Introduction to CAT - offered by Sussex Partnership NHS FT
4th April 2019 to 5th April 2019


An Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy                        
A two-day course for mental health professionals

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th April 2019

Conference Room 2, East Brighton Community Mental Health Centre, Brighton General Hospital, Brighton

9.00am – 5.00pm

Overview

This course will provide participants with an introduction to the theory and practice of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT).

Who should attend?

This course would be of interest to mental health professionals who want to incorporate CAT concepts and tools into their therapeutic work with individuals or groups. It would also be useful for those considering whether to apply for a two year CAT Practitioner Training Course.

Course Aims

  • To introduce course members to the theory and practice of CAT
  • To understand key concepts used in CAT, including reciprocal roles, dilemmas, snags and traps and reformulation
  • To explore the use of CAT tools in therapeutic practice, including the psychotherapy file, therapeutic letters, diagrams and goodbye letters
  • To consider current applications of CAT in the NHS
  • To look at endings in brief, time-limited therapeutic interventions through the lens of CAT theory
  • To plan with participants ways in which aspects of CAT could be introduced into, or adapted for, their own clinical practice

About the course presenters

Elisabeth Mason – Elisabeth is a clinical psychologist working in the NHS and with a small private practice. She is a CAT therapist, supervisor and trainer and also trained in systemic practice. In her NHS work she works with people experiencing severe and complex mental health difficulties, where she uses CAT in psychological therapy and in team consultation and supervision. She is part of the course team for the local CAT practitioner course.

Teresa Greenfield – Teresa is an Occupational Therapist working in the Crawley NHS Assessment and Treatment Team for people with complex mental health difficulties. She also sees a small number of individual private clients. Teresa is a qualified CAT therapist and supervisor, and supports the Brighton CAT Practitioner course as a supervisor, tutor and marker. Teresa uses CAT within her role as a Lead Practitioner within the team, delivering individual therapy, offering supervision to other team members and supporting the training of junior doctors via a weekly CAT supervision group.

Booking Information

This course is offered free to employees of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and is open to others at a cost of £150 per head.  Refreshments will be available but attendees should make their own arrangements for lunch.

To reserve a place, please return your completed application form to Niki Larsen by Friday 22nd March 2019


Details and Booking Information

4th April 2019 to 5th April 2019

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