CAT Competences Framework:  A Competency Approach to Training

The framework describes the full family of CAT competences defining the knowledge and skills required to facilitate safe and effective CAT. 

The framework and specific competences are designed to be viewed online:

On this page you will find a map of the CAT competences; clicking on any domain opens up the list of competences for that domain.  In addition, there is a guide for clinicians and commissioners which describes each of the domains and the principles which guided the development of the framework.  There is also a description of CAT for service users - a non-technical description of what service users can expect from a therapist if they are offered a CAT intervention. This is also on the public engagement site What Is Cognitive Analytic Therapy? - All About CAT (acat.org.uk)

You can download an open access publication (Parry, G; Bennett, D; Roth, AD; Kellett, S; (2020) Developing a competence framework for cognitive analytic therapy. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice 10.1111/papt.12306.) at the following link: https://bpspsychub.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/papt.12306

For further information, please also click on the following link: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/cat+competences+skilful+cat+in+practice

 

March 2020; updated August 2021

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