What qualifications do CAT therapists have?
ACAT accredited CAT therapists usually only start their training in cognitive analytic therapy after they have already qualified and practiced in a different profession. Examples include psychologists, counsellors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, music therapists, art therapists, drama therapists, nurses, social workers, GPs and CBT therapists. Most applicants have had considerable experience in talking therapies before courses consider them for CAT training. ACAT oversees and accredits all the training courses in CAT in the UK.
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