​Compassion Focused Therapy for Groups with Dr. Kate Lucre

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Group Therapy

An exclusive professional development opportunity; Dr. Kate Lucre’s training on Compassion Focused Therapy for Groups is not to be missed.

This workshop will offer an overview of the CFT framework with a specific focus the application of Compassion Focused Group psychotherapy (CFGP).  CFGP provides a model of containment and attachment which is necessary when working at the edge of therapeutic opportunity with complex, relational and attachment trauma.

Level: Beginner

Knowledge of CFT is helpful, but not essential. This workshop will focus on applying the model of CFT to Group Therapy.

Teaching methods: Didactic, video, roleplay, groupwork

Live Webinar Dates & Times

We are pleased to offer the CFT for Groups training in a new format: A series of 4 live webinars.  This will be an opportunity to spread the learning over a number of days and allow for implementation, feedback and reflection.  This is designed to offer greater flexibility and accessibility;  all 4 webinars will be recorded and will be available to attendees afterwards.

In addition, there will be an option to engage in 2 supervision groups; one in between webinars and one after the webinars are complete. 

The dates are as follows:

Webinar 1–  22 November, 2022  5pm-8pm UK/Irish Time

Webinar 2–  29 November, 2022  5pm-8pm UK/Irish Time

Supervision Session 1 –  13 December, Time TBD*

Webinar 3–  24 January, 2023  5pm-8pm  UK/Irish Time 

Webinar 4–  31 January, 2023  5pm-8pm UK/Irish Time

Supervision Session 2 –  7 March, Time TBD*

*(Should you wish to avail of the 2 supervision sessions with Dr. Kate Lucre please select the “Webinars + Supervision” Option below)


Webinars only Price – £325

Webinars plus Supervision – £365

Group Rate – 10 or more attendees – £265 (please contact us at info@eventwiseni.com to request an invoice)

Additional Information

This workshop will combine a theoretical overview of Compassion Focused Therapy with practical suggestions for developing and managing the dynamics of all aspects of group psychotherapy. We will cover groups across the spectrum of complexity and duration from short term psycho-educative programmes aimed at primary care through to long term trauma focused psychotherapy with hard to reach clients. We will also cover working with complexity, relational difficulties and attachment trauma.

There will be a range of experiential exercises, focusing on developing personal practice in self-compassion and delivering psychotherapeutic interventions. Role play practice opportunities will be offered with small group discussions regarding referral criteria, managing safety and using evolutionary psychology model to cultivated compassion as the basis for inner growth and change.

This workshop has been designed for practitioners, therapists and clinicians who wish to develop their knowledge and practice of exploratory psychotherapy with structured components to provide a more accessible pathway.

This workshop will offer a comprehensive overview of the evolutionary psychology model of CFT as it relates to groupwork. Access will also be given to a personal practice CD and a comprehensive resource pack tailored to the requirements of the group. It is expected that participants in this workshop will gain theoretical and practice-based knowledge about the application of the CFT to groupwork and group dynamics and have the basis upon which to develop groupwork programmes.

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.

Booking workshops & events:

Our workshops are available to book through payment by credit/debit card directly through our website. If you are unable to pay by credit/debit card please contact us on info@eventwiseni.com to request an invoice.

Terms and Conditions: 

There will be a £50 cancellation fee up to 14 days before the workshop, £100 cancellation fee within 14 days of the workshop date (these exclude Covid-19 related cancellations). No refunds can be given to cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the workshop date. We regret refunds for failure to attend cannot be made, but you can transfer your event fee to a future event within 12 months.

Registration and Invoicing

To register for this event and/or request an invoice please email info@eventwiseni.com.

Please note that information about the event and venue are subject to change and cancellation.

Occasionally, an event may have to be cancelled or postponed. We will inform of you of any changes and cancellations as soon as possible via email and you will receive a full refund.

Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any resulting costs you may incur for travel, accommodation and any other related goods or service or other compensation.

We will confirm the final details of the event, 7-14 days before the start date.

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Event Detail

November 22, 2022 5:00 pm
November 22, 2022 8:00 pm


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