Dr. Russel Kolts announced as 2017 Keynote Speaker


“Compassionate Connection: Creating a Context for Healing”

Russell L. Kolts, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Eastern Washington University, where he has taught for the past eighteen years and has received numerous awards, including twice being named the Associated Student Body’s Faculty of the Year (in 2002 and 2014). Kolts has authored or coauthored numerous books and scholarly articles, including CFT Made Simple and The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger, and has pioneered the application of compassion-focused therapy (CFT) to the treatment of problematic anger. An internationally recognized expert in CFT, he regularly conducts trainings and workshops on compassion and CFT, and has appeared in his own TEDx Talk entitled “Anger, Compassion, and What it Means to be Strong.”

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