Dr. Tirch is the Founder of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy, the first clinical training centre for Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in the USA. He is also the President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation USA – the North American wing of the training, research and development community for CFT.
Dr. Tirch has been described as one of the country's foremost experts on CFT and the contextual psychology of compassion. He has dedicated his research and scholarship to bettering our understanding of how therapies like ACT and CBT can be strengthened and further developed by bringing a compassion focus to our work.
Dr Suzanne Barrett and Dr Fiona Zandt are both clinical psychologists with over 30 years experience combined working with children, adolescents, parents and families.
In addition to their clinical work, Suzanne and Fiona run popular Creative Child Therapy Workshops including: 1) Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions & Playful; 2) Practical and Purposeful Approaches to Childhood Anxiety.
More recently they published their first book, Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings: A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children. The essence of the book is about using play to introduce therapeutic concepts to children and provide a space in which they can explore these ideas.