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. We hope the following pages will inform and inspire and, for those new to Cognitive Analytic Therapy, encourage further interest and, perhaps, even training in CAT.

The website offers an introduction to 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.

Easter Closure

The office will close at 5 pm on Thursday 18th April and will re-open at 9 am on Tuesday 23rd April


Quick Links

About CAT – an introduction

More about CAT - for professionals

About ACAT – the organisation

Training in CAT - overview

Research - projects and evidence

ACAT events and CPD

Tweets by Assoc_CAT

ACAT Calendar for April
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44th April 2019
CAT Introductory Event: Introduction to CAT - offered by Sussex Partnership NHS FT
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CPD Event: States and Self States - offered by Catalyse
CPD Event: ACAT: Obsessions and Transformations in CAT
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CAT Supervisor Training: Relational Skills in CAT Supervision Residential
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CPD Event: Out of control sexual behaviour workshop - offered by Become Psychology
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CPD Event: How to run a successful private practice: all you need to know - offered by Become Psychology

Contact Details

ACAT Administration Manager:Maria Cross

ACAT Administrator:Alison Marfell

ACAT Financial Administrator:Louise Barter

Postal Address:ACAT
PO Box 6793
Dorchester
DT1 9DL
United Kingdom

Phone:+44(0) 1305 263 511

Email:admin@acat.me.uk

Office Hours:Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

News from ACAT

ACAT Website Gets Mobile-Friendly Last week ACAT's website was updated to use a "responsive" design framework. This means it now works properly on mobile devices and tablets as well as on laptops and desktop computers....

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Our Next 29 Events

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29-04-19 Out of control sexual behaviour workshop - offered by Become PsychologyOut of control sexual behaviour: A CAT informed relational approach to assessment, formulation, and intervention, and how to engender affirmative sexual desire 9.30am till 4.30pm Venue: Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 12 Coldbath Square, London, ...

30-04-19 How to run a successful private practice: all you need to know - offered by Become PsychologyHow to run a successful private practice: all you need to know Workshop presented by Dr Robert Watson, Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist & Supervisor, & Vice-Chair of the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therap...

08-05-19 3 Day Introduction to CAT - offered by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation TrustIntroduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy: A three day course A course for professionals working with mental health interested in the concepts and practice of CAT Dates: Wednesday 8th May, Wednesday 22nd May, Wednesday 5th June 2019 Times: 9.30 a...

08-05-19 2 Day Cognitive Analytic Therapy Skills Workshop2-day Cognitive Analytical Therapy Skills workshop Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th May 2019, 10am - 4.30pm, University of Kent, Canterbury Campus Course leaders: Sara Casado and Paul Johanson The general aim of course is to provide an introduction...

10-05-19 Free CPD Day - offered by University of ExeterCognitive Analytic Therapy - Free CPD Event Friday 10th May 2019 9:30am to 4.00pm University of Exeter Elizabeth Wilde McCormick How to enjoy writing a prose reformulation Jason Hepple Working with Obsessionality and Overvalued ideas Louise Yorke ...

11-05-19 The Five Session Approach - offered by CAT CumbriaCAT Cumbria aims to increase access to CAT in the Lake District and be a support network for CAT therapists in rural areas. Date & Time: Saturday, May 11th, 2019, 10am – 4.30pm. Venue: Hawkshead, near Ambleside. Overlooking fells and Esth...

11-05-19 Resolving ruptures in the therapeutic relationship interactive webinar offered by Become PsychologyUnderstanding and resolving ruptures in the therapeutic relationship: a practical skills interactive webinar 10:30am to 4:30pm ~ Workshop presented by Dr Robert Watson, Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist & Supervisor...

17-05-19 ACAT: Embodied Presence and the Observing SelfEmbodied Presence and the Observing Self Regulating Affect, Processing Experience and Enhancing Inner Attunement Based on practices used with patients derived from the published work of psychotherapists informed by interpersonal neurobiology #ACAT...

17-05-19 One day conference celebrating 25 years of CAT Practitioner Training in the North - Catalyse#CAT25conf Catalyse invites you to celebrate 25 years of CAT Practitioner Training in the North One day conference on Friday 17th May 2019 Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre, Manchester This one day conference aims to share, acknowledge and ...

04-06-19 ACAT: 2 Day Introduction to CAT#ACATIntro0619 A two-day introduction to the skills and concepts in practice, led by Steve Potter and Annalee Curran This highly-rated short course is offered by ACAT for people new to the CAT way of working. Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June 20...

