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Integrative Processes in Compassion Focused Therapy

Presented by Professor Paul Gilbert, OBE

About the event

This online, participative workshop has been organised by the Compassion Special Interest Group (SIG). For more details on Compassion SIG please see here.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 5 x hours CPD. The event will be held on Zoom and will not be recorded.

Registration closes - Midday on Thursday 24 October. Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment!

Compassion focused therapy (CFT) is an integrative, evolution informed biopsychosocial and brain state approach to mental health difficulties. The session will outline the background key themes and science of CFT in terms of the four functions of mind: motives, emotions, cognitions and behaviours. It will highlight the way the evolution of caring behaviour was the basis for compassion. Stimulating compassionate brain states seek to stimulate those psychophysiological systems associated with caring such as the vagus nerve, oxytocin and neurocircuits. These brain states have important impacts on helping people work with threat processing and facilitate prosocial relating to self and others.

The aim of this workshop is to give people a general overview of the basic theory and principles of CFT and offer sufficient insight for participants to fashion CBT intervention through compassion motivational systems. These are trans diagnostic and transcultural concepts easily adapted to local end specific contextual requirements.

CFT incorporates cognitive rooted interventions as one of its primary intervention skills. It also uses a lot of classical behavioural approaches with a focus on body based learning and change. Participants will learn how to orientate their CBT skills through compassion motivational processing.

This workshop will be relevant to both novice as well as experienced practitioners. Wellbeing Practitioners would be welcome. Basic introductory knowledge of CFT is advantageous as this may not be covered in depth.

About the presenter(s)

Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and honorary visiting Prof at the University of Queensland. Until his retirement from the NHS in 2016 he was Consultant Clinical Psychologist for over 40 years. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology with a special focus on mood, shame and self-criticism in various mental health difficulties for which Compassion Focused Therapy was developed.

In 2006 Paul established the Compassionate Mind Foundation as an international charity with the mission statement: To promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion (www.compassionatemind.co.uk). He was awarded an OBE by the Queen in March 2011 for services to mental health. He has written/edited 23 books and over 300 papers and book chapters. His latest book is a major edited book with Prof G Simos (2022) Compassion: Clinical practice and Applications (Routledge).


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Online Event
29 Oct 2024
SIG: Compassion
60.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
75.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non Member

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