24th Annual ACAT Conference 2018

Therapist authenticity, creativity and use of positive resources in cognitive analytic therapy

Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th July 2018

Keele University

Conference Hashtag: #ACATconf18

 

Over recent years, there has been increasing interest in the idea that a focus on problems and deficits is not always the best way to help people, and that exploring strengths and building on the positive aspects of people’s lives, can provide unexpected benefits.  CAT has always promoted a collaborative, authentic therapeutic relationship, where laughter and creativity are welcome, but perhaps we have not always explored, in detail, why these things might be such a useful and powerful part of the model?  In this conference, we hope to do just that, along with sharing with each other, through workshop presentations, creative ways of working and of developing positive resources.  We are particularly interested in how these can be used to develop exits through the middle, more active, phase of a CAT therapy.

Aims and Objectives

Aim of conference:
To explore the meaning of therapist authenticity as it relates to Cognitive Analytic Therapy, and particularly, how it may be expressed through humour, and creativity.  To teach each other about the use of positive resources in the active phase of CAT.

Objectives:
To increase understanding of the therapeutic relationship in cognitive analytic therapy, which will help in therapy and supervision of others.
To learn new skills around using positive resources in the active phase of CAT from workshops that can be applied in your own work. 



More information can be found via the relevant conference page:

 

Accessibility & Special Requirements: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/accessibility+and+special+requirements

Booking: https://www.acat.me.uk/event/948/

Bookstall: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/bookstall

Bursary: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/bursary

Call for Posters, Papers & Culture Shots: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/call+for+papers

Event Documents (at the bottom of the page after the Booking options): https://www.acat.me.uk/event/948/

Food & Refreshments: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/food+and+refreshments

Miscellaneous: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/miscellaneous

Organising Group: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/organising+group

Programme: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/programme

     Speakers: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/speakers

     Workshops: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/workshops

Terms and Conditions: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/terms+and+conditions

Venue: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/venue

 

ACAT Calendar for May
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33rd May 2018
CAT Introductory Event: Introduction to CAT - a 2 day course offered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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1212th May 2018
CPD Event: CAT and helping clients with unmanageable feelings - offered by CAT South
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2222nd May 2018
CPD Event: Life is about collecting stories - offered by Collaborate
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2424th May 2018
CAT Introductory Event: ACAT Two-Day Introduction to CAT
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3030th May 2018
CPD Event: Embodiment, Relational Space & Working with Trauma to the Sense of Self - offered by Catalyse
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Contact Details

ACAT Administration Manager:Maria Cross

ACAT Administrator:Alison Marfell

ACAT Financial Administrator:Louise Barter

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Dorchester
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United Kingdom

Phone:+44(0) 1305 263 511

Email:admin@acat.me.uk

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9am to 5pm

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