Welcome to ACAT

Welcome to the website for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT), a registered charity. We welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. We hope the following pages will inform and inspire and, for those new to Cognitive Analytic Therapy, encourage further interest and, perhaps, even training in CAT.

The website offers an introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy, a collaborative programme for looking at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences - often from childhood or earlier in life.


Coronavirus and ACAT events

We are regularly monitoring updates from the Government in relation to events and coronavirus.  Should it be necessary for ACAT to cancel an event, we will notify delegates as soon as we are able within our normal working hours and the event fee will be refunded.  We would advise you not to arrange travel in advance as ACAT cannot offer refunds for other expenses incurred.

Please contact local group organisers in respect of non-ACAT events.

Coronavirus and ACAT training courses

For trainees currently involved in CAT training, click on the following link for information on the changes and adaptations to our training requirements during the period of lockdown and social distancing due to Covid-19.  This also includes information on the paperless accreditation submission process for the June 2020 Exam Board onwards.  Course Directors will also provide additional course-specific information.  

 https://www.acat.me.uk/page/covid+19+impact+on+training 


 

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About CAT – an introduction

More about CAT - for professionals

About ACAT – the organisation

Training in CAT - overview

Research - projects and evidence

ACAT events and CPD

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Articles in the Current Issue of Reformulation :: Summer 2020 [Issue 54]

A dialogue: in response to moving on from face to face to online therapy
Cal Nield, 2020. A dialogue: in response to moving on from face to face to online therapy. Reformulation, Summer, p.15.

COVID Reformulation Postcards Katie Redman
Katie Redman, 2020. COVID Reformulation Postcards Katie Redman. Reformulation, Summer, p.10.

COVID Reformulation Postcards Laura Turner
Laura Turner, 2020. COVID Reformulation Postcards Laura Turner. Reformulation, Summer, p.11.

Eight Session Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service – description of a model and method
Stephen White and Jason Hepple, 2020. Eight Session Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service – description of a model and method. Reformulation, Summer, pp.16-20.

From face to face to online: thoughts on the experience of a rapid change of practice
Rosemary Parkinson, 2020. From face to face to online: thoughts on the experience of a rapid change of practice. Reformulation, Summer, pp.12-14.

From Relational Mapping to Being Relational
Steve Potter, Marie-Anne Bernardy-Arbuz, Claire Regan, Nick Barnes, 2020. From Relational Mapping to Being Relational. Reformulation, Summer, pp.23-26.

Italian chronicles of the Covid-19 pandemic Lived reflections on our unequal world and our precariousness in the face of Anthony Ryle’s egalitarian values.
Cristina Fiorani, Sara Guidotti, Marisa Poggioli, Piero Verani, 2020. Italian chronicles of the Covid-19 pandemic Lived reflections on our unequal world and our precariousness in the face of Anthony Ryle’s egalitarian values.. Reformulation, Summer, pp.5-9.

Letter from the Editors
Rob Lam and Nick Barnes, 2020. Letter from the Editors. Reformulation, Summer, pp.3-4.

Naming the Reciprocal Roles of Britain’s Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
Lorraine Welch, 2020. Naming the Reciprocal Roles of Britain’s Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. Reformulation, Summer, pp.40-43.

Obituary for William David “Bill” Bell Thoughts on his passing Jurai Darongkamas for MCAT
Jurai Darongkamas, 2020. Obituary for William David “Bill” Bell Thoughts on his passing Jurai Darongkamas for MCAT. Reformulation, Summer, pp.49-50.

Reaching In – The Value of CAT Skills Training in Non-Statutory Community Services
Dr Karen Shannon, 2020. Reaching In – The Value of CAT Skills Training in Non-Statutory Community Services. Reformulation, Summer, p.26.

The Therapist's Chair
Elizabeth Wilde McCormick, 2020. The Therapist's Chair. Reformulation, Summer, pp.44-48.

Therapeutic Creativity and the Therapist’s Zone of Proximal Development
Carol Gregory, 2020. Therapeutic Creativity and the Therapist’s Zone of Proximal Development. Reformulation, Summer, pp.54-57.

