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How Compassion Focused Approaches can help with Mental Health

James is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, and will be presenting in the Mood Disorders Centre

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In this talk I’ll present an overview of my work evaluating compassion focused approaches to help with mental health.

Specifically, I’ll introduce one key model, compassion focused therapy (CFT). I will then present a range of research that has examined CFT using self-report and physiological measures (using heart rate variability), including those with body weight shame and veterans with PTSD, as well as evaluations of a brief 2-hour CMT seminar with self-critical parents and a digital online intervention for those with workplace injuries wanting to return to work.


The Sir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research