Presenter: Dr James Kirby
Compassion is often misunderstood as being soft and an indulgence, even selfish. In this presentation on Compassion, James will be reviewing what compassion is, and how being compassionate can help with the difficulties of life. He will discuss a specific type of therapy called “Compassion Focused Therapy”, which was developed to directly target self-criticism and shame that many individuals can struggle with at times.
In the presentation James will discuss the background science underpinning compassion focused therapy, and then guide us through some specific compassion practices and strategies.
Presenter: James is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer at School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. He is also the Co-Director of the Compassionate Mind Research Group at the University of Queensland. He has broad research interests in compassion, however, specifically he examines compassion focused therapy and evaluates compassionate mind training interventions.
James also holds a Visiting Fellowship at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. He also continues his work as a clinical psychologist in private practice.
Where: Relationships Australia. 159 St Pauls Terrace, Spring Hill
When: Friday 2 August, 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy networking with other counsellors from 5.00pm. Topic presentation starts 5.30pm and concludes at 7.00pm
Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/464486 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.
Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 21 July 2019
Members: $18 Non Members: $23 QCA Student Members: $16
Members: $23 Non Members: $28 QCA Student Members: $21
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 1.5 Professional Development hours.
QCA Committee Professional Development Program