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19th Annual ACAT Conference Summary Programme

19th Annual ACAT Conference Summary Programme Thursday 5th July, 2012 Friday 6th July, 2012 Saturday 7th July, 2012 09:00 - 10:30 Plenary Session - Main Lecture Theatre 1. 'Connecting, splitting and attending - dialogue...


ACAT Consultation 2016

ACAT Consultation 2016 Report and Feedback to ACAT Members Contents 1. Matters Consulted on 2. Summary of Member Responses to Consultation 3. Response from ACAT Board of Trustees 4. Member Responses to Consultation 5. Previously Unpublis...


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CAT Supervisor Listings

New CAT Supervisor Listings Following a number of requests from CAT Supervisors we have now created a new listings facility on the ACAT website to allow CAT Supervisors to post their Private Supervision services online in the same way as they might...


Conference Workshop Programme and Posters 2017

Conference Workshop and Poster Presentations 2017 Main Conference page: http://www.acat.me.uk/event/890/ Please note that times and contents may be subject to change Once you have booked to attend the Conference, please select to attend one worksh...


Copyright Licence Agreement

ACAT Guidance: Copyright and the ACAT Library Published March 2013 / Revised February 2014 / Revised February 2015 (ratified November 2015) / revised June 2016 This document sets out ACAT’s Guidance to its members and requirements of them wi...


Help For Group Administrators

A Quick Guide to Help Administrators with Running their Special Interest or Regional Group Online You can view the new Special Interest Groups and Regional Groups if you're logged into ACAT as a current full member. If you are the Administrato...


Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies You will find any current job adverts which have been placed with ACAT listed below. If you have a job vacancy to list then please get in touch. We will be pleased to list your CAT job advert free of charge on the ACAT website Send i...


Library

Library The library has been reorganised, and will make searching for references and articles more straightforward. The bibliography lists all articles about CAT (including chapters of CAT books) that we are aware of. If you know about an article ...


Members' services

Members’ services As a member of ACAT, you are part of a community who have an interest in promoting, practising and developing cognitive analytic ideas and practice. The following pages will help you build local CAT networks with an invitati...


News

News from ACAT and Our Members Here you can see all the current news stories from ACAT, plus stories that have been added by our members. CAT Job Vacancies You can also find a list of Job Vacancies on the site here....


Previous News

Previous News from ACAT Here you can view our collection of previous (archived) news stories....


Register of ACAT Members

Register of ACAT Members The ACAT Register of Members lists all ACAT accredited and registered CAT Therapists / Practitioners and CAT Psychotherapists who are current members of ACAT. You can search by name and the result will give the region in whi...


Register of CAT Supervisors

Register of CAT Supervisors The ACAT Register of Supervisors lists all accredited and registered CAT Supervisors who are current members of ACAT. If they have given permission, they may be contacted by email through the website. Where this is possi...


Requirements for Private Practice Listing

Requirements for Private Practice Listing on ACATonline In order to ensure quality and consistency of the private practice listings on ACATonline, and in line with ACAT's policy for promoting Private Practitioners on the website the following re...


Training - Members

Training The training pages give comprehensive information on all the courses and events promoted, supported or run by ACAT across the UK. Forthcoming courses are listed below. Click on the details to see the full event information. There is also ...


Welcome

Tweets by Assoc_CAT Welcome To Your ACAT Home Page Welcome to your personal section of the ACAT website. The links below will take you to your accounts, events attended and personal training history, as well as a wealth of other information. Click ...


Home

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

What is CAT? CAT stands for 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). As ...


More about CAT

More about CAT CAT is an integrative model of human development and of psychotherapy drawing on ideas as mentioned below. It is a fundamentally relational model, both in its view of human development and in its practice of psychotherapy. At its hear...


About ACAT

What is ACAT? ACAT is the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It is a registered charity, number 1141793. ACAT is a national association of members for the development of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It has a membership of nearly 800 individ...


CAT Library

The CAT Library The CAT Library covers all the books, book chapters, journal articles, articles in Reformulation and ACAT News (precursor to Reformulation) which have been written about Cognitive Analytic Therapy, as far as we are aware. If you noti...


Training In CAT

Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy Introduction CAT is a versatile approach to psychological help and there are three main areas of the application of CAT in practice which is reflected in our training: CAT as a psychological therapy focusing...


ACAT Events

Events and CPD ACAT promotes and supports a number of events aimed at ACAT members and those interested in Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Some of the events are specifically targetted to meet the needs of practising CAT therapists, others are more wid...


