CAT Supervisor Training:  Guidelines for Training

The usual pathway for training as a CAT Supervisor is that

  • You will be a CAT Practitioner or a CAT Psychotherapist
  • You will have completed a minimum of 16 CAT cases under supervision: 8 CAT Practitioner training cases and 8 completed post accreditation.

The latter cases would normally be supervised by an accredited or trainee CAT supervisor. Where this has not been possible for all eight of the latter cases please see the information provided in section 3 of the handbook

The training is an apprenticeship model through which you are supported by a Senior Supervisor as you work through a number of components.  You will need to

  • Identify a Senior Supervisor
  • Make an application to begin CAT Supervisor Training outlining your personal plan

The application fee is currently £100.

Once approved you will work through two parts

  • In Part 1 you would usually attend an ACAT Accredited Supervisor Training course
  • In Part 2 you run your own supervision group under supervision
  • You supplement this with additional components to support your training and meet your own learning needs

Please note that although this is the usual pathway for Supervisor Training, you may not be able to proceed in this way due to various factors, for example

  • You may attend an ACAT course prior to completing your 16 cases due to the timing of the course or because funding is available
  • You may choose to attend the course purely as CPD, as you are not sure if you will apply to train as a supervisor at that stage
  • There may be a delay setting up and running your own group so you cannot move straight from completion of the course (Part 1) to Part 2

Supervisor training may therefore run over a longer period of time and reflect a more varied route.  These situations are discussed in the Handbook and you can get in touch with queries about your situation.

The Supervisor Training Handbook

The Supervisor Training Handbook is available to download at the end of this page or from the 'Training' section of your personal home page once you have logged-in.  It contains information about the training from the application and planning stage through to completion.  It also includes all the forms and guidance that you need along with the assessment and review process.    


Queries relating to applications or the training pathway may be sent to the Vice-chair for Supervisor Training via Maria Cross maria.cross@acat.me.uk

The supervisor training documents are available for download at the end of this page, but are also located under 'Training' and 'Training Resources' on your personal home page once logged-in.

When ready to apply for accreditation, a further fee of £100 (current rate) will be payable.

For the dates of forthcoming Exam Board meetings, and the accreditation submission deadlines (set at least three weeks before the meeting), please contact the ACAT Office admin@acat.me.uk

 

Applying to Part 1 ACAT Supervisor Training

The Part 1 ACAT accredited courses for trainee supervisors run approximately every 9 months.  Trainee supervisors need to attend this course prior to Part 2 of the training when you run your own supervision group.  They are usually offered as a residential course over 2.5 days in Evesham or non-residential in Manchester as a 2 day training with a ½ day follow up arranged with the group.  Part 1 training courses currently offered are detailed at the end of this webpage - please click on the individual links for further information.

Updated November 2020

CAT Supervisor Training Courses

CAT Supervisor CPD & Supervisor Training: Module 4 || 28-10-21

Online Supervision. Not just a click of a button. What are the special insights that might be gained by the online aware CAT supervisor? Cal Nield Thursday 28th October, 9.45am for 10am start – 1pm Online (Zoom) This interactive onlin...


CAT Supervisor CPD & Supervisor Training Module 6: “The Healthy Supervisor” || 03-12-21

Annie Nehmad Friday 3rd December 2021, 9.45 for 10.00 until 16.00. Online (Zoom) We are delighted to announce a new CPD event for accredited CAT supervisors and trainee CAT supervisors led by ACAT founder member Annie Nehmad. What is a H...


ACAT: Relational Skills in CAT Supervision Residential || 06-04-22

ACAT Relational Skills in CAT Supervision Residential Holland House, Main Street, Cropthorne, Pershore, WR10 3NB 4.30 pm Wednesday 6th April to 3.00 pm Friday 8th April 2022 Cost: £350 online booking / £365 invoice booking (inclusive o...


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Our Next 3 CAT Supervisor Trainings

28th October 2021
CAT Supervisor CPD & Supervisor Training: Module 4

3rd December 2021
CAT Supervisor CPD & Supervisor Training Module 6: “The Healthy Supervisor”

6th April 2022
ACAT: Relational Skills in CAT Supervision Residential

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