CAT Scotland CPD Day and AGM - offered by CAT Scotland
26th April 2024


Timings: 10am – 4pm

 @ The Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Mind, Body and Nature

Exploring dialogues in Cognitive Analytic Therapy through different settings and contexts; within, between and around

CAT Scotland are delighted to be hosting this whole day CPD event for CAT therapists, practitioners, trainees and those interested in finding out more about CAT and relational mental health. The day will draw on expertise within the CAT community from across the UK, and beyond, with sessions delivered both indoors and within the grounds of the Burrell Collection, inviting attendees to explore the boundaries of how and where we work.

Sessions will include;

- Nature Based CAT – an outdoor experiential session facilitated by Abi Tarran-Jones ( and Nick Barnes

- The CAT Scotland AGM – including the award of a CAT Scotland Fellowship to Catherine Shea

- The Power of an Embodied Approach to CAT  - with Caroline Greenwood Dower

- Reflections on Proximity and Power when working alongside communities - Rhona Brown.

This CPD event combines with the UK launch of the latest book in the Innovations CAT book series;  

Working Relationally with Young People - A Cognitive Analytic Approach to Connecting One to One, with Families and Across Communities” Edited by Lee Crothers and Nick Barnes.

For full details of the programme, directions to the venue, and how to book, please see below.


This event will be held in the Board Room at the Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, 2060, Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT. This venue is easily accessible by car, bus, train, cycling and walking. For directions, please go to -

Programmme & Timings

09.45am – Registration

10.00am - Welcome

10.10am – Nature Based CAT Abi Tarran-Jones and Nick Barnes – An introduction to working with clients outdoors, connecting with nature, and exploring the possibilities of Wild CAT. Following a brief introduction there will be an outdoors, nature-based workshop in the Burrell collection grounds, in Pollock Country Park.

11.30 - Break – morning teas and coffees

11.50 - CAT Scotland AGM with the award of Fellowship of CAT Scotland for Catherine Shea

12.50 - Lunch

13.40 – Book Launch - An introduction to the recent book release (see below) with Lee Crothers (online, from Melbourne) and Nick Barnes. This will be followed by presentations from contributors to chapters within the book.

14.00 - The Power of an Embodied Approach to CAT - Caroline Greenwood Dower

14.45 - Break - Afternoon Tea and Coffee

15.00 - Dancing in the spaces between Reflections on Proximity and Power when working alongside communities - Rhona Brown

15.45 - Thoughts and reflections on the day

16.00 – Close


Cost of CPD Day, including lunch - £45.00

Cost of CPD Day, with lunch, PLUS, a CAT Scotland sponsored, reduced cost (£20) copy of the book, Working Relationally with Young People - £65.00 (regular retail cost of the book - £29.95)

A CAT Scotland certificate of attendance will be forwarded to all attendees after the event.


For bookings, please email CAT Scotland on -  We will forward you a booking form and the bank account details for payment.

For further Information about the book, please go to the publishers, Pavilion, via the following link.                                                                                                    


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