Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE

Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE

Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE, is the creator of Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). He is Professor of  Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust in England. Dr. Gilbert has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 35 years with a special focus on shame and the treatment of shame-based difficulties, for which CFT was developed. He has written and edited 20 books, including Mindful Compassion, The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life’s Challenges and Overcoming Depression.