10th International Conference
'Past, Present and Future'


ONLINE
11-14 October 2021

Our 10th anniversary conference is fast approaching. We're online this year, our programme is detailed below - please note, it may be subject to minor amendments to accommodates for time differences.

Our keynote speakers include Deborah Lee, Darcy Harris, Richie Davidson, Steve Porges, Sue Carter, Liz Grant and Gary Burlingame, and a special conference address from Matthieu Ricard. All sessions (with permission of the speakers) will be recorded, so if you are unable to join us live, you will be given access to recordings after the conference so that you can watch this in your own time.

We hope to see you there!

Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity Fund Scholarships & Emerging Countries Discount

We recognise that there are numerous barriers to attending conferences, so we offer scholarships via our Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Fund (EDIF). The EDIF is designed to offer grants to assist people from a diversity of backgrounds, to attend our international conference by covering the cost of conference registration. A small number of grants are available in 2021.

Please forward your application form to: hello@compassionatemind.co.uk. The deadline for applications is on 9th October 2021

This year, we are also offering discounts for those from emerging countries. As there is, as yet, not one standard list of emerging countries, we have based this list on those provided by similar conferences.

EDIF Application FormEmerging Countries List


Pre-Conference Workshops - NOW ONLINE
Monday 11th October 2021

Unfortunately, the “You Know My Methods, Watson”: CFT and the Case of Group Therapy  workshop by Dr Kara Cattani, Dr Derek Griner, Dr David Erekson, Prof Gary Burlingame & Dr Mark Beecher has been cancelled.

Conference Programme
12-14th October

9:00

Welcome

Prof Paul Gilbert PhD, FBPsS, OBE, President of the Compassionate Mind Foundation

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Clinical Psychologist

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9:15

Panel

Reflections and hope for the future - Prof Paul Gilbert OBE and CFT 'Grandparents'

Michelle Cree

Michelle Cree

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Ken Goss

Dr Ken Goss

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Chris Irons

Dr Chris Irons

Clinical Psychologist
Prof Deborah Lee

Prof Deborah Lee

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Mary Welford

Dr Mary Welford

Clinical Psychologist

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9:45

Refreshments

Break

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10:00

Symposium

The Challenges of COVID-19

Dr Marcela Matos: The role of compassion and fears of compassion on psychosocial wellbeing in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: A multinational study across 21 countries

Prof Paul Gilbert: Post Tragedy Reaction

William Kirby: Reflections on working with COVID-19 patients in ICU

Dr Marcela Matos

Dr Marcela Matos

Psicóloga Clínica
Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Clinical Psychologist
William Kirby

William Kirby

Physiotherapist

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11:00

Refreshments

Break

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11:15

Keynote

Compassion Focused Grief Therapy after Non-Death Losses by Darcy Harris

Dr Darcy Harris

Dr Darcy Harris

Professor of Thanatology & Psychotherapist

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12:15

Refreshments

Break

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12:30

Experiential

Experiential session: American Institute for Music and Healing: The role of music as a path for compassionate connection in a healthcare setting.

Experiential session

Peter Shannon

Peter Shannon

Conductor
Dr Jackie Huntly

Dr Jackie Huntly

Doctor of Medicine

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13:15

Lunch

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14:00

Keynote

Vagal Pathways: Portals to Compassion

via Videolink

Prof Stephen Porges

Prof Stephen Porges

Professor of Psychiatry

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14:45

Keynote

Love and Oxytocin: The evolution of a modern social solution to the “stress of life”

via Videolink

Prof Sue Carter

Prof Sue Carter

Professor of Biology

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15:30

Refreshments

Break

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16:00

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop A

Compassion focused therapy and the body: how physiological underpinnings of prosociality inform clinical practice

Dr Nicola Petrocchi

Dr Nicola Petrocchi

Psychotherapist

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16:00

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop B

Grief, Trauma and Atttachment

Prof Deborah Lee

Prof Deborah Lee

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Darcy Harris

Dr Darcy Harris

Professor of Thanatology & Psychotherapist
Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Clinical Psychologist

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17:30

Finish

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8:30

Experiential

Morning Practice

Tonglen Practice

Choden

Choden

Tibetan Buddhist Monk

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9:30

Keynote

Compassion Focused Therapy for Trauma

Prof Deborah Lee

Prof Deborah Lee

Clinical Psychologist

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10:30

Refreshments

Break

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11:00

Symposium

Compassion for the Dark Side

TBC - Dr Kerensa Hocken & Dr Jon Taylor

Changes in psychopathic traits after a 20-session individual CFT-based intervention program: a clinical case study - Dr Diana Ribeiro da Silva

