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Bringing Home Some Gold to Café CAT

Would you like to share, or hear about, some “golden nuggets” from this year’s ACAT conference in Keele?  Come along to Café CAT Manchester on Wednesday 25th July where we’ll be bringing back some highlights and opening these up for discussion whether you attended or not.

The twenty-fourth annual ACAT conference is almost upon us, taking place between the 5th and 7th of July in Keele.  Conference themes include therapist authenticity, creativity, and use of positive resources in cognitive analytic therapy.

Clive Turpin is offering a workshop there about Café CAT. This will include an introduction to the concept and history of the meetings, and also an experiential taster of its conversational approach.  To quote from the workshop outline:-

“Clive will introduce the topic and encourage the voices of others to contribute on the subject of therapist authenticity. This provides a valuable and rich opportunity to explore the topic as a group through conversation, rather than presenting a specific idea or approach in a usual workshop format. We don’t know where the conversation will go, which is both curious and exciting.”

The conference will be followed by some Café CAT reciprocation on 25th July – an opportunity for anyone attending the conference to feed back highlights, key learning and ideas to share with the CAT community in the north.  As usual these will be a springboard to conversation, and we hope a nice way to cascade proceedings even if you couldn’t make it to the conference this year.  Please come along if you’d like to hear, or share, these “golden nuggets” and develop the conversation.

This will be the fourth Café meeting and we’ll also be reviewing how it’s developing and future directions.

Looking forward to seeing you there at Z-arts, Hulme, Manchester.  The meeting will start at 6.15 pm and end at 8.15 pm; £5 on the door.

More information about Café CAT is at this link, or you can contact us to find out more.

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University of Liverpool DClinPsych Opportunity

We welcome the news that the programme team at University of Liverpool’s Doctorate of Clinical Psychology are advertising for a 0.4 full time equivalent Senior University Clinical Teacher post.  The role is open to HCPC registered clinical psychologists who are also ACAT-accredited CAT practitioners.  The postholder will provide teaching on CAT in addition to a varied range of other duties.  They will liaise with ACAT and lead on strategically developing the CAT competencies framework and portfolio within the programme, linked to CAT Foundation training.

You can obtain full details of the post by clicking on this link.

Applications can be made online, quoting job reference 008599, via https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk

Deadline: 9 January 2018

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It’s Late It’s Late It’s Late but Not Too Late

We look forward to meeting applicants to our ACAT accredited Practitioner Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy tomorrow in Manchester.  This is an initial round of interviews for the 2017- 2019 intake.  In case anyone was delayed in getting their application in, or is regretting having missed the initial deadline, the course team will still consider further applications.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any enquiries or last minute questions.   Full details of the Practitioner Training can be found here.