Tyler's Story. Cognitive Analytic Informed Therapy within a Secure Care Setting
Dr Kim Liddiard, 2020. Tyler's Story. Cognitive Analytic Informed Therapy within a Secure Care Setting. Reformulation, Summer, pp.31-34.

Val Crowley by her friends in the CAT Midlands Psychotherapists Group Phil Clayton, Eva Burns-Lundgren, Sally-Anne Ennis, Tina Griffiths, Anna Jellema, Jan Mead and Graham Twist
Phil Clayton, Eva Burns-Lundgren, Sally-Anne Ennis, Tina Griffiths, Anna Jellema, Jan Mead and Graham Twist, 2020. Val Crowley by her friends in the CAT Midlands Psychotherapists Group Phil Clayton, Eva Burns-Lundgren, Sally-Anne Ennis, Tina Griffiths, Anna Jellema, Jan Mead and Graham Twist. Reformulation, Summer, p.53.

Val Crowley Three reflections from the CAT learning disability special interest group Phil Clayton, Julie Lloyd, Nicola Murphy
Phil Clayton, Julie Lloyd, Nicola Murphy, 2020. Val Crowley Three reflections from the CAT learning disability special interest group Phil Clayton, Julie Lloyd, Nicola Murphy. Reformulation, Summer, pp.51-52.

Violence against women – a role for CAT
Steph McManniman, 2020. Violence against women – a role for CAT. Reformulation, Summer, pp.27-30.

What’s in a name? The power of power, narrative, and naming things that are so numerous we no longer see them
Louise Kenward, 2020. What’s in a name? The power of power, narrative, and naming things that are so numerous we no longer see them. Reformulation, Summer, pp.35-37.

Petition to NHS England - The Case for Funding Training in the NHS 2021 Alert!
ACAT's online payment system has been updated - click for more information
ACAT Calendar for February
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CPD Event: Embodiment and Therapeutic Space - offered by CAT South West
CPD Event: Incorporating EMDR work within CAT - offered by ICATA
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CPD Event: Narcissistic Traps at the Heart of Therapy - offered by Map and Talk
CPD Event: In Conversation with Elizabeth Wilde McCormick - offered by Catalyse
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Regional Networking Event: Working with and within Structural Injustice - offered by CAT Scotland
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CAT Introductory Event: CAT Introductory Couse offered by Learn with Cognitive Analytic Therapy Oxfordshire - available now
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Contact Details

ACAT Administration Manager:Maria Cross

ACAT Administrator:Alison Marfell

ACAT Financial Administrator:Louise Barter

Postal Address:ACAT
PO Box 6793
Dorchester
DT1 9DL
United Kingdom

Phone:Click for details

Email:admin@acat.me.uk

Office Hours:Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

News from ACAT

Talking with a Map - a new book by Steve Potter Now available to pre-order...

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Our Next 18 Events

3rd February 2023
Embodiment and Therapeutic Space - offered by CAT South West

3rd February 2023
Incorporating EMDR work within CAT - offered by ICATA

16th February 2023
Narcissistic Traps at the Heart of Therapy - offered by Map and Talk

16th February 2023
In Conversation with Elizabeth Wilde McCormick - offered by Catalyse

23rd February 2023
Working with and within Structural Injustice - offered by CAT Scotland

27th February 2023
CAT Introductory Couse offered by Learn with Cognitive Analytic Therapy Oxfordshire - available now

1st March 2023
Newcastle CAT Practitioner Training 2023-25

1st March 2023
An Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy - offered by Sussex NHS Partnership Trust

2nd March 2023
ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT - Online

8th March 2023
ACAT: Relational Skills in CAT Supervision Residential

8th March 2023
ACAT: Relational Skills in CAT Supervision Residential

16th March 2023
ACAT: Sibling Awareness in Therapy Using CAT

21st March 2023
Ten key skills in talking therapeutically and reflectively with a map - offered by Map and Talk

29th March 2023
ACAT: Trainers and Supervisors Meeting

31st March 2023
Five Session Cognitive Analytic Consultancy - offered by Catalyse

21st April 2023
Annual General Meeting

21st April 2023
ACAT: 27th Annual ACAT Conference 2023

15th June 2023
9th ICATA International Conference - hosted by FinCAT and ICATA

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