ACAT Annual Supervisors and Trainers Event
17th September 2010 to 18th September 2010

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ACAT Supervisors and Trainers 4th Annual Meeting – London
17 and 18 September 2010

Friday Evening 18.00 – 20.00 followed by a meal and evening discussion until late
Saturday 09.15 – 15.30
Friday: Canterbury Suite || Dinner: Winchester Suite || Saturday: Canterbury Suite
at the Euston Thistle Hotel, Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LP

Following the success of the first three Annual Meetings for ACAT Supervisors and Trainers, we are again repeating this event in the same venue and in the same spirit as previously.

Broadly speaking, the Friday evening will be a wide ranging, round table discussion covering any items that those present want to bring, and also planning the agenda for the ‘free’ spaces the next day. On the Saturday morning, we will have an opportunity to discuss and debate the very important issue of what will happen to our practitioners when statutory regulation with the Health Professions Council comes into being. Although it seems we have a little more breathing space regarding this as the new government has slowed the timetable slightly, it remains an issue with potentially profound consequences for our Practitioner Trainings and also possibly our Psychotherapist Training.

The rest of the Saturday will be spent in small group discussion of ‘Hot Topics’ covering current challenges, dilemmas and useful ideas/practices in CAT supervision and trainings which will be chosen from the group discussion of both the Friday night and first part of Saturday. Attendees are invited to think of topics that they would like to be discussed and to bring them along to the meeting for consideration. Last year, we decided to remain as a large group for much of the discussion, and we may well decide to do so again.

The meeting is open to all Trainers and Supervisors (including Trainee Supervisors) and in addition, members of ACAT’s Committees. The aim of each of the annual meetings has been to provide an opportunity for a connective and fruitful dialogue to create a forum for monitoring and developing the key role of Supervisors and Trainers in developing CAT practice in all its variety.

The meeting will be peer led. However, responsibility for the coordination, timing and housekeeping lies with Jane Blunden and Vicky Petratou.

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Details and Booking Information

17th September 2010 to 18th September 2010

Once again, costs will be kept to an absolute minimum and again, we have booked a centrally located venue in London which is virtually adjacent to Euston Station.  Costs below are the costs per participant and include the evening meal and meeting room on the Friday and refreshments, lunch and meeting rooms on the Saturday. 

Please note:  these prices do not include overnight accommodation which must be booked individually, if required, as detailed below.

Please note:  delegate fees invoiced to third parties are subject to an additional £10 levy.

Cost per participant for the whole event:       £70

For Friday evening only:                               £50

For Saturday only:                                       £55

You can book this event online if you are registered or logged into this site. Click here to register or log in using the boxes at the top of this page.

Please book early to be sure of a place.

  1. Please either book online with a credit or debit card - scroll down this page and you will see the booking options.
  2. If you wish a third party to be invoiced (additional £10 levy payable) or you wish to pay by cheque please use the downloadable booking form, downloadable from this page.  Please make cheques payable to ‘ACAT’ and send to ACAT, PO Box 6793, Dorchester, DT1 9DL.   

Refund Policy:

Cancellations, in writing, received one month before the training day will receive a full refund less a £20 admin charge.  There will be no refund for any cancellations received with less than one month’s notice.

Overnight Accommodation – to be booked and paid for by individual delegates: 

  • To book a room at the four star Thistle Hotel Euston where the meeting is taking place please phone 0207 255 4437 – Code ACAT170910.  The special room rate we have been offered is £130 for a double deluxe room single occupancy for the night of 17 September.  This is inclusive of VAT and breakfast.  The hotel is holding a limited number of rooms for ACAT but these will start to be released from 17 August onwards.   From the end of August, due to the release of rooms, there will be no certainty of availability.  Please book early.

    Please note that cheaper standard rooms at the Euston Thistle are available and these can be accessed via: this link the Euston Thistle website or alternative booking websites.
  • Alternatively priced B&B accommodation may be available at the Ibis Hotel at 3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW.  Tel: 0207 388 7777 which is currently offering rooms at approx £96 bed and breakfast double room single occupancy.  The Ibis is two minutes away from the Thistle Hotel.
  • The following link takes you to London hotels in NW1:  hotels in NW4
  • For those who are keen to avoid the expense of hotel accommodation, we may be able to arrange offers of overnight accommodation from ACAT trainers and supervisors living in London.  Please indicate if you would like to take up or offer this option by emailing Susan Van Baars individually at  

Any queries concerning booking, payment etc to Susan Van Baars at or 0844 800 9496.

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