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19th Annual ACAT Conference Summary Programme

19th Annual ACAT Conference Summary Programme Thursday 5th July, 2012 Friday 6th July, 2012 Saturday 7th July, 2012 09:00 - 10:30 Plenary Session - Main Lecture Theatre 1. 'Connecting, splitting and attending - dialogue...


CAT Supervisor Listings

New CAT Supervisor Listings Following a number of requests from CAT Supervisors we have now created a new listings facility on the ACAT website to allow CAT Supervisors to post their Private Supervision services online in the same way as they might...


Copyright Licence Agreement

Copyright Notice Staff and students of ACAT are reminded that copyright subsists in this extract and the work from which it was taken. This Digital Copy has been made under the terms of a CLA licence which allows you to: • access and download ...


Help For Group Administrators

A Quick Guide to Help Administrators with Running their Special Interest or Regional Group Online You can view the new Special Interest Groups and Regional Groups if you're logged into ACAT as a current full member. If you are the Administrato...


Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies You will find any current job adverts which have been placed with ACAT listed below. If you have job advert to list then please get in touch. You can email your CAT job advert for free listing on our website. Send it to admin@acat.me....


Members' services

Members’ services As a member of ACAT, you are part of a community who have an interest in promoting, practising and developing cognitive analytic ideas and practice. The following pages will help you build local CAT networks with an invitati...


News

News from ACAT and Our Members Here you can see all the current news stories from ACAT, plus stories that have been added by our members. CAT Job Vacancies You can also find a list of Job Vacancies on the site here. ...


Register of ACAT Members

Register of ACAT Members The ACAT Register of Members lists all ACAT accredited and registered CAT Practitioners and CAT Psychotherapists who are current members of ACAT. You can search by name and the result will give the region in which the member...


Register of CAT Supervisors

Register of CAT Supervisors The ACAT Register of Supervisors lists all accredited and registered CAT Supervisors who are current members of ACAT. If they have given permission, they may be contacted by email through the website. Where this is possi...


Requirements for Private Practice Listing

Requirements for Private Practice Listing on ACATonline In order to ensure quality and consistency of the private practice listings on ACATonline, and in line with ACAT's policy for promoting Private Practitioners on the website the following r...


Training - Members

Training The training pages give comprehensive information on all the courses and events promoted, supported or run by ACAT across the UK. Forthcoming courses are listed below. Click on the details to see the full event information. There is also ...


Welcome

Welcome To Your ACAT Home Page Welcome to your personal section of the ACAT website. The links below will take you to your accounts, events attended and personal training history, as well as a wealth of other information. Click on the heading to ope...


Home

Welcome to ACAT Welcome to the website for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT), a registered charity. We welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more...


About CAT

What is CAT? CAT stands for Cognitive Analytic Therapy; a collaborative programme for looking at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood or earlier in life). As...


More about CAT

More about CAT CAT is an integrative model of human development and of psychotherapy drawing on ideas as mentioned below. It is a fundamentally relational model, both in its view of human development and in its practice of psychotherapy. At its hear...


About ACAT

What is ACAT? ACAT is the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It is a registered charity, number 1141793. ACAT is a national association of members for the development of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It has a membership of nearly 800 individ...


Training In CAT

Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy View current training courses. The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy accredits and supports a variety of training offered by its members. They aim to be flexible and responsive to the needs of traine...


ACAT Events

Events and CPD ACAT promotes and supports a number of events aimed at ACAT members and those interested in Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Some of the events are specifically targetted to meet the needs of practising CAT therapists, others are more wid...


Research

The Story of Research into Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Tony Ryle Research has always been integral to the CAT approach. Dr Anthony Ryle, the founder of CAT, comments that: “Working with patients to find the best descriptions of what it was we...


Library

Library The library has been reorganised, and will make searching for references and articles more straightforward. The bibliography lists all articles about CAT (including chapters of CAT books) that we are aware of. If you know about an article...


Members' Home Page Introduction

Home page Welcome to the members’ section of the ACAT website. The quick links below will take you to your accounts, events attended and personal training history. Please make sure that your contact details are kept up to date – click h...


News and Views

<h1> News and views</h1> <p> We will keep you up to date with news from within ACAT in this section, as well as reporting on news from outside ACAT that is of relevance to you, for example, on the process of Statutory Regulation. Th...


