Compassion Focused Therapy for Groups
2 - Day Workshop
Date: January 23 & 24, 2020
Location: The Ramada by Wyndham, Belfast
Registration: 9.30am - 10am
Start: 10.00 a.m.
Finish: 4.30 p.m.
Unlimited Coffee/Tea, Refreshments and Lunch will be provided on the day.
An exclusive professional development opportunity; Dr. Kate Lucre's training on Compassion Focused Therapy for Groups is not to be missed.
This workshop will offer an overview of the CFT framework with a specific focus the application of Compassion Focused Group psychotherapy (CFGP). CFGP provides a model of containment and attachment which is necessary when working at the edge of therapeutic opportunity with complex, relational and attachment trauma.
This workshop will combine a theoretical overview of Compassion Focused Therapy with practical suggestions for developing and managing the dynamics of all aspects of group psychotherapy. We will cover groups across the spectrum of complexity and duration from short term psycho-educative programmes aimed at primary care through to long term trauma focused psychotherapy with hard to reach clients. We will also cover working with complexity, relational difficulties and attachment trauma.
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 and using evolutionary psychology model to cultivated 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 psychotherapy with structured components to provide a more accessible pathway.
This workshop will offer a comprehensive overview of the evolutionary psychology model of CFT as it relates to groupwork. Access will also be given to a personal practice CD and a comprehensive resource pack tailored to the requirements of the group. It is expected that participants in this workshop will gain theoretical and practice-based knowledge about the application of the CFT to groupwork and group dynamics and have the basis upon which to develop groupwork programmes.
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 individuals. She is the regional supervision coordinator for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and also runs workshop 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 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 evaluation Compassion Focused Staff Support Initiatives.
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Terms and Conditions
Please note that information about the event and venue are subject to change and cancellation. In the unlikely event that a workshop may have to be cancelled or postponed, we will inform you directly via email as soon as possible via email. We cannot be held responsible for any resulting costs you many incur for travel, accommodation or any other related goods or services.
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