Research Into CAT and Psychosis

University of Liverpool Research on CAT and Psychosis

Dr Peter Taylor and colleagues at the University of Liverpool organised a one-day consensus forming event on 9th January 2015 on the use of CAT for people with experiences of psychosis.

Speakers included Dr Ian Kerr, Dr Mark Evans and Dr Steve Kellett.

The event was open to anyone who worked therapeutically using CAT and also worked therapeutically with people experiencing psychosis. Experts-by-experience with first-hand experience of psychosis and therapy using a CAT approach were also welcomed.  The focus of the day was around developing a consensus about what CAT should look like for people with experience of psychosis.

A brief report on the outcomes of the day is available below.


In April 2015,  Dr Taylor and colleagues began recruitment for a case series looking at the use of CAT for people with experiences of psychosis.

Further information on the progress of this research is available on this page on the ACAT website, or directly from the research team:

Sarah Jones at


Dr Peter Taylor
Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Institute of Psychology, Health & Society
Room 2.12
Whelan Building
Brownlow Hill
University of Liverpool
L69 3GB

Tel: 015179 45025