On-demand studying at a time that suits you
Supported by Tutors through Monthly online Q&A
In an environment that is conducive to your learning
Recognised Certificate of Completion issued
"I found the course really engaging and I liked the fact I could do it at my own pace."
Anne Carbonnier, Psychiatrist
"It is good to get an understanding of the model and to look at relational patterns everywhere around me."
"I have certainly learned so much and look forward to taking this learning back to my own team and practice."
What's included in the course
What does CAT Therapy look like?
You will be learning about what happens in a typical CAT therapy
The Theoretical underpinnings of CAT
Dawn will walk you through some of the theories that helped to develop CAT
Writing in CAT
You will learn all about the different uses of writing in CAT and we will reformulate a very special character
Reciprocal Roles and Mapping
Two of CATs most key features, you will get to see a map being developed in real time
CATs understanding of 'the Self'
In this module, you will be finding out how CAT conceptualises this idea
Traps, Dilemmas and Snags
Familiarise yourself with key cognitive components from the Psychotherapy File and their application to practice
The Self States Model
Introduced a little later into the model, it considers how someone with an Emotionally Unstable Personality type could benefit from CAT
Transference and Counter-transference
Often referred to as the 'Push' and 'Pull' felt in therapy
Consultation using CAT
Find out about how CAT can be used to support staff teams and organisations
CAT Research and Evidence Base
Hayden interviews Dr Stephen Kellett, Consultant Psychologist and Psychotherapist and Programme Director of IAPT at Sheffield University.
Your own case example
You will be guided to apply some of the different CAT tools to the patient you have been reflecting on during the course
Endings in CAT
Ignore at your peril; CAT places a big emphasis on attending to the ending. Find out why in the final module
Also included in your purchase...
With over 48 years of experience between them, Dawn and Hayden are passionate CAT therapists as well as registered mental health nurses. If you want to know more, visit the About section of the site.
We have been endorsed as a high-quality training provider by Skills for Care, the strategic workforce development and planning body for adult social care in England.
"Both were brilliant, approachable, non judgmental, understanding and very welcoming."
"So yeah, I'd like to say a big thank you to
Hayden and Dawn for the opportunity to come along today."
"Brilliant training and very helpful and informative trainers, would definitely recommend."
How long will it take me to complete the course?In total, the 12 modules are around 4 hours in length, but we wouldn't recommend that you watch them all in one go. For the best experience, we would recommend that you watch 1 or 2 modules a week and use the time in between to reflect on what you have learnt and how it relates to your practice.
How do I become an Accredited CAT Therapist?The route to becoming an accredited CAT Therapist is through an approved Practitioner course, which requires both academic and practice based assessments. You can find out more about this from the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT). However, clinicians often complete an introduction course to CAT, like this one, before undertaking the full 3 year practitioner training.
What is the Monthly Q&A access?One of the Tutors offers an online Q&A session each month which can be accessed as part of your standard Introductory course enrolment. The Q&A is between 30 minutes and an hour depending on the number of students attending. You can not bring confidential patient information to this space, it is focused on questions about the model.
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