CFT INTENSIVE ONLINE GROUP TRAINING AND SUPERVISION AT A DISTANCE
Mar
17
Aug 20

CFT INTENSIVE ONLINE GROUP TRAINING AND SUPERVISION AT A DISTANCE

In advance of the Intensive CFT retreat training in the Hudson Valley, we will be hosting an intensive CFT online group training and supervision course. This will blend elements of prior courses and supervision groups with a structured curriculum preparing you for further intensive CFT training. Licensed professionals with some prior workshop or supervision experience, and a commitment to CFT training are welcome.

Details of this group will be released January, 2017

AN INTRODUCTION TO CFT FOR ACT AND BEHAVIOR THERAPY PRACTITIONERS, PHILADELPHIA PA
May
21
9:00 am09:00

AN INTRODUCTION TO CFT FOR ACT AND BEHAVIOR THERAPY PRACTITIONERS, PHILADELPHIA PA

A PRESENTATION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA ACBS CHAPTER

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION TBA

During this workshop, participants will explore how the science of compassion can be used to enhance and expand our clinical work, using an ACT consistent Compassion Focused Therapy approach. Recent advances in psychological research, theory and practice have suggested that compassion is a significant, active process in psychotherapy effectiveness and personal growth. This one day clinical/experiential workshop is specifically designed to help ACT and other behavior therapy practitioners deepen their understanding and practice of compassion-focused treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. .

Rather than being a soft option, the deliberate activation of Compassion Focused Therapy’s compassionate imagery, meditation practices, and applications in exposure and behavioral activation. These methods can strengthen even a state of the art, ACT approach. Participants will learn how cultivating compassion can undermine fusion with shame based self-criticism, help address the narrowing influence of threat based behavioral patterns, and how the experience of compassionate courage can help to mobilize us to move towards lives of greater meaning and vitality.

AN INTRODUCTION TO CFT - 2 DAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP AT ACBS, SEVILLE SPAIN WITH PAUL GILBERT & DR. TIRCH AND DR. SILBERSTEIN-TIRCH
Jun
20
9:30 am09:30

AN INTRODUCTION TO CFT - 2 DAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP AT ACBS, SEVILLE SPAIN WITH PAUL GILBERT & DR. TIRCH AND DR. SILBERSTEIN-TIRCH

A two day introduction to CFT with CFT founder, Dr. Paul Gilbert, Dr. Dennis Tirch and Dr. Laura Silberstein Tirch. This is a rare opportunity to work with CFT founder Paul Gilbert and our Center for CFT team together in an incredible setting at one of the most important conferences for mindfulness, acceptance and compassion focused therapies.

Click Here for details and registration: https://contextualscience.org/an_introduction_to_compassion_focused_therapy_cft

THE COMPASSION SUMMIT 2017 - INTENSIVE RETREAT BASED TRAINING IN COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY IN NEW YORK'S HUDSON VALLEY
Aug
18
Aug 20

THE COMPASSION SUMMIT 2017 - INTENSIVE RETREAT BASED TRAINING IN COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY IN NEW YORK'S HUDSON VALLEY

This will be our first, intensive and semi-residential retreat for developing personal practice, CFT Foundations, and intermediate to advanced clinical skills. Dr. Tirch & Dr. Silberstein Tirch will facilitate the retreat, with the help of senior practitioners and special guests.

Details & Special Guests: TBA January 2017


Oct
19
Oct 21

The Compassionate Mind Conference 2016 - Manchester, UK

 

2016 Conference

The Compassionate Mind Foundation host an annual International conference each year. This year's conference is the Foundation's 5th international conference and takes place on 19th-21st October 2016 in Manchester. This year will be a special celebration of the Foundation's 10th Anniversary.

Compassion: Integrating Body, Mind & Culture

Join us for a range of workshops on Wednesday 19th October and symposia, keynotes and poster presentations on Thursday 20th - Friday 21st October. You can also join us to celebrate our 10th anniversary at our conference dinner on Thursday 20th. There will be opportunities accross the 3 days to meet other delegates, share ideas and develop networks.

Below is more information about the workshops, keynotes and symposia.

For information and registration: http://compassionatemind.co.uk/training/conference

Mindful Compassion: A Personal Practice Workshop with Dr. Paul Gilbert & Dr. Dennis Tirch
Aug
19
Aug 21

Mindful Compassion: A Personal Practice Workshop with Dr. Paul Gilbert & Dr. Dennis Tirch

Mindful Compassion:

A Personal Practice Workshop

with Dr. Paul Gilbert & Dr. Dennis Tirch

An Intensive Compassion Focused Therapy Training and Meditation Retreat

 

AT THE VICEROY CENTRAL PARK HOTEL, NY

AUGUST 19 -AUGUST 21, 2016

Supercharge your psychotherapy and cultivate your inner wisdom, strength and commitment with Mindful Compassion training this Summer:

This experiential workshop  retreat will focus on personal practice, allowing participants to have a direct experience of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and to benefit from the strength of several core CFT practices.

