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

A PRESENTATION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA ACBS CHAPTER

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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.