No Bad Parts by Richard Schwartz


No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma & Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model by Dr. Richard C. Schwartz 

The Trauma Research Foundation invites you to Book Club, a program where we come together as a community to connect, discuss, and share.

Meetings are on Thursdays, 4-5:30 pm ET for 4 weeks, starting on April 14, 2022.

The final week will be a live Q&A discussion with author Richard C. Schwartz, PhD on May 5, 2022.

Registration is free and open to everyone. Moderator Brendan O’Hara will host a discussion panel of 20 selected Book Club Members each week. The meetings will be broadcast live on the TRF YouTube Channel. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with each other and the panel via the live chat.


The Book Club will meet to discuss No Bad Parts on the following weeks. Recordings will be available.  

Meet your discussion group leaders

Teresa Yung

Teresa Yung is a Northern California based non-profit leader with a passion for building programs, teams, and organizations to create communities, healing, and connection. 
Teresa was inspired from her own experiences in trauma and founded the non-profit The Trauma Project where she raised $20k to create community and peer level trauma programs and resources. She enjoys waking up to the Redwoods everyday and pursues various forms of healing and facilitation including yoga, meditation, music, and plant medicines. Her dream is to see legislation and systemic change that brings trauma-informed programs and education into all 50 states, schools, prisons, and organizations so that people of all needs can receive the support they need to lead a thriving life. 

Brendan O'Hara

Brendan is an athlete who completes fitness challenges to raise awareness for PTSD-related causes. He is also a Graphic Designer, Photographer, and Writer running his own business catering to Sports, Technology, and Consumer Retail industries, and PTSD-related organizations like the Trauma Research Foundation, having contributed an article to the TRF blog. Brendan recently completed the Chad 1,000x Fitness challenge, raising thousands of dollars for the Trauma Research Foundation and Navy Seal Foundation, and is an outspoken advocate for PTSD treatments like Internal Family Systems and EMDR. Brendan earned a B.S. in Marketing from Virginia Tech and an Advanced Certificate in Graphic Design from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

Become a Panelist


Book Club Members are invited to be a panelist and play an active role by asking questions and sharing reflections.

Complete the Panelist Application and TRF will be in touch.

There are no requirements to be a panelist in The Book Club. We will be selecting a diverse array of participants, all are welcome to apply. 

Receive a complimentary study guide

Register today and also receive a companion study guide for No Bad Parts, brought to you in partnership with the IFS Institute. 

Recommended to be used alongside the TRF  Book Club,  you’ll learn why Richard Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems (IFS) model has been transforming psychology for decades. This guide provides summarized chapters, salient points, and discussion questions. It will help you learn about how IFS has been so effective in areas such as trauma recovery, addiction therapy, and depression treatment―and how this new understanding of consciousness has the potential to radically change our lives. 

The Study Guide will be made available in three parts, corresponding to TRF Book Club Sessions: 

  • Part 1 of 3: Internal Family Systems, Chapters 1-5  
  • Part 2 of 3: Self-Leadership, Chapters 6-8 (Coming Soon)
  • Part 3 of 3: Self in the Body, Self in the World (Coming Soon)

Register now

Registration is free and open to everyone.  The meetings will be broadcast live on the TRF YouTube Channel. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with each other and the panel via the live chat.

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