Together we will directly experience mindfulness and compassion practices drawn from a synthesis of Western therapeutic and Buddhist approaches taught by world renowned psychologist and CFT founder, Dr. Paul Gilbert and Buddhist Psychology and CFT expert, Dr. Dennis Tirch. By integrating mindfulness into the practice of compassion, we will find a step by step approach to cultivating our inner compassionate selves and living our lives with deep purpose and courage.

This workshop will be full of simple, yet powerful, personal practice exercises. This training will give participants a direct experience of how being compassionate towards self and others can transform our minds and lives. We will explore how cultivating mindful compassion helps us to experience more self-warmth, safeness and acceptance of ourselves and others.

Here are some examples of unsolicited and voluntary participant feedback from past workshop/retreats:

"Loved it, loved it, loved it! Relaxed yet rigorous training - loved the interaction with delegates and facilitators. Life changing - empowered by the dynamic tools we have gained, inspired 'to the be the change that I want to see in the world.'"

"Transformative. Nothing will look quite the same, at least for a while"

"Paul is so full of life and wisdom"

"Dennis, I hesitate to say that a workshop can change my life, but this has been a riveting experience. The most meaningful training I've attended in 25 years."

Past versions of this workshop have sold quickly, so early booking is advised.

Registration is 375.00 for the weekend workshop and a Friday evening intensive meeting and Q&A session. 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

Friday 8/19/16 evening meeting 6pm-9pm

Saturday 8/20/16 from 9am-8pm

Sunday 8/21/16 from 9am-5pm

The workshop begins with an evening meeting on Friday, and will continue through a full program - from 9 until 8 on Saturday and 9-5 Sunday. This is not a residential retreat and meals and lodging are not included.  

We will spend our retreat time together at The Viceroy Hotel on 57th Street, just off of Central Park. This location will allow you to spend your time off in either New York City, or enjoying the peace and relaxation of Central Park's beautiful surroundings. This is not a residential retreat and meals and lodging are not included.  The hotel has provided us a discounted rate which can be found below!

TO REGISTER, PLEASE USE THE PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW OR MAIL A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO 150 EAST 58TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10155.

PLEASE EMAIL COMPASSIONFOCUSED@GMAIL.COM, AND TELL US SOMETHING OF YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH MINDFULNESS, COMPASSION AND MEDITATION TRAINING, AS WELL AS YOUR AIMS FOR THE WORKSHOP/RETREAT WHEN YOU REGISTER.

The Viceroy Hotel is located at 

120 W 57th Street 

New York, New York 10019 USA

Phone:+1-212-830-8000 

Guestroom Reservations: +1-855–647–1619

Workshop participants are asked to make their own reservations directly with the Hotel’s Reservations Department phone or 1-855-647-1619 or online through the provided website link: 

The CMF Viceroy Reservation Here 

Please request the Compassionate Mind Foundation block when making reservations to receive the group rate of $215 per night (arrival Friday 8/19 & Check out Sunday 8/21).  Reservations must be received by the hotel on or before July 29, 2016. 

 

 

Jun
14
Jun 15

Foundations of Compassion Focused Therapy and Compassion Focused ACT for Anxiety and Mood Disorders

 

AN INTENSIVE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP AT THE ACBS WORLD CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

For registration and information click here  

Dr. Dennis Tirch & Dr. Laura Silberstein Tirch

Dates & Location:
The Westin Seattle, Washington, USA
9am-5:15pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2016
9am-5:15pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2016
 
Contact Hours/CE credits available: 13
 
Workshop Description:
During this workshop, participants will explore how the science of compassion can be used to enhance and expand our clinical work, using an ACT-consistent, Compassion Focused Therapy approach. Recent advances in psychological research, theory and practice have suggested that compassion may be a significant, active process in psychotherapy effectiveness. This two day clinical/experiential workshop is specifically designed to help ACT and other behavior therapy practitioners deepen their understanding and practice of compassion focused treatment of anxiety and mood disorders . Participants will learn a new evolutionary model of compassionate flexibility, that is grounded in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), ACT, and elements of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). Direct, experiential exercises, including a range of compassion focused imagery practices, will invite participants into contact with their compassionate minds. Rather than being a soft option, the deliberate activation of our compassion system can generate the emotional strength and psychological flexibility we need to face life's challenges, and step forward into lives of meaning, purpose and vitality.

