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.

ACAT Administration and office arrangements

Please note that the ACAT Administrators will be working from home until the situation surrounding coronavirus becomes more settled.  Although we will continue to have email access during normal working hours, we will not be able to take telephone enquiries or acknowledge answerphone messages, and responses to postal communication will be delayed.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.  If you have an urgent query, please email the appropriate member of staff who will respond as soon as they are able: 



Coronavirus and ACAT events

We are regularly monitoring updates from the Government in relation to events and coronavirus.  Should it be necessary for ACAT to cancel an event, we will notify delegates as soon as we are able within our normal working hours and the event fee will be refunded.  We would advise you not to arrange travel in advance as ACAT cannot offer refunds for other expenses incurred.

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

Coronavirus and ACAT training courses

For trainees currently involved in CAT training, click on the following link for information on the changes and adaptations to our training requirements during the period of lockdown and social distancing due to Covid-19.  This also includes information on the paperless accreditation submission process for the June 2020 Exam Board onwards.  Course Directors will also provide additional course-specific information.  


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 September
22nd September 2020
CPD Event: ACAT: Mapping the new normal for work teams
44th September 2020
Special Interest Group Event: Considering the Adolescent Self in Working with Adults using CAT
1010th September 2020
CPD Event: ACAT: CAT is a Narrative Therapy
1414th September 2020
CPD Event: ACAT: A CAT Approach to Working with People with ASD
2525th September 2020
ACAT AGM: Annual General Meeting 2020
CPD Event: ACAT: AGM Workshops
3030th September 2020
CPD Event: CAT as a Tool for Leadership - offered by Catalyse

Contact Details

ACAT Administration Manager:Maria Cross

ACAT Administrator:Alison Marfell

ACAT Financial Administrator:Louise Barter

Postal Address:ACAT
PO Box 6793
United Kingdom

Phone:+44(0) 1305 263 511


Office Hours:Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

News from ACAT

AGM 2020 - Papers & Voting by Proxy The booklet containing the agenda, accounts, and reports is available to download from the ACAT website. Voting by Proxy is now open....

Revised edition of Introducing CAT by Tony Ryle and Ian Kerr published Revised edition of Introducing CAT by Tony Ryle and Ian Kerr published...

New book - Therapy with a Map by Steve Potter Discount code for ACAT members...

Click to read all news

Our Next 19 Events

30th September 2020
CAT as a Tool for Leadership - offered by Catalyse

1st October 2020
Catalyse CAT Practitioner Training 2020-2022

5th October 2020
Polyvagal theory, oxytocin and neurobiology of love - offered by ITACAT

5th October 2020
Online Psychotherapy: An intro to relational and practical considerations - run by Become Psychology

9th October 2020
ACAT: Embodied CAT and Trauma

9th October 2020
ACAT: Negotiating the therapeutic alliance - Webinar

20th October 2020
Technology-Assisted Cognitive Analytic Therapy - offered by Catalyse

16th November 2020
ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT

18th November 2020
ACAT: Relational Skills in CAT Supervision

18th November 2020
ACAT: Relational Skills in CAT Supervision

27th November 2020
Two Day Introduction to CAT - offered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

1st January 2021
South London CAT Practitioner 2021 - 2022

21st January 2021
ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT Online

1st March 2021
Newcastle CAT Practitioner Training

5th March 2021
Rich to Poor: Mental Health in an Unequal World - offered by Sussex NHS Partnership Foundation Trust

24th March 2021
ACAT: Trainers and Supervisors Meeting

14th May 2021
CAT, Consciousness and a Relational Self - offered by Sussex Partnership NHS FTNHS

20th May 2021
26th ACAT National Conference 2021

1st September 2021
Brighton CAT Practitioner Training


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