Advanced CFT for Groups with Kate Lucre

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Date: April 30, 2021

Location: ONLINE

Teaching times:

Start: 9.30 a.m.

Finish: 4.30 p.m.

Compassion Focused Therapy is a motivational and integrative approach to working with shame and self-criticism, manifest in a broad range of psychological and emotional difficulty. As a model of human suffering and wellbeing, CFT is now being used in a wide range of clinical settings, from primary care to secure forensic services. This workshop will cover working across the spectrum of complexity and setting, but with a particular focus on working with complex attachment and relational difficulties.

CFT is concerned with the development of specific motivational systems connected with affiliation and compassion, as such groups-based interventions offer a unique opportunity for exposure to and cultivation of compassion across the flows.

This advanced training will build on the processes outlined in the initial 2-day CFT for Groups training in Belfast and offer an opportunity to build on and develop skills in delivering and managing CFT group work programs. This workshop will cover working face to face with social distancing protocols and adapting the work online.

There will be opportunities for, process driven role play demonstrations and practice of some of the key techniques involved in delivering CFT in groups.

This workshop shall explicitly cover and experientially work with the following:

  • Fears, blocks and resistances to compassion as they emerge in the group process, for both patients and therapists/facilitators;
  • How to set up and practice Chair Work, in the context of maintaining safeness within the group process;
  • Bringing compassion to personal responses to the work, and the importance of establishing personal practice in CFT work.

It is essential for those interested in this workshop to have completed some preliminary training in CFT for Groups as this workshop will not cover the basic model in any depth. This will offer an opportunity for further guidance and training in working at depth using this model.  If you are interested in the core CFT for groups model, please see our Working with Groups Online training in May.

Workshop Leader

Kate Lucre is a Birmingham based Compassion Focused Therapist and Supervisor specialising in the use of CFT for complex trauma, personality and relational difficulties for groups and individuals. She is the regional supervision coordinator for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and also runs workshop for the Foundation and across the UK on CFT for Groups and Compassion Focused Staff Support and Supervision.

Kate offers CFT supervision in groups and individually, including a monthly international Supervision Group for therapists involved in the provision of CFT groups. She has published data on Compassion Focused Group Psychotherapy and is currently completing a PhD in CFT at Birmingham University evaluating a 12 month CFGP programme for people with severe personality disorder. Kate is also involved in a number of UK wide research projects developing and evaluation Compassion Focused Staff Support Initiatives.

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Terms and Conditions

Please note that information about the event and venue are subject to change and cancellation. In the unlikely event that a workshop may have to be cancelled or postponed, we will inform you directly via email as soon as possible via email. We cannot be held responsible for any resulting costs you many incur for travel, accommodation or any other related goods or services.

We will contact you via email prior to the event with any handouts/materials you may need for the workshop.

    Event Detail

    April 30, 2021 9:30 am
    April 30, 2021 4:30 pm


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