When6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, February 28, 2013
LocationCubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA, United States
“An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy and the Fear of Compassion”
Paul Gilbert is the head of the Mental Health Research Unit as well as Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby. He has a degree in Economics (Wolverhampton, 1973), Masters in Experimental Psychology (Sussex, 1975), PhD in Clinical Psychology (Edinburgh, 1980) and a diploma in Clinical Psychology awarded by the British Psychological Society (1980). He is fellow of the British Psychological Society for contributions to psychological knowledge in 1993 and was president of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy in 2003. He also served on the government depression NICE guideline committee. Professor Gilbert has published and edited 21 books, over 100 academic papers and 39 book chapters. He is currently a series editor for a ‘compassionate approaches to life difficulties’ series. After years of exploring the processes underpinning shame and its role in a variety of psychopathologies, Professor Gilbert’s research is exploring the neurophysiology and therapeutic effectiveness of compassion focused therapy. To help advance compassionate approaches to psychological and other human problems he established a charity called the Compassionate Mind Foundation. www.compassionatemind.co.uk. The mission statement is: Promoting Wellbeing Through the Scientific Understanding & Application of Compassion. In March 2011 he was awarded an OBE by the Queen for his work in mental health.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required for access to seating before 5:45PM. After 5:45PM, doors open to all on a first-come first-serve basis.