Krakow Programme Outline

The overall 2011 Krakow programme of plenary sessions and workshops is tabled below

Time Thursday Friday Saturday



CAT as an integrating therapy: Mikael Leiman

What happens when you make a map together-Steve Potter

Shared plenary discussion time
Chair: Andrew Chanen

What colour is your CAT?

CAT as an integrative relational therapy: Jason Hepple

Integrating the 3rd wave of cognitive therapies: Inigo Tolosa

Addressing the social dimension in mental health and therapy: a cat perspective: Ian Kerr
Chair: Katri Kanninen, Steve Potter

10.30-11.00 Coffee, tea, refreshments
11.00-12.30 Workshops Pre conference workshops 11-1 Workshops see four streams of workshop options in abstracts below Workshops  see four streams of workshop options in abstracts below
12.30-13.30 Lunch



Also see pre-conference workshops 2-4 Short, medium vs long term CAT

Ruth Carson: Mini CAT
Annalee Curran 8 session CAT, Alessia Sogni 16 session CAT
Liisa Uusitalo-Arola Long CAT Chair: Louise McCutcheon, Soile Tikkanen

 Workshops on CAT   see four streams of workshop options in abstracts below
15.00-15.30 Tea, coffee refreshments


CAT Workshops Plenary Research Presentation Randomised Trial of the Effectiveness of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) for the Treatment of Personality Disorder: Clark, S & James, K.
Chair: Jason Hepple
Vox Pop of Video Feedback of impressions about the future of CAT from conference participants followed by panel discussion of the future for CAT: one minute addresses from key speakers then open group discussion
Concluding remarks and invitations to the next international conference in 2013


Welcome session – mapping the heart of CAT, we begin with a variety of brief presentations to capture the aims of the conference.  To help us gel together find out the seven different ways to map a reciprocal role
Welcome reception glass of wine and meal at the  in the Noworolski Café Sukiennice (Main Market Square)
Poster Presentations: I minute introductions and visits around posters in the lobby

17.45 Annual General Executive Meeting of ICATA –
open meeting of ICATA officers and delegates, observers welcome19.30 Conference dinner Jama Michalika Restaurant 45, Floriańska street (see map)

Workshops on Friday (see also detailed abstracts for each workshops)

11-12.30 CAT and eating disorders: O’Shea, M, McCutcheon, L, Pradel, M, O’Keefe, P,  Mitchell, S & P: An early intervention approach to Eating Disorderspp

Clinical case presentation on complex eating disorder: Fiorina, C & Poggioli, M

CAT Groups with Eating Disorders Carson, R. Patel, U

Chair:  Luigi Grassi 

Creative methods in CAT:

Coulter N & Rushbrook: Playfullness in therapy

Kajanne A: Case report on using drawings in CAT

Rankanen, M: Sign mediation in art work in groups

Chair: Annalee Curran

Applying CAT to work with families:

Working with parents from the CAT perspective: Jenaway, A

Psychotherapy file: snags in a Greek experience: Adamopoulou,, Garyfallos,  Karassavidou

Chair: Jon Dittopoulus

Identity maps and Nationality

Making maps of our early learning stories of nationality and identity.  sharing these and linking them to our collective map of European identity and of our international CAT identity
Martin E  Potter S

Experiential workshop in developing skills in using CAT to map identity

Chair: Soile Tikkanen

15.30-17.00 Innovations in CAT

CAT with offenders: Hakkarainen, P (15.30-16.00)


Innovative CAT: defining the boundaries between specialist and generic use of non-verbal mediums.  Compton-Dickenson, S. (16.00-17.00)  

Chair: Aisling White 
Creative use of CAT:

Creative use of CAT tools with young people: Crothers, L, Burke, E. & Wood, J

A Game of Two Halves – CAT in the world of football: Barnes, N.

Chair: Rosangela Coruso 

A team approach to using CAT with severe mental health problems:

Chanen, A. & McCutcheon, L

Chair: Mikael Leiman  

CAT and varieties of training internationally:

On becoming a CAT therapist – Developing reflections during CAT training 2007-2010 in Finland: Tikkanen, S:

On becoming a CAT-therapist – a retrospective evaluation of CAT-training Ehrling, L

Teaching CAT in India: Brown, H. & Emillion, J.

From CAT Skills to Practitioner. A short account of CAT developing in Poland Wenderlich, K. Plonska, D.

Chair: Inigo Tolosa




11-12.30 Three lives of CAT: how far can we stretch CAT’s model:

Garrihy, A: On dream exploration

Turley, A: Working with adolescents

O’Dourke, D: CAT with chronic pain

Chair: Dorota Plonska 

The application of 8-session cat in patients with multiple sclerosis:

CAT in patients with multiple sclerosis: Dittopoulos J.

Evaluation of Cognitive-Analytic-Therapy (CAT) outcome in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with various psychological problems: Garyfallos, G:

A case report: Adamopoulou, A

Chair:  Carlos Mirapeix 

 CAT in the world of psychiatry:

Working with the ‘difficult’ patient: the use of a contextual cognitive-analytic therapy based intervention in improving team function in a routine psychiatry service setting

Biancosino, B & Caruso, R

CAT with Psychosis,   Kerr, I

Chair: Iannis Vlachos


 Research workshop:

Tikkanen, S: Using case formulation by DSA in analysing parent development – a case description

Welch. L Reformulation Work

Chair:  Stephan Salenius


13.30-15.00 The conversational process in CAT:
Countertransference in CAT: Hepple, J
CAT as a language or use of
Bermingham, D.Chair: HIlary Beard
Social and Political CAT:
Lloyd, J & Potter, S:
Can CAT maps help us understand our response to war.  Peace psychology and conflict resolution using CAT to formulate international conflict in the case of LibyaBrown, H. Racism in the consulting room, myth or reality?Chair:  Liisa Uusitalo-Arola
Stretching CAT: Bodily oriented work in CAT
Mohan, A:
Chair: Alessia Sogni
How to Enjoy writing a prose reformulation:

Wilde McCormick, E 
Chair: Kasia Wenderlich 


The Committee for the conference programme was

Katri Kanninen (Chairperson) -Finland, Luigi Grassi – Italy,  Steve Potter-UK, Aisling White-Ireland , Indigo Toloso-Spain, Ian Kerr-UK,  Dorota Plonska-Poland , Iannis Vlachos–Greece, Alessia Sogni-Italy, Angela Mohan- Ireland


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