International CAT

Curran, A., Potter, S., 2010. International CAT. Reformulation, Winter, p.5.


Here is news from the first Meeting of the executive committee of the International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association (ICATA) which took place over three days at the end of September 2010 in Cracow, Poland. Twenty-one delegates, representing ten countries where CAT is being developed met to share experience of training and supervision and to develop common standards. The meeting was facilitated by Steve Potter, who is the chair of ICATA.

The newly established Polish CAT group were our hosts and we stayed in the poignant and historic Jewish district of Cracow. The setting gave us a very keen sense of our cosmopolitan, international and European responsibilities to build an organisation for the development of CAT in different cultures, nations and societies, which was democratic and responsive to the individual and the group in equal measure. We heard rich accounts of how CAT had developed in Finland, Australia, Italy, Spain, Greece, Ireland and Poland. Annalee Curran from the UK led a thoughtful discussion on what is and what is not CAT. Prior to the executive meeting Louise McCutcheon and Steve Potter and Lisa and Katri from Finland gave role presentations of the challenges and tasks in supervising CAT.

Mostly the ICATA executive group which was established formally at the third International CAT conference in Bath in July 2009 has met by telephone conference often at the startlingly early hour of 7.00 or 8.00 to link in with Australia and New Zealand. It was a great opportunity to build bridges and alliances face-to-face and think about the opportunities to develop CAT further. One item of business was to agree to host the 4th International CAT conference as the first fully ICATA event in Cracow from the 15th of September -17th of September 2011. There will be a call for conference papers shortly. Booking will begin from January 2011. ICATA also plans to establish its own website and put on international training seminars and workshops and establish an electronic journal. Its main priority is to foster national associations in the spirit of the founding associations in the UK and in Finland and to see CAT thrive as a cost-effective psychological response to mental health needs around the world. The representatives from the UK were Annalee Curran, Steve Potter, Ian Kerr. We were delighted to subsequently hear that both Tony Ryle and Mikael Leiman had agreed to be honorary co-presidents of the association.

Steve Potter and Annalee Curran

Full Reference

Curran, A., Potter, S., 2010. International CAT. Reformulation, Winter, p.5.

Search the Library

Related Articles

International CAT News
Potter, S., 2010. International CAT News. Reformulation, Summer, pp.51-52.

Australia and New Zealand Unites Again; This Time to Consolidate the Promotion & Practice of CAT in the Region
McCutcheon, L., 2010. Australia and New Zealand Unites Again; This Time to Consolidate the Promotion & Practice of CAT in the Region. Reformulation, Summer, p.50.

Letter from the Chair of ACAT
Potter, S., 2003. Letter from the Chair of ACAT. Reformulation, Autumn, pp.33-34.

ACATnews: Impressions from the International CAT Conference in Finland, June 2003
Curran, A. and B. Kerr, I., 2003. ACATnews: Impressions from the International CAT Conference in Finland, June 2003. Reformulation, Autumn, p.7.

Letter from the Chair of ACAT
Hepple, J., 2011. Letter from the Chair of ACAT. Reformulation, Winter, p.4.

Other Articles in the Same Issue

A Little Bit Of Bakhtin - From Inside To Outside And Back Again
Hepple, J., 2010. A Little Bit Of Bakhtin - From Inside To Outside And Back Again. Reformulation, Winter, pp.17-18.

A Suggested New Diagrammatic Formulation for Narcissists
Nehmad, A., 2010. A Suggested New Diagrammatic Formulation for Narcissists. Reformulation, Winter, p.44.

Accessible Snags
Melton, J., 2010. Accessible Snags. Reformulation, Winter, p.40.

Aim and Scope of Reformulation
Hepple, J., Lloyd, J., 2010. Aim and Scope of Reformulation. Reformulation, Winter, p.45.

‘When I’m The Dark Angel I Feel Worthless And Don’t Deserve Love’
Kirkland, J, 2010. ‘When I’m The Dark Angel I Feel Worthless And Don’t Deserve Love’. Reformulation, Winter, pp.19-23.

Creatively Adapting CAT: Two Case Studies from a Community Learning Disability Team
Smith, H., Wills, S., 2010. Creatively Adapting CAT: Two Case Studies from a Community Learning Disability Team. Reformulation, Winter, pp.35-40.

Financial Practicalities
Harvey, L., 2010. Financial Practicalities. Reformulation, Winter, p.46.

How Can Cognitive Analytic Therapy Contribute To The Understanding And Treatment Of “Sex Addiction”
Watson, R., 2010. How Can Cognitive Analytic Therapy Contribute To The Understanding And Treatment Of “Sex Addiction”. Reformulation, Winter, pp.13-16.

International CAT
Curran, A., Potter, S., 2010. International CAT. Reformulation, Winter, p.5.

Letter from the Chair of ACAT
Westacott, M., 2010. Letter from the Chair of ACAT. Reformulation, Winter, pp.3-5.

Letter from the Editors
Hepple, J., Lloyd, J., 2010. Letter from the Editors. Reformulation, Winter, p.3.

Letter to the Editors
Pollard, R., 2010. Letter to the Editors. Reformulation, Winter, p.5.

Mirror Workshop Summary Held On The 9th July 2010
Elia, I., 2010. Mirror Workshop Summary Held On The 9th July 2010. Reformulation, Winter, p.47.

Playfulness in CAT
Coulter, N., Rushbrook, S., 2010. Playfulness in CAT. Reformulation, Winter, pp.24-27.

Situating Social Inequality And Collective Action In Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Brown, R., 2010. Situating Social Inequality And Collective Action In Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Reformulation, Winter, pp.28-34.

The “Piacentino” Context In Which We Work As Aspiring CAT Practitioners In Italy
Fiorani, C., Poggioli, M., Provenzano, A., Romanelli, S., Sogni, A., 2010. The “Piacentino” Context In Which We Work As Aspiring CAT Practitioners In Italy. Reformulation, Winter, pp.6-11.

The Reformulation ‘16 Plus One’ Interview
Hepple, J., Lloyd, J., 2010. The Reformulation ‘16 Plus One’ Interview. Reformulation, Winter, pp.46-47.

The West Midlands CAT Practitioners Course 2009-2011
Darongkamas, J., Griffiths, Dr T., Williams, O., 2010. The West Midlands CAT Practitioners Course 2009-2011. Reformulation, Winter, pp.41-44.

Help

This site has recently been updated to be Mobile Friendly. We are working through the pages to check everything is working properly. If you spot a problem please email support@acat.me.uk and we'll look into it. Thank you.