This is a listing of selected recent research publications or summaries about cognitive analytic therapy since 2014. They are generally written for a professional or academic audience. We are producing some more accessible summary blogs about some of them. If you would like to write a blog about a piece of CAT research, please contact email@example.com
In February 2021 the journal 'Psychology and Psychotherapy, Theory Research and Practice' published a special issue on Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Research Developments and Insights, edited by Peter Taylor and Samantha Hartley. Five of the nine articles are open access. You can see the whole special issue by clicking on the following link, and individual papers are listed below: https://bpspsychub.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/20448341/2021/94/S1
Balmain, N., Melia, Y., Dent, H. and Smith, K. (2021), A systematic review of service user’s experience of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT). Psychol Psychother Theory Res Pract. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12305
Balmain, N., Melia, Y., John, C., Dent, H. and Smith, K. (2021), Experiences of receiving cognitive analytic therapy for those with complex secondary care mental health difficulties. Psychol Psychother Theory Res Pract. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12326
Easton K, Kellett S, Cooper M, Millings A, Varela J, Parry G
Blending Cognitive Analytic Therapy With a Digital Support Tool: Mixed Methods Study Involving a User-Centered Design of a Prototype App
JMIR Ment Health 2021;8(2):e20213
Hallam, Craig & Simmonds-Buckley, Mel & Kellett, Stephen & Greenhill, Beth & Jones, Andrew. (2021). The acceptability, effectiveness, and durability of cognitive analytic therapy: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. 10.1111/papt.12286.
Jefferis, S., Fantarrow, Z. and Johnston, L. (2021), The torchlight model of mapping in cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) reformulation: A qualitative investigation. Psychol Psychother Theory Res Pract. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12311
Kellett, S., Gausden, J. and Gaskell, C. (2021), The effectiveness of cognitive analytic therapy for borderline personality disorder: Utilizing a withdrawal experimental design to improve sensitivity to abandonment. Psychol Psychother Theory Res Pract. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12278
Martin, E., Byrne, G., Connon, G. and Power, L. (2021), An exploration of group cognitive analytic therapy for anxiety and depression. Psychol. Psychother. Theory Res. Pract. e12299. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12299
Merzhvynska, M., Simmonds-Buckley, M., Delgadillo, J. and Kellett, S. (2021), Trajectories of change in the therapeutic alliance during Cognitive Analytic Therapy for depression. Psychol Psychother Theory Res Pract. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12322
Taylor, P.J., Fien, K., Mulholland, H., Duarte, R., Dickson, J.M. and Kullu, C. (2021), Pilot service evaluation of a brief psychological therapy for self-harm in an emergency department: Hospital Outpatient Psychotherapy Engagement Service. Psychol Psychother Theory Res Pract e12277. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12277
Taylor, P.J. and Hartley, S. (2021), Reformulating the relationship between cognitive analytic therapy and research: Navigating the landscape and exploring new directions. Psychol Psychother Theory Res Pract, 94: 1-7 e12292. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12292
Wakefield, S., Delgadillo, J., Kellett, S., White, S. & Hepple, J. (2021) The effectiveness of brief cognitive analytic therapy for anxiety and depression: A quasi-experimental case-control study. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. Early View (Open Access)
Baronian, R., & Leggett, S. J. (2020). Brief cognitive analytic therapy for adults with chronic pain: a preliminary evaluation of treatment outcome. British Journal of Pain, 14(1), 57–67. https://doi.org/10.1177/2049463719858119
Hamilton J, Saxon D, Best E, Glover V, Walters SJ, Kerr IB. (2020) A randomized, controlled pilot study of cognitive analytic therapy for stressed pregnant women with underlying anxiety and depression in a routine health service setting. Clin Psychol Psychother. 2020 Sep 30. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2520. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32997871.
