20th March 2017

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Times:  09:30 for 10:00, to finish at 16:30
Location:   Council Chamber, Institute of Biomedical Science, 12 Coldbath Square, London EC1R 5HL
Presenters:  Alison Jenaway & Tracy Wade

There is increasing interest in the possibility of combining CAT with EMDR and this day will build on a workshop presented at the ACAT conference in Exeter in 2016.  We will present the theoretical ideas behind EMDR and compare them with the CAT model, looking at similarities and difference, and what each therapy brings to the other.  We will explore the ideas of positive resourcing prior to trauma work and encourage people to have a go at “tapping in” their own positive resources.  We will each present our typical way of including EMDR within CAT and the benefits and pitfalls of this combined way of working, illustrated by clinical examples throughout.  Please be aware that the day does not form any part of formal EMDR training.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Have a clearer understanding of the effects of trauma and how this relates to the patients we see in CAT
  • Understand the ways of installing positive resources and have an opportunity to try that on each other
  • Hear about the ways that CAT therapists are introducing EMDR to their clients and using it within a CAT therapy.

This is relevant to the following groups:

  • Those who are interested in doing some EMDR training and wondering how they might use it and what it would add to what they already do
  • Those who have done some EMDR training but have not yet found a way to integrate it into their CAT work
  • Those who are regularly using EMDR within CAT but want to network with other therapists doing similar work and share ideas.


Dr Alison Jenaway is a consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy in the liaison psychiatry team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.  She is a CAT practitioner, supervisor and trainer and also trained in EMDR.  She works with patients with chronic physical health problems or with medically unexplained symptoms, many of whom have experienced trauma.  She offers all her patients a chance to try EMDR during their therapy because of the powerful effects she has noticed when using the combination.

Tracy Wade is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, a CAT psychotherapist and an EMDR Consultant.  She is now working in private practice in Jersey.  Tracy has been practising as a Clinical Psychologist for over 20 years.  She began her career in the NHS in England and moved over to Jersey in 1995.  She has worked there as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and latterly has managed Psychology Services as Director of Counselling and Psychotherapy for the States of Jersey Health and Social Services.  Her last project before she left in April 2016 was to develop and implement Jersey Talking Therapies (JTT) which is Jersey’s IAPT equivalent.  She is co-director of a CAT training course being run in Jersey with Steve Potter.

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20th March 2017

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