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19th Annual ACAT Conference Summary Programme

19th Annual ACAT Conference Summary Programme Thursday 5th July, 2012 Friday 6th July, 2012 Saturday 7th July, 2012 09:00 - 10:30 Plenary Session - Main Lecture Theatre 1. 'Connecting, splitting and attending - dialogue...


ACAT Consultation 2016

ACAT Consultation 2016 Report and Feedback to ACAT Members Contents 1. Matters Consulted on 2. Summary of Member Responses to Consultation 3. Response from ACAT Board of Trustees 4. Member Responses to Consultation 5. Previously Unpublis...


CAT Supervisor Listings

New CAT Supervisor Listings Following a number of requests from CAT Supervisors we have now created a new listings facility on the ACAT website to allow CAT Supervisors to post their Private Supervision services online in the same way as they might...


Conference Workshop Programme and Posters 2017

Conference Workshop and Poster Presentations 2017 Main Conference page: http://www.acat.me.uk/event/890/ Please note that times and contents may be subject to change Once you have booked to attend the Conference, please select to attend one works...


Help For Group Administrators

A Quick Guide to Help Administrators with Running their Special Interest or Regional Group Online You can view the new Special Interest Groups and Regional Groups if you're logged into ACAT as a current full member. If you are the Administrato...


Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies You will find any current job adverts which have been placed with ACAT listed below. If you have a job vacancy to list then please contact Alison Marfell: alison.marfell@acat.me.uk. We make a nominal charge of £35 for advertisi...


News

News from ACAT and Our Members Here you can see all the current news stories from ACAT, plus stories that have been added by our members. CAT Job Vacancies You can also find a list of Job Vacancies on the site here....


Register of ACAT Members

Register of ACAT Members The ACAT Register of Members lists all ACAT accredited and registered CAT Therapists / Practitioners and CAT Psychotherapists who are current members of ACAT. For a list of therapists working in private practice, please cl...


Register of CAT Supervisors

Register of CAT Supervisors The ACAT Register of Supervisors lists all accredited and registered CAT Supervisors who are current members of ACAT. If they have given permission, they may be contacted by email through the website. Where this is possi...


Training - Members

Training The training pages give comprehensive information on all the courses and events promoted, supported or run by ACAT across the UK. Forthcoming courses are listed below. Click on the details to see the full event information. There is also ...


Website Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy Privacy and cookies Protecting your Privacy, the ACAT Promise ‘Because your data and privacy are so important, I wanted to let you know that when you share your information with ACAT, we take our responsibilities and o...


Home

Welcome to ACAT Welcome to the website for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT), a registered charity. We welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more ...


About CAT

What is CAT? CAT stands for Cognitive Analytic Therapy; a collaborative programme for looking at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood or earlier in life). As ...


More about CAT

More about CAT CAT is an integrative model of human development and of psychotherapy drawing on ideas as mentioned below. It is a fundamentally relational model, both in its view of human development and in its practice of psychotherapy. At its hear...


About ACAT

What is ACAT? ACAT is the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It is a registered charity, number 1141793. ACAT is a national association of members for the development of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It has a membership of around 1000 indivi...


Training In CAT

Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy Introduction CAT is a versatile approach to psychological help and there are three main areas of the application of CAT in practice which is reflected in our training: CAT as a psychological therapy focusing...


Research

The Story of Research into Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Tony Ryle Research has always been integral to the CAT approach. Dr Anthony Ryle, the founder of CAT, comments that: “Working with patients to find the best descriptions of what it was we ...


CAT Competences: Skilful CAT in Practice

Developing a competence framework for Cognitive Analytic Therapy One of the ways in which psychotherapies are adopted in the NHS is through the publication of competence frameworks. These are formal documents, available online, which set out in clea...


What Is The Difference Between CAT and CBT?

What's the difference between CAT and CBT? CAT stands for Cognitive Analytic Therapy and CBT for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. There are similarities between these therapies – both are brief therapies with a limit on the number of sessi...


What has been written about CAT?

What has been written about CAT? Reformulation This is the newsletter for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It is published twice a year and is free to members. You can read more about Reformulation by clicking here: More about Refor...


Covid-19 Impact on Training

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The levels of ACAT accredited training

The levels of ACAT accredited CAT training and what they qualify you to do ACAT offers and oversees accredited courses in CAT at four levels. ACAT also offers introductory workshops and CPD (continuing professional development) events. Local or ...


CAT Psychotherapy Training

Inter-Regional Residential ACAT Psychotherapy Training (IRRAPT) Psychotherapy training enables CAT Practitioners to become Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapists via an additional two-year assessed course, which leads to eligibility for registration wi...


CAT Practitioner Training

CAT Practitioner Training Practitioner training enables core mental health professionals with competence in their own field to enhance their understanding and skills in a specific psychological therapy by learning the theory and methods of CAT as a...


CAT Supervisor Training

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CAT Foundation Training

CAT Foundation Training The CAT Foundation course, accessible to professions with prior training in psychological therapies, aims to equip trainees with the CAT skills and competencies for working primarily within one to one therapy roles, usually i...


