Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) is a form of cognitive-behavior therapy that draws upon evolution science, affective neuroscience, attachment therapy, and behaviorism 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 it’s theoretical basis draws from multiple bodies of science, CFT can sometimes be challenging to grasp initially. In this two-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 techniques and will explore how to implement them through experiential practice.
This workshop is appropriate for mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, and Psychiatric Nurse-Practitioners.
- Describe the roles of the therapist in Compassion-Focused Therapy.
- Describe the three-circles model of emotion.
- Apply the evolutionary model in setting a context for self-compassion.
- Apply Soothing-Rhythm Breathing to help clients work with emotions.
- Teach clients basic skills for improving mindfulness.
- Articulate how compassion can be applied in working with challenging emotions.
- Introduce and facilitate compassionate-self work.
- Describe and use the multiple-selves exercise.
Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Approved for 12 CEUs by the MT State Licensing Board.
Registrations received and paid in full by Friday, May 10 receive a $25 early bird discount.
We have a limited number of spaces available at a discounted rate of $125 for current UM students.
Verification of active student status is required and fee must be paid in full by May 10. Please contact us at (406) 721-0033 for more information.