Research

The Story of Research into Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Tony Ryle Research has always been integral to the CAT approach. Dr Anthony Ryle, the founder of CAT, comments that: “Working with patients to find the best descriptions of what it was we ...


Members' Home Page Introduction

Home page Welcome to the members’ section of the ACAT website. The quick links below will take you to your accounts, events attended and personal training history. Please make sure that your contact details are kept up to date – click h...


News and Views

<h1> News and views</h1> <p> We will keep you up to date with news from within ACAT in this section, as well as reporting on news from outside ACAT that is of relevance to you, for example, on the process of Statutory Regulation. Th...


How does CAT work?

How does CAT work? CAT is a very active therapy, inviting you to be the observer of your own life and to take part in what needs change. The changes needed may be small, such as stopping being caught in a trap of avoiding things, or they may be lar...


CAT and the therapeutic relationship

CAT and the Therapeutic Relationship The one, shared understanding within all approaches to psychotherapy is of the value of the therapeutic relationship as a way of understanding a person’s inner world. It is within this confidential relatio...


What problems can CAT help with?

What problems can CAT help with? CAT tries to focus on what a person brings to the therapy (‘target problems’) and the deeper patterns of relating that underlie them. It is less concerned with traditional psychiatric symptoms, syndromes...


Case histories and client's personal stories

Case histories Karen's story This is a case history written by Liz McCormick - it draws on different clients' stories as a way of explaining how CAT works. All the clients gave Liz permission to use their stories in her self help book '...


What are CAT sessions like?

What Are CAT Sessions Like? You will usually meet for between four and 24 weekly sessions, typically sixteen, but this will be agreed between you and the therapist. The first few sessions are the ‘reformulation phase’. You have the ...


What Is The Difference Between CAT and CBT?

What's the difference between CAT and CBT? CAT stands for Cognitive Analytic Therapy and CBT for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. There are similarities between these therapies – both are brief therapies with a limit on the number of session...


How can I get to see a CAT therapist

How can I get to see a CAT therapist Many CAT therapists (practitioners) and psychotherapists work in the NHS but not all localities have CAT services. It is sometimes offered in primary care. There are many secondary care and specialist CAT service...


What has been written about CAT?

What has been written about CAT? Reformulation This is the newsletter for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It is published twice a year and is free to members. You can read more about Reformulation by clicking here: More about Refor...


Introductory Courses in CAT

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 introd...


CAT Skills Training

CAT Skills Case Management Courses This training is designed for generic workers in the health, caring and support worker roles to acquire a useful working understanding of CAT to inform their routine practice. The aim is not to train people to beco...


CAT Foundation Training

CAT Foundation Training The CAT Foundation course, accessible to professions with prior training in psychological therapies, aims to equip trainees with the CAT skills and competencies for working primarily within one to one therapy roles, usually i...


CAT Practitioner Training

CAT Therapist / Practitioner Training Practitioner training enables core mental health professionals with competence in their own field to enhance their understanding and skills in a specific psychological therapy by learning the theory and methods...


CAT Psychotherapy Training

Psychotherapy Training Psychotherapy training enables CAT Practitioners to become Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapists via an additional two-year assessed course, which leads to eligibility for registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychot...


CAT Supervisor Training

CAT Supervisor Training All accredited CAT Supervisors have completed the ACAT accredited Supervisor Training. The ACAT Supervisor Training is based upon an apprenticeship model provided by ACAT for experienced CAT Practitioners and Psychotherapist...


APL and APEL

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) There are circumstances in which individuals may wish to have past training and experience recognised by ACAT as equivalent to its current standards and to...


MSc in CAT

MSc Advancing Professional Practice Programme || Information for Applicants The MSc programme at Sheffield Hallam University is open to prospective MSc students who are interested to conduct research in CAT. They can apply via the Advancing Professi...


Embarking on CAT Training - Eligibility for Career Route Training

Embarking on CAT Training: Further Information about Eligibility for CAT ‘Career Route’ Training At any one time, there are about ten CAT training courses running, with between 15 and 20 people on each course. About 150-200 people a ye...


App 1 Supervised Clinical Practice as part of CAT Training

Training in CAT || Appendix 1 Supervised Clinical Practice as part of CAT Training It is important to note that all trainees undertaking accredited training courses must be supervised by a supervisor who is both accredited by ACAT and a current mem...


App 2 Personal Development and Personal Therapy as part of CAT Training

Training in CAT || Appendix 2 Personal Development and Personal Therapy as part of CAT Training As CAT is a relational approach, the way therapeutic work impinges on and requires the use of self and self-reflection is a core element of CAT training...


