CAT Practitioner Training year 2

CAT Practitioner Training year 2

The Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Training Year 2 course is the second part of a two year training package that is accredited by Australian and New Zealand Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ANZACAT) and is based on international standards set by International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association (ICATA) for the training of CAT practitioners. This course has been designed for clinicians and mental health professionals working across a range of public or private counselling and mental health settings who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in Cognitive Analytic Therapy with the aim to become an accredited CAT Practitioner.

  • Course components

    The CAT Training Year 2 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 participants to deliver approximately 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. Participants with suitable existing CAT supervision arrangements can request to continue these as part of the course. Participants who are unable to attend supervision face to face can request to participate via Skype (or equivalent internet package). They will require suitable equipment to do so (computer with microphone and camera). Participants must have access to suitable clients as well as permission from their workplace to offer CAT interventions under supervision.

    Assessment involves appropriate participation in the training days and in supervision, and satisfactory completion of two assignments during the course. The first is a written case study and the second is either a theoretical essay or the equivalent in the form of a teaching seminar delivered to the Year 2 group during the course. These assignments will be discussed during the first two days of the course, and guidelines and due dates will be provided. Please see the CAT Training Year 2 Course Outline below, under the heading 'Downloadable forms', for further details. Participants must be current members of ANZACAT. Places are limited.

  • Eligibility

    Participants must have successfully completed a Year 1 CAT training course in Australia or New Zealand (or the equivalent) within the past three years and be able to demonstrate this. 

  • Downloadable forms

  • Dates

    Each day will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm – registration commences at 9:15am

    Days 1 & 2 – Thursday, 7 and Friday, 8 February 2019

    Days 3 & 4 – Thursday, 2 and Friday, 3 May 2019

    Days 5 & 6 – Thursday, 18 and Friday, 19 July 2019

    Days 7 & 8 – Thursday, 14 and Friday, 15 November 2019

  • Location

    This course is delivered at Orygen Youth Health, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville 3052. If you would like to receive this training at a location outside of Melbourne please contact us on to discuss your requirements.

  • Cost

    First installment $4,175 1 February 2019
    Second installment $4,175 1 July 2019
    Total $8,350  
  • To apply

    Applications for 2019 are now closed.

    To submit a late application, please complete and return an application form to