Advanced CFT for Groups Psychotherapy

This is a three day workshop in DERBY: 13-15 November 2019. Participants must have completed the initial 3-day CFT for Groups training. To book, please email

Conference Details

Presented By: Kate Lucre

Date/Time: 13th November 2019 at 9:00am until 15th November 2019 at 4:30pm

Venue: Holiday Inn Riverlights, Morledge, Derby DE1 2AY

Location: Derby

Ticket Information

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Event Description

Day One: 9.30am - 5.00pm (registration from 9.00am); Day Two: 9.30am-5.00pm; Day Three: 9.30am-4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, as will a CPD certificate.

Compassion Focused Therapy is a motivational and integrative approach to working  with shame and self-criticism, manifest in a broad range of psychological and emotional difficulty. As a model of human suffering and wellbeing, CFT is now being used in a wide range of clinical settings, from primary care to secure forensic services. This workshop will cover working across the spectrum of complexity and setting, but with a particular focus on working with complex relational difficulties.

CFT is concerned with the development of specific motivational systems connected with affiliation and compassion, as such groups-based interventions offer a unique opportunity for exposure to and cultivation of compassion across the flows.


Holiday Inn Riverlights, Morledge, Derby DE1 2AY, Derby

Additional Information

This advanced training will build on the processes outlined in the initial 3-day CFT for Groups training and offer an opportunity to build on and develop skills in delivering and managing CFT group work programs.

There will be opportunities for group-based therapy supervision, process driven role play demonstrations and practice of some of the key techniques involved in delivering CFT in groups.

This workshop shall explicitly cover and experientially work with the following:

  • Fears, blocks and resistances to compassion as they emerge in the group process, for both patients and therapists/facilitators;
  • Experiential whole group sessions, covering all aspects of the group process and technique.
  • How to set up and practice Chair Work, in the context of maintaining safeness within the group process;
  • How to enable trauma work to be undertaken in action;
  • Compassionately attending to and managing group dynamics;
  • Bringing compassion to personal responses to the work, and the importance of establishing personal practice in CFT work.

It is a requirement for interested participants to have completed the initial 3-day CFT for Groups training, and ideally established group work programs. This will offer an opportunity for further guidance and training in working at depth using this model.


PRICING: £405 (earlybird - until 1st September 2019); £475 (standard); £300 (student)


Booking workshops & events:

Our workshops and training are available to book through payment by credit/debit card on our website. If you are unable to pay by credit/debit card please contact us to request an invoice. 

All places booked for our event, must be paid for prior to attending the event unless pre-agreed with management. 

Please note that we cannot confirm your place until we have received payment.

Terms and Conditions: 

Please contact us as soon as possible on for any cancellations. Refunds, less a 20% administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received in writing up to six weeks before the event.  Any cancellations received after this time will not be eligible for a refund.  We regret, refunds for failure to attend cannot be made but you can transfer your event fee to a future event within 12 months.

Please note that information about the event and venue are subject to change and cancellation. Occasionally, an event may have to be cancelled or postponed.  We will try and inform of any changes and cancellations as soon as possible via email.  We cannot be held responsible for any resulting costs you may incur for travel, accommodation, any other related goods or service or other compensation.

We will confirm the final details of the event, 7-10 days before the start date.

Lunch provided at the event will be vegetarian and will include eggs, but no meat or fish. However, please advise us of any dietary requirements in the notes section whilst booking online and we will try to accommodate your request.