Tag Archives: Cognitive Analytic Therapy

CATCH Trial Recruitment

Can you help the CATCH trial recruit people for a Feasibility Trial on Cognitive Analytic Therapy-informed Containment for self-Harm?

Trainee clinical psychologists from the University of Manchester are conducting this study under the supervision of Dr Peter Taylor and Dr Samantha Hartley.  Participants need to have had no previous experience of cognitive analytic therapy and be:

  • aged 16 and over
  • from the Manchester and Liverpool areas
  • currently engaging in self harm
  • not currently in therapy

For full details of ethical approval, inclusion and exclusion criteria, participant information etc, please contact the research team on the numbers below or via catch@manchester.ac.uk

Flyer outlining the Cognitive Analytic Therapy-informed Containment for self-Harm (CATCH): A Feasibility Trial

Image of actors being filmed by production team while creating Catalyse cognitive analytic therapy training materials

CAT on Film at July’s Café CAT

Café CAT will be held at HOME in Manchester on Thursday 4th July 2019.  HOME is a perfect venue for this meeting’s topic, a screening and discussion of the CAT training films. Therapist (Lisa) and client (Paul) are actors and the films illustrate the course of a fictional CAT therapy.

Kathryn Pemberton will present excerpts from this series which she directed and produced with support from a steering group of Catalyse trainers.

Dawn Bennett, Practitioner Course Director, will share initial feedback and experience from piloting the materials in a training setting.

This event was prompted by interest and demand following Kathryn’s presentation about this work at our recent celebratory conference ’25 years of CAT Practitioner Training in the North’.  We hope to run another screening in Sheffield later in the year.

As part of the evening we welcome your reactions and feedback.  We also invite your thoughts on how these materials can be used in training and supporting resources that may help to scaffold learning.

We’re delighted to be able to hold this Café CAT meeting at HOME, “Manchester’s centre for contemporary theatre, film, art, music and more”.  It has plentiful options for eating and refreshments.  As we’re starting a little later than usual there may be more time for a post-work snack before the meeting begins.

The screening and discussion will run from 7 – 9 pm in the Event Space on the second floor.  You’re welcome to join us in the second floor bar outside the Event Space before the Café meeting begins , anytime from 6.30 pm.

Details of how to find the venue, transport links and parking can be found at the link at https://homemcr.org/visit/getting-here/  The venue is fully accessible.

There is a £5 fee to pay in the room (nb NOT via HOME’s box office) and no need to book.

Please note that the date of the meeting coincides with the opening event of the Manchester International Festival (Yoko Ono’s Bells for Peace, 6 – 7 pm in Cathedral Gardens) so the city centre and transport may be busier than usual, but filled with culture!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Hashtag – tweets about all Café CAT events are collected under the hashtag  #CafeCatalyse

More details about Café CAT can be found by clicking on this link.  You can contact us with any other queries.

CAT on Film Flyer

Image of egg and green shoots against black background, with wording Workshops Posters Celebration

25 Years Conference – Workshops, Posters, Celebration

It’s now just over a month before our conference celebrating 25 years of CAT Practitioner training in the North takes place.  The programme is now finalised and available to download.  We’re really pleased with the range of workshops and posters being offered by trainers and graduates of the course, past and present.

Workshops will be open for advance bookings at the end of April.  To start to decide on your preferred choices, have a look at the workshop details.  You can download these along with the programme by clicking on this link: Full Conference Programme - April 2019.pdf

We’re still open to offers of poster presentations.  If you have a development, a reflection, a story, a piece of research or an evaluation you’d like to share, get designing.  Let us know an outline of your plans so that we can make sure there’s space.  You’ll have the chance to give a sixty-second ‘call-out’ to the whole conference to draw people to visit your poster.

If you have a local or regional network, gathering or special interest group you’d like to promote, we’ll find a place for this too.

We are struck year on year by the quality and range of essays written as part of the course.  We know some of our graduates go on to publish articles based on these, or on subsequent work.  As a course we don’t claim any ownership of these but would like to provide space to collect, collate and celebrate graduates’ publications as part of the conference.  If you’d like to share any of your publications, send on details of your books, articles, chapters and blogs.

There may be other events or networks you’ve been part of or helped create that you consider have grown from your CAT training.  If you’d like to mark or record these too in some way at the conference, then let us know.

We plan to have some interactive space to help house all of these ‘artefacts’ on the day.  We’ll use the Twitter hashtag #CAT25celebrate to gather any images and online links. We also hope to create a virtual record through a website page linked to the conference.

Do feel free to pass on details of the day to colleagues, managers, trainers and others who might be interested.  All are welcome to join us to learn more about how CAT’s grown in and around the North, its evidence base, and future developments.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Book your place on our celebratory conference on 17th May by clicking on this link and scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

 

 

Word Cloud created from CAT Practitioner Training Programme

CAT’s Whiskers? Four weeks to apply for our 2019 Intake

For anyone interested in applying to join the next intake of our two year CAT Practitioner Training, please note that the initial deadline is Friday 10th May 2019.  This is now four weeks away, so there’s plenty of time to put together your application.

Full details and downloads of prospectus, course dates, application form and guidance are available by clicking on this hyperlink.

You will also find a download of a number of frequently asked questions .  This is a summary of some discussions between past graduates and trainees at the start of the course.  We hope this will give you useful insights into some of the nuances of what doing the training is like.

The ACAT website also provides plenty of information about Practitioner Training nationally – click here to visit the ACAT pages.

If you have any other questions, do feel free to contact us to check things out. Frances Free can answer many common queries but may refer them to others in the training group.  You may hear back from either Sarah Littlejohn, who leads on recruitment for the Practitioner Training course, or Dawn Bennett, course director.

Looking forward to hearing from you!