Kellett, S., Bee, C., Aadahl, V., Headley, E., & Delgadillo, J. (2020). A pragmatic patient preference trial of cognitive behavioural versus cognitive analytic guided self-help for anxiety disorders. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1-8. doi:10.1017/S1352465820000442
Kellett S, Easton K, Cooper M, Millings A, Simmonds-Buckley M, Parry G (2020) Evaluation of a Mobile App to Enhance Relational Awareness and Change During Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Mixed Methods CaseSeries. JMIR Ment Health 2020;7(12): e19888 URL: http://mental.jmir.org/2020/12/e19888/ doi: 10.2196/19888
Kellett, S., & Lees, S. (2020). Quasi-experimental N = 1 evaluation of the effectiveness of cognitive analytic therapy for dependent personality disorder. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 30(3), 458–475. https://doi.org/10.1037/int0000170
Kellett, S., Ghag, J., Ackroyd, K., Freshwater, K., Finch, J., Freear, A., Hartley, J., & Simmonds-Buckley, M. (2019) . Delivering cognitive analytic consultancy to community mental health teams: Initial practice-based evidence from a multi-site evaluation. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice. Early View 28 March 2019 (Open Access)
Spence C, Kellett S, Totterdell P, Parry G. (2019) Can cognitive analytic therapy treat hoarding disorder? An adjudicated hermeneutic single-case efficacy design evaluation. Clin Psychol Psychother. 2019; 1–11.Taylor, P. J., Perry, A., Hutton, P., Tan, R., Fisher, N., Focone, C., Griffiths, D., & Seddon, C. (2019). Cognitive Analytic Therapy for psychosis: A case series. Psychology and Psychotherapy, 92(3), 359–378. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12183
Tyrer, R., & Masterson, C. (2019). Clients’ experience of change: An exploration of the influence of reformulation tools in cognitive analytic therapy. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 26(2), 167–174.
Curling L. , Kellett, S., Totterdell, P., Parry, G., Hardy, G., & Berry, K. (2018). Treatment of obsessive morbid jealousy with cognitive analytic therapy: An adjudicated hermeneutic single-case efficacy design evaluation. Psychology and Psychotherapy; Theory, Research and Practice, 91, 95-116.
Kellett, S., Hall, J., & Compton-Dickinson, S. (2018). Group cognitive analytic music therapy: a quasi-experimental feasibility study conducted in a high secure hospital. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, doi: 10.1080/08098131.2018.1529697
Kellett, S. Stockton, C., Marshall, H., Hall, J. Jennings, C., & Degadillo, J. (2018). Efficacy of narrative reformulation during cognitive analytic therapy for depression: randomized dismantling trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 239, 37-47.
Taplin, K., Greenhill, B., Seddon, C., & McGuire, J. (2018). Service User experiences of CAT Diagrams: and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. International Journal of Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Relational Mental Health, 2, 75–96.
Evans, M., Kellett, S., Heywood, S., Hall, J., & Majid, S. (2017). Cognitive analytic therapy for bipolar disorder: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24, 22-35.
Sandhu SK, Kellett S & Hardy G (2017) The development of a change model of “exits” during cognitive analytic therapy for the treatment of depression. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy 0, pp 1 – 11
Taylor, P.J., Jones, S., Huntley, C.D. and Seddon, C. (2017), What are the key elements of cognitive analytic therapy for psychosis? A Delphi study. Psychol Psychother Theory Res Pract, 90: 511-529. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12119
Tully, R. J., & Barrow, A. (2017). Using an integrative, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) approach to treat intimate partner violence risk. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 9(2), 128–140. https://doi.org/10.1108/JACPR-08-2016-0244
Berrios, R., Kellett, S., Fiorani, C., & Poggioli, M. (2016). Assessment of identity disturbance: Factor Structure and validation of the Personality Structure Questionnaire (PSQ) in an Italian sample. Psychological Assessment, 28, 27-35
Kellett S, Simmonds-Buckley M & Totterdell P (2016) Testing the Effectiveness of Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Hypersexuality Disorder: An Intensive Time-Series Evaluation. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy pp 501 – 516
Kirkland, J., & Baron, E., (2015) Using a cognitive analytic approach to formulate a complex sexual and violent offender to inform multi-agency working: developing a shared understanding, Journal of Sexual Aggression, 21:3, 394-405, DOI: 10.1080/13552600.2014.939596
Kellett, S. Wilbram, M., Davis, C. & Hardy, G. (2014). Team consultancy using cognitive analytic therapy: a controlled study in assertive outreach. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21, 687-97
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