ACAT Relational Skills in CAT Supervision
4.30 pm Wednesday 16 June 2021 to 3.00 pm Friday 18 June 2021
Cost: £330 online booking / £345 invoiced booking
This intensive two and a half day course is open to any CAT Practitioner interested in CAT supervision. It is particularly designed for trainee CAT Supervisors or CAT Practitioners with 16 cases completed who are thinking of training in supervision. For trainee supervisors it offers an ACAT-approved alternative to sitting in with a senior supervisor. The course has also been highly valued as an opportunity for qualified and experienced supervisors to look more intensively at their own practice as part of their CPD.
The course will offer:
Skills practice and supervision of the key aspects of CAT will be demonstrated step by step through role play by the trainers followed by role play in small groups of three by the participants. This skills work will be alternated with personal reflection groups which will explore common enactments in the role of the CAT supervisor. Issues relating to being active, authoritative and flexible within the zone of the supervisee’s learning will be explored. There will be two key presentations relating to CAT supervision on the topic of Transference and Counter Transference and therapeutic moments in the context of a dialogical and analytic approach to relational skills in the supervision of CAT. Part of the ethos of the course will be the shared experience of being a community of supervisors committed to CAT. Participants will bring details of a recent or current case, with which they are familiar, as the basis of role play.
The course will begin with a welcome and an introduction to the aims and methods at 4.30 pm on Wednesday evening. Later there will be a 90 minute skills practice followed by the personal reflection group. Days two and three will follow the same pattern and the course will finish at 3pm on Friday.
Trainer for the course
Steve Potter is a widely experienced trainer and supervisor in CAT who has worked at all levels of CAT training. He is chair of the International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association and was, for many years, a teacher of social group work and skills in group and interpersonal relations. Steve is attracted to CAT as a versatile, relational framework for mapping and tracking our psycho-social patterns of being in the world and their implications for mental health
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