In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn
Greg Enriquez
Tell me and I forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I learn
Benjamin Franklin
IFS is a movement. A new, empowering paradigm for understanding and harmonising the mind and, thereby, larger human systems. One that can help people heal and helps the world become a more compassionate place
Richard Schwartz – creator of IFS

Are you an Australian psychologist or therapist looking to learn more about Internal Family Systems?

Are you wanting to connect with like-minded IFS therapists for peer supervision and consultation?

Are you Level 1+ trained in IFS looking to become certified?

Are you looking for introduction or
pre-Level 1 IFS workshops to see if the model works for you or your organisation?

Then you are in the right place!

IFS Consultation Australia

I’m Dr Shaun Dempsey, a Clinical Psychologist in sunny North Queensland, Australia. I work locally in my own private practice but these days you will most likely find me working with people from all around Australia and internationally where I offer consultation and supervision for Internal Family Systems. I am passionate about using IFS and supporting others to be the best IFS therapist possible. I am a certified Internal Family Systems therapist and on the IFS Institute’s international Approved Clinical Consultants list which means supervision hours spent with me will contribute to your certification.

Dr Shaun Dempsey - IFS Consultation Australia

I have strong links with IFS professionals in Australia and internationally and am the Assistant Editor for the Foundation for Self Leadership‘s bi-annual newsletter, OUTLOOK.

As part of being involved in an IFS supervision community in Australia I am one member of a group of Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and/or Medicare Registered Mental Health Professionals who are trained and highly skilled in the IFS Model of Psychotherapy. We are passionate about supporting counsellors, clinicians, and therapists of all training backgrounds with integrating IFS into their therapeutic practice through clinical supervision and case consultation.


Level 1

Level 1 in the inaugural Australian IFS training in 2017/18

Level 2

Level 2 in Austin, Texas USA in 2018

Level 3

Level 3 with Dick Schwartz in Florida in December 2019


I have an Honours degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Psychology.

Group Work Experience

In terms of group work I facilitated the group trauma sessions at the Mater Hospital PTSD program from 2007 to 2015 – part of the Veteran’s Trauma Recovery Programs accredited with Phoenix Australia, and I have run a weekly men’s group since 2014.

Professional Memberships

Australian Psychological Society