App 3 Flowchart of ACAT's Courses and Trainings showing Modular Structure

Training in CAT || Appendix 3 Flowchart of ACAT's Courses and Trainings showing Modular Structure February 2017...


Current Research

Current Research These projects are currently being researched. For more details please click on the titles....


Research Awaiting Publication

Research Completed And Awaiting Publication The Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) research projects below are either awaiting final write up or publication....


Recently Published Research and Research Presentations

Recently Published Research into Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Here is a list of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) research projects that have been published recently and are now available in ACAT's Online Reference Library or Bibliography....


CAT Research Archives

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Research Archives...


Key References to Research in CAT

Key References to Research in CAT Bedford, A., Davies, F. and Tibbles, J., 2009. The Personality Structure Questionnaire (PSQ): a cross-validation with a large clinical sample. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 16, pp 77-81. Bennett, D and Parr...


Support for CAT research

Support for Research ACAT does not carry out its own research (ie it does not employ a research team) and mainly offers advice and support to mental health professionals who may, in course of their clinical or academic work wish to carry out resea...


Research and Communication Committee

The Research and Communication Committee The R & C committee has been established to advise on research related to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and communicate the CAT evidence-base and understanding. According to its Terms of Reference it w...


CAT with adolescents

Cognitive Analytic Therapy with Adolescents Before starting an individual CAT therapy with an adolescent, it is important to remember that a young person is always surrounded by some system of care, usually their family. Initial assessment should a...


CAT in Later Life

CAT in later life There are a range of therapists working throughout the UK who use CAT and CAT-informed approaches with people in later life. CAT, with its starting point of a therapeutic dialogue with a unique individual, is inherently adaptable ...


CAT with people with a learning disability

CAT with people with a learning disability The Government’s White Paper ‘Valuing People’ (2001) states that people with learning disabilities should have the same access to services as everyone else. Over the last 15 years, a rang...


CAT with people with a personality disorder

The experience of using Cognitive Analytic Therapy with clients with personality difficulties Introduction I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 1990 and work in the NHS in Secondary Care Adult Mental Health services. I subsequently trained in C...


CAT with people with eating disorders

Cognitive Analytic Therapy in the treatment of eating disorders Over the last two decades, Cognitive Analytic Therapy has been used increasingly widely in the treatment of eating disorders. There are currently two small RCT's in the literature ...


Using CAT in forensic services

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in forensic services CAT is increasingly being used in forensic services. It is being used in many different ways including in individual and group therapy with clients/patients, in combination with other therapies ...


Using CAT in team consultancy

Using CAT in Team Consultancy CAT has a well-established approach to team-based training which is used throughout the UK. This can be particularly helpful for clients with complex presentations who may struggle to form collaborative treatment relat...


The range of CAT services - NHS and beyond

The range of CAT services - NHS, private therapy and beyond Many CAT practitioners and psychotherapists work in the NHS but not all localities have CAT services. It is sometimes offered in primary care. There are many secondary care and specialist ...


What has been written about CAT?

What has been written about CAT? Reformulation This is the newsletter for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy. It is published twice a year and is free to members. For a list of contents for the current edition, follow this link. Resear...


DVD About CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy)

Buy ACAT's DVD On 21 December 2007 Tony Ryle visited Scotland for an informal seminar on Cognitive Analytic Therapy and to offer support and encouragement to the development and accreditation of a CAT Practitioner Training Course in Scotland. ...


Regional and Special Interest Groups

Regional and Special Interest Groups There are a number of locally organised regional groups of CAT members and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Each group has their own programme which may include hosting speakers on a wide range of topics associat...


ACAT Email Newsletters

ACAT Email Newsletters We send out two or three ACAT e-Newsletters each year to subscribed members. Previous newsletters are now on the site as an archive in case you are interested in what's been going on in ACAT... "There were many reas...


ACAT and Social Media

CAT on Twitter: Update April 2017 - Rhona Brown Tweets by Assoc_CAT In October 2016's e-newsletter (please scroll down this page to view), I provided an overview of ACAT's Twitter activity since taking this on in May 2016. I continue to twe...


UK Mental Health News

UK Mental Health News We have gathered together a set of links to mental health news sites from around the UK. Click on the links below to view the current news on each site and link through to the full stories. These news feeds are checked every ti...


The Wider Mental Health Community

The Wider Mental Health Community There is a wealth of information relating to mental health issues available to both members of the public and other health professions. We have listed some of the websites which offer additional information –...


