Newcastle CAT Practitioner Training 2024-26
2nd September 2024 to 1st September 2026

Newcastle Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner Training 2024-2026

The Newcastle Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Service, part of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust’s Centre for Specialist Psychological Therapies, is now inviting applications for the 10th intake of our Practitioner Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy.  This is a two year course from Sep 2024 leading to accreditation as a CAT Practitioner.

Details of the course can be found in the prospectus below.  There are two routes to training as a CAT practitioner: the "standard" route and the NHS England route.

The NHS England route is for those currently working in community secondary care services for Adults or Older Adults, primarily with those with complex relational problems who might meet a diagnosis of "personality disorder".  These places are fully funded by NHS England, for those in the North East and Yorkshire region of the NHS (including North Cumbria).  To apply, you must have the support of the psychological professions lead of your mental health trust, and you must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the prospectus.  Please see the "Prospectus for NHS-E pathway", and the standard application form, in the documents below.

The "standard" route is for people working in other services to the ones listed above.  These places would be funded in the normal way - i.e. by your own employing NHS trust, or self-funded.  There are a small number of funded places available on this route for employees of CNTW NHS Trust who meet the eligibility criteria. Please see the "Prospectus for standard pathway", and the application form, in the documents below. 


  •          NHS England applicants:  please liaise with your psychological professions lead in the first instance, and if you have support from them in principle to apply, prepare your application.  Do not submit it yet.  NHS England will inform trusts of the numbers of allocated places in early May. If your trust lead confirms their support, please submit your application between 6th May and 20th May.
  •          Standard pathway applicants: please send your completed application to the address below.          Closing date 20th May.
  •          Shortlisting - May 20th-24th
  •          Interviews - 10, 13, 14, 20, 21 June.
  •          Places will be confirmed after interviews are complete.

For any queries, and for submitting applications, please contact us via

This is also the contact address for any CNTW employees wishing to discuss an application before submitting it, or enquire about NHS England training places for CNTW.


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