ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT
8th June 2017 to 9th June 2017


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Introducing Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

A two-day introduction to the skills and concepts in practice, led by Steve Potter and Annalee Curran

This highly-rated short course is offered by ACAT for people new to the CAT way of working.  

Thursday, 8th and Friday 9th June 2017
10.00 – 17.00 on Thursday | 09.30 – 16.30 on Friday

The Augustana Centre, 30 Thanet Street, London WC1H 9QH

Course Fee:  £230 (online) / £245 (if invoicing requested or paying by cheque)


Aims and Background
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 make 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 

Suitable for:
Clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers and others working with mental health   
 
Course Trainers:  
Annalee Curran and Steve Potter have been teaching and training CAT for many years in the UK and internationally

Booking:
•    book and pay by personal credit or debit card online instantly via this webpage
•    by email, attaching the booking form* and providing employer’s full invoicing details, to:  alison.marfell@acat.me.uk
•    by post, enclosing the booking form* and a cheque (made payable to ACAT) to: ACAT, PO Box 6793, Dorchester DT1 9DL

*Available for download at the end of this page

Enquiries:  
•    Email: alison.marfell@acat.me.uk
•    Telephone:  01305 263511

Cancellations / Refund Policy:  A refund, less a £25 administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received, in writing, at least four weeks before the event. We regret that any cancellation after this time cannot be refunded, and refunds for failure to attend the event cannot be made.

Data Protection:  For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller in respect of your personal data is the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy.  Your data will be used to administer the event to which you have subscribed.

ACAT reserves the right to make programme changes.


Details and Booking Information

8th June 2017 to 9th June 2017

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