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The One Inside: An Internal Family Systems (IFS) podcast

Mar 24, 2023

Re-published Previous episode for the Altogether Us Book!

Gaby Satarino has created four IFS-informed approaches to providing culturally centered care to Latinx clients who live in the United States:

·               Culturally Sensitive Contextual Interview (CSCI)

·               Recognizing Common Polarizations in Latinx Clients

·               Culturally Centered Spiritual Integration

·               Language Switching for Culturally Centered Healing  

The IFS-Informed Culturally Sensitive Contextual Interview (CSCI) is set of questions that clinicians can ask both during intake and throughout the duration of client care that invite dialogue about cultural experiences have impacted the parts of the client. 

You can find the English and Spanish version of the Culturally Sensitive Contextual Interview in the book, "Altogether Us" under her chapter, IFS and Latinx.  

Gaby Satarino, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Certified IFS Therapist. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working in community mental health and primary care settings providing trauma-informed psychotherapy for at-risk youth, refugees, the homeless and incarcerated populations, as well as survivors of rape, domestic violence and torture. Gaby’s clinical work is undergirded by a passion for understanding the ways in which Latinx cultural values impact engagement and treatment outcomes in mental health and has focused on community outreach work aimed at reducing utilization gaps among Latinx communities. She sees clients and trains clinicians through her private practice in Dallas, Texas.

On today's episode I chat with Gaby Satarino. Gaby presented the first Spanish speaking workshop at the 2021 IFS Annual Conference.
We chat about:
- What is Latinx?
- Immigration, acculturative stress, discrimination
- Cultural Protective Factors
- Polarizations unique to the Latinx community
- Cultural Factors and the Family system
- What parts are not coming into therapy?
- Role of please pleasing and power in therapy
- Role of spirituality and building self to part relationships through prayer
Gaby is currently (in 2021) offering two workshops:
1) Value of including a culturally aligned contextual interview when working Latinx
2) IFS and Latinx community Consultation group
Check out her website: Gaby Satarino Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (
Her email:
The video she mentions is here:
Young Latinos: Born in the U.S.A., carving their own identity (

Pre-order the Ebook here: Altogether Us: Integrating the IFS Model with Key Modalities, Communities, and Trends - Kindle edition by Riemersma, Jenna. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @

A portion of all proceeds will go to The Foundation for Self Leadership's Fellows Program. You can find out more here: Foundation IFS: Home

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My book, The One Inside: 30 Days to Your Authentic Self, is available wherever you get books. Or on amazon here: The One Inside: 30 Days To Your Authentic Self: Sollenberger, Tammy: 9780967688756: Books

You can visit my website Home - Tammy Sollenberger where you can download a free meditation on getting to know your "Should" parts. These are the parts who remind you of what you Should be doing. They may sound a bit harsh and critical at time. We all have them!

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I'm grateful for Jack Reardon who created new music. Jack is a graduate of Derek Scott's IFS Stepping Stones Program. You can follow Jack on Instagram at bonzemusic.

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