Compassion Focused Therapy for Psychosis
with Dr. Charlie Heriot-Maitland
October 17-18, 2019
9:30am to 5:00pm
By the end of this in-person workshop participants will be able to:
- Describe and critique the Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) model and its relevance for people with psychosis
- Summarize and discuss the evidence base that underpins the CFT model
- Help their clients with psychosis to establish safeness and connection
- Share psycho-education about evolved brains, emotion systems, and multiple selves
- Develop CFT formulations with their clients (threat-based formulation / 3 circles formulation / function of voices)
- Help clients cultivate/deepen their compassionate self
- Help clients put their compassion self to work in daily life
- Use techniques to facilitate compassionate relating to self, others, voices (eg. chair work and compassionate voice dialogue)
- Use the CFT model to address difficulties within therapeutic relationships
- Implement processes to ensure personal practice improvement in the use of the CFT model for psychosis
Workshop participants will be introduced to the CFT model of compassion and how to apply this model in interventions for people with psychosis. Specifically, participants will learn how to help their clients:
- establish a bodily experience of safeness through, e.g.: i) practice of soothing rhythm breathing, which activates the parasympathetic system; ii) learning to recognise what postures and activities ground and centre the person; and iii) using mindfulness and imagery exercises.
- create the external contexts (e.g. interpersonal and environmental) in which safeness experience can flourish.
- develop a ‘compassionate self’, which is a part of them with the qualities required to explore and engage with their fears, voices, and dissociated parts; essentially, a self-identity that organises the mind and provides a secure base (or grounding) from which to do the therapeutic work.
- use these compassionate qualities and skills to manage internal conflicts and to initiate supportive dialogue between voices and different emotional parts. This is achieved through techniques such as voice dialoguing / talking with voices, imagery, chair work, and letter writing.
Compassion for Voices
a 5-minute animated film which outlines a compassion-focused approach for relating to voices. The film was made by Charlie at King’s College London in 2015, with input from Dr Eleanor Longden, who provided the narration.
Targeted level of practice: Intermediate
Early Bird (up to 9/14/19) = $325
Late Registration (9/15/19 onwards) = $350
Students = $200 per person
Registration includes course materials.
+ $25 CEUs awarded by the Compassion Training Institute at
Palo Alto University Continuing & Professional Studies
Deadlines for cancellations 10/1/19
Dr. Charlie Heriot-Maitland
Charlie is a clinical psychologist, researcher and trainer (University of Glasgow; Balanced Minds). He is currently researching the social context of anomalous experiences and the application of CFT for people experiencing distress in relation to psychosis. He provides psychological therapies in NHS psychosis services, and in private practice. He also runs various compassion training workshops for practitioners and the general public.
Charlie Heriot Maitland, Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy); BPS Associate Fellow and Chartered Clinical Psychologist (171852); HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist (PYL25704); BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist
Continuing Education Credit
Participants who enroll for continuing education credit and who attend the full 2-days (14 hours) of training and complete a workshop evaluation will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance and 14 CE credits.
The certificate of completion will be available upon completion of the workshop evaluation. Each participant who registers for CE credit will be sent details regarding how to complete the evaluation and obtain the certificate of attendance by email.
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