Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) – Deepening Knowledge and Skills with Chris Irons

Intermediate Level skills workshop

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th May, 2021

USD $300.00


Thursday 13th and Friday 14th May, 2021
9.30am – 4.30pm UK Time
Online Workshop + recording
Presenter: Dr. Chris Irons
Please note: you can still access the recording for 3 weeks even if you are not able to make the live event

This two day workshop has been developed to help practitioners develop their clinical skills in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to work with people who struggle with shame and self -loathing.  The workshop will not be problem specific but look at the transdiagnostic ways to  work with and develop  self-compassion.

As the emphasis will be on clinical skills and role play, it would be helpful if you have attended introductory workshops on CFT, know the theory and are comfortable with social mentality theory, shame, attachment, CFT formulation concepts such as tricky brain, three circles and compassionate mind training.

 You will have an opportunity to learn more about the CFT model, and how you can use this as a powerful transdiagnositc approach to your work.

In the workshop you’ll learn to deepen your understanding of:

  • Some of the biopsychosocial theory that sits underneath CFT
  • How to use the three system model of emotion in a practical and helpful way in therapy
  • How to formulate in different ways using CFT
  • Examples how to explain and share the concept of compassion
  • How do explore parts work in CFT
  • How to use and engage in various CFT interventions to cultivate greater self-compassion

About Your Presenter

Dr Chris Irons is a clinical psychologist, researcher, writer and trainer specialising in Compassion Focused Therapy. He is co-director of Balanced Minds (www.balancedminds.com), a London based organisation providing compassion-focused psychological interventions for individuals and organisations. He also works for the Compassionate Mind Foundation, and as a Visiting Lecturer at University College London (UCL).

For 20 years, Chris has worked with Professor Paul Gilbert and other colleagues on research and clinical developments linked to CFT. He was involved in some of the initial research papers and book chapters on CFT (Gilbert & Irons, 2004, 2005), and has published many articles and book chapters on compassion, attachment, shame and self-criticism. He has authored five books, including ‘The Compassionate Mind Workbook’ (with Dr Elaine Beaumont) and ‘CFT from the Inside Out’ (with Russell Kolts, James Bennett-Levy and Tobyn Bell), and ‘The Compassionate Mind Approach for Difficult Emotions’.

Chris regularly provides CFT teaching, training, workshops and retreats across the world. He has run trainings, workshops and talks in 20 countries, to over 10,000 attendees. Chris is an experienced clinician, having worked in the NHS and in independent practice for many years. He has recently been leading on the development of compassion based approaches for the general public to help people develop a more compassionate way of relating to themselves and others.


How do I access the event?

It’s super simple. All you need to do is follow a link that you will be provided prior to the course, along with instructions.

Can I ask questions during the presentation?

Absolutely. You will be able to ask the presenter questions, just as you would in any workshop. You’ll also have the extra benefit of being able to interact with other colleagues who have also joined the webinar.

Will I receive a CPD certificate?

Yes, you will receive a CPD certificate.

Can I view the presentation afterwards?

Yes, a video of the presentation will be available to you for up to 28 days after the workshop is finished.  You’ll be able to go back over any part of the webinar to review or check anything that you missed. You also don’t actually have to attend the live webinar – if you’re not able to make it on the actual date, you can still login afterwards and watch the recorded version.

What equipment do I need?

You just need a computer (PC or Mac), laptop or tablet that can access the internet. You need a good broadband speed that would allow you to comfortably stream a movie (such as a video on YouTube).

Can I still participate in any skills practice work?

Yes, we have a special portal in the system to allow you to connect with other participants joining via the Webinar.

Will the Webinar work on my computer?

Yes! As long as you have access to a web browser and you’re connected to the internet, you will be able to attend. It’s that simple – all you need to do is go to the webpage link, login and you’re set to go. You can join the workshop on any device including your home computer or iPad. You can even join in using your smart phone.

How do I deal with any technical issues that come up?

We will have dedicated technicians on hand throughout the entire duration of the workshop. They will be there to help you manage any issues that may come up and get you back in to the workshop again. Also, if you think there may be a problem, be it with your work access or anything else, you can log in early to check if things are working for you, and be prepared.

There may of course be technical issues that come up on your end, which will be your responsibility to look after. But these are rare and we have an extra handy troubleshooting guide that comes with tips and tricks to deal with any problems.

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USD $300.00