Compassion Focused Therapy for psychosis (CFTp) for Family Members and Peers

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Presented by Stanford Medicine and South Bay Project Resource


This workshop is for family members and individuals with the lived experience!

WhenSunday, October 13, 2019, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Registration starts at 9:30AM


: Stanford University
Tresidder Memorial Union
Cypress North & South Rooms
459 Lagunita Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-2072

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Fee: This event is FREE

Parking: FREE
Stanford Parking & Circulation Map (July 2019)

Snacks and refreshments will be provided

C L O S E D.  Registration: Stanford Online Registration

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Seating is limited. 


For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Michael or 1 (240) 893-2000
Alexis Moore or 1 (702) 335-6374


Training Objectives

This 1-day training is designed for family members and peers who are interested in learning about Compassion Focused Therapy for psychosis. Learn how to apply this model to support someone with psychosis-related difficulties, and the developing evidence-base for this approach. It is open to everyone with or without prior training in Compassion Focused Therapy for psychosis.

Participants will learn:

  • how to help someone establish a bodily experience of safeness through direct CFT practices such as soothing rhythm breathing, mindfulness and imagery exercises.
  • how to support someone to develop a ‘compassionate self’, which is a self-identity that organizes the mind and provides a secure base (or grounding) for recovery.
  • how to encourage someone to use these compassionate qualities and skills to manage internal conflicts. This is achieved through techniques such as voice dialoguing, imagery, chair work, and letter writing.
  • about the current nature and level of evidence for the CFT approach and how this evidence-base may be developed.

charlie-3BIO  Charlie is a clinical psychologist, researcher and trainer—University of Glasgow; Balanced Minds. He is currently researching the social context of anomalous experiences and the application of CFT 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.

“Compassion for Voices: A Tale of Courage and Hope”
A 5:12 min. short animated film which outlines a compassion-focused approach for relating to voices.

To learn more about Dr. Charlie Heriot-Maitland visit Psychosis Summit Interview with Dr. Charles Heriot-Maitland, 2017

To learn more about South Bay Project Resource visit 

To learn more about Stanford Medicine’s INSPIRE Clinic visit


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