Recovering the idea and reality of agency in CAT - offered by CAT Scotland
30th September 2021

Many patients come to us feeling stuck. Therapists can feel stuck and even the CAT model can feel stuck. This workshop will look at “stuckness” using CAT theory and practice through the lens of agency, the desired but potentially feared sense of I am, I can, I will. En route we’ll look at some old ideas and some new – reciprocal roles, resistance, and mental disorder as failed dialogue. We’ll drop anchor in the clinical world of patient experience and NHS services and see whether CAT ‘s integrative genius gets us back out to sea.


David Crossley’s first degree was in theology and religious studies before qualifying in medicine, first as a GP then as a psychiatrist and medical psychotherapist. He is a CAT practitioner but also did trainings in Group Analysis and CBT. Years back he worked in Africa as a teacher and rural medical officer and is currently clinical lead for psychotherapy in NHS Glasgow.

The workshop commences at 9.30am, finishing at 11:30am

Delegate fee: £10 

To register, express interest or for further information email including FAO Catherine CPD in the subject line.



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