CAT Training Films

Catalyse CAT Training Films- Trailer 2

Catalyse has led a successful Practitioner Training course in cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) for over twenty-five years. Trainees and graduates consistently feed back the value of seeing therapeutic skills alongside theory and practice teaching. Skills demonstrations, trainer role plays and transcripts are rated highly for skills development.

In response to this feedback, the Catalyse CAT Practitioner course team produced this series of CAT training films with supporting materials. They were launched at our 2019 conference to celebrate 25 years of the course, and have been piloted with our recent cohorts.  They are now available for you to purchase.

What do the training films demonstrate?

We wanted to produce a series of films which would realistically demonstrate the processes and skills involved in actually doing CAT. In order to do this, we decided to follow the journey of a client, Paul, and his CAT therapist, Lisa over the course of a sixteen session CAT.

Although the acting is naturalistic and may seem improvised at times, all the films were tightly scripted to ensure full control over the content. All the characters and information relating to them is fictional. Additionally, it is important to highlight that the films do not show ‘perfect’ therapy.  They have been designed and developed to demonstrate ‘good enough’ therapy with the aim of provoking and informing discussion and reflection.

What’s included?

Full Training Pack: Annual Subscription

Ideal for trainers or training organisations running regular specialist training courses in cognitive analytic therapy, including practitioner level training, foundation level training and introductory courses.  The materials can be used in face-to-face, remote, and blended learning settings.

  • Twelve professionally produced films illustrate the journey through a fictional sixteen session cognitive analytic therapy.
  • The films range in length from four to eleven minutes, utilising on-screen text and narration to highlight key CAT therapy processes, skills and learning points.
  • The films illustrate all key CAT principles and competences as described in the Competency in CAT CCAT measure, which is provided as a separate document.
  • A comprehensive pack of supporting materials provides detailed information and support for each film.
  • Supporting materials include a summary, learning objectives and suggestions for practical exercises, and learner reflections for use in individual or group learning settings.
  • Also included are the CAT tools featured in the films;
    • the narrative reformulation (initial therapist letter),
    • CAT map/sequential diagrammatic reformulation, and
    • both client and therapist ending letters.
  • Clear links are made between the content of each film and specific CAT competences.
  • A comprehensive glossary of CAT terms and concepts is also included.
  • You can download a summary of film titles and contents below.

Catalyse CAT Training Films – Full Pack Details

Introductory Training Pack: Monthly Subscription

Ideal for learners, trainers and training organisations who need video content and supporting materials for introductory courses on cognitive analytic therapy principles and approaches.  This option may also be helpful for those seeking content to include in specific or occasional presentations or training events on CAT. The materials can be used in face-to-face, remote, and blended learning settings.

This package includes

  • An introductory film plus three further films illustrating selected points in a fictional sixteen session cognitive analytic therapy.
  • The films range in length from four to six and a half minutes, utilising on-screen text and narration to highlight key CAT therapy processes, skills and learning points.
  • The featured films illustrate CAT principles and competences relating to the three R’s of CAT; reformulation, recognition and revision
  • The films cover a range of additional skills and illustrate both content and process around therapeutic boundaries, internalisation, the client’s Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), emergent Reciprocal Roles (RRs) and developing ‘exits’.
  • Supporting materials relating to the three films include a summary, learning objectives and suggestions for practical exercises, and learner reflections for use in individual or group learning settings.
  • Also included are all CAT tools featured in the films, as listed in the full training pack.
  • Additionally, clear links are made between the content of each film and the featured CAT competences as described in the Competency in CAT (CCAT) measure. The measure is provided as a separate document.
  • A comprehensive glossary of CAT terms and concepts is also included.
  • You can download a summary of film titles and contents below.

Catalyse CAT Training Fims – Introductory Pack Details

How can the films and supporting materials be used?

The films were made in answer to a growing demand from people wishing to learn more about CAT. They were produced with a wide audience in mind, from individuals with prior therapeutic knowledge and health professionals interested in learning more about CAT, to teams both in and outside the health professions who would benefit from widening their knowledge of CAT and relational ways of working.

The films are suitable for both individuals who are new to CAT, and also those who wish to further develop and hone their skills.

The supporting documents are primarily adjunct materials to support learning in a range of settings, including

  • introductory workshops on CAT,
  • Foundation stage training in CAT and
  • CAT Practitioner training programmes.

They are suitable to other trainings, for example to courses in other models of psychological therapy.  However they are designed to be used by a trainer experienced in CAT.

In addition to face-to-face training settings, streamed material can be screen-shared for use in remote and blended learning environments.

Cost

ACAT Member/
ACAT-accredited training
Non-ACAT member
Option 1 Full Training Pack – Annual Subscription Full access to 12 films to stream for 12 months, plus full pack of supporting materialsa) £650.00 b) £975.00
Option 2Introductory Training Pack – Monthly Subscription Full access to 4 films to stream for 1 month, plus pack of selected supporting materialsa) £160.00b) £240.00

If you are already a subscriber, stream the films by signing in to your account and going to the Watch CAT Training Films page at this link.

To purchase

Go to the Catalyse shop to purchase a subscription to the training films. If you have any queries or require more information, please contact the Catalyse administrator, Frances Free.