CAT with Borderline Personality Disorder


Cat Workshop

NSWIPP in association with The Psychotherapies Education Association and the NSW RANZCP Section of Psychotherapy

Presents a Masterclass Workshop with:

Dr. Carol Gregory

Cognitive Analytic Therapy with Borderline Personality Disorder

Sunday 11th October 9.30 am - 1.00pm

Following last year’s successful workshop ‘Using Cognitive Analytic Therapy with older people’, Dr Gregory returns to present a study morning on Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Borderline Personality disorder. In this workshop she will describe the core features of the Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) model which integrates Cognitive and Behavioural understanding with Psychoanalytic Object Relations theory. After a brief review of Borderline Personality Disorder she will describe the Cognitive Analytic Multiple States Model of Borderline Personality Disorder, illustrating this using clinical material. The workshop will also introduce the audience to recent academic work showing CAT’s usefulness in an NHS clinical service for personality disorder.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy
CAT is a brief, user-friendly relational therapy, generally lasting 16 or 24 weeks. It is applicable to a wide range of psychological problems including depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, medically unexplained symptoms, eating disorders and personality disorders seen in the National Health Service. It is a particularly useful model for understanding the symptomatology and behaviour of individuals with borderline personality disorder and assisting mental health teams in managing the challenges of working with this group of patients.
The CAT model integrates development theory, psychopathology and therapy. And owing to its core relational grounding it is being increasingly applied to team contexts/systems, enabling a ‘common language’ for team formulation/practice.

Dr Carol Gregory works as a community and consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in Cambridge and as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in the department of Liaison Psychiatry where she works with adult patients of all ages. She has extensive experience of using Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in both clinical settings.
She trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Australia and the UK and also trained as a Cognitive Analytic Therapist in the UK. She was the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Tutor for the Cambridge and Peterborough training scheme from 2003-2008 and is the current Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Psychotherapy tutor for Suffolk, part of the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust Training Scheme.
To register online please click on link below:
(30c booking fee applies)
Direct Debit Details: Bank: St George; BSB: 112-879; Account No: 041219957
Account Name: NSW Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
For more details contact Lyndall Rees: or 0406 975 434
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