11th International CFT Conference 10-13 Oct 2022 in Edinburgh

11th International CFT Conference 10-13 Oct 2022 in Edinburgh

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh & ONLINE Live Streamed

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11th International CFT Conference, 'Caring Connections' - 10th - 13th Oct 2022 in Edinburgh.

About this event

It's our 11th-anniversary conference and we'll be exploring 'Caring Connections' of the Compassionate Mind Foundation, bringing together speakers and presenters who represent the wonderful community of compassion focused approaches to health and wellbeing. We hope to see you there!

For further information please visit our conference webpage: https://www.compassionatemind.co.uk/conference-2022

Monday 10th October 2022


09.30 Start

11.00 – 11.30 Refreshments

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

15.00 – 15.30 Refreshments

16.30 Finish

Full-Day Workshops:

1. Professor Paul Gilbert - Fears, Blocks and Resistances

2. Professor Deborah Lee - The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Complex PTSD

3. Dr Dennis Tirch & Dr Laura Silberstein-Tirch - CFT and Anxiety

4. Dr Kara Cattani, Dr Derek Griner, Dr David Erekson, Professor Gary Burlingame, & Dr Mark Beecher - “You Know My Methods, Watson”: CFT and the Case of Group Therapy

5. Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland - Compassion Focused Approaches to Working with Voices

Tuesday 11th October 2022

08.00-09.00 REGISTRATION

09.00-10.00 Welcome from Professor Paul Gilbert and Opening Address

10.00-11.00 INNOVATIONS: Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland and the SafeCORE Team Delivering and evaluating a CFT service for Children & Families Social Care

Chair: TBC

11.00-11.30 BREAK

11.30-13.00 Symposium: New Directions - Chair: Dr Chris Irons

13.00-14.00 LUNCH BREAK

14.00-15.00 PANEL DISCUSSION TBC Chair: Professor Paul Gilbert

15.00-15.30 BREAK


Option A - Importance of Personal Practice by Dr Wendy Wood

Option B - Therapeutic Relationships by Dr Hannah Gilbert

19.00 - Drinks, Dinner, and Dance

Wednesday 12th October 2022

08.30-09.30 REGISTRATION

09.30-10.30 KEYNOTE: Dr Daniela Sieff

Maltreating Mothers: Evolutionary insights can foster compassion and contribute to prevention

Chair: TBC

10.30-11.00 BREAK

11.00-12.30 Symposium: The Role of Culture & Diversity on the Therapeutic Process

Chair: Dr Hannah Gilbert

12.30- 13.30 LUNCH BREAK

13:30-14.30 LIVE ONLINE KEYNOTE: Professor Darcia Narvaez

The Evolved Nest, Wellness-Informed Development and Thriving

Chair: TBC

14.30-15.00 BREAK


Option A: CFT and Psychosexual Therapy by Dr Jane Vosper

Option B: TBC Open Call

Thursday 13th October 2022

08.30-09.30 REGISTRATION

09.30-10.30 KEYNOTE: Dr Kate Lucre

Compassion Focused Group Psychotherapy for Attachment and Relational Trauma

Chair: TBC

10.30-11.00 BREAK

11.00-12.30 SYMPOSIUM: Therapeutic Impacts

Chair: TBC

Dr Alicia Carter-CFT & Body Weight Shame

Dr Jeffery Kim -fMRI: Neural markers Compassion

Dr Nicola Petrocchi and Jaskaran Basran: The Evidence for CFT and CMT: Results from Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

12.30- 13.30 LUNCH BREAK

13:30-14.30 INNOVATIONS: Dr Lorena Lobenes & Dr Natali Gumiy

Psychedelics and the Activation of Caring Motives

Chair: TBC

14.30-15.00 BREAK


16.00-16.30 LIVE ONLINE KEYNOTE: Dr Rick Hanson

Chair: Professor Paul Gilbert

Closing Address: Professor Paul Gilbert

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