6 CE and 6 NYS OASAS clock hours
Based upon an integration of affective neuroscience, evolutionary science, and Buddhist meditation; Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is an innovative form of CBT that specifically targets the cultivation of compassion as a mechanism of action in therapy. A growing body of research demonstrates how cultivating our compassionate minds can help us conquer our anxiety, fear and shame. Rather than being a soft option, the deliberate activation of our compassion system can generate the emotional strength and psychological flexibility we need to face life’s challenges, and step forward into lives of meaning, purpose and vitality.
The workshop will teach participants direct, experiential methods for cultivating the compassionate mind, using meditation, visualization and other dimensions of training the mind.
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Dennis Tirch, Ph.D. is a leading expert on Compassion Focused Therapy in the USA, and is the Director of The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy in New York. Dr. Tirch also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Weill-Cornell Medical Center. He is the author of several books, chapters and articles, including The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety, the first self-help booked focused on treating anxiety disorders with a compassion focus. Dr. Tirch is a Fellow, Diplomate and Certified Trainer with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.This program has been approved for CE credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032. *According to NYSED, in order to award social work clock hours; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”*