Our first Café CAT took place on 11th October 2017 and was led by CAT psychotherapist and supervisor Clive Turpin. Clive started off a conversation on the topic:
What state are we in? Reviewing how states are incorporated into maps and our work
The group that gathered included CAT practitioners, CAT psychotherapists, some just starting practitioner training, some about to complete it, and another psychological therapist who’d undertaken a placement using CAT during clinical psychology training.
You can read more about the meeting at Vikki Aadahl and Lucinda Bolger’s blog here, and also on the Twitter hashtag #CafeCatalyse.
The second Café CAT gathering on 24th January 2018 was also led by Clive Turpin, on the topic:
Exploring CAT tools, what’s kept post training?
A similar group, some returning and some new to the meeting, shared thoughts and experience on using and adapting standard CAT tools in training and beyond. The discussion moved from letters, diagrams and monitoring tools to metaphor, stories and superheroes. We thought about the therapeutic relationship and how we might consider this a key tool in CAT.
We’ll update this page as more Café CAT events take place.