ACAT Membership

Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Section 1: Information about linking with ACAT for those visitors to the website not training in or accredited in CAT Section 2: Membership options for those training in or accredited in CAT Section 1: ...


Policies and official documents

ACAT Policies and Official Documents Here you can find a list of our public information documents and policies. Please scroll down the page for these documents in PDF format. If you do not have a PDF reader then you can download one for free from ww...


ACAT's committees

ACAT - The Organisation Download a pdf of this chart by clicking here...


Tony Ryle - a biography

Dr Tony Ryle 1927 - 2016 Dr Tony Ryle, the founder of Cognitive Analytic Therapy Tony Ryle’s first work was in General Practice. Together with colleagues who shared his socialist and egalitarian views and his support for the newly established...


Who's Who in ACAT / Contact Us

Who's Who in ACAT / Contact Us The ACAT Administration office is based in Dorchester and is contactable Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm: ACAT PO Box 6793 Dorchester DT1 9DL Phone: +44 (0)1305 263511 Administration Manager Susan Van Baars Email:...


Media Information

Media Information and Resources The spokesperson for matters relating to the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy is Liz McCormick. Please contact the ACAT Administrators in the first instance and they will be able to help direct your query as...


International CAT

(ICATA) International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association A federation of national CAT associations: What is ICATA? It is a federation of national associations promoting training and supervision in the practice of CAT from Australia, Finland, Gr...


Reformulation - the newsletter for ACAT

Reformulation - the newsletter for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy Reformulation is committed to upholding a broadly based view of the Cognitive Analytic approach and developments within CAT. Reformulation considers articles on CAT...


ACAT's Memorandum and Articles of Association

Company Number: 6063084 The Companies Acts 1985 and 1989 COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE ______________________________________________________________________ MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION ASSOCIATION FOR COGNITIVE ANALYTIC THERAPY Incorpor...


Subsidiary Rules to the ACAT Constitution

Subsidiary Rules to the ACAT Constitution: November 2006 || Revised January 2008 MEMBERSHIP Membership of the Association (ACAT) is open to any individual aged 18 or over who wishes to support the Objects of ACAT In accordance with Article 3 th...


ACAT Events Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions Access needs Please specify any facilities that may be required in order for you to attend this event. Data Protection For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller in respect of your personal data is ACA...


Traps, Dilemmas and Snags

Traps, Dilemmas and Snags There are certain ways of thinking and acting that do not achieve what we want but which are hard to change. When Tony Ryle was meeting with patients he began to recognise three main patterns of problems that kept people s...


Find a Private CAT Therapist

Find a Private CAT Therapist All members on our "Find a CAT Therapist" list are private ACAT Accredited CAT Therapists / Practitioners or CAT Psychotherapists and are current members of ACAT, are in supervision for their CAT work, adhere t...


ACAT's Ambassador

ACAT is pleased to welcome Rosie Cooper MP as its first Ambassador Rosie Cooper MP was elected on the 5th May 2005 as the Labour Member of Parliament for West Lancashire. In 2007, she was Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to then Health Ministe...


Life Members of ACAT

Life Membership of ACAT At the ACAT Annual General Meeting in 2013 the following resolution was passed determining the award of Life Membership of ACAT: “Without prejudice to the generality of Article 3(1), the Directors may, in their absolut...


Council of Management

Members of ACAT's Council of Management Chair of ACAT - Jason Hepple The Chair of ACAT chairs both the Board of Trustees and Council of Management. The role involves setting the strategic direction for ACAT with the Trustees and overseeing the d...


ACAT's Board of Trustees

Current Trustees of ACAT (2016 - 2017) ACAT elects its Trustees at its Annual General Meeting. Each year one third of the Board of Trustees stands down and may stand for re-election if wished. Trustees meet a minimum of three times a year in London....


Other Roles Training Committee & Exam Board

Additional roles in the Training Committee and Exam Board SHU Appointed External Examiner - Susan Mitzman SHU appointed External Examiner has a broad role ensuring standards across all the courses. National External Examiner for Supervisor Training...


Other organisational roles

Other Organisational Roles External Moderator - Richard Cleminson The External Moderator’s function is to advise and assist the organisation to develop and maintain their training and accrediting processes. The Acting Chair of the Ethics Comm...


Recent Additions to the ACAT Library

Recent Additions to ACAT's Digital Library Under ACAT's Copyright Licence we have sourced a number of new papers and articles about CAT from current and past issues of psychology and psychotherapy journals. The current list of references tha...


