Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
Cognitive Analytic Therapy is a time-limited psychotherapeutic approach that integrates cognitive and analytic techniques to help individuals recognize and change negative patterns of thinking and behavior, fostering personal growth and improved emotional well-being.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a versatile and integrative psychotherapeutic approach that combines aspects of cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis, and behavioral therapy. It focuses on understanding the connection between an individual's thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and interpersonal relationships. In CAT, therapists work collaboratively with clients to identify recurring patterns and dilemmas in their lives, exploring how these patterns originated and how they affect the client's current experiences. Through structured exercises, diagrams, and shared narratives, CAT aims to increase self-awareness, providing clients with tools to challenge and change negative patterns of thinking and behaving. The therapy is typically time-limited, goal-oriented, and emphasizes the development of self-reflection and self-compassion, enabling clients to enhance their emotional well-being and interpersonal functioning.