What problems can CAT help with?

What problems can CAT help with? CAT tries to focus on what a person brings to the therapy (‘target problems’) and the deeper patterns of relating that underlie them. It is less concerned with traditional psychiatric symptoms, syndromes...


How can I get to see a CAT therapist

How can I get to see a CAT therapist Many CAT practitioners and psychotherapists work in the NHS but not all localities have CAT services. It is sometimes offered in primary care. There are many secondary care and specialist CAT services often for c...


Introductory Courses in CAT

Introductory Courses These comprise either short, introductory workshops usually of one or two days in length or longer, six month to one year introductions. While certificates of attendance for CPD are given, the courses are not assessed and do no...


CAT Skills Training

CAT Skills Training This training currently takes two forms. It is designed for those working in the health and caring professions to acquire a basic understanding of CAT and to apply it to their routine work, rather than to practice CAT as an indi...


CAT Practitioner Training

Practitioner Training Practitioner training enables core mental health professionals with competence in their own field to enhance their understanding and skills in a specific psychological therapy by learning the theory and methods of CAT as an i...


MSc in CAT

MSc Advancing Professional Practice Programme || Information for Applicants Until 2013 ACAT offered an MSc in CAT in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University. This award constituted the completion of a research stage of the CAT Practitioner T...


CAT Psychotherapy Training

Psychotherapy Training Psychotherapy training enables CAT Practitioners to become Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapists via an additional two-year assessed course, which leads to eligibility for registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psycho...


CAT Supervisor Training

CAT Supervisor Training There is no formal training as a CAT Supervisor but instead applicants are required to produce a proposal to meet the accreditation criteria. The training is based upon an apprenticeship model provided by ACAT for experienced...


APL and APEL

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) In exceptional circumstances individuals may wish to have past training and experience recognised by ACAT and a collaborative provider such as a Higher Ed...


Key References to Research in CAT

Key References to Research in CAT Bedford, A., Davies, F. and Tibbles, J., 2009. The Personality Structure Questionnaire (PSQ): a cross-validation with a large clinical sample. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 16, pp 77-81. Bennett, D and Par...


The CAT Library

The CAT Library The CAT Library covers all the books, book chapters, journal articles, articles in Reformulation and ACAT News (precursor to Reformulation) which have been written about Cognitive Analytic Therapy, as far as we are aware. If you not...


Research and Communication Committee

The Research and Communication Committee The R & C committee has been established to advise on research related to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and communicate the CAT evidence-base and understanding. According to its Terms of Reference it ...


Support for CAT research

Support for Research CAT does not carry out its own research (i.e. does not employ a research team) and mainly offers advice and support to mental health professionals who may, in course of their clinical or academic work wish to carry out research...


CAT in Later Life

CAT in later life There are a range of therapists working throughout the UK who use CAT and CAT-informed approaches with people in later life. CAT, with its starting point of a therapeutic dialogue with a unique individual, is inherently adaptable ...


CAT with people with a learning disability

CAT with people with a learning disability The Government’s White Paper ‘Valuing People’ (2001) states that people with learning disabilities should have the same access to services as everyone else. Over the last 15 years, a rang...


CAT with people with a personality disorder

The experience of using Cognitive Analytic Therapy with clients with personality difficulties Introduction I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 1990 and work in the NHS in Secondary Care Adult Mental Health services. I subsequently trained in ...


CAT with people with eating disorders

Cognitive Analytic Therapy in the treatment of eating disorders Over the last two decades, Cognitive Analytic Therapy has been used increasingly widely in the treatment of eating disorders. There are currently two small RCT's in the literature ...


Using CAT in forensic services

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in forensic services CAT is increasingly being used in forensic services. It is being used in many different ways including in individual and group therapy with clients/patients, in combination with other therapies ...


DVD About CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy)

Buy the new ACAT DVD On 21 December 2007 Tony Ryle visited Scotland for an informal seminar on Cognitive Analytic Therapy and to offer support and encouragement to the development and accreditation of a CAT Practitioner Training Course in Scotland...


Regional and Special Interest Groups

Regional and Special Interest Groups There are a number of locally organised regional groups of CAT members and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Each group has their own programme which may include hosting speakers on a wide range of topics associat...


