Two's company, is three a crowd
15th June 2018

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Two's company, is three a crowd?  Including intimate others in sessions of individual CAT

Presented by Alison Jenaway and Rajshree Weston


Overview of the workshop:

  • To consider the different ways of including intimate others in individual therapy, how to plan when to do this and prepare for a joint session.
  • To explore the possible benefits of inviting others in and the potential problems created by doing so.  Role play may occur if people are feeling adventurous!
  • To hear about some clinical cases where patients have invited their intimate other to join a session of individual cognitive analytic therapy, and what has happened next …...

Learning outcomes

  • To feel more confident about inviting intimate others into individual therapy, when it can be helpful and what the potential problems might be.
  • To have a framework for preparing, and structuring,  for a joint session with the client and intimate other.

This is relevant to the following groups:

CAT therapists, CAT trainees, and others who are interested in exploring the benefits, and potential problems, of inviting intimate others into individual therapy.


Alison Jenaway is a consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy and a CAT therapist, working with the Addenbrooke’s Hospital liaison psychiatry team, and also in private practice.  She has seen the benefits of including intimate others in her work with adolescents, and also in working with patients with medically unexplained symptoms who appear quite cut off from their emotions.

Rajshree Weston is a clinical psychologist and CAT therapist now working in private practice.  She has worked with adults for twenty years or more, across all the different settings, and her curiosity about others’ points of view lead her to invite significant others into the individual’s therapy often in her private practice. 

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