Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

Southern Synergy, a Monash University Faculty Research Centre closely linked to and supported by the Monash Health Mental Health program, is hosting a one-day workshop on Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) – Acting, Role Plays and Chair Work. International presenter and developer of CFT, Professor Paul Gilbert, will facilitate the workshop on 31 January 2020 at the Monash University Caulfield Campus. The workshop is intended for mental health clinicians and therapists who are familiar with the basic concepts of CFT. Paul Gilbert is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 40 years with a special focus on shame and the treatment of shame based difficulties – for which CFT was developed. He has written/edited 21 books and over 200 papers and book chapters. Expected learning outcomes are to:

1. How to conceptualise chair work as forms of motivational and state switching
2. The use of Socratic questions and guided discovery in different chairs
3. Use the activation of a compassionate mind as a process that facilitates tolerance, mentalisation and integration
4. The way chairs can be used to address problems of self-criticism, emotion differentiation and life dilemmas.

Places are filling fast so we encourage you to register early if you wish to attend.

Early Bird $340 by 15/12/2019
Health Care Card $300 by 15/12/2019
Standard Fee $380 by 19/01/2020
Last Minute $420 by 27/01/2020
Price includes morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch.

For further details and to register, go to:

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26 October 2020


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