Join us for our workshop on compassion-focused therapy with Mary Welford, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Places are strictly limited to 30 delegates to allow maximum interactivity and discussion.
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Key learning points
- Understand the theory and application of compassion focused therapy
- Consider the rationale for CFT with children young people and families
- Learn creative ways to adapt CFT for work with children young people and families
About Compassion Focused Therapy
Compassion focussed therapy was developed as a means of addressing psychological difficulties underpinned by shame and self-criticism. The model draws on social, neurophysiological and evolutionary theory to seek to understand emotional regulation and our basic social motivational systems. It postulates the benefit of mindfully tuning into and developing compassion, activating our ‘affiliative/soothing system’ and balancing our affect regulating systems, particularly in response to threat.
In recent years there has been a growing evidence base for the approach. It has been adapted and tailored for those experiencing trauma, eating related difficulties, psychosis, physical health conditions and work-related stress. It is also used in schools, with children, young people and families and a range of residential settings.
About the Speaker
Mary is a founding member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation, and she has been involved in the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) for several years. Working alongside Paul Gilbert, she helped to develop compassion-focused therapy (CFT).
Registration 09.00, workshop starts 09.30, finishes 16.00 (with one hour for lunch).