Cognitive Analytic Therapy Training

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is an integrated, time-limited therapy that was originally developed by Dr Anthony Ryle in the UK. CAT is a collaborative model in which the therapist and client work together to make sense of the patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating to facilitate change. CAT is a flexible model that is suitable for use with a wide range of disorders including depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse and psychosis.

The Helping Young People Early (HYPE) program at Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program has been successfully using CAT in its early intervention program for young people with Borderline Personality Disorder since 2000. HYPE program staff have been offering training in this model to counsellors and mental health clinicians working in a variety of settings and with many different client groups since 2003.

Workshops and training

Please contact training@orygen.org.au for information on other CAT training opportunities or to discuss bespoke training packages.