combine the power of IFS and Meaning Making models of clinical care! If you are interested in joining this community of learners please contact me at 610-209-3111 or

Join Lara's Virtual Professional Consultation Group

Self-Led Healing in a Broken-Hearted World: Expanding Clinical Competence

Welcome! Do you work with clients struggling to make sense of loss, trauma or suffering? Are you learning IFS and longing to deepen your practice? Do you want to be part of a vibrant healing community dedicated to professional and personal growth? If so, you are invited to join Lara's virtual Professional Consultation Group, Self-Led Healing in a Broken-Hearted World: Expanding IFS Competence.


Our work as healers is demanding and often isolating. No one can do this important
work alone! HELP is near! Consultation groups offer a safe space for you to share
clinical questions, vulnerability, victories and growth. Your consultation group
experience will help you be more Self-led, effective and confident in your clinical


​Together we will expand your IFS skills, explore the role of Meaning Making with
parts and discuss melding IFS and other Trauma-informed models of care.
We will
explore challenging cases, discuss times when you feel stuck or blended with critic
parts, support personal healing related to your work, and build a supportive community of like-minded healers!

What: 6 session virtual clinical consultation group combining the IFS, Meaning-Making and Trauma-informed models of clinical care.

When/Where: Mondays 8:45-10:00 AM on ZOOM

2023-2024 Dates:

Note: There is a 6 session commitment required.

  Group 1 (advanced): November 27, December 11, January 8, January 22, February 5, and February 19

      Contact us about joining Group 1

  - Group 2 (advanced): March 18, April 1, April 15, April 29, May 13, and May 27

      Contact us about joining Group 2

  - Group 3 (foundational): July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19, September 16, and September 30

      Contact us about joining Group 3

Who: 6-14 Group Members. Open to licensed healers working with clients in a clinical capacity and wanting to learn/explore more about IFS and Meaning Making Models of clinical care. Some prior knowledge and training in the IFS model is required for group participation. Groups 1 and 2 are for those with advanced IFS knowledge, and Group 3 is for those with foundational IFS knowledge. You may choose to participate in one or multiple groups.


  - $390 (NASW PA member)

  - $420 (NASW PA non-member)

Scholarship opportunity available for 2 clinicians working with vulnerable populations.

CEU Credits: 7.5 CEU credits will be available to those who attend all six group sessions.

CEU Cost: Participants will pay NASW-PA directly for CEU credit upon group completion.

  - $15 (member of NASW-PA)

  - $25 (not a member of NASW-PA)

NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 7.5 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

Those interested are encouraged to reach out to assess if this is the right fit for your learning needs. Space is very limited so interest does not guarantee group membership. If interested contact Lara at

Required Reading:
To enrich the learning done in this consultation group each session will require pre-reading. It is the responsibility of each group member to gain access to our readings in whatever way that makes sense.


Trauma and Dissociation Informed Internal Family Systems by Joanne Twombly, MSW, LICSW

Recommended Reading:
- Internal Family Systems Therapy, 2nd edition by Richard Schwartz & Martha Sweezy
- Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved (2012) by Robert Neimeyer

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