Human beings have evolved to have a fast acting, automatically triggered threat detection system that can fire up at a moment’s notice to help us survive. However, the power and efficiency of our threat detection leads to trouble, when a struggle with our feared experiences begins to dominate the ways that we approach our lives. Fortunately, we have also evolved to have powerful allies in facing life’s – our evolved capacity for mindfulness, wisdom and compassionate courage. This workshop will take an experiential journey into the foundations of CFT's compassionate imagery, meditation practices, and applications in exposure and behavioral activation. These methods can compliment and strengthen even a state of the art, ACT approach. Participants will learn how cultivating compassion can undermine fusion with shame based self-criticism, help address the narrowing influence of threat based behavioral patterns, and how the experience of compassionate courage can help to mobilize us to move towards lives of greater meaning and vitality.

About Dennis Tirch, Ph.D.:
Dr. Tirch is the Founder and Director of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy in New York and President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation USA. Dr. Tirch is an author of 6 books, and numerous chapters and peer reviewed articles, including "The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to The Science of Compassion" and "Buddhist Psychology and CBT: A Clinician's Guide” with Dr. Laura Silberstein and colleagues. He has served on the faculty of Cornell Weill Medical College and Albert Einstein Medical School. Dr. Tirch regularly conducts Compassion Focused ACT (CFACT) and CFT trainings & workshops globally. He is a Diplomate, Fellow & Certified Consultant & Trainer for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Founding Fellow and the President of The NYC-CBT Association, & Founding President Emeritus of The New York City Chapter of ACBS. Dr. Tirch is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Contextual Behavioral Therapy.

About Laura Silberstein, Psy.D.:
Laura Silberstein, Psy.D. is the Associate Director of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy in New York. Dr. Silberstein also serves as a Adjunct Assistant Professor and Consultant at Albert Einstein Medical College. She is the co-author of 3 books including Buddhist Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, A Clinician’s Guide and The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to The Science of Compassion. Dr. Silberstein completed a 2 year externship at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, in Manhattan; a pre-doctoral internship at Wyoming State Hospital, and a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Cognitive Behavioral Institute of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Silberstein has advanced experience, and serves as a consultant and trainer in a range of 3rd Generation behavior therapies including CFT, ACT, and DBT.

Learning Objectives:
The attendee will be able to:
1) Help clients to better accept and effectively respond to anxiety and other difficult emotions; through the activation of their evolved capacity for mindful compassion.
2) Explain and apply the fundamentals of Compassionate Flexibility, including a contextual and evolutionary theory of emotion regulation, attachment, and cognition.
3) Integrate compassion focused methods into ACT-consistent practice
4) Practice and teach compassion focused imagery methods and guided meditations drawn from CFT, Buddhist Psychology and ACT
5) Develop and use of the concept of The Compassionate Self Imagery practice in the treatment of anxiety and depression
6) Adapt a compassion focused approach to evidence based techniques such as exposure and response prevention, defusion, and behavioral activation
7) Assess and formulate a compassion focused case conceptualization for people being treated for anxiety and mood disorders
8) Create and implement compassion focused interventions implementing self-as-process role plays and multiple chair work
9) Describe and apply the Three Circle Model of Emotions from CFT
10) Implement compassion focused interventions in the service of cultivating psychological flexibility
 
Target Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Clinical
 
Components:  Conceptual analysis, Literature review, Experiential exercises, Didactic presentation, Case presentation, Role play
 
Package Includes: A general certificate of attendance, lunch, and AM & PM coffee/tea break on site.

Apr
29
8:30 am08:30

An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Click here to Register
 
A workshop facilitated by Dr. Dennis Tirch

During this workshop on Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), we will explore how the science of compassion can be used to enhance our clinical work.  Recent research demonstrates that compassion is a significant, active process in psychotherapy. This experiential workshop is specifically designed to help practitioners deepen their understanding and practice of compassion. Participants will specific imagery and psychotherapy techniques designed to generate the compassionate strength and psychological flexibility we need to face life's challenges.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Apply CFT techniques that help clients to better regulate and tolerate anxiety and other difficult emotions.
Explain the fundamentals of compassion psycholoy, including an evolutionary theory of emotion regulation, attachment, and cognition.
Integrate compassion focused methods into psychotherapy practice.
Utilize The Compassionate Self and Compassionate Other imagery techniques.
Create case conceptualizations and treatment plans utilizing the CFT Three Circle Model of emotional processing.
Apply compassion focused enhancements to exposure and behavioral activation techniques.


 

Any questions? Please call 802-258-4359.

