Introduction to CAT Courses

These are introductory workshops usually of one or two days in length. While certificates of attendance for CPD are given, the courses are not assessed and do not lead to a qualification. ACAT offers one or two day introductory courses held in different parts of the country at least twice a year. Booking can be made via the ACAT website.  In addition, many CAT training centres offer introductory courses.

"A clear introduction to the principles and practice of Cognitive Analytic Therapy"

The general aim of Introductory Courses is to provide a clear introduction to the principles and practice of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). They provide an opportunity for participants to try out the methods and evaluate their interest in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).  They also help to identify further options for training or supervision. Participants will need some familiarity with the use of psychological ideas and methods in responding to mental health problems and emotional distress.

Key Ideas

  • reformulation and brief structured therapy
  • states of mind and disturbance of self
  • reciprocal roles and a dialogic understanding of problem patterns
  • enactments and therapeutic moments

"This two day course was really engaging and really clear in developing my understanding of the concepts and how to start using them"

Typical Methods 

  • collaborative and conversational use of diagrams and writing
  • working with complex cases
  • using CAT as a consultative method
  • active use of time and endings

An Integrative Approach

  • to psychological therapies and mental health work
  • differences and similarities with other models of therapy

Learning methods include the use of case material, including role play or audio/video material, to demonstrate and develop skills in the use of therapeutic methods, lecture presentations and small group work.

"One of the most useful trainings that I have ever attended as it’s started a flood of formulations in my head for some current clinical and organisational challenges"

Who are these courses suitable for?

Counsellors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and others interested in learning more about Cognitive Analytic Therapy as a response to mental health problems.

Bespoke CAT Introductory Days

We have a bank of experienced trainers who are willing to provide ‘bespoke’ introductory CAT workshops.  If your organisation or Trust is interested in hosting an Introduction to CAT which can be designed to fit your specific service needs, please get in touch with the ACAT office to explore the possibilities: admin@acat.me.uk  or phone Maria Cross on 01305 263511.

 

Revised February 2017

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CAT Introductory Event Courses

CAT 2 Day Introductory Workshop - offered by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust || 26-10-18

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) 2 Day Introductory Workshop Provided by NTW Cognitive Analytic Therapy Service, Centre for Specialist Psychological Therapies Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust Friday 26th & Monday 29th Octobe...


ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT || 15-11-18

#ACATIntro1118 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 15th and Friday 16th Novembe...


2 Day Introduction to CAT - offered by Collaborate - dates TBC || 01-06-19

Collaborate will be running a 2 Day Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in the Cambridge area in June 2019. Dates and further details will be published once confirmed....


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26-10-18 CAT 2 Day Introductory Workshop - offered by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation TrustCognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) 2 Day Introductory Workshop Provided by NTW Cognitive Analytic Therapy Service, Centre for Specialist Psychological Therapies Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust Friday 26th & Monday 29th Octobe...

15-11-18 ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT#ACATIntro1118 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 15th and Friday 16th Novembe...

01-06-19 2 Day Introduction to CAT - offered by Collaborate - dates TBCCollaborate will be running a 2 Day Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in the Cambridge area in June 2019. Dates and further details will be published once confirmed....