The Wider Mental Health Community

The Wider Mental Health Community There is a wealth of information relating to mental health issues available to both members of the public and other health professions. We have listed some of the websites which offer additional information –...


ACAT Email Newsletters

ACAT Email Newsletters We send out two ACAT Newsletters each year to subscribed members. We have now put the full newsletters onto the site as an archive and in case you are interested in what's been going on in ACAT... "There were many r...


ACAT membership

Membership of ACAT 1. General Membership for those with an interest in CAT Register as a User of the site - FREE We warmly invite you to register as a User of the Site – this is FREE of charge and if you are new to the site and therefore no...


Policies and official documents

ACAT Policies and Official Documents Here you can find a list of our public information documents and policies. They are also available in PDF format. If you do not have a PDF reader then you can download one for free from www.adobe.com Code of ...


ACAT's committees

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Tony Ryle - a biography

Tony Ryle, the founder of Cognitive Analytic Therapy Tony Ryle’s first work was in General Practice. Together with colleagues who shared his socialist and egalitarian views and his support for the newly established NHS he was a founder of the...


Who's Who in ACAT / Contact Us

Who's Who in ACAT / Contact Us The ACAT Administration office is based in Dorchester: ACAT PO Box 6793 Dorchester DT1 9DL Administration Manager: Susan Van Baars Email: admin@acat.me.uk || susanvanbaars@acat.me.uk Monday to Thursday | 9am to...


Media Information

Media Information and Resources The spokesperson for matters relating to the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy is Liz McCormick. Please contact the ACAT Administrator in the first instance and she will be able to help direct your query as ...


International CAT

(ICATA) International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association A federation of national CAT associations: What is ICATA? It is a federation of national associations promoting training and supervision in the practice of CAT from Australia, Finland, G...


Reformulation - the newsletter for ACAT

Reformulation - the newsletter for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy Reformulation is published twice a year, in June and December, and is free to members. Articles or items for submission on any aspect of CAT (between 250 and 5000 wo...


ACAT's Memorandum and Articles of Association

Company Number: 6063084 The Companies Acts 1985 and 1989 COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE ______________________________________________________________________ MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION ASSOCIATION FOR COGNITIVE ANALYTIC THER...


Subsidiary Rules to the ACAT Constitution

Subsidiary Rules to the ACAT Constitution: November 2006 || Revised January 2008 MEMBERSHIP Membership of the Association (ACAT) is open to any individual aged 18 or over who wishes to support the Objects of ACAT In accordance with Article 3 th...


Find a Private CAT Therapist

Find a Private CAT Therapist All members on our "Find a CAT Therapist" list are private ACAT Accredited CAT Practitioners or CAT Psychotherapists and are current members of ACAT, are in supervision for their CAT work, adhere to the ACAT Co...


ACAT's Ambassador

ACAT is pleased to welcome Rosie Cooper MP as its first Ambassador Rosie Cooper MP was elected on the 5th May 2005 as the Labour Member of Parliament for West Lancashire. In 2007, she was Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to then Health Ministe...


Life Members of ACAT

Life Membership of ACAT At the ACAT Annual General Meeting in 2013 the following resolution was passed determining the award of Life Membership of ACAT: “Without prejudice to the generality of Article 3(1), the Directors may, in their absolut...


Council of Management

Members of ACAT's Council of Management Chair of ACAT - Jason Hepple The Chair of ACAT chairs both the Board of Trustees and Council of Management. The role involves setting the strategic direction for ACAT with the Trustees and overseeing the d...


ACAT's Board of Trustees

Current Trustees of ACAT (2014-2015) ACAT elects its Trustees at its Annual General Meeting. Trustees meet a minimum of three times a year in London. The current Board of Trustees (from 11 July, 2014 to the AGM in 2015 - date to be confirmed) is as...


Other Roles Training Committee & Exam Board

Additional roles in the Training Committee and Exam Board SHU Appointed External Examiner - Susan Mitzman SHU appointed External Examiner has a broad role ensuring standards across all the courses. National External Examiner for Supervisor Training...


Other organisational roles

Other Organisational Roles External Moderator - Richard Cleminson The External Moderator’s function is to advise and assist the organisation to develop and maintain their training and accrediting processes. The Chair of the Ethics Committee -...


