CAT Practitioner Training: year two

CAT Practitioner Training: year two

Year two of the Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner training course develops and deepens understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of CAT. It also facilitates practice in applying CAT to more complex cases and different settings.

Who should apply

You can apply for this course if you’ve successfully completed year one of CAT practitioner training in Australia or New Zealand (or the equivalent) within the past two years and can demonstrate your eligibility.

Course components

The year two course consists of:

  • nine training days that are offered in five blocks
  • three student study sessions
  • three assignments
  • 40 sessions of CAT supervision to allow practise of CAT interventions.

As a trainee you must have access to suitable clients as well as permission from your workplace to offer CAT interventions under supervision. You will also be expected to undertake your own personal CAT experience at some point during the two years of training. This can be a mini-therapy experience or a 16-session CAT intervention.

The aim is to become competent in delivering CAT interventions. You may need to continue under supervision to complete the required number of supervised cases or complete further assignments. This may continue beyond the two years of the course to reach the level of competence required by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ANZACAT).

Course dates and assessment

Information about workshop dates, assessment requirements and due dates are detailed in the year two course outline and course schedule.

Note that places are limited. In addition, depending on trainee numbers, the CAT practitioner training year one and year two courses may not run consecutively each year.


The CAT practitioner training course is delivered at Orygen, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville 3052. This may change to an online format in certain circumstances.


The cost for year two of the course is $10,990 paid in two instalments. This includes weekly CAT supervision. A discount is available for all clinicians working in Victorian public mental health services.

To apply

Applications for 2024 close at 9am on Wednesday 11 October 2023.

To apply, complete the course application form and email to [email protected].

We'll let you know the outcome of your application in early December 2023.

If you have any questions about the CAT practitioner training course or application process please send us an email.