- Participants will be able to articulate the CFT definition of compassion and how compassion can assist clients in working with suffering.
- Participants will be able to describe the roles of the therapist in CFT.
- Participants will be able to describe the three circles model of emotion in understanding and organizing clients' emotional experience.
- Participants will be able to introduce and facilitate the compassionate-self.
About the speaker
Russell Kolts, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University where he has taught for the past 17 years. At EWU, he has received numerous honors including twice being name the associated student body's Faculty of the Year. Kolts has authored or co-authored numerous books and scholarly articles including
The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger; An Open Hearted Life: Transformative Lessons for Compassionate Living from a Clinical Psychologist and a Buddhist Nun (with Thubten Chodron); Buddhist Psychology and CBT: A Practitioner's Guide (with Dennis Tirch and Laura Silberstein); and
Compassion-Focused Therapy Made Simple. An international expert on Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Kolts has pioneered the application of CFT to the treatment of problematic anger and regularly conducts trainings and workshops on compassion and CFT. He has also appeared in the TEDx talk entitled, "Anger, Compassion, and What it Means to be Strong".
A one-credit course option will be offered in conjunction with this workshop.
|UWSP students wishing to register for the 1-credit course, HPW 490/690 sec. 881 Compassion-Focused Therapy, must register for the class through the timetable or through the Continuing Education Credit Class webpage. A class can be added to your schedule as long as the class has not started. The $30 special fee covers your enrollment in this workshop. Credit tuition is in addition to the workshop cost.
This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers.
This activity is pending approval from the National Board for Certified Counselors for 6 clock hours.
CE hours for this workshop are also endorsed by the UW-Stevens Point, School of Health Promotion and Human Development and has been approved for 0.6 contact hours.
Stevens Point Lodging
Hotels located in close proximity to UW-Stevens Point are
Baymont Inn & Suites,
Country Inn and Suites,
Days Inn & Suites
Full refunds granted upon written request to
Dotty.Mansavage@uwsp.edu when received two weeks before workshop start date. Refunds requested after the two weeks allowed for full refund will be assessed a $25 processing fee. Substitutions can be made at any time. No shows are responsible for the full workshop fee.