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Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for Psychosis Workshop


April 10 - 11, 2017


This 2-day workshop will introduce participants to the Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) model for psychosis, and how to orientate their interventions for people with psychosis.



This training is appropriate for all health care professionals, allied health care workers and caregivers working with people experiencing distress in relation to psychosis.



By the end of this workshop participants will be able to,

  • Describe and critique the CFT model and its relevance for people with psychosis.
  • Summarize and discuss the evidence base that underpins the CFT model.
  • Apply knowledge of CFT psychosis intervention through five key stages in interactive exercises,
    • establishing safeness and connection
    • psycho-education about evolved brains, emotion systems, and multiple selves
    • threat-based formulation and three circles formulation
    • cultivate/deepen the compassionate self
    • direct compassion to others, self, dissociated parts/voices
  • ​​​Use the CFT model to address difficulties within therapeutic relationships.
  • Implement processes to ensure personal practice improvement in the use of the CFT model for psychosis.





  •   ​  $450.00


   Limited training slots

  •  $350.00 (20 CAMH staff)
  • $225.00 ( 5 students, student ID will be required)




  •    20 Toronto St. Toronto, ON. ​M5C 2B8




College of Family Physicians of Canada – 13 Mainpro+ credits:

This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to  13 Mainpro+ credits.


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – 13 Section 1 hours:

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 13 hours (credits are automatically calculated).




Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland 

Charlie is a clinical psychologist, researcher and trainer at King’s College London. He is currently researching the social context of anomalous experiences and the application of Compassion-Focused Therapy for people experiencing distress in relation to psychosis. He provides psychological therapies in NHS psychosis services, and in private practice. He also runs various compassion training workshops for practitioners and the general public.


Dr Eleanor Longden

Eleanor is a research psychologist with lived experience of psychosis who has lectured internationally on recovery-orientated approaches to complex mental health problems, including TED and WHO events. She works at the Psychosis Research Unit (PRU) in Manchester, and coordinates the research committee of Intervoice.​


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