ACAT: AGM Workshops
25th September 2020


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Online via Zoom

The workshops follow the AGM which starts at 11.30 am https://www.acat.me.uk/event/1076/

2pm – 2:45pm The Covid Struggles List - Dr Steve Jefferis

3pm – 3:45pm The impact of COVID-19 on a Tier 3 Specialist Adult Eating Disorder Service: how the service adapted, clients were supported and staff well being was considered, within a CAT framework - Dr Samantha Sharpe

Session 1 - The Covid Struggles List and the development of CAT tools for team reflection

“The Covid Struggles List” is a list of common struggles that we found ourselves encountering in our work with mental health staff early in the pandemic.  It describes in CAT-informed terms the states of mind and the dilemmas that the pandemic seemed to elicit, inspired by Steve Potter’s “Helpers Dance List”.  This talk will introduce the list, describe its development, use and dissemination, and share some finding from an evaluation.  The list seemed to strike a nerve with the wider mental health community and the talk will give us a chance to explore these kinds of questions: What can CAT thinking bring to the understanding of problematic work experiences, especially in a time of crisis?  How can CAT tools best be developed to support reflective practice in teams and organisations?  The pandemic threw us all into hard-to-manage states, and what proved helpful was not problematizing those experiences, but recognising our shared struggles.  Ryle’s idea of “close, accurate description” as a route to validation and solidarity has something useful to offer us in this context.

Presenter

Dr Steve Jefferis is a CAT Practitioner and Supervisor, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist.  He is clinical lead for the CNTW CAT Service, based in Newcastle, which provides therapy, training, supervision and consultation in CAT.  He is particularly interested in CAT’s application with systems, teams and the social world, in CAT research, and in critical approaches to CAT and neuroscience.

 

Session 2 - The impact of COVID-19 on a Tier 3 Specialist Adult Eating Disorder Service: how the service adapted, clients were supported and staff well being was considered, within a CAT framework

Further details to follow

 

Presenter

Dr Samantha Sharpe is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and CAT supervisor. She is Head of the North Wales Tier 3 Specialist Adult Eating Disorder Service which provides direct input to moderate to severe eating disorder presentations. Before that she worked in Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Trust both in the Eating Disorder Service and ran a Therapeutic Day Programme for clients with personality difficulties.


 

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