Category Archives: CPD

New CPD for 2022

As we start a new year, we have a couple of new CPD events on offer. We’ve also made some changes to where you’ll find them on our website.

In Conversation With Annie Nehmad: The New Psychotherapies and CAT ~ 3 March 2022

Firstly we’re really pleased that founding ACAT member Annie Nehmad is joining us for the first of what we hope will be a new series of ‘In Conversation With…‘ events. These aim to be accessible, affordable, and perhaps a little more informal and conversational than our typical full CPD days. We hope they will give space to significant voices in the CAT community, alongside those of participants. The format aims to encourage participants to share thoughts and develop ideas together.

The first of these will be online with Annie on Thursday 3 March, from 4 pm till 7 pm. She will share her understanding of new psychotherapies which have been in development in the last decade or so. She draws on the work of Dan Siegel, his theory around Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and how this relates to trauma. She’ll go on to outline a range of new therapies including The Interpersonal Family Systems model (IFS), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Coherence Therapy and Memory Reconsolidation. It’ll be a chance to learn from her overview, and how she situates CAT amongst these new developments and ideas.

Participants will be invited to share their own experience and expertise, their doubts and critiques, and their questions. Annie hopes that the event will be the part of an ongoing conversation within the CAT community about whether and what we might take from such developments to help inform the CAT model. Booking is now open at this link – – and we hope you can join us.

CAT as a Tool for Leadership with David Harvey ~ 5 May 2022

Our next CPD offering will be another chance to spend a day with David Harvey. He uses CAT’s MSSM model to help consider leadership in systems. David has run this day twice before in both online and face-to-face formats. Both days have been received with much enthusiasm by participants. His new day takes place face-to-face in Manchester on Thursday 5 May. Full details and booking options are available at this link –

A few website changes too…

When you come to our website you might notice a couple of changes. As the Catalyse Sheffield Psychotherapy Practice is no longer in operation, it doesn’t appear on the menu any more. In its place is a new section solely for CPD events. We have separated these out from other Training courses, which now have a fresh green header. In the Training section you’ll find more information about the Practitioner Training and the Foundation route. You’ll also find here pages and trailers about the first set of Catalyse Training Films. The films support introductory, Foundation and Year 1 Practitioner training. In this section there are also links to other training courses we can offer. These include CAT Skills Case Management, CAT Supervision and introductory courses in CAT.

Looking forward to seeing you in two or even three dimensions in the spring, for more learning around cognitive analytic therapy.

2021 CPD Survey

We’ve been thinking long and hard about CPD possibilities for the coming year. We’d appreciate your help in telling us what events and resources would be of most interest. All those on our mailing lists should have received an invitation to complete our brief anonymous survey. Just in case yours has slipped into the depths of a busy inbox, the survey link is It takes just a few minutes to complete. Thanks in advance: we look forward to hearing from you before the end of June 2021.

Our new normal? Technology-assisted CAT

On 20th October, online, Catalyse is offering a full CPD day on delivering Technology Assisted CAT.   Glenys Parry, Jo Varela, and Steve Kellett will share the day with Cal Nield. Cal leads the ACAT TAST special interest group. The trainers will bring a range of perspectives, and draw upon experience both before and since the current pandemic.

After Covid we shall move into an era where online and blended therapy is the ‘new normal’. This day will give new insights in how to use technology, both to deliver and support cognitive analytic therapy.  It will explore our relationships with technology, learn lessons from the research on blended therapy, and it will also launch the new CAT app.   

We hope you can join us there, on Zoom.

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For those of you on Twitter, the event hashtag is #CATtacat20.