Encouraging to Engaged – Friday 13th April 2018

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Past Joint Catalyse/ACAT Event

CAT diagram showing reciprocal role and procedure around research, with exit of coming to this research conference

“Encouraging to Engaged” in CAT Research ~ a one-day conference for CAT Practitioners

Please note this event has passed

Event Hashtag: #CATres18

Date:     Friday 13th April 2018
Time:     9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:  Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
(Includes lunch and refreshments)

Overview of conference:

Cognitive Analytic Therapy is now practised across health care, social care, higher education and in the private sector.  It is one of the most widely used psychotherapies for NHS patients with complex mental health needs and as a consultation model gains more impact each year.  Yet until recently the research evidence in CAT has lagged behind its popularity, threatening its continued success.

With a renewed ACAT research strategy in development and more CAT research published than ever before, this conference aimed to help participants get right up to date with new research findings in CAT.  It also aimed to provide support to develop research ideas or put existing data to work in terms of dissemination and publication.

The day was on offer to all practitioners, who could benefit whether as existing researchers, research collaborators,  clinicians wanting to make better use of evidence in practice, or to build confidence in research activity.

This was the  first joint event between ACAT and Catalyse, and it’s hoped that a further research conference will be held in 2019 in the south.  There is more information about the day at our blog post here, and a second pre-conference blog here.

 What did the day include?

A range of active and experienced CAT researchers presented their findings plus CAT insights into the process of doing research.  Through focused group activities, support and advice for participants’ own research activity was offered, bearing in mind each participant’s ZPD in this area.  Details of the conference programme are available in the download at the foot of the page.

Who was it for?
CAT practitioners, psychotherapists, trainees and other interested people who

  • wanted to make better use of existing evidence in practice
  • were interested in being more research active
  • were already involved in research

Topics covered included:

  • research design
  • feasibility studies
  • qualitative and process research
  • quantitative analysis
  • engaging with research for the first time

Alison Jenaway, Stephen Kellett, Peter Taylor, Katie Ackroyd, Mark Evans, Craig Hallam, Barney Dunn, Frank Margison and Glenys Parry.

Contributor profiles with links to further information are listed in the programme download at the foot of the page.

Manchester Conference Centre
Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB.
For detailed information on the venue and travel information please visit this link.



Encouraging-to-Engaged-Programme and Profiles.pdf