Books About Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Books about Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) New Book on CAT Edited By Julie Lloyd and Philip Clayton: Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers With a variety of case examples and contributions from expe...


Journal Articles written about Cognitive Analytic

Journal Articles written about Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Here's a list of journal articles that have been published about CAT....


ACAT Membership Fees - Tax Relief

Tax Relief on ACAT Membership Fees We are pleased to let ACAT members know that the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy is on HMRC’s approved list of professional organisations where members may claim tax relief for their annual members...


Lapsed ACAT Membership and Rejoining Process

Lapsed Accredited Membership of ACAT - and how to rejoin Information and arrangements for accredited members whose membership has lapsed and who wish to rejoin ACAT 1. Rejoining Process 2. Fees Payable 3. Rejoining Membership 4. Practice Terms whi...


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions I don't appear to be able to access the site from work or download any documents. Can you help? Many employers, especially those in the public sector, have stringent protection and access restrictions on the computers...


Code of Ethics and Practice

ACAT Code of Ethics and Practice Revised and Amended. Approved at ACAT’s AGM on: 11 July 2014 INTRODUCTION The following is intended to guide the ethical and professional conduct of members and trainees of the Association for Cognitive Analy...


Code of Ethics and Practice for Training and Super

ACAT Code of Ethics and Practice for Training and Supervision Revised and Amended. Approved at ACAT’s AGM on 11th July, 2014 Introduction The purpose of the Code is to establish and maintain standards for trainers and supervisors who are mem...


Concerns and Complaints Procedure

ACAT Concerns and Complaints Procedure Revised and Amended. Approved at ACAT’s AGM 11 July 2014 Abbreviations: The following abbreviations will be used throughout this document ACAT: Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy CAT: ...


Concerns and Complaints Appendix 1 Ethics Panel

Concerns and Complaints Procedure Appendix 1: Ethics Panel Ethics Panel – Terms of Reference The ACAT Ethics Panel consists of a group of senior ACAT members and lay persons who oversee the operation of the ACAT Concerns and Complaints Proced...


Concerns and Complaints Appendix 2 Flowchart

Concerns and Complaints Procedure Appendix 2 Flowchart ...


Concerns and Complaints Appendix 3 Mediation

Concerns and Complaints Procedure Appendix 3: Mediation Guidance Mediation as a means to conciliation and resolution: It is a key practice principle of ACAT’s Concerns and Complaints Procedure, that “informal resolution of concerns and...


Concerns and Complaints Appendix 4 Referral Form

Concerns and Complaints Procedure Appendix 4: Complaints Referral Form Please complete and sign this Complaints Referral Form and return to: The Chair of the ACAT Ethics Panel ACAT Office PO Box 6793 Dorchester DT1 9DL and please also email an elec...


Equality & Diversity policy

ACAT Equality and Diversity Policy Introduction CAT promotes an active engagement with difference. It therefore seeks to provide a framework for the profession of psychological therapy that allows competing and diverse ideas and perspectives on wha...


Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

ACAT Guidance: Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Published December 2015 This document should be read in conjunction with ACAT’s Code of Ethics and Practice and ACAT’s Code of Ethics and Practice for Training and Supervision...


Supervision Requirements across ACAT

Supervision Requirements across ACAT October 2011 – updated March 2014 Purpose The purpose of supervision, amongst others, is to ensure the quality and efficacy of the work with the client and that the high standards of ACAT are maintained. ...


ACAT CPD Policy

ACAT CPD Policy Definition We define Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as the way CAT practitioners and psychotherapists improve and broaden their knowledge, skills and abilities and develop the personal and professional qualities necessar...


Privacy Policy

Security Statement Regarding Handling and Administering Personal Information for and on behalf of the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy This document relates to the storage, handling and security of information collected by and through the ...


Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees ACAT is governed by its Trustees. They have overall responsibility for the development of ACAT and for setting the general direction of the organisation. Their roles are separate from the members of the Council of Management a...


Council of Management

Council of Management The ACAT Council of Management has responsibility for the day to day running of ACAT. Members are co-opted and include: the Chair of ACAT, the Chairs of the Exam Board and the Training Committee, Chair of the Research and Commu...


Training Committee

The Training Committee The Training Committee is responsible for developing a national strategy for all levels of CAT training and accreditation, i.e. it includes practitioner, psychotherapy and supervisor training, and skills training courses. It a...


Exam Board

Examination Board The Examination Board is the accreditation body of ACAT for individual trainees, trainers and supervisors. The Board also monitors and audits national standards of marking. The Exam Board has the same membership as the Training Com...


