1st Edition

Cognitive Analytic Therapy Distinctive Features

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Distinctive Features offers an introduction to what is distinctive about this increasingly popular method. Written by three Cognitive Analytic Therapists, with many years’ experience, it provides an accessible, bitesize overview of this increasingly used psychological therapy. Using the popular Distinctive Features format, this book describes 15 theoretical features and 15 practical techniques of Cognitive Analytic Therapy.

    Cognitive Analytic Therapy will be a valuable source for students, professionals in training and practising therapists, as well as other psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health professionals wishing to learn more about the distinctive features of this important therapy.

    Table of Contents

    PART 1


    Chapter 1: Development of Cognitive Analytic Therapy

    Chapter 2: Development of Reciprocal Roles

    Chapter 3: Development of survival strategies

    Chapter 4: Contribution of cognitive theories

    Chapter 5: Contribution of object relations theories

    Chapter 6: Dialogic perspective

    Chapter 7: Procedural Sequence Object Relations Model

    Chapter 8: Multiple Self States Model

    Chapter 9: Transference and countertransference

    Chapter 10: Structure of CAT and the three R’s

    Chapter 11: Reformulation

    Chapter 12: Recognition

    Chapter 13: Revision

    Chapter 14: Ending

    Chapter 15: Empirical Matters

    PART 2

    Chapter 16 Therapeutic Stance

    Chapter 17 Suitability for CAT

    Chapter 18 Assessment and Case Conceptualisation

    Chapter 19 Writing a reformulation letter

    Chapter 20 Mapping

    Chapter 21 Development of the "Observing Eye"

    Chapter 22 Developing Exits

    Chapter 23 Developing Healthy Reciprocal Roles

    Chapter 24 When therapy gets stuck

    Chapter 25 Ending and writing a goodbye letter

    Chapter 26 Working with Complexity

    Chapter 27 The versatility of CAT

    Chapter 28 Group work

    Chapter 29 Indirect work

    Chapter 30 Afterthoughts


    Claire Corbridge is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CAT practitioner and supervisor. She has extensive experience of working in adult mental health services in the NHS. 

    Laura Brummer is a Clinical Psychologist, CAT practitioner and supervisor working in the NHS in Mental Health Services and in private practice.

    Philippa Coid is a Consultant Psychotherapist who has been treating people with CAT for over 25 years. She also has extensive experience as a CAT trainer and supervisor.