School of Education

Counselling for Depression Gathering

On Saturday 17 September 2016, the School of Education hosted our first CfD gathering, which was open to CfD therapists, CfD supervisors and those training in CfD.

We were joined by Professor Robert Elliott who was a key contributor and researcher in the development of CfD and is an originator of Emotion Focused Therapy. 

The aim of the day was to support and encourage qualified and in-training CfD practitioners and those who are already qualified in, or hoping to train as CfD supervisors.  

The first part of the day took the form of a consultation with Robert Elliott, David Murphy, Emma Tickle and Kate Hayes.

Themes we developed included:

  • What are the tensions of working in IAPT?
  • How to maintain a person-centred stance in a medicalised setting?
  • How to collect data and engage with research?

Robert also gave a presentation during the second half of the day.

We look forward to our next Gathering and will let you know details as soon as a date is arranged.



School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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