Research and Communication Committee

Research and Communication Committee The Research and Communication Committee is now subsumed within the Marketing and Research Strategies (March 2013). ...


Ethics Committee

The Ethics Panel The Ethics Panel carries responsibility for administering ACAT's Concerns and Complaints Procedure, conducting investigations and maintaining and reporting upon ethical standards in the practice of CAT. It is composed of experi...


Aims and Scope of Reformulation

Aims and Scope of Reformulation Editors: Editors: Nicola Kimber-Rogal and Louise Yorke Editorial Advisor: Rosemary Parkinson Editorial Advisor: Jason Hepple Editorial Board: Caroline Bunting, Haydee Cochrane, John Fox, Beth Greenhill, Carol Gregory...


Consent to Publish in Reformulation

Consent to Publish in Reformulation This article is a description of the consent requirements for authors submitting articles that describe detailed clinical material about clients. Our aim is to remind authors of the need to get informed consent fr...


Do people with learning disabilities have a concept of reciprocal roles

Do people with learning disabilities have a concept of Reciprocal Roles? What aspects of intelligence are needed to understand the concept of Reciprocal Roles? If RRs are descriptions of a fundamental component of how people live their lives, then ...


Exploring endings from therapist's experience

A qualitative study using online interview methodology to explore the therapist’s experience of endings in CAT, with a particular focus on what makes for a good ending process. Given the emphasis within the CAT model of the therapeutic value o...


RCT for CAT and diabetes

RCT comparing empowerment intervention, psychotherapy (CAT) and requested CAT for patients with Type 1 diabetes A study analysing psychological morbidity amongst patients with Type 1 diabetes was conducted at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (Shaban, ...


A process study evaluating rupture repair in CAT

A process study evaluating rupture repair in CAT, using an adolescent sample. A process study evaluating the Bennett, Parry and Ryle (1986) model of rupture repair in CAT, using an adolescent sample from Andrew Chanen's Australian study of adole...


CAT in groups

CAT in Groups - a dialogic approach A detailed description of how CAT can be applied clinically in a group setting. Dr Jason Hepple, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Published in 2012. Hepple, J (2012). Cognitive Analytic Therapy in a Gr...


The SPeDi Trial (Sheffield Personality Disorders)

The SPeDi Trial (Sheffield Personality Disorders) One of the main activities in the Psychological Therapies strand is a randomised controlled trial of psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The trial is being conducted in the conte...


Goodbye Letters in CAT

A Twice−Told Ending: Goodbye Letters in Cognitive Analytic Therapy CAT theory proposes that the preparation and exchange of goodbye letters plays an important role in managing the ending of therapy and "ending well". However, there ...


The effectiveness of CAT for BPD

The Effectiveness of CAT for Borderline Personality Disorder: the Shape of Change in Routine Practice This project is looking at how CAT is delivered under routine conditions in the NHS. It has collected a sample of therapists together and examines ...


RCT for CAT informed care planning

A Randomised Control Trial of CAT Informed Care Planning This trial is taking place is Barnsley PCT NHS Trust and is being coordinated by Dr Mark Wilbram and Dr Stephen Kellett. The trial concerns assessing the effectiveness of a CAT consultancy mod...


CAT and CBT for affective disorders

Cognitive Analytic Therapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for affective disorders: A feasibility randomised controlled trial Background information Chanen et. al. (2008) - This RCT investigated CAT for adolescents at risk of developing borderl...


Mental Health News

Mental Health News [We will be presenting RSS feed content from other mental health websites here.]...


CAT or Can You Make a Mad Man Sane?

Cognitive Analytic Therapy, or Can You Make a Mad Man Sane? Alan Wayne Whiskerd Alan has given his permission for us to use his story. When I was asked to write this, I must admit I was surprised and just a little bit daunted. What follows is an ...


CAT and borderline personality disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder and Cognitive Analytic Therapy - a personal account Here I aim to talk about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and how Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) can help you make important and lasting changes to your life...


A suitable case for treatment: CAT and diabetes

A suitable case for treatment: CAT and diabetes Geoff Woods Geoff has given permission for us to use his story. I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 10 years ago. After trying to lose weight almost all of my adult life I suddenly lost around...


ACAT Newsletter 1 - April 2010

ACAT Email Newsletter 1 - April 2010 Welcome to this first edition of our new ACAT e-newsletter. There were many reasons for thinking that we needed a more informal and light-hearted format for sharing information within the CAT community. I gue...


