Equality and Diversity Workshop
29th November 2019

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Beyond Aims In/Equality: Embedding Thinking Space & Action in CAT Training & Practice

This CPD day, organised by ACAT's Equality and Diversity Committee, brings together CAT therapists, trainees and other interested people to consider how we can better embed thinking around inequality into CAT training, supervision and practice.  A range of speakers will present current theory and practice examples where CAT is used as a framework for understanding and responding to inequalities, across diverse settings and communities.

The day will include thinking space and discussion to help participants consider how to embed these issues in their own practice, training or supervisory contexts.  It will include reference to chapters in Julie Lloyd & Rachel Pollard (eds) publication "Cognitive Analytic Therapy and the Politics of Mental Health".  There will be a number of reduced cost copies of this publication available to buy on the day.  We also hope to share resources and an update on the newly established Diversity and Inequality Special Interest Group led by Jessie Emilion.

Venue: The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3BU

Timings: 9.30am - 4.30pm


ACAT members: for online bookings £120 including lunch, for third party or cheque payments £135 including lunch

non-ACAT members: for online bookings £135 including lunch, for third party or cheque payments £150 including lunch

Two subsidised places for Experts By Experience are available at a cost of £40. If you would like to apply for one of these places please contact Ali Marfell at alison.marfell@acat.me.uk

Suitable for:

This day is offered to qualified and trainee CAT practitioners, CAT psychotherapists, therapists from other backgrounds and any others interested in how Cognitive Analytic Therapy approaches can respond to inequality and diversity.

Provisional Programme:

9.30 Welcome and Introduction - Dupe Adu White - Chair of ACAT's Equality & Diversity Committee, and Alison Jenaway - Chair of ACAT

9.40  Anne Benson - CAT Psychotherapist - Consciously Creating Thinking Space for Social Justice in CAT Training

10.25 Hilary Brown - CAT Psychotherapist - 3D Reciprocal Roles : Acknowledging Inequality Out There and In Here

11.10 Break

11.25 (Provisionally) Tanya Pearson - CAT Practitioner, Phil Clayton - CAT Psychotherapist, and Kieron Beard - Clinical Psychologist - Structural Inequalities Within Services for People with Learning Disability - tbc

12.10 Lunch

13.00 Nick Barnes - CAT Practitioner - A CAT Informed Approach To Working Alongside Young People Affected By Violence

13.45 Nargis Islam - CAT Practitioner - Diasporic Identity and Transnational Belonging: Using CAT to Work With Cultural Difference in Non-Western Settings

14.30 Break

14.45 Lawrence Welch - CAT Psychotherapist – Discovering Dialogue in Diversity

15.30 Thinking Space - facilitated by Anne Benson and Lawrence Welch

16.15 Summary and close of CPD day

ACAT reserves the right to change programme content and presenters.

How to book

  • Book and pay by personal credit or debit card online via the Booking section below.  
  • Please note online booking is for users booking themselves in and paying with a personal debit or credit card.  If you are paying for a third party, by cheque or invoice please use the booking form below.  Thank you.
  • To pay by cheque please download the booking form under Event Documents below and post to ACAT, PO Box 6793, Dorchester, DT1 9DL
  • To pay via invoice please download the booking form under Event Documents below and post to ACAT, PO Box 6793, Dorchester, DT1 9DL or email to alison.marfell@acat.me.uk along with the Purchase Order; thank you.

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

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