Open-Hearted, Caring, and Innovative Trainer

Chris Burris, M.Ed, LMFT, LCMHCS, is a Clinical Consultant and Senior Lead Trainer for the Center for Self Leadership.

Chris has been a psychotherapist since 1989, working with diverse populations in community agencies, intensive residential centers, institutions of higher learning, and in private practice. 

He began training in the Internal Family Systems model in 1999 and is currently a Senior Lead Trainer for the Internal Family Systems Institute where he teaches Level 1, Level II, and Level III trainings and serves as a trainer and mentor for new IFS training staff. 

Announcing Chris’s New Book!

“Creating Healing Circles: Using the Internal Family Systems Model in Facilitating Groups”


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Check out Chris’s book chapter, The Creating Healing Circles Method: The Power of Sculpting in Groups

Excerpt from the chapter: The Creating Healing Circles Method focuses on experiential group work. Talking about Parts (as often found with process-type groups) is different than doing experiential Parts work. While sharing and noticing Parts that arise in a group is a natural occurrence, an experiential group goes deeper into transforming both the participant’s internal system and connecting to a larger felt sense of community. A group based on this type of Healing Circle is designed to help participants specifically identify their Parts, set intentions toward Self-leadership, learn unblending skills, and work experientially using the IFS tools of direct access, sculpting, psychodrama, and insight work…

Podcasts Featuring Chris

Hear Chris talk about a variety of advanced IFS topics on these podcasts.