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.


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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

New publications from ACAT members As you may have seen in the latest edition of Reformulation there have been two new publications recently by our members which may be of interest:...

ACAT's Board of Trustees ACAT elects a third (or more) of its trustees annually at its AGM on a rotational basis and at this year's meeting ACAT members said...........

The Clinician's Guide to Forensic Music Therapy by Dr Stella Compton Dickinson and Dr Laurien Hakvoort - press release Press Release: The Clinician's Guide to Forensic Music Therapy – first book to offer clear, evidence-based manuals for forensic music therapists treating psychiatric patients and prisoners....

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Our Next 20 Events

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26-02-18 Inter-Regional Residential ACAT Psychotherapy Training in CAT (IRRAPT)Inter-Regional Residential ACAT Psychotherapy Training (IRRAPT) in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) 2018 A few places remain available for applications for the 2018 intake. Please register your interest NOW. The course is unlikely to run again unt...

02-03-18 Youth CAT CPD Day & AGM - Re-integrating YouthYouth CAT CPD event & AGM Re-integrating Youth #YouthCAT18 2nd March 2018, 09.30 – 16.00 Best Western Plus Peterborough Orton Hall Hotel & Spa The Village, Orton Longueville, Peterborough PE2 7DN For information and timetable cont...

09-03-18 ACAT: CAT and the Embodied MindKey Areas in the Application of Neuroscience to Psychotherapy, Trauma and CAT Introduction: A Taster and an Overview #acatemb18 Venue: The Augustana Centre, 30 Thanet Street, London, WC1H 9QH Times: 10am till 4:30pm The aim of this seminar is t...

17-03-18 The Psychotherapist's Self-Care - offered by ConferThe Psychotherapist's Self-Care Developing resilience in relation to the emotional pressures of our work With Elizabeth Wilde-McCormick and Anthea Millar While it is a given that psychotherapists robustly expose themselves to distressing stori...

19-03-18 States, Self-states and State Shifts - offered by CatalyseStates, Self-states & State Shifts: mapping & working with complexity using CAT’s Multiple Self States Model A one-day workshop led by Sarah Littlejohn and Dawn Bennett Hashtag: #CATmssm18 Date: Monday 19 March 2018 Time: 10:00a...

21-03-18 ACAT's Annual Meeting of Trainers and SupervisorsACAT's Annual Meeting of Trainers and Supervisors Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd March 2018 St Anne's College, Oxford, OX2 6HS #ACATtrain18 From 12 noon on Wednesday to 4 pm Thursday The meeting is open to all trainers and supervisors, ...

09-04-18 ACAT Relational Skills in CAT Supervision ResidentialRelational Skills in CAT Supervision A residential, intensive skills training course lasting two and a half days #ACATsup18 Aims This intensive two and a half day residential course is open to any CAT Practitioner interested in CAT supervision. ...

13-04-18 2 Day Introduction to CAT - offered by Catalyse#CATspace18 This hands-on two-day course takes place in Sheffield and is led by Sarah Littlejohn and Emma Taylor. It offers an introduction to the values, ideas, methods and skills of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It combines short theoretical inputs ...

13-04-18 CAT Research Conference - a joint ACAT & Catalyse eventEncouraging to Engaged ~ A one-day research conference for CAT Practitioners #CATres18 Date: Friday 13th April 2018 Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB Flyer & programme now avai...

19-04-18 Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy - offered by Jurai Darongkamas & Jeanette McLoughlinIntroduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy Thursday 19th April & Friday 20th April 2018 9.30am – 4.30pm Queen Alexandra College, 49 Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9TG • Want to learn about CAT to build & keep good thera...

03-05-18 Introduction to CAT - a 2 day course offered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation TrustAn Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy - offered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust A two-day course for mental health professionals Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th May 2018 Conference Room 2, East Brighton Community Mental ...

12-05-18 Working with CAT and Emotionally Intense Clients - offered by CAT SouthTo be held in Romsey, Southampton Presented by Dahlia Maslin This one-day workshop will cover the following: Introduction to personality disorder, including a discussion around the recent British Psychological Society publication: 'The Power T...

22-05-18 Life is about collecting stories - offered by Collaborate#CATnarr18 Life is about collecting stories - what do yours say? A one-day workshop exploring the use of ideas from Narrative Therapy to add a new richness to your practice of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Narrative therapy This form of thera...

24-05-18 2 Day Introduction to CATIntroducing Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) #ACATintro518 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 wor...

15-06-18 Two's company, is three a crowdTwo's company, is three a crowd? Including intimate others in sessions of individual CAT Presented by Alison Jenaway and Rajshree Weston #ACAT2318 Overview of the workshop: To consider the different ways of including intimate others in ind...

05-07-18 24th Annual ACAT Conference 2018Early bird booking is open until Monday 5th March 2018 for personal online and cheque payments only 24th Annual ACAT Conference 2018 Therapist authenticity, creativity and use of positive resources in cognitive analytic therapy Thursday 5th to Sa...

06-07-18 ACAT's Annual General Meeting 2018Notice of ACAT's Annual General Meeting 2018 Friday, 6 July 2018 Notice We hereby give notice that the ACAT Annual General Meeting 2018 will be held during the Annual ACAT Conference on the afternoon of Friday, 6th July 2018 at Keele Univers...

14-09-18 Two Day Introduction to CAT#ACATintro918 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, 14th and Saturday, 15t...

01-10-18 South London (formerly St Thomas’) Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner TrainingSouth London (Formerly St Thomas’) Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner Training Course Course Introduction 21st/22nd September 2018 Course commences October 2018 and ends July 2020 Organised by The Association for Cognitive Analytic...

04-10-18 CAT North Practitioner Training 2018-2020Catalyse / CAT North Practitioner Training - October 2018 (Manchester) A two-year training course in Manchester offered by Catalyse / CAT North commencing 4th October 2018. The course is for people with a core mental health profession leading to the...

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