ACAT: CAT for psychosis: a relational approach
15th March 2019

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Presented by:  Dr Claire Seddon, CAT practitioner & Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Mersey Care Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) Service and Dr Alex Perry, CAT practitioner & Lead Clinical Psychologist, Aspire EIP Leeds


Date:                       Friday 15th March 2019

Times:                    9:30am - 4.00pm

Location:               Institute of Biomedical Science, 12 Coldbath Square, London, EC1R 5HL


Overview / aims

  • To consider how we might use a CAT framework to reformulate experiences such as voice hearing, unusual/unshared ideas and confused states.
  • To consider our understandings of what psychosis is, including a review of research.
  • To explore and map reciprocal relationships between self, other and experiences labelled psychosis.
  • To look at how we might adapt CAT tools and interventions with this client group.
  • To consider how and when to use the therapeutic relationship when someone is experiencing psychosis


Learning objectives

  • To build on our knowledge and confidence as CAT therapists working with people experiencing psychosis.
  • To develop our understanding of how we might adapt our approach to work with this client group.
  • Generate some practical ideas for how we might approach some of the specific issues that this client group may bring.


This is relevant to the following groups:

CAT therapists, trainees or therapists with a good knowledge of CAT.



Dr Claire Seddon, CAT practitioner & Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Mersey Care Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) Service

Dr Alex Perry, CAT practitioner & Lead Clinical Psychologist, Aspire EIP Leeds.


Personal Experiences of Psychological Therapy for Psychosis and Related Experiences

This recently published book includes a chapter relating to CAT which Claire is the co-author of.



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