There are several ways to become involved with Catalyse.
Learn with us
As a professional interested in developing skills in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, you can attend our CPD events to learn more and start to get to know the network of CAT practitioners and psychotherapists in the North.
Train with us
If you are interested in training as a Practitioner in Cognitive Analytic Therapy then you can apply to join our annual course intake. This two year training involves learning through a combination of different methods and approaches. These include theoretical, experiential and skill-based teaching days, followed up by discussion in peer-led seminar groups. As a practitioner trainee you will complete a minimum of eight CAT therapies under the supervision of an ACAT accredited supervisor. You will undertake your own 16 session personal CAT therapy with a therapist of your choosing. You will also submit a number of pieces of written work. More details about practitioner training are available here.
Train others through Catalyse CPD
As someone already qualified in CAT, you may have ideas for CPD events that you’d like to run, either on your own or together with another Catalyse colleague or contact. We are always happy to consider proposals. Contact us to discuss, or submit ideas using the CPD Event Proposal Form at that link.
We can offer space for advertisement, utilise administrative resources and put you in touch with other people with similar interests to support your ideas.
Work with us
You may be interested in getting more involved with one or more of the different workstreams in Catalyse. We are keen to hear from you if so. Read more here about how you can put yourself forward for this, even if it is in a small way to start with.
Meet with us at Café CAT
Since October 2017 we have run a regular open evening CPD and networking event, Café CAT. This offers an open discussion on aspects of the cognitive analytic therapy model for therapists trained in CAT, and those interested in learning more about the model. it is helpful for those attending to have a basic understanding of CAT. Café CAT grew from a regular Projects Forum. which met for several years beforehand. You can share ideas with peers, support each other, generate ideas for new CPD and training events, and new applications of CAT in your work. There is a small charge on the door to cover costs. Find out more about Café CAT here.
Follow us on Twitter
As a professional or an interested member of the public, you can stay informed about Catalyse and our activities by following us on Twitter. There is a main Twitter account – @CatalyseC – and Café CAT also has its own Twitter account – @CafeCATalyse
Social media helps us connect and engage with those involved and interested in CAT in an ongoing dialogue. This includes CAT networks local to the North, across the UK, and in a number of other countries. Find out more here.
Blog for us
If you have news or thoughts to share about CAT that are relevant to our work and the North, you could write something to be considered for publication in our blog. You can also subscribe to the blog to receive email alerts when new pieces are published.