University of Derby

Compassion Focused Therapy

Compassion focused therapy, developed by Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, is a psychological approach that was originally developed to help people with high shame and self-criticism. This course is for you if you're in a mental health profession and you are trained to form and develop psychotherapeutic relationships. It may therefore be of particular interest to health care workers working within psychiatry, psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, counselling or psychotherapy. Students on this programme develop their clinical and theoretical knowledge in compassion focused therapy.

Course modules

Modules include: compassion focused therapy 1; compassion focused therapy 2.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a portfolio, written case study and assessment of practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,133 per Module (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus DE22 1GB East Midlands

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