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Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Head of the Mental Health Research Unit, Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust.  He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has written, taught and researched extensively in the areas of mood disorders and shame.  He is a former President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.  He has published over 150 academic papers and 20 books. he is a series editor for the "Compassion Mind Approaches to various psychological difficulties. He set up the charity The Compassion Mind foundation in 2006 ( and was award an OBE in March 2011.
Paul runs courses in Compassion Focused Therapy