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Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Wed 17 May 2017, 18:45 – 20:15 BST
An Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
Dr Emma Taylor
Cognitive Analytic Therapy, or CAT, is an integrative, time limited therapy available within local NHS community mental health teams and privately. It draws on object relations theory and cognitive theories, and is often used with clients whose key presenting concerns involve recurrent, problematic relationship patterns. This talk will outline the history of CAT and the theory behind its application. We will look at core features of a 16 session model of CAT, and explore CAT tools including letter writing and diagram drawing.
Dr Emma Taylor is a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Analytic Therapist working in independent practice. She has worked for 12 years in the NHS within adult and older adult mental health services. She has gained considerable experience in working with adults with acquired brain injury, dementia and other neurological diseases. She began her career as a lecturer in psychology, working at Guys Medical School London and for the Open University.