ACAT Newsletter 2 - August 2010

ACAT Email Newsletter 2 - August 2010 I’ve recently returned from the ACAT Annual conference at Hertfordshire University – an immensely enjoyable and successful two days. Good lecturers and a great range of workshops. Several people ...


ACAT Newsletter 3 - March 2011

ACAT Email Newsletter 3 - March 2011 Since getting involved in ACAT I have occasionally thought about it as a swan – sailing gently and serenely down the river – whilst paddling furiously underneath. The newsletter will, I hope,...


ACAT Newsletter 4 - December 2011

ACAT Email Newsletter 4 - December 2011 Click here to Download this Newsletter as a PDF I didn’t think I’d be writing this with Christmas in sight, but the long gap since the publication of the previous newsletter is down to the w...


ACAT Newsletter 5 - May 2012

ACAT Email Newsletter 5 - May 2012 May I take two minutes of your time? I realise how busy everyone is nowadays but I hope you'll find time to cast your eye over the newsletter - there is important information if you work as a private th...


ACAT Newsletter 6 - December 2012

ACAT Email Newsletter 6 - December 2012 Season’s Greetings to you all! I expect this will be finding its way into your inbox with only a few days to go to Christmas, so I hope you all have a good break and a renewal of energy to gr...


ACAT Newsletter - May 2017

ACAT Newsletter May 2017 Welcome to the ACAT Newsletter – our “in brief” update on the latest ACAT news and developments which we hope will inform members and help people to feel in touch with their Association. In this editi...


Using a CAT approach to make sense of psychosis

Title of Study: Using A Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Approach to Make Sense of Psychosis Researcher: Saba Haq (Trainee Clinical Psychologist) The purpose of the study is to try to understand how you conceptualise psychotic experiences (e.g., vo...


CAT and Psychosis

CAT and Psychosis ACAT has contributed a research grant to a research group based at the University of Liverpool consisting of researchers, clinicians and experts-by-experience across the North of the UK with a focus on looking at CAT with individua...


Team based Interventions with 5 session CAT consultancy

Team based Interventions with 5 session CAT consultancy (Freshwater, Kate & Kellet, Steve). This research has now completed and the data is being analysed. It is looking at CMHT’s focusing on client/therapist interactions and where they c...


RCT of CAT with adolescent and borderline patients

RCT of CAT with adolescent and borderline patients (Chanen, Andrew et al.) The research is being undertaken in Australia. A protocol has been published: http://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13063-015-1001-x ...


Integrating Embodied Awareness into CAT

Integrating Embodied Awareness into CAT "We build our relational intelligence when we are more aware of our feelings and how they arise, helping us to navigate our relational world more smoothly. Emotions are embodied processes and our bodies m...


Comparison of Treatment of Anorexia in Adults with

Comparison of Treatment of Anorexia in Adults with CBT and CAT http://www.b-eat.co.uk/research/beats-lottery-funded-research "Through conducting comparisons between start and end of treatment and collecting data after patients have finished th...


CAT Case Series Research - in intellectual disability (community and forensic) services

CAT Case Series Research - in intellectual disability (community and forensic) services A number of individual case studies and theoretical papers have been published to date. The next step in assessing outcome is to develop a standardised approach...


CAT & Psychosis

ACAT has contributed a research grant to a research group based at the University of Liverpool consisting of researchers, clinicians and experts-by-experience across the North of the UK with a focus on looking at CAT with individuals who have experie...


Deconstruction of CAT

An analysis of what is helpful during CAT for depression in IAPT. Looked at two groups with and without the narrative reformulation, this research sought to isolate the efficacy of NR during the cognitive analytic treatment of depression. Research co...


Development and evaluation of cognitive analytic guided self-help (CAT-SH) for use in IAPT services

Development and evaluation of cognitive analytic guided self-help (CAT-SH) for use in IAPT services (Jo Meadows & Stephen Kellett). This is a new psychoeducational version of CAT for mild-moderate anxiety delivered by PWPs in IAPT. CAT module for...


How change is enabled during cognitive analytic therapy: An exploratory study of the treatment of depression

How change is enabled during cognitive analytic therapy: An exploratory study of the treatment of depression (Sundeep Sandhu, Stephen Kellett & Gillian Hardy). Previously titled a qualitative study of how therapists support exits in IAPT services...


The case formulation task in psychotherapy

The Case Formulation Task in Psychotherapy: Validity, Reliability and Process of Evidence Gathering and Decision Making Coherent and accurate formulations are the hallmark of brief and time limited therapies as they enable the clinician to make info...


