Job Vacancy - Cognitive Analytic Therapist

Job Title: Cognitive Analytic Therapist

Employing Organisation: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Place of Work: Psychotherapy Department, Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, Berkshire

Job Reference: M0370JS

Closing Date: 14 September, 2007

Interview: 25 September, 2007

Hours of work: tbc

Grade: Band 8a to 8c

Salary: £34,048 - £60,880 pro rata

Job Title: Cognitive Analytic Therapist

Other information: to have undertaken a recognised qualification in one of the core mental health professions e.g. psychiatric nursing, psychology, medicine, social work and occupational therapy or to have other relevant experience and demonstrable competence to work in the mental health field in the NHS.

Minimum Requirement: ACAT Practitioner Level CAT Qualification and ACAT accredited Supervision Training.

Desirable: Advanced CAT Practitioner or ACAT Accredited Trainer -  negotiable 2 to 5 Sessions depending on qualifications and experience.


  • Experience of assessing new referrals for CAT under supervision and of providing appropriate reports to referrers
  • Experience of delivery of CAT under supervision, the range of this experience should include individual and group therapy with a broad range of cases
  • A personal therapy experience of sufficient intensity, depth and duration to be able to work psychotherapeutically with difficult cases

For an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact the Psychotherapy Department, Heatherwood Hospital on 01344 877472

Application Information:
Full information and contacts available on the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust website:

Applications to:
Human Resources Directorate, 57-59 Bath Road, Reading, Berks. Tel: 0118 982 2912

Published by ACAT Administrator on 7th Aug 2007

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