Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Supervision Masterclass - 2018

This workshop is for experienced CAT supervisors who have completed the Introductory CAT Supervisor training. The aim of this masterclass is to explore ways to effectively manage and respond to challenges in CAT supervision. We will be focusing on a range of situations that supervisors can find challenging. Some of these arise because of the group context in which CAT supervision often occurs, such as different learning styles and learning needs amongst supervisees. Other challenges explored will include those inherent in the role of supervisor, such as the balancing of gatekeeper, supportive and teaching roles; and how to provide feedback in helpful ways.

We encourage participants to think about real-world examples that can be used for discussion and practice.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives for this workshop are to:

  • Understand why we find certain tasks and aspects of supervision challenging.
  • Explore how the CAT model can help us to address these within a group setting.
  • Practice some of the challenging situations and to feel more skilled to manage these.

Suitable for

Experienced CAT supervisors.

Trainer bio

Dr Allyson Waite

Dr Allyson Waite is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and CAT practitioner/supervisor, trained in the UK. She currently works in private practice where she offers psychological assessment and treatment, supervision and training. Allyson has a particular interest in CAT approaches to working with sexual issues and in using CAT formulation in working with complex presentations. She is a co-director of New Zealand Cognitive Analytic Therapy (NZCAT) and a New Zealand representative for Australian & New Zealand Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ANZACAT). Her background is working in public health with adults and older people presenting with severe and enduring mental health difficulties.


Dr. Louise McCutcheon

Dr. Louise McCutcheon is a clinical psychologist and Senior Program Manager at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and Helping Young People Early (HYPE), Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne.

Louise McCutcheon jointly founded the award-winning Helping Young People Early (HYPE) program, an early intervention program for borderline personality disorder (BPD) in young people. She coordinated the clinical program for 11 years, and established the HYPE service development and training program, the first to offer training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in Australia. She works with mental health services assisting them to implement early intervention for BPD and lectures and teaches both nationally and internationally. She is the founding Chair of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ANZACAT) and Secretary of the International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association (ICATA).

More information 

For more information please email or call 1300 679 436



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30-34 Bellair Street
Kensington Vic 3031

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