An Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy - offered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
8th November 2018 to 9th November 2018


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An Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy                       
A two-day course for mental health professionals

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November 2018

Conference Room 2, East Brighton Community Mental Health Centre, Brighton General Hospital, Brighton

9.30am – 5.00pm

This workshop is offered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Overview
This course will provide participants with an introduction to the theory and practice of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT).

Who should attend?
This course would be of interest to mental health professionals who want to incorporate CAT concepts and tools into their therapeutic work with individuals or groups. It would also be useful for those considering whether to apply for a two year CAT Practitioner Training Course.

Course Aims

  • To introduce course members to the theory and practice of CAT
  • To understand key concepts used in CAT, including reciprocal roles, dilemmas, snags and traps and reformulation
  • To explore the use of CAT tools in therapeutic practice, including the psychotherapy file, therapeutic letters, diagrams and goodbye letters
  • To consider current applications of CAT in the NHS
  • To look at endings in brief, time-limited therapeutic interventions through the lens of CAT theory
  • To plan with participants ways in which aspects of CAT could be introduced into, or adapted for, their own clinical practice

About the course presenters

Elisabeth Mason – Elisabeth is a clinical psychologist working in the NHS and with a small private practice. She is a CAT therapist, supervisor and trainer and also trained in systemic practice. In her NHS work she works with people experiencing severe and complex mental health difficulties, where she uses CAT in psychological therapy and in team consultation and supervision. She is part of the course team for the local CAT practitioner course.

Sarah Pratap – Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS with people with severe and complex mental health difficulties. Sarah is a qualified CAT practitioner and supervisor and uses CAT both with individual clients and in helping the team think about complex cases. Sarah is also trained in EMDR and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and enjoys thinking about how she can integrate this into her CAT work

Booking Information
This course is offered free to employees of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and is open to others at a cost of £150 per head.  Refreshments will be available but attendees should make their own arrangements for lunch.
To reserve a place, please return your completed application form to Niki Larsen by Friday 19th October 2018


Details and Booking Information

8th November 2018 to 9th November 2018

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