An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression with Dr Chris Irons
This workshop will introduce participants to the basic ideas and interventions used in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) with a particular focus on how the model can provide a useful way to understand and work with depression. CFT was initially developed to work with presentations high in shame and self-criticism, we will explore how these experiences can be common in depression.
Dr Chris Irons is a Clinical Psychologist based in London and is Director of Balanced Minds, a London based organisation providing compassion-focused psychological services in London. He has been working alongside Professor Paul Gilbert and other colleagues in the development of CFT (CFT; Gilbert, 2009; Gilbert & Irons, 2005; Gilbert & Irons, 2014) as a science based psychotherapeutic approach. Chris has authored many research papers and book chapters on CFT, and is currently writing three books on CFT. He regularly presents to both professional and lay audiences on CFT and more generally, the science of compassion.
This workshop is suitable for all those currently engaged in therapeutic interactions with clients. It will contribute six hours Continuing Professional Development