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Cognitive Analytic Supervision

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Preface Acknowledgements List of contributors Section 1: CAT supervision: theory, process and evidence Chapter 1 CAT supervision: a relational model Deborah Pickvance Chapter 2 The Healthy Supervisor: a CAT understanding of the process of psychotherapy supervision Annie Nehmad Chapter 3 The CAT model and the practice of CAT supervision Eva Burns-Lundgren Chapter 4 What makes supervision helpful? A review of research Carolyn Lawson Section 2 Challenges in relational supervision Chapter 5 Clinical and ethical challenges in relational supervision Deborah Pickvance and Glenys Parry Chapter 6 The use of the CAT model in the supervision of CAT therapists working with borderline personality disorder Liz Fawkes and Val Fretten Chapter 7 Are narcissists a special case? Narcissism and supervision Annie Nehmad Chapter 8 Intercultural supervision: acknowledging cultural differences in supervision without compromise or complacency Jessie Emilion and Hilary Brown Section 3 Methods and tools of supervision Chapter 9 CAT group supervision: the social model in action Jane Blunden and Hilary Beard Chapter 10 Using CAT mapping in relational supervision Steve Potter Chapter 11 Integration of competency assessment into CAT supervision: a practical guide Stephen Kellett and Dawn Bennett Chapter 12 Using mindfulness in CAT supervision Elizabeth Wilde McCormick Chapter 13 The microcosm in CAT supervision Jason Hepple Section 4 Supervision in different contexts Chapter 14 The supervision relationship in a training context Yvonne Stevens Chapter 15 Supervising non-CAT therapists Mark Westacott Chapter 16 Supervising CAT consultancy in mental health teams Angela Carradice Chapter 17 Supervising CAT with young people Louise K. McCutcheon, Lee Crothers, Steve Halperin Chapter 18 Dilemmas in relational supervision in intellectual disability services Julie Lloyd Chapter 19 CAT supervision in forensic practice: working with complexity and risk Karen Shannon Appendices Appendix 1: Resources Appendix 2: ACAT Code of Ethics and Practice for Training and Supervision Appendix 3: Competence in CAT measure (CCAT)

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Deborah Pickvance is a UKCP registered cognitive analytic psychotherapist, an accredited supervisor and trainer in cognitive analytic therapy. Her experience of psychotherapy supervision spans thirty years; this includes supervising therapists and supervisors practising in many different settings at trainee and post-qualification level. She has worked in NHS psychotherapy and psychology departments, primary care and women's therapy services.


'CAT emerged from many years of practice and supervision but not from the intention of founding the new model which eventually emerged. In this book experienced CAT supervisors and teachers reflect upon their practice and consider the relation of what they do to other models. They show how CAT has continued to grow through reflection based on extensive supervised practice and reassure me that the model, drawing on the participation of therapists and patients, generates continuing development.' - Anthony Ryle, founder of Cognitive Analytic Therapy 'This superb volume, edited by Deborah Pickvance, makes a major contribution to the development of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and to the field of psychotherapy supervision in general. Although, as Pickvance makes clear, both CAT and CAT supervision have always been implicitly relational in nature, this book explicitly highlights the relational features of CAT supervision including: the centrality of the supervisory alliance, the recognition that learning takes place in a relational context, the emphasis on the supervisor's (and therapist's) use of the self, and the importance of maintaining an ongoing awareness of relational patterns being enacted by both supervisee and supervisor. Chapters present masterful overviews of a range of important areas including: mindfulness in CAT supervision, the CAT supervisory relationship, the health of the CAT supervisor, and supervision of CAT therapists working with borderline personality disorder. This book will be appreciated by CAT therapists, CAT supervisors, and both therapists and supervisors practicing a wide range of other therapeutic modalities as well.' - Jeremy D. Safran, Ph.D., Chair & Professor of Psychology, The New School for Social Research 'This book makes a very useful contribution to the field of Supervision, showing how the integrative and relational approach of Cognitive Analytic Therapy can be applied to Supervision. Supervisors of all traditions will find value in many of the thoughtful and reflective chapters in this book.' - Professor Peter Hawkins, Lead Author of Supervision in the Helping Professions and many other books ( `Cognitive Analytic Supervision makes a significant contribution to the literature on supervision. The first book to be written about supervision from a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) perspective, it brings the reader the most contemporary information about working with relational processes in supervision. With multi-professional contributions from experienced therapists, trainers, researchers, supervisors and supervisees, this is an invaluable resource for CAT practitioners and trainees as well as for those working within other models of psychotherapy. Use of clinical and supervision examples from a wide range of settings makes the material highly accessible in a way that readily can be applied.' - Linda Steen, Clinical Director, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme, The University of Manchester, co-author of Fleming, I. and Steen, L. eds., 2013. Supervision and clinical psychology: Theory, practice and perspectives. (Routledge)

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