Compassion Focused Therapy Applied to Care for Vulnerable Children and Families

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December 5, 2024
December 6, 2024
Compassion Focused Therapy Applied to Care for Vulnerable Children and Families

This workshop will be 15 hours towards your CPD, and you will receive an certificate of attendance shortly after the workshop. For those who are unable to attend all of the live broadcast, this workshop will be recorded, and recordings will be available for up to one month after the live broadcast for you to watch in your own time. We will host this workshop via Zoom Meetings, and will send all relevant joining instructions a week before the workshop.

This workshop is priced at a flat rate of £215.00. For those in difficult financial circumstances, who may struggle to afford this price, please contact hello@compassionatemind.co.uk

‍All timings are according to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): 09:00 - 16:30 both days

About this course

This workshop will provide an introduction to CFT theory and science, and then present some of the practice frameworks and key interventions that have been developed and applied in various large-scale projects involving CFT for vulnerable young people in the UK: the SafeCORE project (Children’s Social Services), the Marydale project (Children’s Secure Care Homes), The Differenceproject (Young People in alternative provision education who have been excluded from mainstream schools), and the YMCA project (charity providing support to vulnerable and homeless young people). The workshop trainer, Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland, who has been leading the models of practice and training on these projects, will share insights, techniques and practical examples of how to draw on CFT ideas to develop innovative practice for multi-disciplinary professionals and teams working with vulnerable children. Attendees of this workshop will learn about the role of compassion in children's care and will develop an understanding of how cultivating our compassionate minds (staff and teams, as well as families and young people themselves) can create the contexts we need to engage with the complex challenges of this work.

Key learning objectives

1. The CFT model and its relevance to working vulnerable children / young people

2. Creative ideas for psychoeducation with children

3. Threat mapping within families and other key systems/relationships

4. Techniques to facilitate compassionate relating to self, others, and to multiple selves

Online (via Zoom)

This course is for

Healthcare Professionals
Those working within the healthcare profession
Managers of Healthcare Teams
Those involvement in the management of healthcare staff
Mental Healthcare Practitioners
Psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, nurses, psychiatrists and other mental health professions

Meet your instructor(s)

Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland

Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland

Clinical Psychologist


Can I watch the recordings in my own time?

We understand that, due to time differences, it may not be possible for you to attend all of this training live with us. With that in mind, the workshop will be recorded, and you'll have access to the recordings for a month after the live broadcast to watch in your own time.

If you're unable to attend for the entire duration, please email hello@compassionatemind.co.uk to let us know, as non-attendees will not receive a certificate unless we are informed of your circumstances.

I can't attend live, can I watch the recordings after the live broadcast instead?

Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, and that it will contain a lot of group work, we feel you'd be missing too much of it's value if you cannot participate live. So, we have requested that all delegates attend live.

I might have to miss a session due to prior commitments. Can I catch up later?

Yes, this absolutley fine. The workshop will be recorded, and you'll be able to catch up on anything you've missed for up to a month after the live broadcast.

My employer will be paying for this course. Can you arrange for an invoice?

Yes, towards the bottom of the page under the 'prices' section you will find a link to download a booking form for this workshop. Please fill this in and email to Binita.Shah@compassionatemind.co.uk

When will I receive the login details?

All delegates signed up to the workshop will receive the joining links, instructions, handouts and any extra resources and information via email. We send these roughly a week before the workshop start date.


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

Terms and conditions

All places booked for our event, must be paid for prior to attending the event unless pre-agreed with management. Please note that we cannot confirm your place until we have received payment.

Should you be unable to attend the event, please contact our admin team as soon as possible via hello@compassionatemind.co.uk. Refunds, less the Eventbrite administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received in writing up to one month before the event. Any cancellations received after this time will not be eligible for a refund, although we will consider exceptional circumstances.  While refunds for failure to attend cannot be made, you can transfer your event fee to a future event that will take place within 12 months of your booking without an additional penalty.

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 endeavour to inform you of any changes and cancellations as soon as possible via email. We cannot take responsibility for any resulting costs you may incur for travel, accommodation, any other related goods or service or other compensation should an event cancellation occur.

For all face-to-face events, lunch provided at the event will be vegetarian and will include eggs, but no meat or fish (though vegan options will also be made available). However, please advise us of any dietary requirements in the notes section whilst booking online and we will do our best to accommodate your request.