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Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

Saturday 21st May 2016 at Methodist Central Hall

This one day introduction to the model and methods of Cognitive Analytic Therapy will use a mixture of presentations, experiential learning, small group work and clinical material to offer an over view of the key ideas, practice the use of CAT specific skills and develop increased confidence in working with enactments of difficult dynamics in the therapy relationship. This comprehensive introductory workshop offers delegates the opportunity to learn about key aspects of this integrative approach including: CAT’s view of early experience; reciprocal roles and procedures; traps, dilemmas and snags; reformulation and skills practice in making maps; and enactments and the therapeutic alliance.

This course will be of interest to mental health professionals and practitioners who want to learn more about this evidence-based approach and to incorporate CAT concepts and tools into their therapeutic work with individuals or groups.

Who is the event for?

The event is intended for psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers and other practitioners interested in using ideas from Cognitive Analytic Therapy as a response to mental health problems.

The event is open to members of the BPS, concessionary members, affiliate subscribers, e-subscribers and non-members

Please note this event is now fully booked and we are operating a waiting list. If you would like to register on the waiting list please follow the booking link below.

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224505.


Saturday 21st May 2016

09:00Registration and welcome
09:30Session 1
11:00Refreshment Break
11:30Session 2
13:00Lunch Break (Lunch not provided)
13:30Session 3
15:00Refreshment Break
15:15Session 4
16:30Conference Close

Speakers and Facilitators

Sarah Littlejohn

Sarah Littlejohn - trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist 20 years ago and subsequently in CAT 15 years ago. Sarah is a CAT Psychotherapist and an accredited CAT supervisor and trainer. Sarah has been a trainer and supervisor for the two year Catalyse (ACAT North) Practitioner Course for 18 years and runs a number of introductory CAT workshops each year both in the UK and abroad - offering training to psychologists, social workers, counsellors and mental health nurses. Sarah has been chair of the national ACAT Training Committee and is currently chair of Catalyse (ACAT North). Sarah is particularly interested in how CAT can provide a framework for the early formulation of complex cases and use of the therapeutic relationship.


Methodist Central Hall

Methodist Central Buildings , Central Hall , Oldham Street , Manchester , M1 1JQ •  Website

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