Train in CATT For PTSD & Complex Trauma

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Children’s Accelerated Trauma Technique (CATT) Training For Mental Health Practitioners & Teams

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


Want to better help young people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD? Interested in learning holistic, collaborative and evidence-based trauma therapy skills? Looking to contribute to your professional CPD requirements with training in an effective trauma-focused intervention?

At Trauma Psychology Training we provide courses in Children’s Accelerated Trauma Technique (CATT) to mental health professionals, teams and whole organisations that work with children, young people and adults who have experienced childhood trauma.

CATT fits within UK NICE guidance (2018) and World Health Organisation guidelines (2013) for treating child PTSD and complex PTSD. Our courses are delivered face-to-face or online in an accessible format, so you can begin applying this well established  trauma therapy in your therapeutic practice straightaway once you successfully complete a 2-day course.

 

2024 Course Dates

CATT for PTSD & Complex Trauma

Mar 14-15


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

Apr 19-20


London
  • 2 days in-person
  • half day e-learning
  • 9am - 5pm
  • 5 Richbell Place, London WC1N 3LA

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

 

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!

What Will I Gain From A CATT Course?

 

  • A conceptual and clinical understanding of PTSD, complex PTSD and its neurobiology
  • Familiarity with how PTSD manifests in children and adolescents
  • Learning all 12-steps of the CATT protocol in detail
  • Learn creative ways of engaging with traumatised children and adolescents
  • An opportunity for experiential supervised practice in a safe and supportive environment
  • Confidence to use CATT to treat PTSD and C-PTSD
  • 18 CPD hours

What Is CATT?

 

CATT is an integrative trauma-focused therapy that blends cognitive behavioural theory with creative arts methods, that takes a holistic, client-centred and human rights approach to treatment.

CATT was developed by Dr Carlotta Raby, a clinical psychologist and creative arts therapist in 1997, as a response to the need for a targeted trauma-focused therapy for children and adolescents with complex trauma and PTSD symptoms who had experienced abuse, genocide and acts of war. 

Initially developed for children aged 5 upwards, but now used with individuals of all ages, CATT is a 12-stage protocol that facilitates the processing of trauma memories through creative arts techniques, rather than purely talking. This helps the person to remain emotionally regulated whilst expressing and working through their trauma memories. 

CATT includes establishing safety and stabilisation prior to trauma memory processing, as well as facilitating post-traumatic growth and recovery. Children and adolescents with childhood trauma treated using CATT have shown rapid and maintained improvement in PTSD and complex trauma symptoms. As a qualified therapist or mental health professional, you and your team can train in CATT to help children and young people overcome PTSD and complex trauma.
 
 

 Pricing

CATT Course

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

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

Who Can Train In CATT?

 

Mental health professionals working in a variety of settings are welcome to attend the CATT for Complex Trauma & PTSD course. CATT has been of use to professionals working in private practice, the NHS, schools, NGOs and charities, social services, youth offending teams, refugee and asylum seeker projects, specialist trauma services and many more settings.

All applicants must be mental health professionals who are fully qualified, registered and hold professional indemnity insurance that covers working therapeutically. Eligible UK mental health practitioners include:

  • Arts Therapist (Art Therapist, Music Therapist, Dramatherapist)
  • CBT Therapist
  • Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Counsellor
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Mental Health Occupational Therapist
  • Practitioner Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Psychotherapist

Please see here for full eligibility criteria. For mental health professionals practising outside of the UK, please contact us to discuss your eligibility to train in CATT

 

How Is the Training Structured?

 

You can choose an in-person or online course. All CATT For PTSD & Complex Trauma Courses are delivered live over 2 full days, with additional e-learning to complete at your own pace in advance.

All courses are delivered live by two trainers, and include step-by-step training in all 12 stages of the CATT protocol, experiential practice, alongside case study videos and group exercise. 

For teams wanting in-house training, we can come to you, or provide the training online, it’s your preference. You can also make a group booking for a set number of places on any of our upcoming open courses, Please contact us directly for our group rates.

 
 

How CATT Can Help Your Practice

 

Valuable Resource For Trauma Memory Processing Through Creative Arts

Trauma can be difficult, and sometimes impossible, for children to communicate and work through verbally, which is why CATT includes expression through creative arts.

Adaptable Methods For Each Individual
The CATT training provides you with 12 steps that can be adapted and adjusted to the requirements of each individual client, to treat PTSD or complex trauma. Due to this, CATT is widely applicable and simple to implement. Following CATT treatment, many children and young people have seen rapid and sustained recovery.

Understand PTSD And Complex PTSD
Training in CATT will give you a clear and usable knowledge of the ways PTSD and complex trauma can manifest in children and young people, including the neurobiology of how trauma affects the brain. Our training will also contribute to you or your employee’s ongoing professional development and education requirements. 

 

Training For Whole Teams & Organisations 

We can deliver the CATT training exclusively to your staff team or whole organisation, either in-person or online, whichever you prefer. You also have the option to make a group booking for a batch of places on one of our advertised course at our reduced group rates.

Speak to us directly to let us know your training needs and discuss our in-house and group packages.

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