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-poor, he would be happy to give feedback on research ideas to help you take them further.  Frank has a background in outcome measures, process-outcome research, practice based evidence, and evaluating teaching of Psychotherapy, but he will try to give an encouraging response on any topic as he is keen to encourage links between researchers and practitioners!

Dr Stella Compton-Dickinson 
Stella has designed and implemented research in the cognitive analytic model in NHS treatment.  She can offer some informal help and formal supervision in developing appropriate research methodologies, writing protocols and formulating effective research questions for qualitative and/ or quantitative, mixed -methods, clinically based research.  She has experience of the IRAS and LREC ethical approval processes.

Julie Lloyd
As a clinical psychologist, Julie is currently involved in research projects exploring the use of CAT with people with learning disabilities and their carers.  She has many years of experience, being a field supervisor for trainee clinical psychology major research projects and although she has now retired from the NHS making the field supervisor role less possible, she continues to be able to offer practical research advice.  Julie’s particular skills include issues of how to get consent from people with learning disabilities and adapting research materials, as well as her knowledge of what CAT learning disability research has been done and what could be done in the future.

ACAT Calendar for November
1212th November 2020
CPD Event: ACAT: Process mapping in therapy and reflective practice
1616th November 2020
CAT Introductory Event: ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT
1818th November 2020
CAT Supervisor Training: ACAT: Relational Skills in CAT Supervision
CPD Event: ACAT: Relational Skills in CAT Supervision
2727th November 2020
CAT Introductory Event: Two Day Introduction to CAT - offered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
CPD Event: Integrating EMDR into CAT - offered by CAT South West SIG

More information:

Support for CAT research Informal Research Advice Current Research and Research Awaiting Publication Deconstruction of CAT Using a CAT approach to make sense of psychosis Team based Interventions with 5 session CAT consultancy The case formulation task in psychotherapy Therapists’ Construction and Application of the Reformulation Diagram in Clinical Practice RCT of CAT with adolescent and borderline patients Understanding SDRs in CAT CAT Sequential Diagrammatic Reformulation (SDR) to explore service users' experience of CAT formulation: a qualitative thesis project Comparison of Treatment of Anorexia in Adults with CAT Case Series Research - in intellectual disability (community and forensic) services Recently Published Research and Research Presentations A Feasibility Trial of Group Cognitive Analytic Music Therapy in Secure Hospital Settings (2014) Assessment of identity disturbance: Factor Structure and validation of the Personality Structure Questionnaire (PSQ) in an Italian sample CAT and Psychosis Cognitive Analytic Therapy for high-risk sexual behaviour Is Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) effective in treating Hoarding Disorder? Testing the Effectiveness of Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Hypersexuality Disorder: An Intensive Time-Series Evaluation Group Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse An eight-eyed version of Hawkins and Shohet’s clinical supervision model: the addition of the cognitive analytic therapy concept of the ‘observing eye/I’ as the ‘observing us’ Outcomes of cognitive analytic therapy delivered by trainees Treatment of Paranoid Personality Disorder with Cognitive Analytic Therapy - A Mixed Methods Single Case Experimental Design Team Consultancy Using Cognitive Analytic Therapy: A Controlled Study In Assertive Outreach Using a cognitive analytic approach to formulate a complex sexual and violent offender to inform multi-agency working: developing a shared understanding Bipolar Trial: CATBiD: A phase one randomised controlled study of Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Bipolar Affective Disorder Development and evaluation of cognitive analytic guided self-help (CAT-SH) for use in IAPT services How change is enabled during cognitive analytic therapy: An exploratory study of the treatment of depression Key References to Research in CAT Summaries and Meta-analyses of CAT Research Cognitive Analytic Therapy at 30 Cognitive Analytic Therapy: A review of the outcome evidence base for treatment Systematic review and meta-analysis Research and Communication Committee ACAT Research Strategy Donate to ACAT Research Fund Researchers Currently Recruiting Through ACAT CAT Research Archives Do people with learning disabilities have a concept of reciprocal roles Exploring endings from therapist's experience RCT for CAT and diabetes A process study evaluating rupture repair in CAT CAT in groups The SPeDi Trial (Sheffield Personality Disorders) Goodbye Letters in CAT The effectiveness of CAT for BPD RCT for CAT informed care planning CAT and CBT for affective disorders

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