CAT Supervisor Training

All accredited ACAT supervisors have completed the ACAT accredited supervisor training.

The ACAT supervisor training is based upon an apprenticeship model provided by ACAT for experienced CAT practitioners and psychotherapists to progress towards accreditation as a CAT supervisor.

The entry requirements and supervisor training pathway can be accessed by ACAT members once logged in by scrolling down this page Supervisor Training Guidelines and Application.

The Supervisor training guidelines set the standards that are normally expected of those seeking to become supervisors. ACAT provides training days and other events for those undertaking supervisor training.  Trainee supervisees are expected to take responsibility for seeking out a senior (also known as “established”) supervisor and constructing their own programme of self-directed learning in collaboration with their senior supervisor, following the Guidelines.  The senior supervisor has a similar level of responsibility to the course director on a training course. They are responsible for ensuring that the self-directed learning meets the developmental needs of the trainee supervisors, and may recommend further training or development as necessary. 

The following is an outline of supervisor training and for elaboration of the supervisor training guidelines please see the full document. Please note that this is what we would normally expect. If you feel that you do not fall within these guidelines, please contact ACAT.

Applicants will

  • Be members of ACAT at either the Practitioner or Psychotherapist level.  They will therefore have met the general criteria for admission to training in ACAT
  • Have completed 16 CAT cases
  • Qualified as a CAT Practitioner / CAT Therapist for at least two years (2b) and be a continuous full member of ACAT
  • Have established a link with a Senior Supervisor (qualified as a supervisor for a minimum of three years)

Then

  • Download the guidelines and application form from ACAT
  • Fill in the application form on ACAT website – send to ACAT together with fee, CV and names of 2 referees
  • Decide on your training route :                                                                                       

ACAT Supervisision Training Paths

 

  • Attend CAT supervisor training days.  These are not mandatory but if not attended we would like to see evidence of other supervisory training experience.

When this is completed:

  • Start the supervision of your own group for 6 months under the supervision of your senior supervisor. If you have chosen to do an ACAT approved intensive relational skills supervisor training course as part of your training you may start your own training supervision group before undertaking the intensive training – however you must continue with this group until you have finished the intensive relational skills supervisor training.
    NB: The supervisees in this group will not normally be on practitioner or psychotherapy trainings, as trainees on these courses have to be supervised by accredited supervisors.  If a trainee supervisor supervises someone on a practitioner or psychotherapy training the supervisor is responsible for informing the supervisee that the supervised cases will not count towards the cases required for the training course.
  • Download and fill in Accreditation Submission Form from ACAT website
  • Send submission form, fee and final report from senior supervisor, to ACAT at least one month before Exam Board (February, June and October each year)
  • National External Examiner recommends accreditation
  • Accreditation decided and notification sent out by Chair of Exam Board.

Accreditation and Award
Upon successful completion of supervision training, the trainee will receive a Certificate from ACAT accrediting them as a CAT Supervisor. 

If you are an ACAT accredited Psychotherapist and also a member of UKCP, you will be eligible on ACAT accreditation as a supervisor to join the UKCP Directory of Approved Supervisors as a Recognised Training Supervisor (RTS).  
If you are an ACAT Practitioner and you become accredited as a CAT Supervisor you will be eligible to join the HIPC Directory of Approved Supervisors as a Recognised Training Supervisor.

 

The Supervisor Training Guidelines and application forms can be found below once you are logged in.

Revised February 2017

CAT Supervisor Training Courses

ACAT Relational Skills in CAT Supervision Residential. || 27-06-17

Relational Skills in CAT Supervision A residential, intensive skills training course lasting two and a half days Ladywell Retreat Centre, Ashstead Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1ST 5.00 pm Tuesday, 27th June to 4.00 pm Thursday, 29th June 2017 C...


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CAT Introductory Event: ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT
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27-06-17 ACAT Relational Skills in CAT Supervision Residential.Relational Skills in CAT Supervision A residential, intensive skills training course lasting two and a half days Ladywell Retreat Centre, Ashstead Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1ST 5.00 pm Tuesday, 27th June to 4.00 pm Thursday, 29th June 2017 C...

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