The Compassionate Mind Foundation host an annual international conference each year. This year's conference is the Foundation's 7th International CFT Conference and takes place on 3-5 October 2018 in London at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury (Carom Street, London, WC1N 1HT).
The theme of the Conference is Cultivating Compassion, Positive Emotion and Well-Being.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Fund (EDIF)
Over many years, the Compassionate Mind Foundation has offered support for people to attend our international conference on an "as needs" and informal basis. This year, we are excited to formalise this approach and announce the establishment of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Fund (EDIF). The fund is designed to offer grants to assist people from a diverse background to attend the international conference by covering the cost of conference registration and accommodation. EDIF will begin with a modest allocation of funds and a small number of grants are available in 2018. However, we will be working hard to build a fund over the coming years that will be able to make a real contribution to equity, diversity and inclusivity among members, participants and other interested parties to CMF.
Please forward your application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org (deadline: 31 July 2018)
There are 6 full-day workshops taking place on Wednesday 3 October to choose from and these run from 9.30am - 4.30pm.
If attending the conference on the Wednesday, delegates will need to choose to attend one of the six workshops when purchasing tickets.
Professor Paul Gilbert OBE
President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation, Professor at University of Derby and University of Queensland
Dr Deborah Lee
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service & South Central Veterans Service
Dr Stan Steindl
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, The University of Queensland
Dr Michelle Cree
Consultant Clinical Psychologist for the Derby Perinatal Mental Health Service
Professor Ernst Bohlmeijer
Professor in Mental Health Promotion at the University of Twente, Netherlands
Dr Chris Irons
Founder and Managing Director of Mindfulness at Work and UK partner of Potential Project
Dr Dennis Tirch PhD
Founder, The Centre for Compassion Focused Therapy, USA
Dr Laura Silberstein-Tirch PsyD
Director of The Centre For Compassion Focused Therapy, USA
Please click on the links below for more information on the keynotes and symposia
08.30 – 09.00 REGISTRATION
09.00 – 09.30 Welcome from Professor Paul Gilbert PhD, FBPsS, OBE- President of the Compassionate Mind Foundation
09.30 – 10.30 KEYNOTE: Dr Ernst Bohlmeijer
10.30 – 11.00 Refreshments
11.30 – 12.30 SYMPOSIUM: Compassionate Mind Training for All
A Compassion Focused Staff Support Initiative, Kate Lucre
13.30-14.30 KEYNOTE: Dr June Gruber
14.30 – 16.00 SYMPOSIUM: Therapeutic Relationships
Returning to the Micro Skills, Professor Paul Gilbert
Reaching to the other from secure footings, Dr Graham Music
The role of client and therapist attachment styles in therapeutic relationships, Dr Katherine Berry
16.00 – 16.30 Refreshments
16.30-17.30 CONFERENCE ADDRESS: Professor Phil Zimbardo
Transforming Compassionate People into Everyday Heroes
17.30-18.00 CONFERENCE ADDRESS: Drupon Khen Rinpoche
The importance of CFT for people with Borderline Personality disorder, Marleen De Winne & Valerie Fonteyne
My Compassionate Voyage, Martin Wade
10.00 – 11.30 SYMPOSIUM: Eating Disorder
Compassion Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders: a group for every-body Dr Clodagh Dowling and Dr Jillian Doyle
The Modum-ED trial protocol: Comparing Compassion-Focused Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in Treatment of Eating Disorders with and without Childhood Trauma: Preliminary Data Dr KariAnne Vrable
11.30 – 12.00 Refreshments
12.00 – 13.00 KEYNOTE: Dr Allison Kelly
14.00 – 15.30 SYMPOSIUM: Positive Parenting: Parenting Ambivalence - when we are glad we had them and when we wish we didn’t!
Maternal Ambivalence: Working with the light and the dark, Dr Michelle Cree
Applying a CFT Model to Parenting, Dr James Kirby
Parenting through serious challenges; how understanding and parenting skills can help, Professor Rachel Calam
15.30 – 16.00 Refreshments
16.00 – 17.20 SYMPOSIUM: Growing Areas
Client experiences of chair-work in CFT, Tobyn Bell
Compassion Focused Imagery with Social Joy , Isabelle Leboeuf L’Anthoën
17.20 – 17.30 Professor Paul Gilbert PhD, FBPsS, OBE
Closing Comments and Open Forum
Setting and materials
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.
Conference drinks reception, dinner and dance
The dinner includes a drink on arrival and three course meal with tea/coffee and mints.
Bedlam will be playing and are a 15 piece band playing soul, blues and rock covers from the 60-70s.
Some of the members are part of the Compassionate Mind community (David Veale, Dheeresh Turnbull).
After dinner, you’ll want to dance the night away!
Please choose one starter, main and dessert upon booking.
Roast vegetable and tomato soup with parmesan crisps (v)
Smoked mackerel pate with lemon chutney and warm bread
Chicken and wild mushroom terrine with a spicy plum and apple chutney
Wild mushroom, leek and brie parcels (V)
Teriaky Salmon with stir fried vegetable, basmati rice, hoi sin and sweet chilli sauce
Grilled corn fed chicken supreme with wild mushrooms and green beans
Lemon tart with strawberries
Chocolate Cheese Cake
Fruit of the forest flan with clotted cream ice cream
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements so we can request to the venue to accommodate for this at the conference dinner.
You can book your hotel accommodation directly through the Holiday Inn by calling them on 0871 942 9222 or https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/reservation and provide the code MBK when making the reservation to book a room with bed and breakfast at our agreed special rates, starting price of £175.00 per night, unless you can find it cheaper on booking.com or similar. Alternatively, there are a number of other hotel options nearby and trip advisor and other travel websites are useful for recommendations.