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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!

Project Manager Opportunity

We invite you to apply for a temporary Project Manager position to lead an exciting new Catalyse project.

Catalyse want to produce a series of training DVDs and resources that we can use on our accredited trainings in Cognitive Analytic Therapy,  including introductory workshops, CAT skills training and Practitioner training.  These will  illustrate the competencies in the C-CAT measure of CAT competence.

You may have skills or a background in media/marketing/drama as well as your therapeutic profession? You may bring experience of eLearning or other expertise? You may be a CAT therapist excited and thrilled by this opportunity?

Key aspects of the role would include:

  • Liaising with the CAT course trainers and Catalyse Exec to work up scenarios based on real clinical examples
  • Developing a clear sense of the learning/discussion points and creating text with input from the trainers
  • Sourcing and auditioning actors or vetting those offered by the production company
  • Planning the storyboard for one film
  • Working with the production company to film and evaluate a ‘taster’ production
  • Moving on to the task of co-creating up to 20 skills demonstrations

We envisage funding you to work one day a week for three months in the first instance (or flexibly to suit) on a daily rate of £300 per day. The project may expand. Refining the job role would be part of the early stages of this post.

Apply! – Closing date for applications Friday 8th September 5pm

Please submit a brief CV and a personal supportive statement of up to 750 words to say why you are interested in this post and what you feel you can bring. Please send your application to Frances Free – frances@catalyse.uk.com