ACAT's Public Engagement Survey & London Meeting in January

Thanks to all who have already visited our online Public Engagement survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/acatpublicengagement and left feedback on how we communicate about CAT online.  Thanks also to Jon Sloper for recent updates made to the website including those that make it easier to explore via mobile devices.

Trends are already emerging from both the survey results, and a very instructive first public engagement meeting held in Manchester in October.  We plan to hold a second meeting in London, provisionally scheduled for the afternoon of Friday 25th January.  This will be informed by further responses to the survey and we would like to gather views from as wide a range of people as possible over the next couple of months. 

We are also seeking to engage up to six experts-by-experience to join us for the January meeting. You would need to have some knowledge or experience of CAT, plus interest in how we communicate about it online. You wouldn't need to have any specific technical knowledge.  The focus will be on exploring and developing material to help refresh the public-facing parts of the website. 

We can offer reasonable travel expenses plus a participation fee for people attending as an expert-by-experience.

How can you help?

If you haven't already completed the survey, please lend us 10 minutes of your time to do so.  It is open to everyone.

  • Share your thoughts on the most useful and valuable aspects of the website as it stands, for you and for those you direct to it. 
  • Tell us what changes you think ACAT could make in order to improve public awareness about CAT.
  • If there are ways you can help us refresh what's on the website, then please let us know.  You might want to update some old content, or write about CAT in relation to a particular topic.  You might want to share your experience of making use of the CAT model as a professional, or as someone using it as a therapy.  You might have examples of maps, diagrams or letters you'd like to share (these would only be considered if fictional, or if made completely anonymous and shared with full informed consent).
  • If you need support in completing the survey please contact us admin@acat.me.uk or perhaps ask your CAT therapist if they can help you.
  • If you know other people who have made use of CAT as a therapy, a consultancy approach, or a supervision tool, let them know about the survey too.  You could display the flyer or share it with your networks.  The flyer is available for download via the following link to the public engagement meeting web page:  http://www.acat.me.uk/event/1010/
  • If you'd like to be involved more actively, you can leave your details in the box at question 10, or you can contact the ACAT office directly to express your interest (email as above). 
  • If you would like to take part in the next Public Engagement meeting on 25th January in London, please contact us admin@acat.me.uk

The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/acatpublicengagement

Many thanks for your help,

Rhona Brown

Clinical Psychologist & CAT Practitioner


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