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A two-day introduction to the skills and concepts in practice
This highly-rated, short course is offered by ACAT for people new to the CAT way of working
Friday, 13th and Saturday, 14th September 2019
10.00 – 17.00 on Friday / 09.30 – 16.30 on Saturday
Course Fee: £230 (online - personal credit or debit card) / £245 (cheque or invoice).
Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, Manchester
Course Trainer: Sarah Littlejohn
This hands-on, two day course offers an introduction to the ideas, methods and skills of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It combines short theoretical inputs with role play and video demonstrations by the trainers of CAT practice and work in pairs and small groups to try out CAT skills. The versatility of the approach will be explored and a range of clinical examples highlighted. Participants will gain skills in mapping, tracking and negotiating problem patterns with clients and for supervision. Participants will need some familiarity with the use of psychological ideas and methods in responding to mental health problems and emotional distress.
Key ideas to be taught:
• The influence of early interactions in shaping personality: reciprocal roles, multiple positions
• Developing therapeutic attitudes through joint activity within a structured, focused, time limited therapy
• Relational understanding of trauma: its origins, maintenance in current life and enactment in the helping setting
• reciprocal roles and a dialogic understanding of problem patterns
• enactments and therapeutic moments
Typical methods to be practiced:
• shared therapeutic activity of making maps side by side with the client
• use of reformulatory diagrams and writing to hold and guide therapy
• using the educational and therapeutic relationship between client and therapist as the key to mechanisms of change
• working directly and indirectly with a client
• active and therapeutic use of time and endings
An integrative and dialogic approach:
• to psychological therapies and mental health work
• differences and similarities with other cognitive relational models of therapy
Clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers and others working with mental health
Sarah Littlejohn has been teaching and training CAT for many years
How to book
• Email: email@example.com
• Telephone: 01305 263511
NB LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED ON EITHER DAY
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