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Introduce Yourself to CAT

Are you looking to learn the basics about Cognitive Analytic Therapy? Perhaps you’re tempted to explore the model to find out whether CAT and you are a good ‘fit’ for your practice going forward. Maybe you’ve already had exposure to CAT through supervision or team-based work. You may want some extra focussed practice opportunities and theoretical scaffolding to build on what you already know. Or perhaps you’ve decided that training as a CAT Practitioner is your next step, but you haven’t yet attended a two-day introduction.

Whatever your motivation, you’re welcome to attend our next two-day introductory workshop. This takes place face-to-face in Manchester on 3rd and 4th July 2024. The workshop will be led by one of our experienced trainers, Sarah Littlejohn. Through a combination of brief theoretical presentations, video material and experiential exercises, Sarah will guide you through the model, its applications, its tools and techniques. You’ll have an opportunity to become familiar with key CAT concepts such as reciprocal roles, procedures and enactments. You can practise mapping and writing in small groups or pairs.

These days also provide a chance to view scenarios from the CAT Training Films (series 1). Catalyse developed this series of films, depicting the process of a fictional therapy. The story of ‘Paul and Lisa’ is embedded throughout our Practitioner Training course.

We hope that this introduction to CAT helps you move forward in your practice. Past participants have rated previous runs very positively. You can read some of the comments and feedback on the event page, and decide whether you want to introduce yourself to CAT, while Sarah introduces CAT to you, in July.

Find out more and book a place by clicking on this link: An Introduction to CAT

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Mapping the Dynamics of Care

If you’ve attended one of Katie Ackroyd and Stephen Kellett’s day workshops on Five Session Cognitive Analytic Consultancy (CAC), you’ll know there’s been interest in a follow on day to bring together clinicians using this approach and other forms of CAC. Katie and Steve have designed a day for this very purpose, to support those who provide CAC in their settings. This will provide a specific focus on reciprocation in care settings and ways in which consultants’ own patterns and procedures may complicate working in this way. You’ll be with a peer group of others using CAT as a consultancy tool. Katie and Steve’s extensive experience in this area will guide you through presentations, reflective exercises and practice examples.

Read more about the day and book a place through the link at Cognitive Analytic Consultancy (CAC) ~ Mapping the Dynamics of Care. It takes place on 6 September 2024 in Manchester. For those of you still on ‘X’, the event hashtag is #CATCAC24.