Creating a Tapestry – Weaving Together EMDR and CAT - offered by Catalyse
24th June 2022

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A one day workshop led by Mark Walker and Alison Jenaway

Event Hashtag #CATEMDR22

Date: Friday 24th June 2022
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: Manchester, venue to be confirmed
Fees:  ACAT member :: £125.00
non-ACAT member :: £140.00
(Lunch and refreshments will be included)

Overview of workshop:

During this experiential day we aim to explore the integration of CAT and EMDR, drawing on various strands of theory and practice. We will share our own ways of working with EMDR within a “CAT envelope”. We will consider how CAT and EMDR can complement each other when working with complexity. Additionally, we will reflect on how different reciprocal roles may emerge in the therapeutic relationship as we move between different ways of working.

As this CPD day is for those practising both models, we’ll also invite you to share your own expertise with each other, regarding the pros and pitfalls of integration.

This day provides an opportunity to hear about these two experienced facilitators’ ways of integrating EMDR with CAT, with plenty of opportunity for experiential exercises to illustrate aspects of integration.

Aims and learning outcomes:

Via role plays and sharing, the workshop will help participants develop their confidence in using EMDR with CAT. The emphasis will be on integrating the two approaches, rather than doing two therapies consecutively. This in turn will support more efficient use of session time, alongside ttending to both technique and process. In particular the day will explore the ‘how to’ in terms of:

  • introducing ideas from EMDR early on in the reformulation phase
  • creating safety and the use of positive resources
  • managing hyper and hypo arousal
  • selecting targets to work on
  • using the CAT diagram for reflection throughout the work, and
  • attending to reciprocal roles in the therapeutic relationship as different ways of working are introduced

Who is it for?

This event is relevant for therapists who are qualified in cognitive analytic therapy, have completed at least one level of EMDR training, and are practising both models in their work. If you are unsure if the workshop is for you, please contact Alison Jenaway.

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