Winter 2023 Compassion Focused Therapy 10 Week Professional Skills Development Group: Virtual or In Person

In this Compassion Focused Therapy Online 10 week intensive skills group for professionals you will deepen in your experiential understanding of CFT concepts, skills, exercises and perspectives through experiential exercises, self reflection and self practice in a safe and confidential community of practice with other professionals.

Weekly CFT Professional Skills Group Themes:

1. Tricky Brain

2. 3 Motivational Systems & their Function

3. Attachment, Early Relationships, Safe base/Safe Haven, internalization of caregiver-child relationships, ECR scale

4. Mindfulness and Compassionate Self

5. Flows of Compassion and Barriers

6. Multiple selves

7. Criticism of self and other, over control

8. Multiple selves – shame and guilt

9. Releasing the right to punish and acceptance

10. Compassionate self-leadership

This 10 week online intensive CFT Professional Skills group for helping professionals will be facilitated by two registered psychologists, Dr. Paul Grunberg C.Psych. (s) (McGill University) and Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych. (Texas A&M) who are colleagues at an Ottawa based practice emphasizing psychological interventions from the Third Wave of psychotherapy, particularly approaches grounded in compassion science and mindfulness practice. Dr. Sogge is former faculty at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, former Chief of Psychology Professional Practice at the Royal, and has over 30 years of experience in the fields of mental health and psychotherapy. Dr. Sogge is a CFT supervisor with the Compassionate Mind Foundation in the UK.

This online 10 week intensive CFT Professional Skills group is designed to offer professionals from the fields of psychology, social work, psychotherapy, and medicine a live facilitated experience of key Compassion Focused Therapy concepts, skills, and practices of CFT with a particular focus around developing a deep understanding and embodiment of CFT skills through working with our own self criticism, perfectionism and shame.

This online 10 week intensive CFT Professional Skills group offers a confidential, safe and collegial environment in which helping professionals can deepen and expand their integration of CFT into their work with their clients.

Certificate of Attendance with hours will be awarded upon completion with 80% attendance.

Fee:  $995

No refunds, transfers only.

When:  10 weeks from January 10th to March 21st, 2023 (there will be no group on March 7)

Time:  4:00-5:45pm

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 12 participants for in person attendance.  Virtual option also available.

Questions? Please call our Care Coordinator at 613-656-3331 or by email:

Click the link below to register for “Winter 2023 Compassion Focused Therapy 10 Week Professional Skills Development Group: Virtual or In Person”.


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