The Compassionate Mind Foundation hosts an annual international conference each year. This year's conference is the Foundation's 8th International Compassion Focused Therapy Conference and will take place on 8-11 October 2019 in EDINBURGH at the Royal College of Physicians (9 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ)
The theme of this year's conference is The Compassionate Mind in its Social Context: From the Body to the Social World
To see the programme, please click here.
For more information about the Dinner tickets and Accomodation, please see below in the additional information section.
If you have any queries, or would like more information before booking, please contact email@example.com
There are 5 full-day workshops taking place on Tuesday 8 October to choose from and these run from 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Professor Paul Gilbert OBE
President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation, Professor of Clinical Psychology at University of Derby and University of Queensland
Dr Chris Irons
Clinical Psychologist, Director of Balanced Minds
Prof Deborah Lee
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service & South Central Veterans Service
Deirdre Fay, LICSW
Prof Russell Kolts
Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University, Founder of the Inland Northwest Compassionate Mind Center
Click here for a pdf version. All abstracts will be uploaded shortly. Please note, this programme may be subject to changes before the event.
Wednesday 9th October 2019
Today’s theme: Processes of developing our compassionate mind
09.30-10.00 Welcome from Prof Paul Gilbert PhD, FBPsS, OBE, President of the Compassionate Mind Foundation
OPENING ADDRESS: Prof Jim Doty
10.00– 11.00 SYMPOSIUM: Compassion focused therapy and the contemplative traditions
Chair: Dr Dennis Tirch
Compassion in Buddhist psychology Dr Laura Silberstein-Tirch
A behavioural analytics understanding of self-deliterization in Buddhadharma and CFT - Troy DuFrene
The role of breatwork in contemplative practice and CFT - Mie Tastesen
11.30-12.30 KEYNOTE: Prof Mick Cooper: Directionality: Implications for Compassion Focused Therapy
12.30– 13.30 Lunch
13.30- 14.30 SYMPOSIUM: Compassionate Technologies
Chair: Prof Ernst Bohlmeijer
Embodied sensor technology for emotion regulation - Dr. Matthijs Noordzij
Development of a CMT app for people with cancer - Judith Austin
14.30 – 15.30 SYMPOSIUM: Therapist Reflections on Compassion Focused Therapy
Chair: Dr Hannah Gilbert
Welcome to the self: Reflections on compassion from the therapist's chair' - Dr Hayley Quinn
Only us: Reflections on CFT across the spectrum of human distress - Dr Charlie Heriot Maitland
Dr Lisa McLean
15.30- 16.00 Refreshments
16.00-16.45 Clinical Panel and Discussions: Fears, Blocks and Resistances: Obstacles to Developing the Compassionate Mind
Prof Paul Gilbert (Chair); Prof Deborah Lee; Prof Mick Cooper; Dr Hayley Quinn; Dr Dennis Tirch
EVENING: Delegates will be able to choose from a selection of TOURS AND WHISKEY TASTING which can be purchased separately. More information shortly.
