Compassion Focused Therapy for Groups


Presented By: Kate Lucre

Date/Time: 14th June 2017 at 9:30am until 16th June 2017 at 5:00pm

Venue: Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby DE1 3AF

Location: Derby

Ticket Information
Early Bird rate

Early Bird tickets can be booked upto 6 weeks before the workshop

Standard rate
Student rate

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Event Description

Registration is from 9am each morning. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, as will a CPD certificate.

Compassion focussed therapy was developed by Paul Gilbert to address difficulties associated with shame and self-criticism. CFT is now being used in a wide range of settings from secure forensic services to primary care.

CFT, Group Analysis and action methods meet in the commitment to offer effective psychotherapeutic interventions to those who have suffered multiple and complex traumas. This workshop will offer an overview of the CFT framework and components of group analytic practice and action methods technique which have been brought together to form an integrative Compassion Focussed model for complex trauma.

Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby DE1 3AF, Derby

Additional Information

The three day workshop will combine a theoretical overview of Compassion Focussed Group Psychotherapy with practical suggestions for developing running and managing the dynamics of long term trauma focussed group psychotherapy with hard to reach clients.

There will be a range of experiential exercises, focusing on developing personal practice in self compassion and delivering psychotherapeutic interventions. Role play practice opportunities will be offered with small group discussions regarding referral criteria, managing safety in the group and using the group to cultivate compassion as the basis for inner growth and change.

This workshop has been designed for practitioners, therapists and clinicians who wish to develop their knowledge and practice of exploratory group psychotherapy with structured components to provide a more accessible pathway for this group of individuals.

Kate Lucre is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer and an accredited EMDR practitioner. She is also has a Strategic Leadership role for Compassion Focussed Therapy in Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. She trained as a social worker in 1998 and worked overseas for a number of years in Australia and New Zealand, before returning to the UK and training in CBP. She has been developing CFT for people with personality disorder and complex trauma for nearly 10 years and has published pilot data on a group work model. She delivers training in CFT and personality disorder within health, education and social care settings and has recently begun a piece of doctoral research to evaluate a 12 month CFT programme. She is also the Supervision Coordinator for the Compassionate Mind Foundation. 

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Terms and Conditions: 

Refunds, less a 20% administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received in writing up to six weeks before the Workshop.  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 workshop fee to a future workshop.