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Compassion Focused Therapy: An Experiential Training Workshop. May 20-21, 2014

May 20-21, 2014
Venue: The Royal
Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Ave
Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal

Compassion Focused Therapy:  An Experiential Training Workshop

May 20 and 21, 2014

Professor Paul Gilbert
Founder of Compassion Focused Therapy

Professor Gilbert is the head of the Mental Health Research Unit as well as Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby. He has a degree in Economics, Masters in Experimental Psychology, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and a diploma in Clinical Psychology awarded by the British Psychological Society. He was made a fellow of the British Psychological Society for contributions to psychological knowledge in 1993 and was president of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy in 2003. Order of British Empire.

By the end of the workshop participants will have:

  • An understanding of the evolutionary model, attachment mechanisms and three types of affect regulation systems that underpin CFT including the complexities and conflicts within the threat system processing
  • Insight into the CFT model of compassion which is based on two different psychologies:
    1) capacities for engagement with suffering and 2) abilities to alleviate it
  • Experience of mindful compassion/core CFT exercises that will include: soothing breathing rhythm and body focusing as well as development and use of the compassionate self and compassionate imagery to engage threat system processing.

May 20: registration starts at 8:15 AM
May 21: 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM

$260 Early Bird Regular Fee (on or before April 11)
$285 Regular Fee
$130 Early Bird Student Fee (on or before April 11)
$150 Student Regular Fee
Lunch and breaks provided

To register or to view the agenda, please click here.

The Royal
Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa

For information, please contact or 613.722.6521, ext 6570.
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