In today’s video 2 of 3.

If you haven’t watched our first video, “Why Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy?” you can watch the video here.

How can Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy benefit you and your clients?

CMSC Executive Director Steve Hickman interviews SCIP faculty experts Chris Germer and Kristin Neff talking about the influence of self-compassion on theoretical models, the role of self-compassion in reducing burnout, the impact of self-compassion on diverse identities; research on self-compassion and attachment and depression, and how self-compassion can lessen shame and alleviate suffering.

“You know, many therapists feel quite isolated, even if they work in clinics. They often feel quite isolated and alone. However, we know that when we work in a supportive community, and when we learn in a supportive community, we do better. So, this program is committed to a community learning model. Common humanity is a really key element of self-compassion—the ability to frame our experience of personal imperfection and also imperfection in the world around us in light of the shared human experience—so that we don’t feel so alone and isolated.”
– Dr. Kristin Neff

“The presence of the therapist is so important in terms of what transpires in the therapy room, and also self-compassion in and out of the therapy room. So, your loved ones as well as your patients may see a change over the year. What I found over the years, and I’ve been practicing self-compassion now for 15 years, is that in the therapy context, that I just have a whole lot more ease, confidence and even a bit of a delight, while doing therapy, almost no matter what is going on. And, I think I can attribute that to having a deeper sense of the innate healing capacity of our clients.”
-Dr. Chris Germer

Who are some of the SCIP faculty experts?

  • Sydney Spears, Ph.D., professor, therapist, yoga instructor, CMSC Director of DEIB
  • Zev Schuman-Olivier, M.D., psychiatrist, Director of CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Harvard professor
  • Shari Geller, Ph.D., author and clinical psychologist in private practice, founder TRM (Therapeutic Rhythm and Mindfulness) program, York University professor
  • Paul Gilbert, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, founder of CFT (Compassion-Focused Therapy)
  • David Treleaven, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, author of the book and online course Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

…and many more!

Meet the SCIP Experts.

We are here to support you together with our SCIP faculty and community so you can discover and integrate new ways to reduce your exhaustion, prevent burnout, and care more compassionately for yourself while you’re caring for your clients.

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Registration now open for Cohort 3 starting October 15, 2022.

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