A full day with Jessie Emilion: Race, Culture and Language in CAT ~ 27 September 2021

Past Catalyse Event

A full day with Jessie Emilion: Race, Culture and Language in CAT

A full day online workshop with Jessie Emilion, CAT psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer

Morning session: Power and Powerlessness: Exploring Issues of Race and Culture in Therapy

Afternoon session: Working With Interpreters, Bilingualism and CAT

Please note, this event has passed

Event Hashtags: #CATpower21 and #CATLanguage21

Date: Monday 27 September 2021
Time: 9.30am to 4.30 pm
Venue:  Online via Zoom
Fees:  ACAT member :: £95.00
non-ACAT member :: £115.00
(Invoicing can be requested and incurs an additional £15.00 fee)

Overview of workshop

This event includes two half days:

The morning session Power and Powerlessness: Exploring Race and Culture in Therapy will provide a safe space to discuss and explore therapeutic issues linked to race and culture, using the relational CAT framework as scaffolding. It will combine presentation, large and small group discussion, and clinical case scenarios. For more details of the first part of the day, click on this link.

The afternoon session Working With Interpreters, Bilingualism and CAT will provide opportunities to explore bilingualism and the use of primary and secondary language in therapy. The complexities of the triadic relationship when working with an interpreter will be discussed within a CAT framework. For more details of the second part of the day, click on this link.

This day incorporates the first two events in an Inclusive CAT series of full and half day CPD events focussing on CAT practice in the context of equality, diversity and intersectionality. These aim to support CAT therapists in working sensitively and effectively with individuals and client groups with protected characteristics. .


Jessie Emilion is a counsellor, cognitive analytic psychotherapist, supervisor, and trainer. She has worked in the NHS as a senior clinician for the last 20 years. Jessie has an interest in bi-lingualism, culture and race, and the impact of these constructs on mental health. She has extensive experience of working with refugee communities as a clinician and an interpreter. Jessie contributes to Catalyse Practitioner Training and has co-led CAT training programmes internationally in India and Malta.

Jessie is the CAT Psychotherapy Lead at the Munro Centre, for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation. She leads ACAT’s Inequality and Diversity Special Interest Group. Additionally she co-chairs the Equality Diversity and Intersectionality Committee within UKCP’s Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College, and is a member of the UKCP EDI Task Force. Additionally she is part of BACP’s EDI Task and Finish Group.

Jessie also provides psychological assessments for several media companies, including the BBC and ITV.