Professor Paul Gilbert OBE

Professor Paul Gilbert OBE

Creator of CFT & Speaker

Prof Paul Gilbert FBPsS, PhD, OBE is the founder of Compassion Focused Therapy, and is the President of the Compassionate Mind Foundation. 

He is an internationally renowned Professor of Clinical Psychology, who is particularly recognised for his expertise in the treatment of depression and shame. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 35 years with a special focus on shame and the treatment of shame based difficulties, for which compassion focused therapy (CFT) was developed.

He has written and edited 22 books and established the Compassionate Mind Foundation in 2006. He was awarded an OBE in March 2011.

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