This self-paced training on Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is presented by Dr. Yotam Heineberg.
It is well-known that shame and self-criticism can be difficult problems to treat in a range of psychological problems and may even prevent people from seeking help. Compassion Focused Therapy was developed by professor Paul Gilbert. CFT was specifically developed with and for individuals with these difficulties, in part by helping them develop a compassionate orientation to themselves and others by elaborating on cognitive behavioral strategies. CFT is an evolutionary and neuroscience-based approach to psychotherapy that articulates how the evolution of attachment and affiliative emotion regulates threat-processing and the emergence of our self-identities. CFT integrates evidence-based therapies with the basic insight that our emotions serve an evolutionary function, and that recognizing this can help de-shame and de-pathologize painful symptomatic experiences, towards greater engagement in therapy. CFT has a growing empirical evidence to support its efficacy in a broad range of complex cases, including trauma and rigid personality structures. The course will cover the basic concepts of CFT and various experiential practices with demonstrations of emotion focused, cognitive behavioral and imagery practices. This course will assist professionals in improving their clinical understanding of the best methods for treating shame and self-criticism.
This course is targeted towards psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, mental health clinicians, mental health therapists, clinical psychologists, and those mental health professionals that treat people with eating disorders, depression, mood disorders and psychological disorders. Mental health professionals that work in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings can also benefit from this workshop. This course is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
About Dr. Yotam Heineberg
Dr. Yotam Heineberg is a licensed clinical psychologist and a clinical faculty member at Palo Alto university’s Gronowski Center, where he offers supervision, clinical and didactic psychotherapy training in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and other compassion focused approaches to healing and growth. Dr. Heineberg is also a Research Fellow at Stanford University with the Center for Compassion and Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE), where he develops various compassion programs to support personal and collective resilience, as well as compassion for self and others. He also designs and delivers compassion-based burnout reduction programs that support nurses, clinicians, leaders and patients in large hospital settings.
Dr. Heineberg completed his doctorate at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. consortium at Palo Alto University, and his post-doctoral training at Stanford University’s CCARE, during that time he trained with Professor Paul Gilbert, who developed the CFT model in the UK. He lives in San Francisco, runs a private practice and offers workshops nationally and internationally.
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course quizzes and evaluation for this Course. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the course quizzes with 70% correct and complete a course evaluation to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 10 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.
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