(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, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, India and Hong Kong and United Kingdom. We look forward to more countries joining in.

What does ICATA aim to do? Develop knowledge and use of Cognitive Analytic Therapy internationally. Support training and supervision internationally. Oversee national accreditation programmes and procedures.

Who are the members of ICATA? There is an executive made up of two delegates from each member country with established or newly developing training programmes in CAT. They had an executive, two-day meeting last September in Krakow and meet bi-monthly through a telephone conference.

Introducing CAT to your country. Contact one of the executive members [contact us] to establish links with a senior trainer who can help with introductory training courses and offer guidance on how to set up supervision and further training step by step to practitioner level and beyond. There are introductory training workshops in various parts of the world and attending a training in a neighbouring country is possible. The senior trainer linked to a country will work with an initial group of trainees to help establish CAT. Where there are difficulties finding a senior trainer who is familiar with the language of a particular country, simultaneous translation has been shown to be a workable model of training in CAT. Once a group of qualified practitioners is being trained, a national association can be formed. 

For more details generally about ICATA and the development of CAT internationally please go to: http://www.internationalcat.org 

Contact Details

ACAT Administration Manager:Susan Van Baars

Administrators:Maria Cross
Alison Marfell

Postal Address:ACAT
PO Box 6793
United Kingdom

Phone:+44(0) 1305 263 511


Office Hours:Monday to Thursday
9am to 5pm

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Notice of ACAT's AGM 2016 and Request for Nominations to the Board of Trustees Notice of the ACAT Annual General Meeting 2016 Friday, 24 June 2016 from 15.50 to 16.50 Forum Alumni Auditorium, Stocker Road, University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Exeter EX4 4QR. and Request for Nominations to the Board of Trustees...

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