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.


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, Hong Kong and The 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 meet bi-monthly through a telephone conference and biannually in person prior to International Conferences.

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ICATA executive at the 7th International CAT conference, Nottingham, 2017

ICATA Official Documents




Training Guidelines


Ethical Guidelines

Contact information

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