Compassion Focused Therapy: CBT Distinctive Features Series

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Published UK, 2010
This book explains how Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) - a process of developing compassion for the self and others to increase well-being and aid recovery - varies from other forms of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Comprising 30 key points this book explores the founding principles of CFT and outlines the detailed aspects of compassion in the CFT approach. Divided into two parts - Theory and Compassion Practice - this concise book provides a clear guide to the distinctive characteristics of CFT.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Attachment and the Importance of Affection
Affect Regulation: The Three Affect-Regulation Systems, Caring and CFT
Shame
Self-Criticism
Distinguishing Compassionate Self-Correction from Shame-Based Self-Attacking
Understanding Soothing
Developing the Compassionate Self

Paul Gilbert is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby in the UK.
Small-format paperback. 237 pages


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