Introducing Café CAT
An exciting new event, Café CAT, has been organised by Catalyse following conversations started at the Projects Forum to run an evening CPD event. We’ve now held four Café CAT events. You can read more about these by clicking here to reach a page about past Cafe events. Clive Turpin has also blogged about “The Story So Far” – click here to read Clive’s latest blog.
The fourth Café CAT took place on Wednesday 25th July 2018, and the date for the next meeting will be announced in due course.
We are currently reviewing the meetings and have set up a brief online survey to help learn more about people’s experience of the Café. You are welcome to complete the survey whether or not you have attended a Café meeting. To do so please click on this link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H7256FV
The current venue is the Rylands Room, Z-arts Centre, 335 Stretford Rd, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA (directions available here)
Cost: £5 (payable on the night)
The format of Café CAT is similar to that developed by Cafe Psychologique, of an open conversation about a topic or theme. What is slightly different is that the person opening will lead the session and hold the frame for the evening, similar to the skills lab approach adopted at the Projects Forum. There will be a brief introduction to the title/theme and encouragement from the group to share understanding, experience and knowledge whilst developing the conversation on the theme and issues that might arise.
Café CAT is an open event, but as we will be exploring different aspects of the model, a basic understanding of CAT would be beneficial.
We intend to run these events in other locations such as Sheffield and possibly North Manchester. If you are interested in leading an event and running it in your local area, let us know so we can support you in organising this.
Future titles are to be negotiated, but could include:
- Establishing exits and incorporating healthy roles
- My CAT, your CAT: Exploring difference within a shared framework
- Whose letter is it? Reformulation and Goodbye letters, who do they belong to?
We hope that as Café CAT becomes more established, future sessions will be led by others from within the local CAT community. We welcome your ideas, suggestions and offers! We can provide a small fee to facilitators for leading a discussion and could offer other administrative support if required.
Looking forward to seeing you there. There’s no need to book a place; just come along on the night.
For further information, contact Frances Free or Clive Turpin via this link.