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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Dr 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
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
Dr Hayley Quinn
Dr Charlie Heriot Maitland
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
11.30-12.30 KEYNOTE: Prof Julian Thayer
Innovations in understanding Heart Rate Variability and its implications for Compassion Focused Therapy
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
Dr Nicola Petrocchi
Dr Cristina Ottaviani
Dr Jos F Brosschot
14.30-15.30 SYMPOSIUM: Compassion in Organisations
Chair: Dr Chris Irons
Vibeke Lunding-Gregersen & Henrik Tingleff
Dr Angela Kennedy
16.00-17.00 KEYNOTE: Prof Andrew Gumley: TBC
Chair 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 – Dr 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
Chair: Prof Paul Gilbert
12.30- 13.30 Lunch
13.30- 14.30 SYMPOSIUM: Compassion and ego goals: Data and therapy
Chair: Prof Jennifer Crocker
Dr James Kirby
Dr Kirsten McEwan
Dr Marcela Matos
14.30- 15:30 SYMPOSIUM: The role of culture in compassion focused approaches to living
Chair: Dr Stan Steindl
Prof Dawn Edge
Dr Hannah Gilbert
15.30- 16.00 Refreshments
16.00- 16.45. KEYNOTE: Prof Paul Gilbert: From the Body to the World and back again
Chair: Prof Deborah Lee
16.45- 17.00 Closing Comments
Materials and Setting up
Each poster chosen for display will be allocated a poster board. The poster boards are portrait and take an A0 size poster.
Please note, posters can only be attached using adhesive Velcro tabs – these will be available on the day if required.
There is no facility for audio-visual presentations in the poster display area and no electrical outlets available. Your presentation should be delivered using only the materials fixed to the poster board.
Poster presenters should arrive approx 15 minutes before registration to set up their display materials. Each poster board will carry a number that corresponds to the poster’s number listed in the conference programme – please ask one of the conference assistants if you are unsure which board to use.
Please note that no responsibility can be taken for any loss or damage to your poster or any other display materials and putting up your poster is taken as acceptance of these conditions.
Please make sure that the information on your poster is clear and visible. It is essential to include a clear, complete heading to enable people to identify the poster and the presenter.
As a general rule, it is recommended that the title be in 3 cm print or larger. The authors and the affiliations can be done in 1.5 cm print. It is not a good idea to include any display materials done in regular size type e.g. 12 point. Instead, you may wish to include an abstract typed in a large, clear type and several large, clearly labelled graphs and other visual aids. Figures that take up a regular page are probably adequately large, but even larger materials would be desirable. If tables are included, they should probably be larger than a standard sheet of paper. Pictures, diagrams, and other materials of adequate size are often helpful. A useful rule here is that your material should be easily read from a distance of 1 to 2 metres.
All materials you wish to display should be related to your presentation and the materials described in the abstract you submitted to the Compassionate Mind Foundation.
The basic rule is to provide a short, clear, non-technical description of what you did, why you did it, and what you found. Generally, you should not go into detail regarding subjects, apparatus, or details of procedure — those who need to know can request a full copy of the paper. For example, you should keep references and reviews of the literature to a minimum. The format requires you to be bold in your style and to condense complicated descriptions into a few short sentences. Above all, a poster is not just a regular paper in large type stuck on a board. It is a discussion-oriented format. The poster should communicate the issue and conclusion. The discussion in person with conference delegates should fill in the details.
Individuals may view your poster at coffee breaks or lunch. The conference committee will request that you should make yourself available to discuss the materials and answer questions for at least the last 30 minutes of lunch. Many presenters wish to provide handouts about their project. These may include an abstract of the paper or perhaps a copy of the complete paper itself. Other authors prefer to send reprints of their paper by email after the conference.
Attending the Conference
It is generally expected that those submitting posters will be intending to be present at the conference for at least two of the three days, in order to be able to discuss their work with delegates. Posters will be the responsibility of their authors, and any posters left at the end of the event will be discarded.
DEADLINE: 31st July, 2019. However, we will still consider submissions after this date on a case by case basis.
APPLICATION RESPONSE: As soon as possible after application is submitted. We will aim to have decisions on which poster's are accepted by the 14th August 2019.
On Thursday the 10th October, we will be having our annual conference dinner, and we'd love to have you with us. Details and tickets will be added to this shortly.
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: