Update on CAT Publications

Ryle, A., 2004. Update on CAT Publications. Reformulation, Summer, pp.31-32.

Keeping track of publications about CAT can be a haphazard process. We list here recent books, chapters and papers; please inform us of any we have left out and of any new publications. This section will appear in each issue.

Books (since 2000)

Chapters on CAT (since 2000)
(in edited volumes which often contain useful related material)

  • By Tony Ryle:
    Maxwell,H.(Ed.) (2000) Clinical Psychotherapy for Health Professionals. London,Whurr.
    Livesley,W.J. (2001) Handbook of Personality Disorders; Theory, Research and Treatment. New York and London, Guilford Press.
    Bolton,G. and Howlett,S. (2004) Writing Cures; An Introductory Handbook of Writing in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London, BrunnerRoutledge.
  • By Jackie Fosbury:
    Gill,G. (Ed) (2004 in press) Unstable and brittle diabetes M.Dunitz Ltd. Chapter 11, Psychological Intervention for Brittle Diabetes
    Charman,D.P. (Ed) Core processes in brief dynamic therapy. L.Erlbaum Associates. Appendix: ‘The case study: The Therapy, The Patient, and the Therapist’. pp 383-399
  • By Dawn Bennett and Glenys Parry
    D.P.Charman (Ed.) Core processes in brief psychodynamic therapy. L.Erlbaum Associates.
  • By G.Parry, A.T.Roth and I.Kerr
    Chapter: Brief and Time Limited Therapy, in
    G.Gabbard, J.Beck and J.Holmes (Eds) The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy OUP

Journal Articles

  • Thorne,K. and Savory,S. (2004) Trauma and adherence in a renal setting:a systemic approach. Clinical Psychology,35, 3337.
  • Bennett.D and Parry,G. (2004 in press) A measure of psychotherapeutic competence derived from Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Psychotherapy Research, 14,2 176-192 in press)
  • Kerr,I.B. (2000) Vygotsky, activity theory and the therapeutic community: a further paradigm? Therapeutic Communities, 21,151164.
  • Kerr,I.B. (2001) Brief cognitive analytic therapy for postacute manic psychosis in a psychiatric intensive care unit. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy,8, 117129.
  • Leiman,M.and Stiles,W.B.(2001) Dialogical Sequence Analysis and the zone of proximal development as conceptual enhancements of the assimilation model: the case of Jan revisited. Psychotherapy Research 11 (3) 311330.
  • Pollock et al. (2001) The Personality Structure Questionaire (PSQ); a measure of the Multiple Self States Model of identity disturbance in Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
    Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy,8,5972.
  • Ryle,A.(2001) Constructivism and CAT. Constructivism and the human sciences, 6,1&2,5158.
  • Ryle,A. (2003) Something more than the ‘something more than interpretation’ is needed: a comment on the paper by the Process of change study group. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 84,109118.
  • Ryle,A. (2004) The contribution of Cognitive Analytic Therapy to the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 18, 1, 335
  • Wildgoose,A.,Waller,G.,Clarke,S. and Reid,N. (2001) Psychiatric symptomatology in borderline personality disorder: the mediating role of dissociation and personality fragmentation. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 188 11 757763.
  • Wildgoose,A., Clarke, S. and Waller,G. (2001) Treating personality fragmentation and dissociation in borderline personality disorder:a pilot study of the impact of cognitive analytic therapy. British Journal of Medial Psychology, 74, 4755.

Contemporary Journals

It is proposed to draw attention to recent papers of possible interest to CAT practitioners in the following: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, British Journal of Psychotherapy, British Journal of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Research, Clinical Psychology; Psychology and Psychotherapy, Theory, Research and Practice and Journal of Counselling Psychology, and Journal of Consulting and Clinical psychology.

Comments will be brief and opinionated and not the last word and anyone interested in contributing their views on papers in these or other journals should feel free to do so. If you are prepared to provide regular reviews of other journals please get in touch Tony Ryle (rylecat@aol.com)

  • Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Vol.11 number 1 (2004) An issue devoted to emotion. Whelton (Emotional processes in Psychotherapy: evidence across therapeutic modalities ,pp5871) offers a useful summary of the field. His conclusion: Emotion is in, catharsis is out, expression is good and avoidance is bad, clients who ‘process information in an experiential manner’ do well and engagement and arousal must be linked with cognitive reflection.
  • British Journal of Psychiatry 184, 101103 (2004) Leon Eisenberg. Social Psychiatry and the human genome: contextualising heritability. An updated brief review of the hyphen in naturenurture concluding ‘Genes set the boundaries of the possible; environments parse out the actual’.
  • Psychotherapy Research 13,3,271292 (2003) Per Hogland. Longterm effects of brief dynamic therapy. A review and research report. Conclusions point to the need for longer therapy for personality disorders and the negative effects of frequent transference interpretations; the latter ‘ ought to be based on reasonably firm clinical evidence’. Quite so. The conclusions are tentative and some are not in accordance with (and maybe are not relevant to) CAT practice but many relevant clinical and research issues are raised.
  • Three linked papers, authors mostly from Rome Centre for cognitive psychotherapy:
    Psychology and Psychotherapy 76,4,385410.(2003) Dimaggio et al. Dialogical relationships in impoverished narratives: from theory to clinical practice.
    Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 10,238261 (2003) Semarari et al. How to evaluate metacognitive functioning in Psychotherapy? The metacognitive assessment scale and its applications.
    Psychotherapy Research 13 3 337353 (2003) Semarari et al. Assessing problematic states in patients’ narratives.
  • There are many parallel influences on the work of this Rome group and CAT (eg Horowitz and Kelly). While a big advance on the CBT we know in the UK I believe they need the reciprocal role, dialogic and structural understandings of CAT to liberate them from cognitivist and skillbased explanations ( but visits and conversations have not persuaded them!). The papers deserve careful reading.
  • Psychotherapy Research 1312542 (2003) D.A.Winter. Repertory Grid technique as a psychotherapy research measure. Grid studies played a part in the origin and development of CAT and more use is now being made of them (see John Bristow’s account in the Spring 2004 Reformulation). Winter discusses critically and usefully many of the research uses but does not mention the dyad grid which has contributed most to CAT, or any other post1990 CAT work such as the measurement of transference countertransference changes and the states grid of borderline structure.
  • Psychiatric Bulletin 27401403 P.Snowden and E.Kane. Personality disorder: no longer a diagnosis of exclusion. A brief account of the publication with that title ( NIMH (E) (2003)). Describes the current patchy provision of services and outlines the need for, and possibilities of, developing services for this poorly served group.
  • Brirtish Journal of Psychotherapy 19 4 447464 Rozsika Parker. Body hatred. A sensitive psychoanalytic account of the shame and secrecy associated with perceived body hatred and of the cultural factors with which it is associated.

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