Training in Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique (CATT)

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Children’s Accelerated Trauma Technique (CATT) for PTSD & Complex Trauma

Support Children And Adolescents With Complex Trauma & PTSD To Heal From Their Adverse Childhood Experiences

Do you, or your team, work with children and adolescents who have complex trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Would you like to develop your skills and learn an evidence-based trauma therapy that helps young people heal from childhood trauma?

CATT is an integrative trauma-focused therapy that fuses cognitive behavioural theory with creative arts methods and human rights principles, creating a holistic child-centred intervention that helps children and adolescents overcome PTSD and complex trauma. Most trauma-focused therapies have been created for adults and then adapted for children and adolescents. But as young peoples’ mental and emotional capacities to process trauma memories are different to adults, that’s where CATT is different.

Developed alongside children and adolescents, CATT fits with UK NICE guidance (2018) and World Health Organisation guidelines (2013) on treating children and adolescents with PTSD and complex trauma. CATT helps young people to process their traumatic memories in a safe, child-friendly way.

CATT For PTSD & Complex Trauma enhances your therapeutic practice to help children and adolescents heal from childhood trauma and reclaim a happier and more stable future.

 

A Trauma Therapy For A Brighter Tomorrow

Created specifically for children and adolescents, CATT is a UK NICE guidance and WHO guidance compliant therapy that takes a holistic approach to treating complex trauma and PTSD

 

Here’s what previous delegates have to say…

 

Jo McQuillan
Jo McQuillan
Fantastic training, great delivery and good mix of learning and practical use of new skills.
Lucy Wainwright
Lucy Wainwright
Really enjoyable course. Depth and breadth of information and plenty of pactice time.
Emily B
Emily B
My colleagues and I were so pleased to be able to attend the excellent training on CATT. The training was extremely engaging and inspiring and we are looking forward to working with our patients using the CATT techniques.
A Hearn
A Hearn
Really brilliant course, it's a full 2 days but very very good The course theory is backed up throughout with demonstration videos which really solidifies your learning. The tutors are so knowledgeable. I am really looking forward to adding this new tool to my toolkit, am so glad I did it.
Jac
Jac
Inspiring training delivered professionally on line. Enjoyed the break-out rooms and met some really interesting people. Can definitely recommend this two day training.
Gina Gomez
Gina Gomez
I was delighted to attend the CATT online training course after having seen the wonderful impact of CATT on children during one of my clinical psychology training placements. I am extremely interested in the value of play in therapeutic approaches, so CATT fits the bill perfectly. It is a child-centred, non-stigmatising and effective approach. The training I attended was thoughtful, professional and experiential and the trainers were approachable and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this course.
Sharon Twigg
Sharon Twigg
The CATT training we excellent! Great resource booklet, fabulous tuition on the theory and practice as well as group work. The pace and level of teaching was perfect. I felt really enabled to try the method out safely online with other colleagues on the course. I have used the method successfully now with young people and teenagers in CAMHS who could not tolerate EMDR or TF-CBT due to the intensity of their symptoms. It has also worked well with kids with Autism, using toy figures or Lego. This method is now one of my top 3 go-to tools for trauma. Thank you :)
FELICITY SIMMONS
FELICITY SIMMONS
Many thanks to both Carlotta and Dominic for running such a brilliant and informative course. It was a clear and wonderful way to understand the neurobiology of how trauma affects the brain and to see such clear examples of how to use CATT training with young people. This intervention is now my first choice of protocol for working with complex trauma and PTSD. I would highly recommend this course!

The Benefits Of CATT For PTSD & Complex Trauma…

 

Developed Specifically For Children With Childhood Trauma
CATT is highly effective as it’s one of the few trauma-focused therapies developed specifically for children and adolescents from the ground up. 

CATT uses creative arts methods of emotional expression and communication that make it straightforward for children to process their trauma memories in a safe, effective way.

