An Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy - offered by Sussex NHS Partnership Trust
1st March 2023 to 2nd March 2023

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This course will provide participants with an introduction to the theory and practice of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).

Who should attend?

This workshop will be of interest to people new to CAT who want to start to use the concepts to think about 1-1 clinical settings and organisational contexts, including social care. 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

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.

Laura Baxter – Laura is a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS with people with learning disabilities. She also works with adults in independent practice. Laura is a qualified CAT practitioner and uses CAT both with individual clients and in helping teams think about complex cases. Laura is also trained in EMDR and often integrates this into her CAT work.

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.


Staying Well, Crawley, RH11 7XL



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