How many CATS in CAT ?

How many CATS in CAT ?

CAT is a versatile therapy and an integration of various ways of understanding human difficulties. From a common core people emphasise different aspects of CAT. Which kind of CAT is your CAT?

CAT is a versatile therapy and an integration of various ways of understanding human difficulties. From a common core people emphasise different aspects of CAT. Which kind of CAT is your CAT? One can say that there are at least six kinds of application of CAT using the same principles:

  •  Therapy: brief, focused relational therapy -16 session CAT, 24 sessions, mini therapy
  • Consultation: Care plans, risk management, working with teams around a case or about a team
  • Relational Skills Training: Communication s training through ‘mapping the moment’ and internalising the relational properties of the maps
  • Specialist CAT applications: Off the peg, clinically specific maps, applications to a wide range of disorders such as self harm, male offenders, eating disorders When is CAT true CAT or not CAT at all
  • Hybrid CAT: Mixed interventions which combine CAT with planned care, psycho-education, other neighbouring approaches such as mindfulness, DBT, group work and many other combinations.
  • Umbrella CAT: Using CAT as an over-arching relational framework for sensitive and skilled versatile practice in any model or setting

Any comments about the way you work with these differently at different times or in different combinations?

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