This aim of this project is to examine factors that inhibit and facilitate compassionate motivation in parenting. Specific projects include:

  • The fears parents can have of compassion
  • How compassion can address the role of shame and self-criticism, which can influence parental practices
  • The role of psychoeducation of the brain and how that can influences parenting practices
  • Impact of specific compassion exercises to improve parental attributions and responsiveness

Project members

Dr James Kirby

Lecturer in Counselling Psychology
School of Psychology