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Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) online supervision group.


If you want to learn about Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and apply it to your clinical work, you may be interested in joining my existing CAT supervision group.  The group meets using zoom videoconferencing software which is fully interactive.  The supervision is primarily geared towards those with CAT training and also therapists without formal CAT training, including CBT practitioners, whom are wanting to deepen their understandings and skills of relational approaches and apply these skills to address common relational issues, particularly when working with complexity.

As a Clinical Psychologist and Accredited CAT Supervisor, I have much experience of integrating relational approaches to the supervision of a range of psychotherapies.  For those who might wish to undertake formal training in CAT at a later date, it is worth bearing in mind that as I am an accredited CAT supervisor you may be able to submit two completed cases under my supervision as counting towards the eight cases required to complete the practitioner level CAT training.  Please note that this is always at the discretion of the relevant course director.   

CAT theory and practice is accessible and intuitive and in my experience supervisees without prior CAT experience are usually able to understand and integrate the approach without difficulty.  

We meet fortnightly, with the expectation of a minimum six-month commitment.  Maximum group size of three.  The cost is £45 each, representing good value for money for a rich supervisory and CPD opportunity.  If you are interested and would like to discuss further, please get in touch with Robert Watson by email [email protected] or by phone 07941027765.  One to one supervision is also available if preferred. 

I’ve included some feedback from previous supervisees who experienced my relational approach to supervision.

“I have known Robert for several years in his capacity as my supervisor and also attended his workshops in the past. Robert has helped me immensely in my work as a Cognitive Psychotherapist to understand and formulate patterns within the therapeutic relationship and how to effectively address them in a sensitive and supportive manner. Robert has both clinical and theoretical expertise which I found invaluable in helping me confidently manage relational factors that arise in practice.” – Vanessa Papas, CBT and CAT Therapist. 

“Rob has provided clinical supervision to me over a number of years. Rob’s supervision is extremely supportive and caring, allowing me to explore challenging aspects of the therapy process safely and without judgement.  A focus on the interpersonal aspects of the client’s presentation in supervision has helped my CBT practice enormously. It has provided a reflective space to explore my own observations and feelings that arise during the therapeutic work and given me greater confidence in exploring relational factors with the client directly.”  –  Dr Stella Christofides, Clinical Psychologist.