CAT Case Series Research - in intellectual disability (community and forensic) services

 A number of individual case studies and theoretical papers have been published to date. The next step in assessing outcome is to develop a standardised approach to data collection through a case series.  The study we propose (and will get ethical approval before we proceed) seeks:

  • To evaluate the outcome of routine interventions using Cognitive Analytic Therapy with people with Intellectual Disabilities,
  • To identify the key components of Cognitive Analytic interventions leading to beneficial outcomes for people with Intellectual  Disabilities and their support network, and 
  • To develop a research methodology and resources for subsequent larger scale studies.

The study will utilise a mixed methods case series design, in which adult clients receive routine assessment and cognitive analytic intervention from qualified and ACAT accredited clinicians. The proposed case series will compare standardised outcomes in routine clinical practice across a number of services using quantitative methods and include thematic analysis of interviews with key informants. 

Proposal projections assume that demographical and semantic differential data collection will commence in June 2016 and continue for the duration of the SR groups concerned until November 2016. Interviews with case subjects will be carried out in December 2016.

Findings will also be circulated via the CAT and LD SIG and via ACAT.  

This research will be hosted by Liverpool University.

Contact:  Beth Greenhill and Julie Lloyd

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More information:

Current Research CAT and Psychosis Team based Interventions with 5 session CAT consultancy RCT of CAT with adolescent and borderline patients Integrating Embodied Awareness into CAT Comparison of Treatment of Anorexia in Adults with CAT Case Series Research - in intellectual disability (community and forensic) services Research Awaiting Publication CAT & Psychosis Deconstruction of CAT Development and evaluation of cognitive analytic guided self-help (CAT-SH) for use in IAPT services How change is enabled during cognitive analytic therapy: An exploratory study of the treatment of depression The case formulation task in psychotherapy Therapists’ Construction and Application of the Reformulation Diagram in Clinical Practice Understanding SDRs in CAT CAT Sequential Diagrammatic Reformulation (SDR) to explore service users' experience of CAT formulation: a qualitative thesis project Bipolar Trial: CATBiD: A phase one randomised controlled study of Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Bipolar Affective Disorder Recently Published Research and Research Presentations A Feasibility Trial of Group Cognitive Analytic Music Therapy in Secure Hospital Settings (2014) Assessment of identity disturbance: Factor Structure and validation of the Personality Structure Questionnaire (PSQ) in an Italian sample CAT and Psychosis Cognitive Analytic Therapy for high-risk sexual behaviour Is Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) effective in treating Hoarding Disorder? Testing the Effectiveness of Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Hypersexuality Disorder: An Intensive Time-Series Evaluation Cognitive analytic therapy: A review of the outcome evidence base for treatment Group Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse An eight-eyed version of Hawkins and Shohet’s clinical supervision model: the addition of the cognitive analytic therapy concept of the ‘observing eye/I’ as the ‘observing us’ Outcomes of cognitive analytic therapy delivered by trainees Treatment of Paranoid Personality Disorder with Cognitive Analytic Therapy - A Mixed Methods Single Case Experimental Design Team Consultancy Using Cognitive Analytic Therapy: A Controlled Study In Assertive Outreach Using a cognitive analytic approach to formulate a complex sexual and violent offender to inform multi-agency working: developing a shared understanding Cognitive analytic therapy at 30 CAT Research Archives Do people with learning disabilities have a concept of reciprocal roles Exploring endings from therapist's experience RCT for CAT and diabetes A process study evaluating rupture repair in CAT CAT in groups The SPeDi Trial (Sheffield Personality Disorders) Goodbye Letters in CAT The effectiveness of CAT for BPD RCT for CAT informed care planning CAT and CBT for affective disorders Key References to Research in CAT Support for CAT research Research and Communication Committee
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