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Compassionate Supervision: Enhancing Supervision with Compassion-Focused Therapy

  • University Centre for Rural Health 61 Uralba Street Lismore, NSW, 2480 Australia (map)

Hosted (and subsidised) by University Centre for Rural Health.

Registrations Essential. Please register through the following link:

About the Workshop:

Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is a multi-modal psychotherapy, initially developed to work with shame and self-criticism.  CFT involves the development of inter-personal and intra-personal compassion to engage with, and regulate, threat-based experiences and emotions.  This workshop involves the application of CFT to the process of psychotherapy supervision, exploring the potential benefits of cultivating compassion for both supervisor and supervisee. 

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 own clinical and supervisory practice (utilising experiential exercises). 
  • To develop your own 'Internal Compassionate Supervisor' to support your clinical practice.

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists and psychotherapists working as supervisors. 

About The Presenter:

Tobyn Bell is a psychotherapist from the U.K., specialising in compassion-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy.  He is part of the training executive for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and is an international speaker on CFT.  He is a trainer, supervisor and program lead at the Greater Manchester CBT Training Centre, which is associated with Manchester University.  Tobyn is co-author of the book  'Experiencing Compassion-Focused Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists', with Russell Kolts, James Bennett-Levy & Chris Irons. 


Qualified Clinicians: $66.00 (including GST).  The University Centre for Rural Health is heavily subsidising this course - with thanks for all you do. 

The course will be fully catered. 


Please note: metered parking only is available on Uralba Street for $2 hour.  All day parking is available for $2 on Dalziel St.  CARe parking facility is next to the UCRH if you require covered parking for $8/day.

For More Information:

Please contact Larisa Barnes, Education Support Officer, Allied Health University Centre for Rural Health:  or  6620 2145 (school hours).