Cognitive analytic therapy is a time limited psychotherapy (normally 16 to 24 sessions) which integrates theories derived from cognitive psychology, psychoanalytic psychotherapy (mainly object relations) and ideas derived from Vygotsky and Bakhtin. CAT involves developing an active collaborative therapeutic relationship with the patient and is particularly applicable to work in NHS settings with people with complex needs.
CAT Practitioner Training is relevant to the needs of a diverse range of care professionals who wish to establish CAT as one of their core skills.
Following successful completion of the course trainees will be accredited to practise CAT within their core professions and will be entitled to become full members of the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT).
The course is also relevant to individuals who wish to acquire the Practitioner Training as a prelude to applying for further training as a CAT Psychotherapist and registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). This involves further selection procedures and two additional years of training on completion of the Practitioner Training.
The course is part-time and runs from October 2019 to July 2021. Each year is divided into three modules: September/October to December, January to March, and April to July. The intake for this course is biennial. This course is a sister course to the CAT Practitioner training in South London, and intakes will be timed so that together we provide an annual intake for the South East of England.
Full details of the Brighton CAT Practitioner Training may be found in the downloadable document at the end of this page. For further enquiries please contact the Course Administrator, Niki Larsen.
Tel: 01273 621984 Ext: 203192
Address: Niki Larsen, CAT Practitioner Training Course, East Brighton Community Mental Health Centre, Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3EW
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as places are limited, and date of receipt of application will be taken into account if the course is oversubscribed. A minimum number of trainees are required for the course to go ahead.
This site has recently been updated to be Mobile Friendly. We are working through the pages to check everything is working properly. If you spot a problem please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll look into it. Thank you.