Oct
31
Nov 1

An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy

  • EMBASSY SUITES SAN RAFAEL HOTEL IN MARIN COUNTY

 

 

Fierce Compassion and Mindful Courage: An Introduction to Compassion-Focused Therapy with a Clinical Focus on Anxiety and Shame

13 CE Credit Hours

Current psychological research suggests that compassion may be a significant, active process in psychotherapy effectiveness. This two day clinical and experiential workshop will introduce you to compassion-focused therapy (CFT), an evidence-based psychotherapy that makes the compassion process central to clinical work.

In these two fast-paced days, you’ll learn CFT from one of the US’s leading experts in the model. Through direct, experiential exercises, including a range of focused imagery practices, you’ll directly contact your compassionate mind. The deliberate activation of your compassionate mind can generate emotional strength and psychological flexibility necessary for the challenging work of clinical psychotherapy. This workshop will take you on an experiential journey into compassionate imagery, meditation practice, and effective means for training our minds in fierce compassion and mindful courage. You’ll learn how cultivating compassion can undermine the impact of anxiety, worry and shame based self-criticism and explore how CFT methods can help address the narrowing influence of threat-based behavioral patterns. As the end of the workshop, you’ll have a valuable set of skills you can use to help your clients move towards lives of greater meaning and vitality.

Presented by Praxis Continuing Eductation

For registration and information, click on the link below:

https://www.praxiscet.com/events/science-and-practice-compassion

Oct
12
Oct 14

An Introduction to Compassion Focused ACT in Byron Bay, Australia

ACT with Compassion:

A 3 day clinical/experiential workshop in Compassion Focused ACT for Clinicians.

Dennis Tirch | October 12 – 14 | Download the Application Form

During this workshop participants will explore how the science of compassion can be used to enhance and expand our clinical work. This three day clinical/experiential workshop is specifically designed to help ACT practitioners deepen their understanding and practice of compassion, and learn to integrate compassion-focused approaches into their day-to-day personal and professional practice.

 

While we will be exploring dimensions of the science of compassion in an ACT-friendly way, clinicians of any theoretical orientation and level of experience may benefit from this immersion in working with the compassionate mind.

Participants will learn a new evolutionary model of compassionate flexibility that is grounded in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), ACT, and elements of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). They will learn how cultivating compassion can undermine fusion with shame based self-criticism; help address the narrowing influence of threat based behavioural patterns; and how the experience of compassionate courage can help to mobilize us to move towards lives of greater meaning and vitality.

This workshop will have an experiential focus on compassionate imagery, meditation practices, and training our minds in fierce compassion and mindful bravery. These methods can complement and strengthen even a state-of-the-art ACT approach.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • About the development and use of the concept of The Compassionate Self
  • How to integrate compassion focused methods into ACT-based practice
  • The fundamentals of Compassionate Flexibility, including a contextual and evolutionary theory of emotion regulation, attachment, and cognition
  • How to help clients to better regulate and tolerate anxiety and other difficult emotions through the activation of their evolved capacity for mindful compassion

Leahy, R., Tirch, D. & Napolitano, L. (2011). Emotional Regulation in Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford.

Sears, R., Tirch, D. & Denton, R. (2011). Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resources Exchange

Tirch, D. (2012). The Compassionate Mind guide to Overcoming Anxiety. London: Constable Robinson.

Tirch, D., Schoendorff, B. & Silberstein, L.R. (2014). The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Compassion: Tools for Fostering Psychological Flexibility. New Harbinger, CA.

Costs

Early bird price: $850 (AU); Full price $900 (AU)

There are early bird prices which are available till about 6 weeks before the workshops. But we suggest you don’t leave it to the last minute – our 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 workshops have been full for some weeks before. For early bird prices, please note that application forms must have arrived at UCRH (fax/email accepted) by these dates.

Please note: our workshop prices include morning and afternoon teas (always very good!) – but do not include lunch for two reasons:

To keep prices down. We hope you’ll agree that the prices are pretty good compared with what most people are charging.
Because our experience is that its good for people to get out of the building and into Byron Bay at lunchtime; a walk on the beach, a café lunch, whatever

Location

All workshops will be held in Byron Bay in the NSW Northern Rivers region. Byron Bay is a world renowned tourist mecca and will provide a magnificent backdrop for our workshop program.

Venue

Byron Bay Community and Cultural Centre
Level 1
69 Jonson St
Byron Bay NSW 2481

Times

October 12-14 2015

Registration & tea/coffee will be from 8.30am. The workshops will start at 9.00. There will be morning and afternoon tea breaks, and a lunchbreak around 12.30. Workshops finish at 4.30.

Getting to Byron Bay and accommodation

For information on travelling to Byron and accommodation please click here.

Workshop application

You can register for week long programs at discounted prices. Head to our Workshop Application page where you can download and fax/post us your application.