Thursday 10th October 2019
Today's Theme: Compassion and the body
08.30-09.15 Practice session with Deirdre Fay
9.30-11.00 SYMPOSIUM: Helping the body: Compassion Focused Therapy in physical health settings
Chairs: Dr Zoey Malpus and Dr Doug Crix
"I wasnae sure about it": Incorporating CFT into a pain management programme - Dr Linsay Brassington
Hashimoto's heart: A pilot study of an online training program - Dr Anna Huysse-Gaytandjieva
Perceptions of compassion and self-criticism in newly diagnosed cancer sufferers - Dr Stans Drossaert
11.30-12.30 KEYNOTE: Prof Julian Thayer
Heart to heart: Evolutionary and social perspectives on the role of the vagus nerve
Chair: Dr Nicola Petrocchi
12.30- 13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 SYMPOSIUM: Understanding the body in compassion focused therapy
Chair: Prof Julian Thayer
How social connectedness inhibits the default stress response - Prof Jos Brosschot
"Can't get it out of my head... and my body": The impact of perseverative cognition on the HRV and the buffering role of copassionate interactions - Dr Cristina Ottaviani
HRV as a psychophysiological biomarker of affect regulation: Testing the tripartite affect regulation systems in both community and forensic adolescents - Ruben Sousa
14.30-15.30 SYMPOSIUM: Compassion in Organisations
Chair: Dr Chris Irons
Introducing compassion in leadership and organisations - Vibeke Lunding-Gregersen & Henrik Tingleff
Dr Philip Molyneux
The three system model in organisations: Scale development and initial data - Dr Chris Irons
16.00-17.00 KEYNOTE: Prof Andrew Gumley:
Balancing safe haven and secure base: Attachment, recovery and growth from distressing experiences of psychosis
Chair: Prof Paul Gilbert
19.30 DINNER, CEILIDH AND DISCO
Friday 11th October 2019
Today's Theme: Social context and culture
08.30-09.15 Practice session with Prof Paul Gilbert: The actors of the mind
Chair: Dr Kerensa Hocken
Why is CFT relevant to Forensic work?– Dr Jon Taylor & Dr Sunil Lad
CFT and sexual offending – Dr Jamie Walton & Dr Kerensa Hocken
CFT for anger and aggression – Prof Russell Kolts
CFT with young offenders: Changeability of psychopathic traits after a 20-session individual intervention program - Prof Daniel
Rijo & Diana Ribeiro da Silva
11.00- 11.30 Refreshments
11.30- 12.30 KEYNOTE: Prof Jennifer Crocker: Social motivation in the egosytem and the ecosytem (via live video link)
Chair: Prof Paul Gilbert
12.30- 13.30 Lunch
13.30- 14.30 SYMPOSIUM: Compassion and ego goals: Data and therapy
How self image and compassionate goal orientation impacts men's mental health - Dr James Kirby
Evaluations of a web based self copassion intervention to reduce student assessment anxiety - Dr Kirsten McEwan
Does compassionate mind training change interpersonal goals? Exploring effects on compassionate vs self image goals and associations with psychological and physiological indicators - Dr Marcela Matos
14.30- 15:30 SYMPOSIUM: The role of culture in compassion focused approaches to living
Chair: Dr Stan Steindl
Cultural competence and compassion focused mental health - Prof Dawn Edge
A transcultural approach to CFT - Dr Hannah Gilbert
15.30- 16.00 Refreshments
16.00- 16.45. KEYNOTE: Prof Paul Gilbert
The integrative power of compassion: From minds to societies
Chair: Prof Deborah Lee
16.45- 17.00 Closing Comments
Poster presentations may still be submitted for consideration - please contact Hannah Gilbert for more information.
On Thursday the 10th October, we will be having our annual conference dinner, and we'd love to have you with us. You can now book your dinner ticket on our registration form.
S) Scottish salmon, pea & smoked bacon croquette, lemon crème fraiche OR Roast leek & Arran mustard tart, roast shallot, hollandaise sauce (v)
M) Braised featherblade of Scottish beef, horseradish crushed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, thyme jus OR Sun blushed tomato & young spinach risotto, mascarpone, black onion seeds, parmesan (v)
D) Glazed lemon tart Strawberry & mint puree OR Sticky toffee pudding ‘boozy’ butterscotch, vanilla ice cream
The dinner will take place at The Principal Hotel on George Street.
Convention Edinburgh has negotiated rates for the 8th International Compassionate Mind Foundation Conference and is pleased to offer a free online accommodation booking service to delegates attending this event.
To view and book the various accommodation options please click on the link below:
Compassionate Mind Foundation Inclusivity Fund
The CMF Inclusivity Fund (IF) provides financial grants to support people from a diverse background and assist in their inclusion in the CMF community and participation in CMF activities, such as the annual international conference.
Who can apply?
The IF grants are open to all. This includes, but is not limited to clinicians, researchers and practitioners interested in the science of compassion, research and practice in compassion focused therapy, and generally cultivating the compassionate mind in others and oneself.
Applications for IF grants must focus on inclusivity including (but not limited to) diversity across gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, country of residence and financial status.
The principle of the IF grants is to allow those who might otherwise not be able to attend CMF activities to become included and involved.
Applicants should show that the requested funding will make a significant difference to their ability to participate in and develop from the activity.
All applications should be clearly:
able to offer a defined opportunity for the applicant;
able to offer a defined intended impact for the applicant;
relevant to the CMF mission statement
The deadline for applications has now passed.