Workshop: CFT & the Therapeutic Relationship (Mar 15 Brisbane) Non-AACBT event

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15 Mar 2019
09:00 am
- 05:00 pm
Victoria Park Function Venue
261 Herston Rd, Herston QLD 4006, Australia
  • Paul Gilbert
  • James Kirby
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6 CPD hours of professional development for health practitioners

(Early bird before 15 Feb $250; Full price $295)

Considerable research suggests that the therapeutic relationship is one of the biggest sources of change. This workshop will look how CFT conceptualises the therapeutic relationship, how it is informed by attachment theory and research and how it changes over time. Special attention will be given to how the therapist themselves uses compassion-focused techniques to support themselves in therapeutic work. The workshop will touch on issues of transference and countertransference and the importance of the therapist addressing their own potential issues of shame, self-criticism, and their dark sides.


These workshops provide a great opportunity to learn from the founder Prof Paul Gilbert, who has travelled from the UK to provide this training opportunity in Brisbane with Dr James Kirby. CFT is an innovative therapy which has become increasingly popular amongst a range of health professionals.  CFT was originally developed for clients with high-levels of self-criticism and shame and has a growing evidence-base for a variety of clinical disorders and presentations, including with depression, anxiety, as well as complex trauma, PTSD, and psychosis. Practicing compassion has been shown to have powerful effects on physiological, psychological and social processes.

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