CAT Skills Training

CAT Skills Case Management Courses This training is designed for generic workers in health, caring and support worker roles to acquire a useful working understanding of CAT to inform their routine practice. The aim is not to train people to become ...


Introductory Courses in CAT

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CAT Competences Framework

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 des...


APL and APEL

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Technology Assisted Supervision and Training (TAST)

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App 1 Supervised Clinical Practice as part of CAT Training

Training in CAT || Appendix 1 Supervised Clinical Practice as part of CAT Training It is important to note that all trainees undertaking accredited training courses must be supervised by a supervisor who is both accredited by ACAT and a current mem...


Support for CAT research

Support for Research ACAT does not carry out its own research (ie it does not employ a research team) and mainly offers advice and support to mental health professionals who may, in the course of their clinical or academic work, wish to carry out ...


Informal Research Advice

The following people have kindly agreed to provide informal support to people wanting to do research into CAT who are still at an early stage of preparation. Please contact them via the acat office. Frank Margison Although like everyone he is time-p...


Summaries and meta-analyses of CAT research

Summaries and Meta-analyses of CAT Research Cognitive analytic therapy at 30 (2014) Ryle, A. Kellett, S. Hepple, J. & Calvert, R. (2014). Cognitive analytic therapy at 30. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 20, 258 – 268 Cognitive ...


Recently Published CAT Research

Recently Published CAT Research This is a listing of selected recent research publications or summaries about cognitive analytic therapy since 2014. They are generally written for a professional or academic audience. We are producing some more acces...


Research and Communication Committee

The Research and Communication Committee The R & C committee has been established to advise on research related to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and communicate the CAT evidence-base and understanding. According to its Terms of Reference it w...


ACAT Research Strategy

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Donate to ACAT Research Fund

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CAT with adolescents

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CAT with people with a learning disability

CAT with people with a learning disability The Government’s White Paper ‘Valuing People’ (2001) states that people with learning disabilities should have the same access to services as everyone else. Over the last 15 years, a rang...


CAT with people with eating disorders

Cognitive Analytic Therapy in the treatment of eating disorders Over the last two decades, Cognitive Analytic Therapy has been used increasingly widely in the treatment of eating disorders. There are currently two small RCT's in the literature ...


What has been written about CAT?

What has been written about CAT? Reformulation This is the newsletter for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It is published twice a year and is free to members. For a list of contents for the current edition, follow this link. Resear...


ACAT and Social Media

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UK Mental Health News

UK Mental Health News We have gathered together a set of links to mental health news sites from around the UK. Click on the links below to view the current news on each site and link through to the full stories. These news feeds are checked every ti...


The Wider Mental Health Community

The Wider Mental Health Community There is a wealth of information relating to mental health issues available to both members of the public and other health professions. We have listed some of the websites which offer additional information –...


ACAT Membership

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Tony Ryle - a biography

Dr Tony Ryle 1927 - 2016 Dr Tony Ryle, the founder of Cognitive Analytic Therapy Tony Ryle’s first work was in General Practice. Together with colleagues who shared his socialist and egalitarian views and his support for the newly established...


Frequently Asked Questions

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Subsidiary Rules to the ACAT Constitution

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Find a Private CAT Therapist

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ACAT's Board of Trustees

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Council of Management

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ACAT's Ambassador

ACAT is pleased to welcome Rosie Cooper MP as its first Ambassador Rosie Cooper MP was elected on the 5th May 2005 as the Labour Member of Parliament for West Lancashire. In 2007, she was Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to then Health Ministe...


Additional Organisational Roles

Additional Organisational Roles Vice Chair of the ACAT Training Committee Dawn Bennett The role involves responding to issues raised regarding how we teach and evaluate, and the systems ACAT already has in place to address quality. The post hol...


ACAT Administration

ACAT Administration ACAT Administration Manager - Maria Cross Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – maria.cross@acat.me.uk | 07598 725 789 (during working hours) Main responsibilities: Member of the Council of Management Administration...


Life Members of ACAT

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Recent Additions to the ACAT Library

Recent Additions to ACAT's Digital Library Under ACAT's Copyright Licence we have sourced a number of new papers and articles about CAT from current and past issues of psychology and psychotherapy journals. The current list of references tha...


ACAT Membership Fees - Tax Relief

Tax Relief on ACAT Membership Fees We are pleased to let ACAT members know that the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy is on HMRC’s approved list of professional organisations where members may claim tax relief for their annual members...


Lapsed ACAT Membership and Rejoining Process

Lapsed Accredited Membership of ACAT - and how to rejoin Information and arrangements for accredited members whose membership has lapsed and who wish to rejoin ACAT 1. Rejoining Process 2. Fees Payable 3. Rejoining Membership 4. Practice Terms whi...


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions I don't appear to be able to access the site from work or download any documents. Can you help? Many employers, especially those in the public sector, have stringent protection and access restrictions on the computers...


Privacy Notice

ACAT Privacy Notice Protecting your Privacy, the ACAT Promise “Because your data and privacy are so important, I wanted to let you know that when you share your information with ACAT, we take our responsibilities and obligation very seriously...


