The CAT practitioner training year one course consists of eight training days that are usually offered as four, two-day workshops (see dates below), and 40 sessions of CAT supervision to allow practice of CAT interventions. The aim is for students to deliver a minimum of four individual CAT interventions under qualified CAT supervision across the year.
In most cases the CAT supervision is offered in small groups that meet weekly. Students with suitable existing CAT supervision arrangements can request to continue these as part of the training course.
Students who are unable to attend supervision face-to-face can request to participate via Zoom (or equivalent online platform). They will need a computer, laptop or tablet with internet access and a working camera and microphone. Students must have access to suitable clients as well as permission from their workplace to offer CAT interventions under supervision.
Assessment involves attendance and appropriate participation in training and supervision, as well as satisfactory completion of three assignments during the year. Two written assignments will be set during the training course; a reflective essay and a written case study. In addition, students will be required to give a case presentation to the year one training group. These assignments will be discussed early in the training course, and guidelines will be provided. All the components of year one must be passed satisfactorily in order to move into year two of the course. Further details about the assessment requirements and due dates are provided in the year one course outline and course schedule. Places are limited.
It is expected that all students will be trainee members of ANZACAT during their CAT practitioner training. Students must apply for membership of ANZACAT once accepted into the training course.