Compassionate Supervisor med
Tobyn Bell, 8 september 2017

Tobyn Bell is a cognitive-behavioural therapist, researcher in compassion, CBT trainer, supervisor and programme-lead at the Greater Manchester West CBT Training Centre (NHS).

Datum: 8 september 2017
Plats: Dicksongatan 6, Göteborg
Pris: 1950 kr +moms, förmiddags och eftermiddagsfika ingår
Anmälan: Senast anmälan 15 augusti 2017 till
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Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is a multi-modal psychotherapy, associated with cognitive-behavioral therapy, with an emergent evidence-base in the treatment of problematic shame and self-criticism. CFT involves the development of inter-personal and intra-personal compassion as a means to engage with and regulate threat-based experiences and emotions, and to increase wellbeing.

This workshop will involve applying the principles and practices of compassion-focused therapy to the process of psychotherapy supervision. The potential benefits for bringing compassion to supervision will be explored in terms of the current evidence base for self-compassion. Benefits of self-compassion include: increased acknowledgement of one’s own role in negative events without being overwhelmed by emotion; increased self-evaluative accuracy; improved empathic accuracy and self-reflection; and the reduction of self-criticism, anxiety and depression.

Attendees of the workshop will have the opportunity to practice core exercises of CFT adapted to the context of supervision. This will include formulating the common threats and fears that supervisees and supervisors experience and the protective strategies that can inhibit effective supervision.

Attendees will practice experiential exercises designed to cultivate compassion and relational safeness in the supervisory relationship. One of the exercises involves the development of an ‘internal compassionate supervisor’; this imaginal exercise has been recently researched in psychotherapy trainees and was found to increase trainees’ experience and practice of compassion, reduce unhelpful cognitive processes and self-criticism, and increase self-reflection and approach behavior.

Key learning objectives:

  • To understand the core-principles of compassion-focused therapy and to apply these to the interpersonal process of supervision
  • To formulate the common threats for both supervisee and supervisor
  • To apply compassion to your supervision practice (utilizing experiential exercises)
  • To develop you own ‘Internal Compassionate Supervisor’ to support your clinical practice

Tobyn Bell has published research on clinician's use of mental imagery, and the application of compassion-focused imagery to support trainee therapists. Tobyn specialises in Compassion Focused Therapy and is part of the training executive for the Compassionate Mind Foundation. He is co-authoring the forthcoming book: Compassion Focused Therapy from the Inside Out (a self-practice/self-reflection workbook for therapists.).