Creative Supervision in Compassion Focused Therapy

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May 24, 2024
June 28, 2024
Creative Supervision in Compassion Focused Therapy


Day One: 09.30-16.30 GMT (UK) Time

Day Two: 09.3-13.00 BST (UK) Time

This course is one of a series of three Clinical Supervision workshops. For more information, please go to our Training Pathway.

Discounts are available for those booking more than one workshop in this series. Please email hello@compassionatemind.co.uk for the discount code, or see the confirmation email sent after booking one workshop.

About this Workshop

This course is aimed at those who have undertaken clinical supervision training or completed Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision and Clinical Supervision and CFT.

This workshop will build on the fundamentals of supervision for CFT and offer an opportunity to bring creativity and action methods to the supervisory process. This day will include theoretical and practical discussion, demonstration of techniques and opportunities to practice.

Organisation of the workshop

The first day will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm UK time. The day will consist of lectures and discussions in large and small groups.

The second day will run from 9:30am to 1:00pm UK time. The morning will consist of reflections on how the ideas and theories from the first day have influenced thinking and practice in clinical supervision.


Entry requirements

4 years post-qualifying experience as a therapist (primary training)

4 years experience using CFT.

Having appropriate supervision arrangements in place

Have access to a minimum of two supervisees.

Have access to appropriate supervision consultancy.

To be able to attend live for the whole of both days.

About the Clinical Supervision series

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) training

Since the early eighties, Professor Paul Gilbert and many colleagues have been involved in developing Compassion Focused Therapy's practice, theory, and research. CFT is a continuously developing approach to psychotherapy that has resulted in many therapists across many countries engaging in training in CFT. To date, many CFT workshops have been provided by Professor Gilbert and colleagues across many countries. Over recent years, we have also seen a rise in the development of longer training courses that aim to support trainees in developing a deeper understanding of the knowledge and practices of CFT indifferent countries, including the BPS Approved Diploma in Compassion Focused Therapy from the Compassionate Mind Foundation in the UK. The next stage of development is to support training in clinical supervision.

Clinical Supervision Training

Supervisor training is designed for therapists who are already experienced psychotherapists/counsellors and may already be providing clinical supervision. Or are looking to develop as clinical supervisors.

In the past, supervision skills have been learned by being supervised or supervising. However, this is changing; the past 15 years has seen an increase in formal supervisor training and qualifications across different countries.


Clinical supervision training and CFT

Given the development of both training in CFT and the skills and theories of clinical supervision, it is an appropriate time to develop continuous professional development (CPD) programmes to support the clinical supervision of CFT. To facilitate this development, CMF is offering the following series of training courses. The courses are designed as a series of training workshops to facilitate supervisor training depending on supervisors' developmental stage.


Online via Zoom

This course is for

Mental Healthcare Practitioners
Psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, nurses, psychiatrists and other mental health professions
Clinical Supervisors

Meet your instructor(s)

Dr Kate Lucre

Dr Kate Lucre



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.

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


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.