CAT Research Conference - a joint ACAT & Catalyse event
13th April 2018

Encouraging to Engaged ~  A one-day research conference for CAT Practitioners


Date:     Friday 13th April 2018

Time:     9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:  Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB

Flyer & programme now available - see Event Documents below






The lack of research into CAT has threatened its continued success.  Now that is changing, thanks to a renewed ACAT research strategy  currently in development, more research published, useful and interesting findings and new opportunities to participate in.

Overview of conference:

Cognitive Analytic Therapy is now practised across health care, social care, higher education and in the private sector.  It is one of the most widely used psychotherapies for NHS patients with complex mental health needs and as a consultation model gains more impact each year.  Yet until recently the research evidence in CAT has lagged behind its popularity, threatening its continued success.

With a renewed ACAT research strategy in development and more CAT research published than ever before, this conference will help you get right up to date with new research findings in CAT.  It will also provide support to develop your research ideas or put existing data to work in terms of dissemination and publication.

Every practitioner can benefit from this opportunity, whether as an existing researcher, a research collaborator, a clinician wanting to make better use of evidence in your practice, or to build confidence in your own research activity.

We encourage all within the CAT community to join us for this first joint event between ACAT and Catalyse.

What will the day include?

A range of active and experienced CAT researchers will present their findings plus CAT insights into the process of doing research.  Through focused group activities you’ll gain support and advice for your own research activity, bearing in mind your ZPD in this area.

Who is it for?

CAT practitioners, psychotherapists and trainees will find this conference is a great way to get right up to date with new research findings in CAT.  Also come if:

§  you want to make better use of existing evidence in your practice

§  you are interested in being more research active

§  you are already involved in research

Topics to be covered include:

§  research design

§  feasibility studies

§  qualitative and process research

§  quantitative analysis

§  engaging with research for the first time


Alison Jenaway, Stephen Kellett, Peter Taylor, Katie Ackroyd, Mark Evans, Craig Hallam, Barney Dunn, Frank Margison and Glenys Parry.


Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB.
For detailed information on the venue and travel information please visit this link


  • £95 (up to 12th March) when booked online
  • £115 (from 13th March onwards/all invoiced bookings)
  • A limited number of bursary-supported places at a reduced rate of £50 are on offer on a first-come-first-served basis.  These are for individuals who would not obtain funding by their employer and whose personal circumstances makes paying the full fee untenable. If you wish to apply for a bursary-supported place, please do not book through the online booking below but instead contact the administrator at Catalyse with brief details.

To book or for more information please visit

Details and Booking Information

13th April 2018

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