Supervision is an important tool for maintaining the quality and efficacy of therapeutic work. Supervision also aids reflective practice which is an essential aspect of cognitive analytic therapy. ACAT’s Supervision Requirements across ACAT outlines supervision requirements at different stages in training, and post-qualification.
Two founder members of Catalyse, Dawn Bennett and Glenys Parry, developed a tool known as C-CAT to help to ensure fidelity to the cognitive analytic therapy model. This tool is available to members of ACAT and those training in CAT. It continues to be used for both training and research purposes as a measure for tracking skills in the CAT approach.
A total of seven Catalyse associates are amongst a host of colleagues contributing to Cognitive Analytic Supervision: a relational approach edited by founder member, Deborah Pickvance, and published in September 2016.
Catalyse is therefore well placed to provide specialist clinical supervision to help therapists build and maintain skills in CAT. Supervision can be provided to those training as CAT Practitioners or at a CAT Skills level. Qualified CAT practitioners can also access accredited supervision through Catalyse. As practitioners work towards onward qualification as a supervisor themselves, or as a CAT psychotherapist, they are required by ACAT to demonstrate set numbers of completed therapies which have been supervised by an accredited supervisor. Supervision can be individual, in small groups or linked to workshops. You can see which Catalyse Associates offer supervision on the listings here.
CAT Supervision Training
In addition to offering accredited CAT supervisors, Catalyse offers mentoring and training in supervision. We offer various programmes of pre-qualifying, training based and post qualifying supervision.
Our first ACAT accredited supervisor training was commissioned by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, and delivered in December 2016 to 19 CAT therapists embarking on supervison training. This was with a view to supporting the development of CAT as a second model in local Clinical Psychology training courses. You can read Uma Patel’s blog about attending the 2016 training here.
A further two day ACAT-accredited supervision training ran on 30th November & 1st December 2017 in Manchester. This included a follow up reflective group to help the 16 participants build on this learning and their internalisation of relational supervision skills. Details are available here.
To contact a supervisor, or make further enquiries about supervision or supervision training, contact us.