In Conversation with Annie Nehmad ~ 3 March 2022

Past Catalyse Event

In Conversation with Annie Nehmad

The New Psychotherapies and CAT

Event Hashtag: #CATConvAN22

Date: Thursday 3rd March 2022
Time: 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Venue:  Online via Zoom
Fees:  ACAT member :: £35.00
non-ACAT member :: £40.00

Overview of this event

In this three hour online event, Annie Nehmad discussed current understandings of trauma, Dan Siegel’s Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and somatic approaches based on this. She provided a brief overview of some new therapies including the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Coherence Therapy and Memory Reconsolidation. Annie did not discuss these approaches in detail, but in terms of similarities with, and differences from, CAT, and how the Self is conceptualised. In dialogue with participants, she invited consideration of whether and how we might broaden, enrich or modify the CAT model in the light of these therapeutic developments. The format encouraged participants to share their own expertise, knowledge, curiosity, critiques, etc., especially in relation to new therapies and conceptualisations.

Aims and learning outcomes

This event included a presentation by Annie Nehmad, plus opportunities for questions, discussion and general sharing amongst participants.

It aimed to offer those attending to:

  • learn about some new therapy approaches
  • reconsider CAT therapy and practice and what we might learn or incorporate from these
  • identify and share participants’ expertise

Who was it for?

This event was open to all trainee and qualified therapists and other health professionals, who were fully familiar with cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) concepts.


Annie Nehmad is a founder member of ACAT, and has contributed to the theory and practice of CAT. She is also a Solution Focused Therapist. Annie has a keen interest in contemporary neurobiology and is a member of ACAT’s Embodied CAT special interest group.

She is currently training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), developed by Diana Fosha in New York in the 1990’s. Until 2013 she was the Clinical Lead for CAT in the secondary care Psychotherapy Department in Hackney (East London). She now works privately in London and online