Paul Gilbert, FBPsS PhD
Paul Gilbert, FBPsS PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and specialist in clinical psychology at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust. He has devoted his entire life to practice and research in this area.
For 35 years he has done extensive research, focused primarily on evolutionary approaches to psychopathology, with a special focus on shame and treatment of the underlying difficulties; aspects for which developed the Targeted Therapy Compassion (CFT) of which he is its creator.
He has been a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence British government (agency that regulates the national health system), and has led the NICE guideline for depression. He has written and edited 20 books and about 150 articles. In 2003 he was president of BABCP (The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies), leading organization in UK cognitive behavioral therapy.
In 2006 he created the Compassionate Mind Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to promote wellness through scientific knowledge and application of compassion. (www.compassionatemind.co.uk). In March 2011, he was awarded an OBE (title of Member of the Order of the British Empire) awarded for services to the community.