ICATA News Updates

ICATA News Updates Report to ACAT on the work of ICATA 2010-2011 During the past year, ACAT’s delegates to ICATA have been active in helping develop the framework for the long term work of this federation of national CAT associations. There ...


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions I don't appear to be able to access the site from work or download any documents. Can you help? Many employers, especially those in the public sector, have stringent protection and access restrictions on the compute...


Code of Ethics and Practice

ACAT Code of Ethics and Practice Revised and Amended. Approved at ACAT’s AGM on: 11 July 2014 INTRODUCTION The following is intended to guide the ethical and professional conduct of members and trainees of the Association for Cognitive Analy...


Code of Ethics and Practice for Training and Super

ACAT Code of Ethics and Practice for Training and Supervision Revised and Amended. Approved at ACAT’s AGM on 11th July, 2014 Introduction The purpose of the Code is to establish and maintain standards for trainers and supervisors who are mem...


Concerns and Complaints Procedure

ACAT Concerns and Complaints Procedure Revised and Amended. Approved at ACAT’s AGM 11 July 2014 Abbreviations: The following abbreviations will be used throughout this document ACAT: Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy CAT: ...


Concerns and Complaints Appendix 1 Ethics Panel

Concerns and Complaints Procedure Appendix 1: Ethics Panel Ethics Panel – Terms of Reference The ACAT Ethics Panel consists of a group of senior ACAT members and lay persons who oversee the operation of the ACAT Concerns and Complaints Proced...


Concerns and Complaints Appendix 2 Flowchart

Concerns and Complaints Procedure Appendix 2 Flowchart ...


Concerns and Complaints Appendix 3 Mediation

Concerns and Complaints Procedure Appendix 3: Mediation Guidance Mediation as a means to conciliation and resolution: It is a key practice principle of ACAT’s Concerns and Complaints Procedure, that “informal resolution of concerns and...


Concerns and Complaints Appendix 4 Referral Form

Concerns and Complaints Procedure Appendix 4: Complaints Referral Form Please complete and sign this Complaints Referral Form and return to: The Chair of the ACAT Ethics Panel ACAT Office PO Box 6793 Dorchester DT1 9DL and please also email an elec...


Equality & Diversity policy

ACAT Equality and Diversity Policy Introduction CAT promotes an active engagement with difference. It therefore seeks to provide a framework for the profession of psychological therapy that allows competing and diverse ideas and perspectives on wha...


Safeguarding children & vulnerable adults

This statement sets out ACAT’s guidance to its members and requirements of them in regard to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Safeguarding presents the greatest challenge to the principle of confidentiality as it is understood and ...


Supervision Requirements across ACAT

Supervision Requirements across ACAT October 2011 – updated March 2014 Purpose The purpose of supervision, amongst others, is to ensure the quality and efficacy of the work with the client and that the high standards of ACAT are maintained. ...


ACAT CPD Policy

ACAT CPD Policy Definition We define Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as the way CAT practitioners and psychotherapists improve and broaden their knowledge, skills and abilities and develop the personal and professional qualities necessar...


Privacy Policy

Security Statement Regarding Handling and Administering Personal Information for and on behalf of the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy This document relates to the storage, handling and security of information collected by and through the ...


Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees ACAT is governed by its Trustees. They have overall responsibility for the development of ACAT and for setting the general direction of the organisation. Their roles are separate from the members of the Council of Management a...


Council of Management

Council of Management The ACAT Council of Management has responsibility for the day to day running of ACAT. Members are co-opted and include: the Chair of ACAT, the Chairs of the Exam Board and the Training Committee, Chair of the Research and Commu...


Training Committee

The Training Committee The Training Committee is responsible for developing a national strategy for all levels of CAT training and accreditation, i.e. it includes practitioner, psychotherapy and supervisor training, and skills training courses. It a...


Exam Board

Examination Board The Examination Board is the accreditation body of ACAT for individual trainees, trainers and supervisors. The Board also monitors and audits national standards of marking. The Exam Board has the same membership as the Training Com...