Therapists’ Construction and Application of the Reformulation Diagram in Clinical Practice

Therapists’ Construction and Application of the Reformulation Diagram in Clinical Practice Comparatively little research has been conducted to understand therapists’ construction and application of the Reformulation Diagram in clinical p...


Understanding SDRs in CAT

Understanding Sequential Diagrammatic Reformulations (SDRs) in CAT CAT diagrams or SDRs are developed in the course of CAT therapy to guide therapists and clients on the therapy journey (Ryle, 2003). They are used to illustrate problem procedures an...


CAT Sequential Diagrammatic Reformulation (SDR) to explore service users' experience of CAT formulation: a qualitative thesis project

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT): CPD / RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY CAT Sequential Diagrammatic Reformulation (SDR) to explore service users' experience of CAT formulation: a qualitative thesis project. Service Users sought (2014) Hi, my name is Kimb...


Bipolar Trial: CATBiD: A phase one randomised controlled study of Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Bipolar Affective Disorder

Bipolar Trial (Kellet, S & Evans, M) CATBiD: A phase one randomised controlled study of Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Bipolar Affective Disorder Introduction Bipolar disorder is a severe and enduring mental disorder with a lifetime prevalence ...


A Feasibility Trial of Group Cognitive Analytic Music Therapy in Secure Hospital Settings (2014)

A Feasibility Trial of Group Cognitive Analytic Music Therapy in Secure Hospital Settings (2014). Stella Compton Dickinson. ACAT Conference presentation 2016. Also available on www.Academia.edu...


Assessment of identity disturbance: Factor Structure and validation of the Personality Structure Questionnaire (PSQ) in an Italian sample

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. ...


CAT and Psychosis

The Delphi study on using CAT with psychosis is now published open access – follow link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/papt.12119/full Dr Peter Taylor Clinical Lecturer & Clinical Psychologist...


Cognitive Analytic Therapy for high-risk sexual behaviour

Cognitive Analytic Therapy for high-risk sexual behaviour Maxine Sacks, Dorota Jagielska-Hall & Sophie Jeffery To cite this article: Maxine Sacks, Dorota Jagielska-Hall & Sophie Jeffery (2016) Cognitive analytic therapy for high-risk sexual...


Is Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) effective in treating Hoarding Disorder?

Spence, C. & Kellett, S. (2016). Is Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) effective in treating Hoarding Disorder? BABCP conference Presentation 2016, Belfast....


Testing the Effectiveness of Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Hypersexuality Disorder: An Intensive Time-Series Evaluation

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, 6:1-16. [Epub ahead of pri...


Cognitive analytic therapy: A review of the outcome evidence base for treatment

Cognitive analytic therapy: A review of the outcome evidence base for treatment Calvert, R. and Kellett, S., 2014. Cognitive analytic therapy: A review of the outcome evidence base for treatment. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Pr...


Group Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Group Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Calvert, R., Kellett, S. and Hagan, T., 2015. Group Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 28...


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’

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’ Darongkamas, J., John C. and Walker, M., 20...


Outcomes of cognitive analytic therapy delivered by trainees

Outcomes of cognitive analytic therapy delivered by trainees Darongkamas, J., Newell, A. Hewitt-Moran, T. & Jordan, S. Jul 2015. Outcomes of cognitive analytic therapy delivered by trainees. Mental Health Today, 24-27. This article shows the pos...


Treatment of Paranoid Personality Disorder with Cognitive Analytic Therapy - A Mixed Methods Single Case Experimental Design

Treatment of Paranoid Personality Disorder with Cognitive Analytic Therapy - A Mixed Methods Single Case Experimental Design Kellett S. and Hardy G., 2014. Treatment of Paranoid Personality Disorder with Cognitive Analytic Therapy - A Mixed Methods ...


Team Consultancy Using Cognitive Analytic Therapy: A Controlled Study In Assertive Outreach

Kellett, S., Wilbram, M., Davis, C., and Hardy, G., 2014. Team Consultancy Using Cognitive Analytic Therapy: A Controlled Study In Assertive Outreach. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21, pp 687-697....


Using a cognitive analytic approach to formulate a complex sexual and violent offender to inform multi-agency working: developing a shared understanding

Using a cognitive analytic approach to formulate a complex sexual and violent offender to inform multi-agency working: developing a shared understanding Kirkland, J & Baron, E. 2015. Using a cognitive analytic approach to formulate a complex sex...


Cognitive analytic therapy at 30

Cognitive analytic therapy at 30 Ryle, A., Kellett, S., Hepple, J. and Calvert, R., 2014. Cognitive analytic therapy at 30. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 20, pp 258-268....


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