Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is a psychological model developed by Paul Gilbert, that draws together ideas from evolutionary, neurobiological, behavioural and psychological theories, as well as Eastern philosophies, to achieve a coherent and easily understood model. Helpful for those working in the homelessness sector, explains complex and entrenched behavioural patterns.
Length: 3 modules Duration: 1 hr study per module
Dr Natalie Isaia is a Clinical Psychologist working primarily in the homelessness sector developing psychologically informed environment (PIE) approaches in frontline services. Natalie has a longstanding passion for working with socially excluded populations, including refugees and asylum seekers and individuals who are homeless. Natalie’s clinical training has focused on understanding and supporting complex presentations, in particular complex trauma. Natalie draws from a variety of psychological frameworks including attachment theory and neurobiological theories. She is trained to deliver therapy in multiple models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.
Natalie’s work has drawn her into organisational psychology and in recent years she has focused on training and upskilling frontline staff working in third-sector and social care organisations. Natalie believes that disseminating knowledge and empowering staff to work confidently with individuals who can present with complex needs and challenging behaviour, is crucial to effecting systemic change and supporting marginalised individuals who may otherwise be excluded from accessing appropriate support.
StartEmbedding a Compassion Focused Approach (6:30)
StartDeveloping Your Clients' Drive & Soothing Systems (Part One) (6:15)
StartDeveloping Your Clients' Drive & Soothing Systems (Part Two) (5:11)
StartRhythm Breathing (4:12)
StartSafe Space Visualisation (3:26)
StartHow to Have Lunch (5:04)