CAT Relational Consultation Masterclass 2019

CAT Relational Consultation Masterclass 2019

CAT Relational Consultation Masterclass 2019


This workshop is designed for CAT Practitioners who are interested in advancing their skills in Relational Consultation. Working with people with complex problems, multiple systems involvement and co-occurring problems, including Personality Disorder can often feel challenging, and can lead to unhelpful responses and to staff tensions and feelings of burn out. CAT-trained staff can also struggle to help teams think relationally without using a lot of jargon. The 4Ps model (Annesley & Jones, 2016) is a CAT-informed model that was developed to assist and guide reflective relational thinking in teams. It was specifically developed for non-mental health teams working in the forensic system. Participants will have the opportunity to draw on their experience of consultation and to apply the model to challenging clinical situations.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this training you will:

  • Understand the principles of the 4Ps model
  • Understand how to use simple CAT-informed Relational Concepts in a consultation setting
  • Understand how to guide teams to develop a Relational Formulation using the 4Ps model
  • Have practiced applying the model to challenging clinical situation

Suitable for

Experienced CAT Practitioners and CAT Supervisors working in a variety of settings.


Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
Poplar Learning Centre
35 Poplar Road
Parkville VIC 3052

Parking: There is paid parking available at the Parkville site for $9 (exact coins or credit card only). The machine takes $2, $1, 50c, 20c coins and does not give change.

Public transport: The Orygen Parkville site is close to the Royal Park train station and the Number 58 Tram.

How to get there

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