Advanced Clinical Skills (July 2020)

This is a three day workshop on the 8-10 July 2020 in DERBY

Conference Details

Presented By: Prof Paul Gilbert & Dr Andrew Rayner

Date/Time: 8th July 2020 at 9:00am until 10th July 2020 at 4:30pm

Venue: Hallmark Hotel Derby, Mickleover Court, Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0XX

Location: Derby

Ticket Information
Standard Rate
Student Rate

Please quote your student number when booking. This rate is also available to those on a low wage, benefits, OAP, etc - to apply for this rate, please email


Event Description

Date and Times: Wednesday 8th July: 9:30am - 5pm (Registration from 9am) | Thursday 9th July: 9.30am - 5pm | Friday 10th July: 9.30am - 4.30pm

This three day workshop is designed for people who have some training and experience in using compassion focused therapy having attended either a two or three day training course; are familiar with the basic evolutionary model; the role of affiliative emotion in threat regulation, distinctions between shame and guilt and competitive versus caring motivational systems and the dimensional nature of our minds.


The workshop provides opportunities including:

*deeper understanding into the nature of compassion
*working within the therapeutic relationship
*developing the compassion focused formulation
*the nature of functional analysis
*using functional analysis to work with self-criticism and shame
*explaining and exploring multi-self and the interaction between threat-based emotions such as anger, anxiety and sadness
*how to use chair work to engage in different aspects of the self
*ways of deepening the concepts of the compassionate self and compassionate image
*ways of working with the fear and resistance to compassion

Hallmark Hotel Derby, Mickleover Court, Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0XX, Derby

Additional Information


Background Reading


Gilbert, P. (2018) Living Like Crazy. Annwyn House

Gilbert, P. (ed) (2017) Compassion: Concepts, Research and Application. Routledge

Gilbert, P. (2010) Compassion Focused Therapy Distinctive Features Series. London: Routledge

Gilbert. P. (2009). The Compassionate Mind. Robinson

Gilbert P. (2007). Psychotherapy and Counselling for Depression (3rd edition): London. Sage.

Gilbert, P. (2000)  Social mentalities: Internal ‘social’ conflicts & the role of inner-warmth & compassion in cognitive therapy. In P.Gilbert & K.G. Bailey (Eds).  Genes on the Couch: Explorations in Evolutionary Psychotherapy.  London: Routledge.

Gilbert, P. & Irons, C. (2005).  Therapies for shame and self-attacking, using cognitive, behavioural, emotional imagery, and compassionate mind training.  In P.Gilbert (Ed) Compassion: Conceptualisations, Research and use in Psychotherapy.  London: Routledge.

Irons, C. & Beaumont, E. (2017) The Compassionate Mind Workbook. Robinson

Kolts, R. L. (2016) CFT Made Simple: A Clinician's Guide to Practising Compassion Focused Therapy. New Harbinger.

Lee, D. (2005) The perfect nurturer: A model to develop a compassionate mind within the context of cognitive therapy. In P.Gilbert (Ed) Compassion: Conceptualisations, Research and use in Psychotherapy.  London:  Routledge

Welford, M. (2016) Compassion Focused Therapy for Dummies. John Wiley & Sons.


To see the full range of Compassion Focused Therapy and Compassionate Mind related books, please click here.


Workshop Leaders 


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.

Dr Andrew Rayner is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in private practice who specializes in Compassion Focused Therapy (and difficulties related to trauma. He has spent most of his career working in the NHS within secondary care services, and in recent years he has had the relatively unique experience of providing psychological support during a large scale historical abuse investigation. He currently provides training and participates in clinical research on behalf of The Compassionate Mind Foundation. He also works for Aspire Health and Care Ltd (providing input to young people and adults residing in supported living placements) and directs his own company Secure Base Psychological Services Ltd.


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Terms and Conditions: 

Please contact us as soon as possible on for any cancellations. Refunds, less a 20% administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received in writing up to six weeks before the event.  Any cancellations received after this time will not be eligible for a refund.  We regret, refunds for failure to attend cannot be made but you can transfer your event fee to a future event within 12 months.

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 try and inform of any changes and cancellations as soon as possible via email.  We cannot be held responsible for any resulting costs you may incur for travel, accommodation, any other related goods or service or other compensation.

We will confirm the final details of the event, 7-10 days before the start date.

Lunch provided at the event will be vegetarian and will include eggs, but no meat or fish. However, please advise us of any dietary requirements in the notes section whilst booking online and we will try to accommodate your request.