Encouraging to Engaged – Friday 13th April 2018

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CAT diagram showing reciprocal role and procedure around research, with exit of coming to this research conference

“Encouraging to Engaged” in CAT Research ~ a one-day conference for CAT Practitioners

Event Hashtag: #CATres18

Date:     Friday 13th April 2018
Time:     9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:  Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
(Includes lunch and refreshments)

(Please note that invoicing incurs a £15 additional fee)

A limited number of bursary-supported places at a reduced rate of £50 are on offer on a first-come-first-served basis.  Details below under ‘Fees’

Overview of conference:

Cognitive Analytic Therapy is now practised across health care, social care, higher education and in the private sector.  It is one of the most widely used psychotherapies for NHS patients with complex mental health needs and as a consultation model gains more impact each year.  Yet until recently the research evidence in CAT has lagged behind its popularity, threatening its continued success.

With a renewed ACAT research strategy in development and more CAT research published than ever before, this conference will help you get right up to date with new research findings in CAT.  It will also provide support to develop your research ideas or put existing data to work in terms of dissemination and publication.

Every practitioner can benefit from this opportunity, whether as an existing researcher, a research collaborator, a clinician wanting to make better use of evidence in your practice, or to build confidence in your own research activity.

We encourage all within the CAT community to join us for this first joint event between ACAT and Catalyse.  There is more information about the day at our blog post at this link.

 What will the day include?

A range of active and experienced CAT researchers will present their findings plus CAT insights into the process of doing research.  Through focused group activities you’ll gain support and advice for your own research activity, bearing in mind your ZPD in this area.  Details of the conference programme are available in the download at the foot of the page.

Who is it for?
CAT practitioners, psychotherapists and trainees will find this conference is a great way to get right up to date with new research findings in CAT.  Also come if:

  • you want to make better use of existing evidence in your practice
  • you are interested in being more research active
  • you are already involved in research

Topics to be covered include:

  • research design
  • feasibility studies
  • qualitative and process research
  • quantitative analysis
  • engaging with research for the first time

Alison Jenaway, Stephen Kellett, Peter Taylor, Katie Ackroyd, Mark Evans, Craig Hallam, Barney Dunn, Frank Margison and Glenys Parry.

Contributor profiles with links to further information are listed in the programme download at the foot of the page.

Manchester Conference Centre
Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB.
For detailed information on the venue and travel information please visit this link.

If you require any advice on accommodation in central Manchester for this event please contact us using this link or our contact form.

Booking Information:
Please book online below. We normally confirm bookings within 24 hours.

Online booking.  A receipt can be provided from the administrator upon request.

If invoicing is requested there is an additional charge of £15. Please contact the administrator to inform us that you intend to book.


  • £115.00
  • A limited number of bursary-supported places at a reduced rate of £50 are on offer on a first-come-first-served basis.  These are for individuals who would not obtain funding by their employer and whose personal circumstances makes paying the full fee untenable. If you wish to apply for a bursary-supported place, please do not book through the online booking below but instead contact the administrator with brief details.

Before proceeding to pay for Encouraging to Engaged please ensure you understand and accept Catalyse’s terms and conditions available at this link.

Online booking:
Online booking – please click here to book and pay.



Encouraging-to-Engaged-Programme and Profiles.pdf