Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
Who is Cognitive Analytic Therapy for?
How Does CAT Work?
What the Research into CAT Says
Cognitive Analytic Therapy was developed to facilitate the NHS’ need for a short term therapy with fast results, applicable to a wide variety of the population. Since its conception, CAT research has shown positive outcomes after therapy for abuse victims and self-harmers. Researchers and practitioners suggest the usefulness of CAT results from the adaptable nature of the therapy, and the focus on therapeutic co-operation along with the use of taught problem-solving methods. CAT is also a suggested therapy of choice for Borderline Personality Disorder by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
There is a growing but still far from adequate evidence base for Cognitive Analytic Therapy with a particular lack of randomised controlled trials (the most rigorous way of determining if a cause-effect relationship exists between therapy and outcome).
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