SOLD OUT – Compassion Focused EMDR with Dr. Kate Lucre and Dr. Nicola Petrocchi

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EMDR training- Live Workshop will be in UK/Irish time

Compassion Focused EMDR

**RECORDING AVAILABLE after the live training**

An exclusive professional development opportunity from Dr. Kate Lucre and Dr. Nicola Petrocchi! This training offers experiential practices and ready-to-use resources.

(Of interest to: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, CBT Therapists, any practitioners who want to know more about using EMDR and the treatment of trauma, practitioners seeking further EMDR training for professional development.)


A one day workshop exploring the benefits of bringing Compassionate Mind Training to the EMDR protocol. This workshop will focus on working with patients who present with complex trauma presentations, although this adapted protocol is relevant to all EMDR work.

Compassionate Mind Training can support patients to cultivate the conditions for safeness within the therapeutic process. There are strong and helpful correlations with the resource building component of EMDR and CMT. However it can be particularly helpful for those with ruptured attachment systems and complex trauma to explicitly develop a compassionate mind to utilise in the return to and processing of traumatic memories and associations.

This day will explore the overlaps in models and theoretical underpinning, moving onto practical ways to utilise compassionate mind training within EMDR preparatory phases and processing work. This workshop will utilise an experiential and self-care method to develop a felt sense of the practices that can be used to enrich the EMDR methodology.

Trainers Biographies

Dr. Kate Lucre is a Birmingham based EMDR Accredited Practitioner, Compassion Focused Therapist and Supervisor specialising in the use of CFT for complex attachment and relational trauma for groups and individual. She has been practicing EMDR since 2007 and has been accredited since 2013. She has extensive experience using EMDR with patient with complex attachment and relational trauma. She is the supervision coordinator for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and also runs workshops for the Foundation and across the UK on CFT for Groups and Compassion Focused Staff Support and Supervision. She has published the only data on Compassion Focused Group Psychotherapy for people who would attract a diagnosis of personality disorder and has recently completely a 7 year research program evaluating a 12 month CFGP program.-. Kate is also involved in a number of UK wide research projects developing and evaluating Compassion Focused Staff Support Initiatives. You can see some of her past presentations at You can see an interview with Kate Lucre here.

Nicola (Niki) Petrocchi, Ph.D., Psy.D, is a licensed psychotherapist based in Rome, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at John Cabot University (Rome). During their international Ph.D in Psychology and Social Neuroscience (Sapienza University of Rome), they were a visiting scholar at Boston University. They then completed Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Neuroimaging Laboratory, Fondazione Santa Lucia (Rome). After more than a decade of direct training and supervision with Prof. Gilbert, they are now accredited Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) therapist and trainer in Italy, Europe, USA and Canada. They also established Compassionate Mind Italia, the Italian association for the research, training and dissemination of CFT in Italy ( They are author of several national and international peer review publications and book chapters ( They are accredited EMDR practitioner (EMDR Europe), and, after completing the training with Dr. Laurel Parnell, they became accredited Attachment Focused-EMDR practitioner.

Workshop Costs

Standard Price – £195

Dates and Times

19 May, 2023

9.30am – 4.30pm UK/Irish Time


£50 cancellation fee up to 14 days before the workshop, £75 cancellation fee within 14 days of the workshop date. No refunds can be given to cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the workshop date.

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    Event Detail

    May 19, 2023 9:30 am
    May 19, 2023 4:30 pm


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