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New Deadline for Applications for CAT Practitioner Training 2020


Please note there has been a further update to this post, on 11 May 2020, which confirms a postponement of this intake until 2021 – read more here.

This is an update from Dawn Bennett, Co-ordinator of the Catalyse CAT Practitioner Training Course, in light of the current situation concerning the COVID19 Coronavirus

In view of the unprecedented situation around Coronavirus there are many uncertainties for us all.  We are aware that potential applicants to our Practitioner Training intake this year may feel unsure about whether to apply, or whether we will run this year. Our intention is to run, however it is possible that there will be a delayed start to the 2020 course.

For those who submit an application by our original deadline of 8th May, we are currently uncertain if we are able to  interview in person on the original interview date of 12th June.  It may be that we will use video conferencing instead. We will respond to the changing situation and post updates on the website.

Additionally we will remain open to applications throughout the Summer.  A final applications deadline for the 2020 intake will be Friday 18th September – places permitting. For those applying after the initial 8th May deadline, we will arrange interviews once we are clearer about the situation.

We wish everyone all the very best for the coming months.

Dawn Bennett, Practitioner Course Co-ordinator

For more information about the 2020 – 2022 CAT Practitioner course intake and application process, click here.


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Need to Know More About CAT Practitioner Training?

Applications are now open for this year’s intake for our two year Practitioner Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy.  This year we have had a record number of queries and applications ahead of the deadline on Friday 8 May 2020.

Full details about the training and application process can be found by following the link here.  This year we also include a more extended FAQs document.  This is based on discussions between new trainees and qualified graduates of the course.  Hopefully this will answer some more of the common questions posed as people consider applying for the course.

It covers a range of areas such as co-ordinating the timing and sequencing of different aspects of the training,  Managing the workload in the context of other demands is a common concern,  and some experiences and tips are provided.  Take a look at this alongside the course information provided at this link.

Obviously if there are other queries do feel free to get in touch. The Catalyse Adminstrator Frances Free may be able to advise you, or can pass your queries on to Sarah Littlejohn, Director for Recruitment, or Dawn Bennett, Course Director.

Find out more about Practitioner Training FAQ’s by clicking across to this page where you can read more and download the document.