Using Cognitive Analytic Therapy Concepts to Resolve Conflict

Using Cognitive Analytic Therapy Concepts to Resolve Conflict

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Provided by The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy

What is CAT understanding?

Cognitive Analytic therapy (CAT) was developed for use within the NHS to help difficult clients but has now far extended beyond this remit. CAT has been described as putting the best parts of all the therapies into one coherent whole. CAT looks at the relationships both between self to other, and self to self, to work out how change gets stuck or sabotaged. The concepts behind this use of relationships can be used to help examine what contributions both sides make to creating or diffusing conflict and how to constructively manage conflict using these ideas.