⭐ 16th November 2018 (1 days) – An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression

CPD Event title: An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression

Brief Description Of Event: This workshop will introduce participants to the basic ideas and interventions used in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) with a particular focus on how the model can provide a useful way to understand and work with depression. CFT was initially developed to work with presentations high in shame and self-criticism, we will explore how these experiences can be common in depression.

Learning Objectives: Participants will also have the opportunity to consider how key aspects of psychoeducation in CFT– such as old brain/new brain and the three system model – can be used to formulate different presentations in depression. We will go on to explore how developing care and affiliative-focused motivation can be a powerful way to support clients struggling with depression to develop a more compassionate stance to their difficulties. Key skills include the use of compassion focused imagery, building the compassionate self and using the sense of a compassionate self to engage with common difficulties that arise with depression.The workshop will involve teaching, small group discussions, videos and experiential practice. We will also consider some of the common blocks or difficulties that people struggling with depression may have in trying to cultivate a more compassionate perspective towards their difficulties

Course Structure: 0950 Housekeeping
1000 Session One
1110 Refreshments
1130 Session Two
1240 Lunch
1330 Session Three
1440 Refreshments
1500 Session Four
1600 Feedback and Finish

Date of event: 16th November 2018

Duration of Event: 1 days

Venue for event: British Psychological Society London

Name of trainer: Dr Chris Irons

Tel bookings: 023 80 487592

Email bookings: info@grayrock.co.uk

Website: http://grayrock.co.uk

Maximum number of participants: 70

Cost of Course: £144

Cost for NCH members: £129.60

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Additional information/requirements: Dr Chris Irons is a Clinical Psychologist based in London and is Director of Balanced Minds, a London based organisation providing compassion-focused psychological services in London. He has been working alongside Professor Paul Gilbert and other colleagues in the development of CFT (CFT; Gilbert, 2009; Gilbert & Irons, 2005; Gilbert & Irons, 2014) as a science-based psychotherapeutic approach. Chris has authored many research papers and book chapters on CFT and is currently writing three books on CFT. He regularly presents to both professional and lay audiences on CFT and more generally, the science of compassion