Training For Therapists & Organizational Leaders

Mindfulness and Compassion Training

Supervision, Consultation, and Group Training

We are an internationally known training group, providing the highest quality training available to therapists, health workers, and organizational leaders in mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion-focused psychotherapy. 

We offer beginner to advanced training in Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a range of evidence-based processes and procedures.

expanded program of training through individual supervision and consultation

Depending upon the circumstances, such meetings can occur in person in New York or through video conferencing online. This training process involves discussing cases, experiential work, meditation training, and working through didactic material on behavioral principles and the science of mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion.

Compassion training

Mindfulness Meditations

The following meditations, imagery, and experiential practices were originally published in The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Compassion: Tools for Fostering Psychological Flexibility published by New Harbinger, Experiencing ACT from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists, published by Guilford Press, and published to Soundcloud by the authors. 

Upcoming Compassion Training Events

Compassionate Mind Summit & Retreat

Presented by Dennis Tirch and Laura Silberstein-Tirch alongside a team of internationally known experts, including CFT founder Professor Paul Gilbert

Recently, we proudly partnered with Palo Alto University and a group of wonderfully talented peers to create the Compassionate Mind Summit and Retreat. This asynchronous course is perfect for any level of expertise and offers 20 CEs for APA, ASWB, CPA and NBCC (click here for other regional board approvals). With insight from 15 different experts in their unique fields, the volume and variation of content offered in this course is extraordinary. There will be another opportunity for asynchronous material through Praxis expected to release in October!

The Center for CFT Workshop Series

Our team is honored to present monthly one-day workshops aimed at strengthening the work of clinicians who have clients dealing with challenges of all kinds. Dr. Nick Uram will lead us off beginning October 16th, presenting the first Saturday workshop of our series, Mindfulness and Compassion Based Interventions for Serious Change.

On November 13th, dive into our second workshop, From Trauma to Transformation: An Integrative Approach to Preparing Clients for Trauma-Focused Work, led by Dr. Talya Vogel. And after the holiday break, Dr. Laura Silberstein-Tirch and Dr. Dennis Tirch will zone in on the utility of Compassion Focused ACT in our last one-day Saturday workshop on the 15th of January.

Announcing: The Compassion Focused Therapy Consultation Team Meeting

The month of January will also see the beginning of a one hour weekly gathering for clinicians to receive consultation from Dr. Dennis Tirch, using our consultation team model. If Tuesdays at noon ET work for you, please sign up here! Start day is expected to be January 11th, 2022.