Compassion Focused Therapy - 22-24 March 2021 (50% Student Discount Available)

About Your Speaker

Dr. Hayley Quinn PhD, is an experienced clinical psychologist, trainer and the current President of Compassionate Mind Australia. She runs her own private clinical practice, with a particular focus on Compassionate Focused Therapy, assisting people experiencing: anxiety, trauma related issues, chronic pain, grief and loss. As an expert trainer, she offers her clinical work experiences to deliver high-quality training that is meaningful and applicable for clinicians.

Prior to starting her own private practice, Dr. Quinn worked in community, multicultural and hospital based settings. Facilitating a day program within a specialised trauma and dissociation unit, she deepened her nuanced understanding of the harmful effects of fear, shame and loss of connection, clarifying the importance of compassion-focused work, especially with complex clients.

Dr. Quinn is passionate about the role of personal practice in assisting clinicians in cultivating a caring orientation towards suffering within themselves and others. She supports clinicians in incorporating compassion focused practice into their personal lives as well as in their clinical work, creating forced-multiplied outcomes, increasing overall capacity for caring, courage and wisdom offered to themselves and others!

What is Compassion Focused Therapy?

CFT is an integrative psychology model that focuses on the cultivation and application of compassion for both self and others. CFT integrates cognitive-behavioural therapy techniques with developmental and social psychology and affective neuroscience. The approach was originally developed by Professor Paul Gilbert for clients with high-levels of self-criticism and shame and has a growing evidence base for a variety of clinical disorders and presentations. Practicing compassion has been shown to have powerful effects on physiological, psychological and social processes, specifically in the regulation of threat-focused emotional experiences and the development of a caring orientation to suffering.

Help Your Clients More With…

  • Discovering three affect regulation systems including: threat awareness and coping; reward and resource seeking; and contentment and soothing - and how they form complex patterns sets in the mind.
  • Effectively understand old motivations and emotional systems and how they interact with newly evolving cognitive competencies and intelligences through the unique human ability of self-monitoring.
  • Using self-monitoring effectively, not for reinforcing shame, anxiety and depression, but rather for self-compassion and well-being.

Learn More About…

  • Role of attachment and early secure base for cultivating compassion
  • Compassion as flow: compassion to others; being open to compassion; and nurturing self-compassion
  • Practices that stimulate compassionate mental states and building a truly compassionate self-identity through addressing problems of self-criticism and shame

All cheques are made payable to 'The SEL Network LLP' Please note that payment needs to be made in full for all registrants for confirmation of seats - 2 weeks before course begins.

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Student Discounts

If you are a part-time or full-time student currently studying counselling or psychology online or mainstream, you can receive 50% off of the regular price of $1200 ($600 Net)!

Just enter the coupon code "STU2021" in the comments box and we will invoice you accordingly. Be prepared to either send us a picture of your student ID via email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bring your Student ID and present to us at the first day of the course. Thank you.

Our student discounts are generous, as we want you as a student to learn as broadly as possible and to make friends as you go along!


Webinar or onsite attendance at Katong Village Hotel pending government regulations


Event Properties

Event Date 22-03-2021
Event End Date 24-03-2021
Registration Start Date 11-10-2020
Cut off date 24-Mar-2021 11:00 pm
Individual Price $1,200.00