Webinar: An Overview of Compassion Focused Therapy with Yotam Heineberg, Psy.D.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 12:00pm



Dr. Yotam Heineberg

Palo Alto University, PGSP-Stanford Consortium, Clinical Faculty

Dr. Heineberg is a clinical faculty supervisor for doctoral students in training and lecturer for Palo Alto University, at the PGSP-Stanford Consortium. At PAU he offers clinical training on Compassion Focused Therapy. CFT was developed by Professor Paul Gilbert of the UK, a collaborator of PAU. Dr. Heineberg has recently launched PAU's Compassion Training Initiative at PAU. He also acts as Applied Psychological Interventions director at CCARE, Center for Compassion and Altruism, Research and Education, Stanford University. His work is informed by his training in Compassion Focused Therapy and evidence based principles to explore new routes towards healing via compassion practices. Dr. Heineberg’s passion has been finding effective high scale methods for healing the cycle of violence with compassion, evidenced by his contributions to ERASE-Stress, and ERASE-Stress Pro Social, a school based program developed by Dr. Rony Berger, in collaboration with Dr. Philip Zimbardo. Dr. Heineberg is also passionate about scalable technology based interventions to increase wellbeing and compassion. He is collaborating on several projects with Dr. Dan Martin, the Charter for Compassion's science director, with the intention of testing out new methods, and implementing with broad non-clinical populations. Dr. Heineberg earned his undergraduate degree in psychology and comparative literature at Tel Aviv University. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at the PGSP-Stanford consortium focusing on the cycle of violence, trauma and aggression, and applied scalable interventions to increase psychological wellbeing, and compassion for self and others. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford with CCARE, where he has focused his energy on developing compassion interventions, as well as leading the Stanford Compassion In Action student volunteer initiative in East Palo Alto.    


In October, Dr. Paul Gilbert, the founder of Compassion Focused Therapy, will be in California for a training in this modality.