3 Day Introduction to CAT - offered by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
8th May 2019 to 5th June 2019


Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy: A three day course

A course for professionals working with mental health interested in the concepts and practice of CAT


Dates: Wednesday 8th May, Wednesday 22nd May, Wednesday 5th June 2019
Times: 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Venue: The Mix, 127 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1BB
Facilitators: Dr Caroline Bunting, Dr Jonathan Lyons and Dr Louise Candey
About Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT): Please click on the following link for further information https://www.acat.me.uk/page/about+cat


Aims of the course:
Using a variety of interactive teaching methods, including clinical examples, observation, large and small group exercises and role play to:
? Give an overview of the history and development of CAT
? Teach the theory underpinning the formulations and applications of CAT
? Introduce and practice using key CAT tools


The course is split into three days:
Day one: CAT theory – this needs to be attended by everyone.
Day two: CAT as a therapy – this is for people intending to go on to do CAT Practitioner training or to use CAT in a formal therapy context.
Day three: CAT skills – this is for people who may want to use CAT skills/tools within their usual role.


All those attending will receive a certificate of attendance and an Introduction to CAT information pack. This includes hand-outs for each teaching day attended, a glossary of CAT terms, a reading and a reference list. For those attending day two there will also be copies of CAT tools such as the Psychotherapy File, Assessor’s Response Form, Rating Sheets and guidance for Reformulation and Goodbye Letters.


Who the course is for:
Those with a professional qualification working with mental health within or outside Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (e.g. clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, GPs, nurses, counsellors, social workers).


Recommendations:
Day one – must be attended by everyone.
Day two – for those intending to deliver formal therapy under supervision and/or who may wish to go on to further formal CAT training.
Day three – for care coordinators, those who may wish to apply CAT in consultancy work and anyone not intending to do further formal CAT training.
It is possible to do:
a) all three days
b) day one and day two
c) day one and day three.
Please specify clearly on the application form which days you wish to attend.
Number of places: 30 with up to 10 places for applicants external to Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.


About the Facilitators:
Caroline Bunting is a Clinical Psychologist, an ACAT accredited CAT Supervisor and CAT Practitioner working in the Ipswich adult community mental health team. Jonathan Lyons is a Consultant Psychiatrist and an ACAT accredited CAT Practitioner working in the child and family and youth community teams in West Suffolk. Louise Candey is a clinical psychologist, and an ACAT accredited CAT Practitioner in the Coastal adult community mental health team in East Suffolk.


Practical bits:
Booking:
Via application form – please return to education.development@nsft.nhs.uk (also available for queries)
Deadline for applications: 18th April 2019
Cost (for external applicants): £200 for two days (day one plus either day two or day three), £265 for all three days
Travel: There is a long stay car park virtually opposite the venue or it is an approximately five minute walk to the venue from Stowmarket train station (trains go to Liverpool Street).
Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be provided. You can either bring lunch or buy it locally (there is a café on site at the Mix or shops within walking distance).


Details and Booking Information

8th May 2019 to 5th June 2019

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