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 support specialist clinical supervision to help therapists build and maintain skills in CAT. Catalyse does not provide supervision as a direct service, but you can check the list of Catalyse Associates offering supervision at the link here.
CAT Supervision Training
Catalyse offers mentoring and ACAT-accredited training in supervision.
Our first ACAT accredited supervisor training was commissioned by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, and delivered in December 2016 to nineteen 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.
Catalyse has run a two day ACAT-accredited supervision training, twice to date, in late 2017 and late 2019. These included a follow up reflective group to help participants build on this learning and their internalisation of relational supervision skills.
To make further enquiries about supervision or supervision training, please contact us.