ICATA - International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association

Our goal is to promote the training and supervision of CAT by harnessing the resources of the national associations from around the world.

Legacy of Tony Ryle – one day celebration
10th March 2017

The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy held a wonderful one day conference in memory of Tony Ryle, and to celebrate his great contribution of Cognitive Analytic Therapy.

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7th International CAT Conference
20th September 2017 to 23rd September 2017

‘New Frontiers in CAT Understanding and Practice’
7th International CAT Conference hosted by ACAT and ICATA.

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Who are ICATA?

It is a federation of national associations promoting training and supervision in the practice of CAT from Australia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, India and Hong Kong and United Kingdom. We look forward to more countries joining in.

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What is CAT?

Find out about this integrative and relational approach to psychotherapy which was developed thirty years ago by Dr Anthony Ryle. Learn about its versatile way of understanding psychological help and psychotherapy and the relational dynamics between individuals and contemporary societies.

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Who can be a member

There is an executive made up of two delegates from each member country with established or newly developing training programmes in CAT. They had an executive, two-day meeting last September in Krakow and meet bi-monthly through a telephone conference.

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