Ethics Committee

The Ethics Panel The Ethics Panel carries responsibility for administering ACAT's Concerns and Complaints Procedure, conducting investigations and maintaining and reporting upon ethical standards in the practice of CAT. It is composed of experi...


Aims and Scope of Reformulation

Aims and Scope of Reformulation Editors: Editors: Julie Lloyd and Rachel Pollard Assistant Editor: Tony Ryle Editorial Advisor: Jason Hepple Editorial Board: Caroline Bunting, Haydee Cochrane, John Fox, Beth Greenhill, Carol Gregory, Gemma Kothari,...


Consent to Publish in Reformulation

Consent to Publish in Reformulation This article is a description of the consent requirements for authors submitting articles that describe detailed clinical material about clients. Our aim is to remind authors of the need to get informed consent fr...


Exploring endings from therapist's experience

A qualitative study using online interview methodology to explore the therapist’s experience of endings in CAT, with a particular focus on what makes for a good ending process. Given the emphasis within the CAT model of the therapeutic value o...


RCT for CAT informed care planning

A Randomised Control Trial of CAT Informed Care Planning This trial is taking place is Barnsley PCT NHS Trust and is being coordinated by Dr Mark Wilbram and Dr Stephen Kellett. The trial concerns assessing the effectiveness of a CAT consultancy mo...


Understanding SDRs in CAT

Understanding Sequential Diagrammatic Reformulations (SDRs) in CAT CAT diagrams or SDRs are developed in the course of CAT therapy to guide therapists and clients on the therapy journey (Ryle, 2003). They are used to illustrate problem procedures an...


CAT and CBT for affective disorders

Cognitive Analytical Therapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for affective disorders: A feasibility randomised controlled trial Background information Chanen et. al. (2008) - This RCT investigated CAT for adolescents at risk of developing bord...


CAT or Can You Make a Mad Man Sane?

Cognitive Analytic Therapy, or Can You Make a Mad Man Sane? Alan Wayne Whiskerd Alan has given his permission for us to use his story. When I was asked to write this, I must admit I was surprised and just a little bit daunted. What follows is an ...


CAT and borderline personality disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder and Cognitive Analytic Therapy - a personal account Here I aim to talk about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and how Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) can help you make important and lasting changes to your life...


ACAT Newsletter 1 - April 2010

ACAT Email Newsletter 1 - April 2010 Welcome to this first edition of our new ACAT e-newsletter. There were many reasons for thinking that we needed a more informal and light-hearted format for sharing information within the CAT community. I gue...


ACAT Newsletter 2 - August 2010

ACAT Email Newsletter 2 - August 2010 I’ve recently returned from the ACAT Annual conference at Hertfordshire University – an immensely enjoyable and successful two days. Good lecturers and a great range of workshops. Several people ...


ACAT Newsletter 3 - March 2011

ACAT Email Newsletter 3 - March 2011 Since getting involved in ACAT I have occasionally thought about it as a swan – sailing gently and serenely down the river – whilst paddling furiously underneath. The newsletter will, I hope,...


ACAT Newsletter 4 - December 2011

ACAT Email Newsletter 4 - December 2011 Click here to Download this Newsletter as a PDF I didn’t think I’d be writing this with Christmas in sight, but the long gap since the publication of the previous newsletter is down to the w...


ACAT Newsletter 5 - May 2012

ACAT Email Newsletter 5 - May 2012 May I take two minutes of your time? I realise how busy everyone is nowadays but I hope you'll find time to cast your eye over the newsletter - there is important information if you work as a private th...


ACAT Newsletter 6 - December 2012

ACAT Email Newsletter 6 - December 2012 Season’s Greetings to you all! I expect this will be finding its way into your inbox with only a few days to go to Christmas, so I hope you all have a good break and a renewal of energy to gr...


Contact Details

ACAT Administration Manager:
Susan Van Baars
admin@acat.me.uk

Administrator:
Maria Cross

Postal Address:
ACAT
PO Box 6793
Dorchester
DT1 9DL
United Kingdom

Phone:
+44(0) 844 800 9496

News from ACAT

CAT for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers A new book "Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers" edited by accredited ACAT members, Julie Lloyd and Phil Clayton, has just been published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Further details and order form...

ACAT Website Design Updates We have just launched a some updates to the ACAT website to help to make it easier to use, and easier to read....

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