COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY AND CLIENTS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER
Please join Stacey Roles RN MScN PhD(c) Psychotherapist for Third Wave Grand Rounds hosted by the Ottawa River Psychology Group, Friday April 3 at 1pm.
Compassion focused therapy (CFT) is a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) designed for individuals with high levels of shame and self-criticism and with difficulties engaging in compassionate self-soothing (Gilbert, 2010).
Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) often exhibit profound emotional vulnerability with high emotional sensitivity and difficulty regulating emotions (Linehan, 1993). Clients with BPD have a tendency towards self-invalidation and unrealistically high standards and expectations, and often respond to their emotional experiences with shame, criticism, and punishment instead of self-compassion. In this presentation I will share the structure and tools we used for a pilot CFT group for individuals with BPD along with the group outlines and some of the preliminary outcomes from the research.
Stacey Roles RN MScN PhD(c) Psychotherapist
Stacey Roles is an Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) Certified Trainer Consultant and Certified Cognitive Therapist and is also credentialed with the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. Stacey has advanced training and supervision in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse, an Adjunct Professor at Laurentian University with the School of Nursing, and is Psychotherapy Faculty in the Psychiatry Program at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Stacey has extensive experience working with First Nations populations on Manitoulin Island and is currently the Lead Consultant for the NE LHIN Structured Psychotherapy Intiative for Northern Ontario. Stacey leads the CBT Training Centre of the North and Stacey E. Roles & Associates Psychotherapy Services Inc. www.staceyrolestherapy.com