CAT 2 Day Introductory Workshop - offered by Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
27th April 2018 to 30th April 2018

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Dates: Friday 27th & Monday 30th April 2018

Times: 9.30am – 4.00pm

Provided by NTW Cognitive Analytic Therapy Service, Centre for Specialist Psychological Therapies, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Venue: Monkwearmouth Hospital, Newcastle Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 1NB

Fees: FREE for NTW staff, £150 for external applicants

Our two-day Introductory Workshop aims to offer a basic understanding of the practice and theory of CAT; we will be using a mixture of presentations, small and large group exercises and case discussions. During the Workshop we will:

  • Outline what CAT involves, for therapist and patient
  • Explain how CAT understands psychological difficulties (including similarities and differences with other major models of therapy)
  • Introduce participants to key CAT concepts and methods (such as procedures, reciprocal roles, reformulation letters and diagrams) and give some opportunities to put these into practice
  • Show how CAT can be used to treat a variety of psychological and personality problems, and
  • Discuss how patient difficulties can affect the wider team, plus how this can be managed using CAT methods.

This workshop is recommended for professionally qualified staff who want to find out what CAT involves, and for potential CAT Practitioner Training applicants who have not yet had any other training or clinical supervision in CAT. We regret this training is not open to Assistant Psychologists within NTW Trust except those linked to a service providing CAT.

The NTW CAT Service also offers the major professional qualification in CAT, ACAT-accredited CAT Practitioner Training, and is currently training its sixth intake.  We plan to run our seventh intake from September 2018.  If you have already completed an introductory course or had CAT supervision, but wish to receive information about the Practitioner Training when it is circulated in early 2018, please register your interest by emailing for the attention of Ange Reay.

For more information and booking please download the flyer and application form below.

Details and Booking Information

27th April 2018 to 30th April 2018

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