Events and Calendar
Forthcoming Catalyse Events
ACAT accredited 2-day workshop in CAT Supervisor Training + follow-up reflective group meeting
A 2-day workshop led by Glenys Parry and Sarah Littlejohn
Dates: 14th Nov and 15th Nov 2019 (+ follow-up reflective group meeting)
Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Venue: Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW
(Lunch and refreshments included)
Outline of the Workshop
Catalyse is offering this intensive 2 day workshop open to CAT Practitioners or those towards the end of training who are interested in CAT supervision and developing as a supervisor. The workshop is also a valuable opportunity for experienced CAT supervisors to look more intensively at their own practice as part of their own CPD. However, it is particularly designed for trainee CAT Supervisors or CAT Practitioners who are thinking of training in supervision to become an ACAT Accredited Supervisor. Attendance at this and a follow-up reflective session fulfils the Part 1 ACAT approved Supervisor Training and forms part of the formal ACAT training pathway.
ACAT Accredited Supervisor Training
An overview of the CAT Supervisor training can be downloaded here. CAT Supervisor Training Overview Full details of CAT Supervisor Training can be found at this ACAT website link: https://www.acat.me.uk/page/cat+supervisor+training
What will the training include?
The training offers a chance to develop relational supervisory competencies. It draws on Debby Pickvance’s book ‘CAT supervision: a relational approach’ (Routledge, 2016) and will explore the relational approach to CAT supervision and challenges in the supervision relationship. It will focus on:
- key aspects of supervision
- building a supervisory alliance
- use of self
- parallel process
- working with process in the room
- supervision of development of CAT tools
- dynamics in supervision groups
- enactments and ruptures in supervision, and
- ethical issues
Methods include mapping relational patterns common in supervision, experiential exercises, small group reflection, trainer skills demonstrations, role play, mapping of personal supervisory style and presentations by the trainers on core ideas.
This course runs from 9.30am-5.00pm each day and will conclude with a follow-up reflective group to build on the learning and internalisation of the relational supervision skills.
Who is the event for?
- CAT Practitioners or those nearing completion of practitioner training
- Experienced CAT Supervisors who wish to refine their skills and practice
We also aim to offer a separate one day workshop for people familiar with CAT but not trained as CAT Practitioners. This will include using CAT concepts and relational supervisory concepts but not aimed at supervising CAT as a therapy. Please contact us if you are interested in this.
Sarah Littlejohn originally trained as an integrative psychotherapist and qualified as a CAT Practitioner in 2001. Sarah went on to be accredited as a CAT Psychotherapist, and is also an accredited supervisor and trainer. She’s been a lead trainer for the Catalyse Practitioner Training for more than a decade and provides supervision for Practitioner trainees and for IRRAPT trainees. Sarah runs introductory CAT workshops to a range of professionals each year. She has been a past chair of ACAT’s Training Committee and is currently a member of Catalyse Executive. She is particularly interested in how CAT provides a framework for the early formulation of complexity, and uses of the therapeutic relationship.
Glenys Parry has worked in the NHS for many years in clinical services, training, senior management and policymaking. Glenys developed her skills in CAT after editing Tony Ryle’s 1990 book ‘Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Active Participation in Change’ for Wiley. She has a longstanding interest in the effective application of research to practice and has led or contributed to a number of Department of Health policy initiatives in psychological therapies. In addition to individual psychotherapy, she is an experienced organisational consultant and management mentor.
Comments last time we ran this event
- I feel renewed & refreshed & ready to face the challenges of the NHS with CAT by my side!
- It was inspiring, really good. I really feel that it has saved me from a lot of anxiety when running supervisory groups. I couldn’t have run them had I not come on the course.
- The space and time has felt incredibly nourishing and as was named in the room prior to the ending it felt sad to leave it……
- Thank you so much for these 2 days, I’m inspired to go out and be a CAT supervisor, aware of my flaws and able to ‘use them’.
Elizabeth Gaskell House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW . Click here for website and directions.
Please see the Accommodation guide download provided at the end of this page.
Places are limited to a maximum of 25 participants. We advise early booking to secure your place. Once fully subscribed a further waiting list will be in place.
Online booking, see below. If invoicing is required there is an additional charge of £15.00. A receipt will automatically be provided when you pay online. A receipt can also be requested from the Catalyse administrator. Please contact the administrator to inform us that you intend to book. You may download the booking form by scrolling to the end of this page.
Terms and Conditions
Before proceeding to book and pay for the CAT Supervision workshop please ensure you read and understand our terms and conditions.