When: Feb 23, 2024 9am to 4:30pm
Speakers: Russell Kolts, PhD
Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that draws upon evolution science, affective neuroscience, contextual behavioral science, and attachment theory in assisting individuals who suffer with emotional difficulties. Utilizing mindfulness, the purposeful cultivation of compassion, and a host of treatment strategies such as imagery, chair-work, breath-body work, and behavioral and thought experiments, CFT was developed to assist clients who struggle with issues of shame and self-criticism. Because its theoretical basis draws from multiple bodies of science, CFT can sometimes be challenging to grasp initially.
In this one-day training, participants will learn a way to organize CFT into a set of layered processes and practices that will allow them to systematically understand, train, and begin to implement the practices of CFT. Additionally, participants will gain exposure to a number of core CFT concepts and will explore how to implement them through experiential practice.
This workshop is a live, interactive webinar. Instruction will combine didactic and experiential work to help participants practice compassion focused therapy right away. The program will be highly interactive; we will use role play and group practice to build skills.
Target Audience: This workshop is for clinicians who are new to CFT. It is appropriate for mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, and Psychiatric Nurse-Practitioners.
|Early Registration (by Feb 1, 2024 )||$150|
|CE certificate (6 hours)||$10|
The activity has approval for 6 CEs for psychologists, counselors, and social workers. You must attend the course in its entirety in order to receive continuing education credits. CE credits are not given for the breaks or lunch.
The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science maintains responsibility for this program and its content. If you are unsure about APA CE credits, please check with your licensing board.
CFT in Practice: An Introduction to Compassion-Focused Therapy, Course #5136, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by True North Therapy and Training as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 08/24/2023 - 08/24/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 6 clinical continuing education credits.
After attending this training you will be able to:
- Articulate the layered processes and practices targeted in CFT, and how they work together to set a context for the cultivation of self-compassion.
- Describe the roles of the therapist in Compassion-Focused Therapy.
- Describe the three-systems model of emotion.
- Guide clients in exploring the ways that different motives and emotions organize their mental experience.
- Apply Soothing-Rhythm Breathing to help clients work with emotions.
- Describe the active approach taken to compassionate-self work in CFT.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration, but please note that a $25 processing fee will be charged for registration refunds up to Feb 1. We regret that after Feb 1, refunds cannot be made, but you may request credit toward a future program. If you need a refund, please contact us via email at Admin@TrueNorthACT.com
ADA Accommodations: This workshop will be closed captioned in English. If there are additional ADA accommodations that you require, please contact us at Admin@TrueNorthACT.com
Russell Kolts, PhD
Russell Kolts. PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University, where he has taught for over 20 years. An internationally-recognized trainer in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) who regularly conducts CFT trainings around the world, Dr. Kolts is the author of a number of books applying CFT, including CFT Made Simple, Experiencing Compassion-Focused Therapy from the Inside Out, and The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger.
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