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Zoom detail of complex threads (for CAT Skills Training)

CAT Skills Training for 2019: deadline approaching

Interested in developing a relational approach in your care setting using skills and concepts derived from Cognitive Analytic Therapy?  The deadline for the sixth run of the CAT Skills Case Management Training course is fast approaching on 31st July 2019. 

This course is led by our associates Dr Marisol Cavieres and Dr Karen Shannon who invite you to six training days.  These take place in Liverpool between October 2019 and March 2020.  Training content includes formulation, intervention, care planning and risk assessment using a cognitive analytic approach. It is not a therapy training but instead helps participants learn how to use CAT skills and concepts to influence and enhance relational skills in their own care settings.  Both community based and residential or accommodation-based settings can benefit from this approach

Supervision groups support you through a required 35 hours of clinical practice applying CAT case management in your own setting.  Depending on your location, these can be set up via face-to-face or remote means.

As CAT is a relational model, trainees are expected to engage in personal development using a CAT-informed approach.  This is usually attained by completing a brief personal reformulation.  The course also includes the opportunity to capture your reflections on using CAT case management in one written piece of work.

Those who successfully complete all components of the course are eligible for the Six Month Skills Level Certificate in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) (Case Management). This is awarded by the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy.

The course is open to a wide range of people including psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, offender managers, therapists, counsellors, support workers, occupational therapists and social workers.  Applicants needs to have some familiarity with psychological approaches.  Additionally you are expected to demonstrate a leaning or openness to interpersonal and relational approaches to working with complexity.  If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible to apply, contact Marisol Cavieres to find out more.

A couple of blogs on our site may give you more information on the experience of undertaking CAT Skills Case Management training, and its application in an accommodation based service.  Do contact us for more information.  Or better still submit your application before the end of July.

For more information or to apply for the CAT Skills Case Management training, click this link.