Compassion Focused Staff Support - SOLD OUT!!

This is a two day workshop in DERBY on 19th-20th September 2019

Conference Details

Presented By: Kate Lucre

Date/Time: 19th September 2019 at 9:00am until 20th September 2019 at 5:00pm

Venue: Jury's Inn, King Street, Derby, DE1 3DB - Please note Change of Venue due to flood defence works

Location: Derby

Ticket Information

Event Description

Compassion Focused Therapy was developed by Paul Gilbert to address difficulties associated 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 not only in a wide range of clinical settings, from primary care to secure forensic services, but also in educational and organisational settings.

CFT is rooted within an evolutionary psychology model and many of the interventions are drawn from current neuroscientific research. A model for the delivery of supervision has been developed which maps onto the therapeutic process and content. This supervisory model is applicable to staff supervising CFT work as well as all other types of clinical interventions.

Jury's Inn, King Street, Derby, DE1 3DB - Please note Change of Venue due to flood defence works, Derby

Additional Information

This workshop will offer a model for developing and delivering compassion focused supervision to a variety of staff teams. This will include practical resources and ideas for establishing these groups and working with the blocks to compassion in these settings.

This two day workshop has been designed for practitioners, therapists and clinicians who wish to develop their knowledge and practical skill in developing and delivering compassion focused supervision groups also utilising compassion focused concepts within a supervisory framework. The day can also be steered according to the particularly needs of the group and can be tailored to offering supervision to clinicians delivering CFT or for offering supervision more generally.

It can be helpful to have some initial training in CFT as there will be only a basic recap of the model. However, training in CFT is not a requirement for attendance at this workshop. The day will be highly experiential with opportunities for live clinical supervision, role play demonstration and practice. The psychotherapeutic model of CFT is underpinned by personal practice and so the day will conclude with guidance and experiential practice of self-care and self-compassion in the context of workplace pressures.  


Workshop Leader 

Kate Lucre is a Birmingham based Compassion Focused Therapist and Supervisor specialising in the use of CFT for complex trauma, personality and relational difficulties for groups and individual. She is the regional supervision coordinator for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and also runs workshops for the Foundation and across the UK on CFT for Groups and Compassion Focused Staff Support and Supervision. Kate offers CFT supervision in groups and individually, including a monthly international  Supervision Group for therapists involved in the provision of CFT groups. She has have published data on Compassion Focused Group Psychotherapy and is currently completing a PhD in CFT at Birmingham University evaluating a 12 month CFGP programme for people with severe personality disorder. Kate is also involved in a number of UK wide research projects developing and evaluating Compassion Focused Staff Support Initiatives. You can see some of her past presentations at



 If you would like to book accommodation at this venue, you can do so via the hotel by calling +44 (0)1332 621005 or by emailing Please tell them you are attending a workshop at the hotel. 

Accommodation is available at the hotel for £95 per night for single occupancy B&B.  

Alternatively, there are a number of other hotel options nearby and trip advisor and other travel websites are useful for recommendations. Also, sometimes you may find a better/cheaper deal directly with hotel or other booking sites.


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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.