Code of Ethics and Practice

ACAT Code of Ethics and Practice Revised and Amended. Approved at ACAT’s AGM on: 11 July 2014 Revised October 2018 INTRODUCTION The following is intended to guide the ethical and professional conduct of members and trainees of the Associat...


Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

ACAT Guidance: Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Published December 2015 This document should be read in conjunction with ACAT’s Code of Ethics and Practice and ACAT’s Code of Ethics and Practice for Training and Supervision...


ACAT CPD Policy

ACAT Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy Revised January 2018 This new ACAT CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Policy replaces the previous policy dated April 2010 and revised in September 2011 Introduction Following ACAT&r...


Council of Management

Council of Management The ACAT Council of Management has responsibility for the day to day running of ACAT. Members are co-opted and include: the Chair of ACAT, the Chairs of the Exam Board and the Training Committee, Chair of the Research and Com...


Training Committee

The Training Committee The Training Committee is responsible for developing a national strategy for all levels of CAT training and accreditation - practitioner, psychotherapy, supervisor, foundation, and skills. It approves, monitors, and audits t...


Equality and Diversity Committee

Equality and Diversity Committee Description The Equality and Diversity Committee, a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees and Council of Management, has been established to advise the Board of Trustees and Council of Management on issues relating...


Research and Communication Committee

Research and Communication Committee The Research and Communication Committee is now subsumed within the Marketing and Research Strategies (March 2013). ...


Aims and Scope of Reformulation

Aims and Scope of Reformulation Editors: Editors: Rob Lam and Nick Barnes Editorial Advisor: Alison Jenaway Editorial Board: Caroline Bunting, Haydee Cochrane, John Fox, Beth Greenhill, Carol Gregory, Gemma Kothari, Susan Mitzman, Sarah Richards, O...


CAT or Can You Make a Mad Man Sane?

Cognitive Analytic Therapy, or Can You Make a Mad Man Sane? Alan Wayne Whiskerd Alan has given his permission for us to use his story. When I was asked to write this, I must admit I was surprised and just a little bit daunted. What follows is an ...


ACAT Newsletter 1 - April 2010

ACAT Email Newsletter 1 - April 2010 Welcome to this first edition of our new ACAT e-newsletter. There were many reasons for thinking that we needed a more informal and light-hearted format for sharing information within the CAT community. I gue...


ACAT Newsletter 2 - August 2010

ACAT Email Newsletter 2 - August 2010 I’ve recently returned from the ACAT Annual conference at Hertfordshire University – an immensely enjoyable and successful two days. Good lecturers and a great range of workshops. Several people ...


ACAT Newsletter 3 - March 2011

ACAT Email Newsletter 3 - March 2011 Since getting involved in ACAT I have occasionally thought about it as a swan – sailing gently and serenely down the river – whilst paddling furiously underneath. The newsletter will, I hope,...


ACAT Newsletter 4 - December 2011

ACAT Email Newsletter 4 - December 2011 Click here to Download this Newsletter as a PDF I didn’t think I’d be writing this with Christmas in sight, but the long gap since the publication of the previous newsletter is down to the w...


ACAT Newsletter 5 - May 2012

ACAT Email Newsletter 5 - May 2012 May I take two minutes of your time? I realise how busy everyone is nowadays but I hope you'll find time to cast your eye over the newsletter - there is important information if you work as a private th...


ACAT Newsletter 6 - December 2012

ACAT Email Newsletter 6 - December 2012 Season’s Greetings to you all! I expect this will be finding its way into your inbox with only a few days to go to Christmas, so I hope you all have a good break and a renewal of energy to gr...


ACAT Newsletter - May 2017

ACAT Newsletter May 2017 Welcome to the ACAT Newsletter – our “in brief” update on the latest ACAT news and developments which we hope will inform members and help people to feel in touch with their Association. In this editi...


ACAT Newsletter - August 2017

ACAT Newsletter August 2017 Welcome again to the ACAT Newsletter – we imagine a lot of ACAT members will be away enjoying some summer sunshine but hope that you will catch up on the latest ACAT news and developments on your return. This issue...


Programme

ACAT National Conference Programme - subject to confirmation A provisional programme is shown below. Further details will be added in due course. Thursday afternoon 26th May 2022 Keynote: ‘Divided Selves in a divided world’ - Steve Po...


Reading List

Recommended Reading List Henrietta Batchelor & Anna Jellema: 'Working with Couples – is CAT enough' Bowlby, J. (1979) The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds. New York: Harper and Row. Britton, R. (2005) The Oedipus Compl...


Speakers

Speakers More information to follow. Speakers will include: Professor Charles Fernyhough 'The Voices in Our Heads' When people are asked to reflect on their conscious experience, they often report that it contains a fair amount of langua...


Equality and Diversity in ACAT

Equality and Diversity Committee (EDC) ACAT’s Equality and Diversity Committee (EDC) is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees and Council of Management. It meets regularly and you can read more about it at https://www.acat.me.uk/page/equal...


Inequality and Diversity Special Interest Group

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