Get involved

How you can be involved with Catalyse


There are several ways to become involved with Catalyse.

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.

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,  which are followed up by peer-led seminar group discussions.  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.

As someone already qualified in CAT, you may have ideas for CPD events that you’d like to run, and we are happy to consider proposals.

Up until May 2017 we ran a regular Projects Forum. This was an open twice-yearly meeting of qualified CAT practitioners and psychotherapists interested in sharing ideas, supporting each other, developing new CPD and training events, and new applications of CAT in their work.  Since 2015 this included an hour long “Skills Lab” at each Projects Forum meeting.  Find out more about the Projects Forum here.

From October 2017 we are running a regular evening CPD and networking event, Café CAT.  This will combine an open discussion on aspects of the cognitive analytic therapy model, with elements of the Skills Lab.   There will be a small charge on the door to cover costs.  Cafe CAT is an open event, but it would be helpful for those attending to have a basic understanding of CAT.  Find out more about Café CAT here.

As a professional or an interested member of the public, you can stay informed about Catalyse and our activities by following us on Twitter. More and more people are interested in CAT, and social media helps us connect and engage in an ongoing #CATdialogue.  This includes networks locally, nationally and globally.  Find out more here.

You can also subscribe to our blog in order to receive email alerts when new pieces are published.