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 will: Offer advice and support on research into the processes and outcomes of CAT through a network called the 'Research Support Group' (see below).

  • Advise on the presentation of the evidence-base for CAT.
  • Advise on the communication of CAT understanding to potential clients, members, external bodies and the general public.

The Research Committee comprises a Chair, and a minimum of two other ACAT members or trainees.

A virtual network of research advisors, coordinated by a Research Support Group Coordinator, will

  • Advise the Research and Communication Committee on applications for ACAT research grants.
  • Offer support and advice to current or potential CAT researchers.
  • Provide a virtual network for discussion and dialogue around CAT research. Click here for more information.
  • Maintain the research section of the ACAT website by providing an up to date list of publications (including papers and books already published, those in press and work in progress). Click here for the full ACAT Bibliography.
  • Report to Council via the Research and Communication committee.
ACAT Calendar for July
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77th July 2017
CPD Event: ACAT: CAT, Neuroscience and the Self
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CPD Event: 5 Session CAT Approach - offered by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
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CPD Event: Mapping Mortality in CAT - offered by Catalyse
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CPD Event: CAT, Neurosciences & the Self - offered by the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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CAT Skills Training: CAT Skills Case Management - Munro Centre
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More information:

Current Research Using a CAT approach to make sense of psychosis 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

Contact Details

ACAT Administration Manager:Susan Van Baars

Administrators:Maria Cross
Alison Marfell

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

Phone:+44(0) 1305 263 511

Email:admin@acat.me.uk

Office Hours:Monday to Thursday
9am to 5pm

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