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 the course of their clinical or academic work, wish to carry out research into CAT.  ACAT can offer grants to support research that is consistent with its charitable objectives. The decision to support a particular project in this way would be on the advice of the Research Support Group which is a panel of experts who can comment and advise on any research idea and also review applications for funding and make a recommendation to ACAT’s Council of Management and Trustees. 

ACAT activities to promote research include:

  • Regular one-day research conferences with Catalyse to showcase recent research into CAT, encourage/inspire CAT therapists to get involved in research, and offer an opportunity for established researchers to network
  • Developing a strategy to indicate areas of research into CAT that the Research and Communications Committee feel should be a priority https://www.acat.me.uk/page/acat+research+strategy  You can look at the current ACAT Research Strategy by following this link to the downloadable document:  https://www.acat.me.uk/page/policies+and+official+documents
  • Starting to raise money to fund future research projects into CAT
  • Providing research funds to encourage research in priority areas.  Three recent examples which ACAT has provided funding for are a 'Delphi Study of CAT in Psychosis', 'Development of CAT Guided Self-Help for Anxiety in IAPT Services', and 'Using a Brief CAT Intervention for Self-Harm'  https://www.acat.me.uk/page/recently+published+research+and+research+presentations

The final decision to award a grant rests with ACAT’s Council of Management and Board of Trustees.  Any research study being supported will have already received full ethical approval and will have satisfied, and be subject to the on-going monitoring of, the research governance of the organisation under which it is being carried out (e.g. a University or NHS Trust).  Researchers are also asked to give periodic updates on progress to ACAT’s Research Support Group and Council of Management.

To get involved:

If you plan to set up a project and would like support or advice then please contact Maria Cross, ACAT Administration Manager, in the first instance:  maria.cross@acat.me.uk.  

If you have details of research in the pipeline that you would like displayed on the website please contact the Chair of the Research Support Group, Alison Jenaway, via the ACAT office:  admin@acat.me.uk

You can also use the Research Chatterbox on the site to post your ideas, feedback and comments.  The Chatterbox is for the use of all ACAT Members who wish to contribute to the research debate. 

If you would like to donate to the ACAT Research Fund please send a cheque, made payable to ACAT, but with 'for research fund' on the back, to ACAT, P.O.Box 6793, Dorchester DT1 9DL.

 

Updated January 2019

ACAT Calendar for May
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CAT Introductory Event: 3 Day Introduction to CAT - offered by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
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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 summaries and meta analyses 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

Contact Details

ACAT Administration Manager:Maria Cross

ACAT Administrator:Alison Marfell

ACAT Financial Administrator:Louise Barter

Postal Address:ACAT
PO Box 6793
Dorchester
DT1 9DL
United Kingdom

Phone:+44(0) 1305 263 511

Email:admin@acat.me.uk

Office Hours:Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

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