Striving to avoid inferiority in relation to the dark triad, social dominance orientation and the flows of compassion - Jaskaran Basran

Jaskaran Basran

Jaskaran Basran

Foundation Manager & Research Co-ordinator
Dr Kerensa Hocken

Dr Kerensa Hocken

Forensic Psychologist
Dr Jon Taylor

Dr Jon Taylor

Forensic Psychologist
Dr Diana Ribeiro da Silva

Dr Diana Ribeiro da Silva

Psicólogo Clínico e Investigadora

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12:00

Lunch

Lunch

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13:00

Keynote

Compassion Focused Therapy in Groups

Prof Gary Burlingame

Prof Gary Burlingame

Professor of Psychotherapy

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14:00

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Break

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14:30

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop C

Shame | Guilt | Humiliation: Understanding and working with the threat of social rejection

Dr Kerensa Hocken

Dr Kerensa Hocken

Forensic Psychologist
Dr Jon Taylor

Dr Jon Taylor

Forensic Psychologist
Dr Sunil Lad

Dr Sunil Lad

Consultant Counselling Psychologist

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14:30

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop D

Compassionate Mind Training from the Inside Out

Dr Chris Irons

Dr Chris Irons

Clinical Psychologist

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16:00

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16:15

Keynote

Well-being is a Skill

via Videolink

Prof Richie Davidson

Prof Richie Davidson

Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry

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17:15

Finish

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8:30

Experiential

Morning Practice

Embodiment practice

Deirdre Fay

Deirdre Fay

Psychotherapist

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9:30

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop E

Compassion Focused Therapy and Structural Dissociation of The Personality

Dr Andrew Rayner

Dr Andrew Rayner

Clinical Psychologist

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9:30

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop F

The Kindness Crusade: Creative and compassionate ways to boost wellbeing

Dr Mary Welford

Dr Mary Welford

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Elaine Beaumont

Dr Elaine Beaumont

Psychotherapist

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11:00

Refreshments

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11:30

Keynote

Changing Climate, Changing Heath: Compassion as a Change Agent

Prof Liz Grant

Prof Liz Grant

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12:30

Lunch

Lunch

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13:30

Symposium

New Directions in Compassion Focused Therapy

A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Compassion and Facilitators and Inhibitors of Compassion in UK and Sri Lankan People - Lasara Kariyawasam  

Investigating boarding school experiences, compassion, self-criticism and attachment in adults - Lolly Hernandez  

Compassionate Mind Training combined with Forest Bathing can improve HRV, compassion for self and the environment. - Dr Kirsten McEwan

Utilising Psychology for Compassionate Activism - Runa Dawood

Lasara Kariyawasam

Lasara Kariyawasam

Psychology PhD Student
Lolly Hernandez

Lolly Hernandez

Trainee Clinical Psychologist
Dr Kirsten McEwan

Dr Kirsten McEwan

Research Fellow
Runa Dawood

Runa Dawood

Clinical Psychologist

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14:45

Refreshments

Break

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15:15

Keynote

Conference Address

Pre-recorded interview

Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard

Buddhist Monk

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16:00

Closing Address

Past, Present and Future

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Clinical Psychologist

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16:45

Finish

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Tickets

Student & Concessions

Member

Our concessionary rate is available for students, and those on benefits or a low income. If you are student, please include your student number on the registration form, and for those who would like to claim the concessionary rate due to their circumstances, please email hello@compassionatemind.co.uk for a code you can use in place of a student number.




As a thank you to those who have joined our membership, we are offering a discount for members - please select the 'Member' rate when booking.

If you wish to book via invoice, please click here to download our conference booking form

Poster Presentations

Submissions for poster presentations are now open!

With the shift to the conference online, we still want to provide an opportunity for people to connect and share common interest. With this in mind, we are working on developing an area where we can share posters and the brilliant work that has been conducted around the world. We therefore invite submissions and ask that once accepted, that presenter send us a JPEG poster and short pre-recorded video clip which we will upload on the conference webpage.

Poster content

The basic rule is to provide a short, clear, non-technical description of what you did, why you did it, and what you found. Generally, you should not go into detail regarding subjects, apparatus, or details of procedure — those who would like to find out more about this can request a full copy of your paper or further information. You should keep references and reviews of the literature to a minimum and the poster should communicate the main issues and conclusion.

DEADLINE: 1st October 2021

APPLICATION: Using the link below, please email us with your abstract. We hope to let you know the outcome of your application as soon as possible after it is submitted.

SUBMIT POSTER application