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.


Covid

Should it be necessary for ACAT to cancel future events due to Covid, we will notify delegates as soon as we are able within our normal working hours, and the event fee will be refunded.  ACAT cannot offer refunds for other expenses incurred, such as travel.

Please contact local group organisers in respect of non-ACAT events.

Please speak to your Course Director in respect of training.

We have been accepting paperless accreditation submissions since the June 2020 Exam Board.  


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

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Articles in the Current Issue of Reformulation :: Summer 2020 [Issue 54]

A dialogue: in response to moving on from face to face to online therapy
Cal Nield, 2020. A dialogue: in response to moving on from face to face to online therapy. Reformulation, Summer, p.15.

COVID Reformulation Postcards Katie Redman
Katie Redman, 2020. COVID Reformulation Postcards Katie Redman. Reformulation, Summer, p.10.

COVID Reformulation Postcards Laura Turner
Laura Turner, 2020. COVID Reformulation Postcards Laura Turner. Reformulation, Summer, p.11.

Eight Session Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service – description of a model and method
Stephen White and Jason Hepple, 2020. Eight Session Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service – description of a model and method. Reformulation, Summer, pp.16-20.

From face to face to online: thoughts on the experience of a rapid change of practice
Rosemary Parkinson, 2020. From face to face to online: thoughts on the experience of a rapid change of practice. Reformulation, Summer, pp.12-14.

From Relational Mapping to Being Relational
Steve Potter, Marie-Anne Bernardy-Arbuz, Claire Regan, Nick Barnes, 2020. From Relational Mapping to Being Relational. Reformulation, Summer, pp.23-26.

Italian chronicles of the Covid-19 pandemic Lived reflections on our unequal world and our precariousness in the face of Anthony Ryle’s egalitarian values.
Cristina Fiorani, Sara Guidotti, Marisa Poggioli, Piero Verani, 2020. Italian chronicles of the Covid-19 pandemic Lived reflections on our unequal world and our precariousness in the face of Anthony Ryle’s egalitarian values.. Reformulation, Summer, pp.5-9.

Letter from the Editors
Rob Lam and Nick Barnes, 2020. Letter from the Editors. Reformulation, Summer, pp.3-4.

Naming the Reciprocal Roles of Britain’s Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
Lorraine Welch, 2020. Naming the Reciprocal Roles of Britain’s Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. Reformulation, Summer, pp.40-43.

Obituary for William David “Bill” Bell Thoughts on his passing Jurai Darongkamas for MCAT
Jurai Darongkamas, 2020. Obituary for William David “Bill” Bell Thoughts on his passing Jurai Darongkamas for MCAT. Reformulation, Summer, pp.49-50.

Reaching In – The Value of CAT Skills Training in Non-Statutory Community Services
Dr Karen Shannon, 2020. Reaching In – The Value of CAT Skills Training in Non-Statutory Community Services. Reformulation, Summer, p.26.

The Therapist's Chair
Elizabeth Wilde McCormick, 2020. The Therapist's Chair. Reformulation, Summer, pp.44-48.

Therapeutic Creativity and the Therapist’s Zone of Proximal Development
Carol Gregory, 2020. Therapeutic Creativity and the Therapist’s Zone of Proximal Development. Reformulation, Summer, pp.54-57.

Tyler's Story. Cognitive Analytic Informed Therapy within a Secure Care Setting
Dr Kim Liddiard, 2020. Tyler's Story. Cognitive Analytic Informed Therapy within a Secure Care Setting. Reformulation, Summer, pp.31-34.

Val Crowley by her friends in the CAT Midlands Psychotherapists Group Phil Clayton, Eva Burns-Lundgren, Sally-Anne Ennis, Tina Griffiths, Anna Jellema, Jan Mead and Graham Twist
Phil Clayton, Eva Burns-Lundgren, Sally-Anne Ennis, Tina Griffiths, Anna Jellema, Jan Mead and Graham Twist, 2020. Val Crowley by her friends in the CAT Midlands Psychotherapists Group Phil Clayton, Eva Burns-Lundgren, Sally-Anne Ennis, Tina Griffiths, Anna Jellema, Jan Mead and Graham Twist. Reformulation, Summer, p.53.

Val Crowley Three reflections from the CAT learning disability special interest group Phil Clayton, Julie Lloyd, Nicola Murphy
Phil Clayton, Julie Lloyd, Nicola Murphy, 2020. Val Crowley Three reflections from the CAT learning disability special interest group Phil Clayton, Julie Lloyd, Nicola Murphy. Reformulation, Summer, pp.51-52.

Violence against women – a role for CAT
Steph McManniman, 2020. Violence against women – a role for CAT. Reformulation, Summer, pp.27-30.

What’s in a name? The power of power, narrative, and naming things that are so numerous we no longer see them
Louise Kenward, 2020. What’s in a name? The power of power, narrative, and naming things that are so numerous we no longer see them. Reformulation, Summer, pp.35-37.

Petition to NHS England - The Case for Funding Training in the NHS 2021 Alert!
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CAT Introductory Event: ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT - Online
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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:Click for details

Email:admin@acat.me.uk

Office Hours:Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

News from ACAT

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Our Next 13 Events

3rd June 2024
Skills Swap Session

30th June 2024
On-demand Introductory Course to Cognitive Analytic Therapy - offered by Learn with CATO

3rd July 2024
An Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) - offered by Catalyse

9th July 2024
A Beginner’s Guide to Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Practitioner and Service User Perspectives

18th July 2024
ACAT National Conference 2024

19th July 2024
Annual General Meeting

27th July 2024
How to run a successful private practice: all you need to know - offered by Become Psychology

2nd September 2024
Brighton CAT Practitioner Training 2024-26

2nd September 2024
Newcastle CAT Practitioner Training 2024-26

6th September 2024
Cognitive Analytic Consultancy (CAC) Mapping the Dynamics of Care - offered by Catalyse

10th September 2024
ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT - Online

1st October 2024
South London CAT Practitioner Training 2024-26

1st October 2024
Catalyse CAT Practitioner Training 2024-26

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