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 not a trainee or other member of ACAT you may find it helpful. It will allow us to provide you with additional functions and services through the site – for example it will allow you to book into our events online. All you need to do is register your name, postal address and email here.  Once registered you can apply to become a Friend of ACAT if you wish:

Membership as a Friend of ACAT is £47 per year

A Friend of ACAT (formerly Associate) is a category of membership for people who have an interest in the work of the Association in promoting and developing cognitive analytic ideas and practice.

As a Friend you will be able to participate in the ACAT community. Once you‘ve registered as a Site User you can then apply for membership as a Friend of ACAT and make payment using your credit or debit card using our secure payment facility. Click to JOIN ACAT NOW ... pay here.

As a Friend, membership will give you the following benefits:

  • Reformulation, the journal of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy – case studies, research reports, news and views. Two editions per annum posted to your door
  • Local and national CPD events are on offer with reduced rates at many events
  • You are also invited to participate in the continuing development of CAT Theory and Practice
  • Networking and training opportunities
  • Special interest and regional groups - meetings and opportunities to join local, regional and on-line networks and special interest groups
  • ACAT’s National Conference – reduced rates for members to our annual conference
  • Access to the ACAT research support network
  • Ability to download ACAT resources and documents to support your work

2.  Trainee and Accredited Memberships

Memberships:

ACAT currently offers the following categories of membership:
Practitioner or Psychotherapist Membership
A Voting Full Membership of ACAT by virtue of having completed practitioner or psychotherapy training in CAT and gaining accreditation. Practitioner Membership 2014-2015 is £93 and Psychotherapist Membership 2014-2015 £157.

Trainee Practitioner Membership
A Trainee Member of ACAT who is currently registered as undertaking practitioner or psychotherapy training or working for accreditation through Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning. This is a non-voting category.  Trainee Practitioner Membership is £82 2014-2015

Non-Practising Membership
A Non-Practising Member of ACAT is for Practitioner or Psychotherapist members who are in situations such as maternity leave, adoption leave, illness, family crisis, formal sabbatical etc. The member gives written confirmation that they will not be practising any form of CAT for the duration. They will still receive correspondence and 'Reformulation' from ACAT. Minimum duration for this category is one year, maximum is two years. It will always be by prior written agreement with the Exam Board and will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Formal application to the Exam Board in advance is essential. A written agreement will include some agreed CPD/catching up when returning to full membership. Non Voting. Members on maternity leave, sabbatical etc will have the option to remain full members if they so wish.  The Non-Practising Membership Fee 2014-2015 is £30

Retired Membership
A Retired Member of ACAT who is fully retired from CAT practice and who wishes to keep in touch with ACAT. It will include 'Reformulation'. Non-voting.  Retired Membership Fee 2014-2015 is £30.

Life Membership of ACAT 
Life Membership can be awarded to any person who has, in the opinion of the Trustees, made an exceptional contribution to the work of the Charity or the promotion of its objects.   Life Membership is a fully voting membership.    

Membership Benefits for Trainee Practitioners, Practitioner and Psychotherapist Members include:

  • ACAT accredited Practitioners and Psychotherapists members' names are held on a secure register. ACAT is able to validate those accreditations to enquirers looking for a therapist (no further information is given) (not trainee practitioners).
  • Reformulation, the journal of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy – case studies, research reports, news and views. Two editions per annum posted to your door.
  • ACAT’s e-newsletter – news and views from inside ACAT direct to your inbox.
  • Networking and training opportunities
  • Special interest and regional groups - meetings and opportunities to join local, regional and on-line networks and special interest groups
  • Local and national CPD events – reduced rates for members at many events
  • ACAT’s National Conference – reduced rates for members to our annual conference
  • Access to the ACAT library with downloadable CAT related journal articles
  • Access to the ACAT research support network
  • Ability to download ACAT resources and documents to support your work
  • Referral opportunities via ACAT’s Find A Therapist search function (not trainees or retired members) with links to your private website

All Current Members of ACAT (including trainees) - how to access ACATonline

If you have forgotten your username and password please click here to contact the Website Administrator for an email reminder. Please do not register as a new user as your records are already registered and you will not be able to gain the correct member access.

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

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