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.