14-06-19 CAT South West CPD EventThe CAT South West CPD Event for Summer 2019 will be on Friday 14th June. The group will be welcoming John Bristow to South Devon to talk about using CAT with an understanding of embodied experience and trauma. More details to follow soon....

14-06-19 Embodied CAT and Trauma - offered by CAT South WestEmbodied CAT and Trauma Based on practices used with CAT patients derived from the published work of psychotherapists informed by interpersonal neurobiology with John Bristow Dartington Hall, Totnes 9.00am for 9.30 am to 4.30pm, Friday 14th June ...

21-06-19 How to run a successful private practice - offered by Become PsychologyHow to run a successful private practice: all you need to know 9:30am till 4:00pm Venue: Elizabeth Gaskell's House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW ~ Workshop presented by Dr Robert Watson, Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive A...

27-06-19 8th ICATA ConferenceThe 8th ICATA Conference will take place this year in Ferrera, Italy, 27 - 29 June 2019. Early Bird registration extended until 31 March 2019 Please visit http://www.unife.it/convegno/icata2019 for more information and booking....

01-07-19 The 5 Session CAT Approach Skills Training offered by CatalyseThe 5-Session CAT Approach : Skills Training Using CAT to inform care planning whilst working jointly with the service user and the care co-ordinator A 2-day workshop led by Angela Carradice & Dawn Bennett For further details, booking informa...

12-07-19 CAT & EMDR - offered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust“Taking a relational approach to working with trauma: drawing on EMDR and CAT” Over the day we will explore the integration of CAT and EMDR drawing on various strands of theory and practice. We will introduce Interpersonal Neurobiology (...

12-07-19 Autism in the Therapy Room - offered by University of CambridgeUNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE STAFF COUNSELLING SERVICE INVITE YOU TO THEIR INAUGURAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE Autism in the Therapy Room Exploring the benefits and challenges of working with this client group using current academic findings and clinical expe...

12-09-19 ACAT: Trauma workshopCurrent Thinking regarding Trauma – some possible implications for CAT Led by Annie Nehmad and members of the CAT and Embodied Mind Special Interest Group This workshop will be held the Abbey Centre, Westminster The neuroscience of the last...

13-09-19 ACAT Annual General Meeting 2019The 2019 ACAT Annual General Meeting will be held in London during the ACAT Annual Conference on Friday, 13th September 2019. Details will be added to the website once confirmed. Items for the agenda to be received by 19th July 2019 ...

13-09-19 25th National ACAT Conference #ACATconf19 'Integrating Trauma Developments into CAT' This page is for booking and Event Documents. For more information please visit https://www.acat.me.uk/page/acat+national+conference Booking closes 27 August 2019 (cheque payments t...

13-09-19 ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT#ACATintro919 ACAT Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy A two-day introduction to the skills and concepts in practice This highly-rated, short course is offered by ACAT for people new to the CAT way of working Friday, 13th and Saturday, 14t...

26-09-19 2 Day Introduction to CAT - offered by CollaborateFurther details will be published once confirmed....

26-09-19 Two Day Introduction to CAT - offered by CollaborateTwo-day Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy Thursday 26th September and Friday 27th September 2019 CAMBRIDGE 9.30am to 4.30pm each day, lunch included Facilitated by Dr Alison Jenaway, Dr Carol Gregory and Rosemary Parkinson This course t...

01-10-19 South Wales CAT Practitioner Training 2019 - 2021South Wales CAT Practitioner Training 2019 - 2021 Applications are invited for the above course starting in September 2019. For further information and an application pack please email Dr Susie Black: susie@psychsolution.co.uk The closing date is 3...

01-10-19 Brighton CAT Practitioner Training 2019 - 2021Cognitive analytic therapy is a time limited psychotherapy (normally 16 to 24 sessions) which integrates theories derived from cognitive psychology, psychoanalytic psychotherapy (mainly object relations) and ideas derived from Vygotsky and Bakhtin. C...

03-10-19 CAT North/Catalyse CAT Practitioner Training 2019 - 2021The CAT Practitioner course is a two year training for core mental health professionals leading to accreditation and professional membership of the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) consisting of: Training Days run across two years w...

14-11-19 2 day workshop in CAT Supervision - offered by CatalyseMore information to follow....

15-11-19 An Introduction to CAT - offered by the Sussex Partnership NHS FTAn Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy offered by the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust A two-day course for mental health professionals Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November 2019 Conference Room 2, East Brighton Community Mental Hea...

28-11-19 ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT#ACATIntro1119 A two-day introduction to the skills and concepts in practice, led by Steve Potter and Annalee Curran This highly-rated short course is offered by ACAT for people new to the CAT way of working. Thursday 28th and Friday 29th Novembe...

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