A Graceful CAT: Embedding the Social Graces in CAT Dialogue - offered by Catalyse
15th July 2022

A Graceful CAT: Embedding the Social Graces in CAT Dialogue

A half day (am) workshop with Paddy Crossling and Rhona Brown

Event Hashtag: #CATGraces22

Date: Friday 15 July 2022 (am)
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue:  Elizabeth Gaskell House, Manchester
Fees:  ACAT member :: £55.00
non-ACAT member :: £65.00
(Invoicing can be requested and incurs an additional £15.00 fee)

Overview of workshop

In this half-day workshop we introduce John Burnham and Alison Roper-Hall’s concept of Social Graces and other ideas from systemic practice. These place cultural and other influences as important but often invisible and unvoiced context markers in shaping identity. The full mnemonic Social GGRRAAAACCEEESSSS refers to Gender, Geography, Race, Religion, Age, Ability, Appearance, Accent, Class, Culture, Ethnicity, Employment, Education, Sexuality, Sexual orientation, Spirituality and a further S for ‘something else’ not already included, but important.

We hope that by marrying CAT and systemic tools which help bring visibility and voice to such factors, we can better consider intersectionality and incorporate this into CAT practice in a more direct way. We will invite participants to reflect on their own contextual influences, value the meaning and importance of these, and consider their impact on therapy conversations and relationships. There will be opportunities for participants to practice using these tools. We will invite participants to think with us about creative ways to integrate them into the reformulation phase of CAT, ongoing processes in therapy, and supervision.

A Graceful CAT is the third in an Inclusive CAT series of full and half day CPD events focussing on CAT practice in the context of equality, diversity and intersectionality. These aim to support CAT and other therapists in working sensitively and effectively with individuals and client groups with protected characteristics. The half day builds on a workshop delivered at the Catalyse 25 Years Celebratory Conference in 2019.

For more information and booking please visit:  https://catalyse.uk.com/cpd/a-graceful-cat-embedding-social-graces-in-cat-dialogue-15-july-2022/



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