Adaptable For Each Individual Child
Not everyone is the same. CATT is intrinsically child-centred in its approach to treatment. 

CATT’s 12-stage process allows each stage to be adapted to each child’s individual needs in order to achieve maximum benefit. 

Gives Children The Tools To Process Their Traumatic Experiences
Talking about  trauma is often impossible or extremely difficult for someone with PTSD or complex trauma, as they get quickly overwhelmed. 

CATT’s 12-stage approach starts with facilitating safety and stabilisation, before using creative arts methods alongside cognitive behaviour therapy techniques, that allows children and adolescents to safely process and overcome their childhood trauma memories.

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What Is Special About CATT?


CATT is an integrative trauma-focused therapy that fuses cognitive behavioural theory with creative arts methods and human rights principles, created specifically for children and adolescents, that helps them process childhood trauma memories and overcome PTSD and complex PTSD.

CATT takes a holistic child-centred approach to treatment, and was developed in 1997 by Dr Carlotta Raby, a London based chartered clinical psychologist, creative arts psychotherapist and trauma specialist.

Initially developed for children aged 5 and up, CATT is a 12-stage protocol that facilitates the mental and emotional processing of trauma memories through creative arts techniques, rather than purely talking. This helps the child to remain emotionally regulated whilst expressing and rescripting their trauma memories. 

CATT works by establishing safety and stabilisation prior to trauma memory processing, as well as facilitating post-traumatic growth and recovery.

As a qualified therapist or mental health professional you can train in CATT For PTSD And Complex Trauma

2024 Course Dates

CATT for PTSD & Complex Trauma

May 17-18


Zoom
  • 2 days live online
  • half day e-learning
  • 9am - 5pm

July 4-5


Zoom
  • 2 days live online
  • half day e-learning
  • 9am - 5pm

Sept 13-14


Zoom
  • 2 days live online
  • half day e-learning
  • 9am - 5pm


Pricing

CATT Course

Early Bird Rate
28+ days in advance
£415
£ 285
  • 2 days live training
  • half day e-learning
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CATT
Course


Full Rate
£ 415
  • 2 days live training
  • half day e-learning

CATT Course + Consult

Early Bird Rate
£475
£ 345
  • 2 days live training
  • half day e-learning
  • 30 min post-course consult
PoPULAR

CATT Course + Consult

Full Rate
£ 475
  • 2 days live training
  • half day e-learning
  • 30 min post-course consult

Why Choose CATT…

 
 An Evidence-Based Trauma Therapy

CATT complies with UK NICE guidance and World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for treating child and adolescent PTSD and complex PTSD. CATT has been used effectively by mental health professionals around the world for the last 2 decades to treat children, adolescents and adults. It’s proven to be effective.

Created For Children & Young People
CATT is a trauma-focused therapy specifically designed for children and adolescents who have complex trauma and PTSD, making it a very well tolerated and effective treatment.

Great for Continuing Professional Development/Education
Whether you’re looking to enhance your own therapy practice skills or those of your staff team, CATT adds to your therapeutic skillset, and also counts towards your annual CPD/CE requirements.

Easy, Engaging & Rewarding
Created for children, CATT used child-friendly techniques, such as creative arts, combined with cognitive behaviour theory, to make it easier for them to engage with the therapy and overcome their childhood trauma experiences.

 

 

Want To Learn More?

 
The CATT For PTSD & Complex Trauma course with give you, or your team, the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively work with children and adolescents suffering from complex trauma and PTSD.

CATT complies with UK NICE guidelines and the World Health Organisation guidance on treating child PTSD and complex PTSD.


We can offer thorough training in CATT, and on ongoing consultation services, to you as an individual, your team or whole organisation, whether you work in private practice, the NHS, schools, social services, third sector organisations, specialist mental health services or across the UK or internationally.

Start your journey today towards helping children and young people heal from child PTSD and complex trauma, and have a more fulfilling and brighter future…

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