Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Supervision Masterclass 2019


This workshop is for experienced CAT supervisors who have completed the CAT Supervisor Training Level 1. 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

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.

Presenter bio

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).


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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