CAT 2 Day Introductory Workshop - offered by NTW NHS Foundation Trust
9th November 2017 to 10th November 2017


THU 9th & FRI 10th NOVEMBER 2017

9.30am – 4.00pm

Provided by NTW Cognitive Analytic Therapy Service, Centre for Specialist Psychological Therapies, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Venue: Centre for Specialist Psychological Therapies, Benfield House, Walkergate Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Fees: FREE for NTW staff

£150 for external applicants

This two-day Introductory Workshop aims to offer a basic understanding of the practice and theory of CAT; we will be using a mixture of presentations, small and large group exercises and case discussions. During the Workshop we will:

  • Outline what CAT involves, for therapist and patient
  • Explain how CAT understands psychological difficulties (including similarities and differences with other major models of therapy)
  • Introduce participants to key CAT concepts and methods (such as procedures, reciprocal roles, reformulation letters and diagrams) and give some opportunities to put these into practice
  • Show how CAT can be used to treat a variety of psychological and personality problems, and
  • Discuss how patient difficulties can affect the wider team, plus how this can be managed using CAT methods.

The training team consists of the core staff of the NTW CAT Service, part of the Centre for Specialist Psychological Therapies based at Benfield House, Walkergate Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Paula Barnes (Psychological Therapists) is an ACAT-accredited CAT Psychotherapist and Supervisor, and Dr Steve Jefferis (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) is Clinical Lead for the CAT Service, and CAT Practitioner and Supervisor.  Paula and Steve are core trainers for the NTW CAT Practitioner Training course, and experienced CAT practitioners and supervisors.

Applications. Early applications are advised as places are limited, and past courses have been over-subscribed. You need to be able to attend both days. Closing date for applications is Monday 16th October and we will confirm your booking by Friday 20th October.   

Please see further information and booking form under 'Event Documents' below.

Send applications and other enquiries to:


Post: NTW CAT Service, Centre for Specialist Psychological Therapies

Benfield House, Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4PF

Phone: 0191 287 6100 - Fax: 0191 287 6101




Details and Booking Information

9th November 2017 to 10th November 2017

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