ANZACAT Executive

The ANZACAT Executive Committee oversees the strategic direction of the association’s vision and mission. Key responsibilities include setting policies, accrediting training programs, practitioners, and supervisors, and fostering research in CAT. The committee also facilitates professional networking, supports ethical practice standards, and advocates for the therapeutic approach in various clinical settings. By guiding ANZACAT’s initiatives and collaborations, the executive committee plays a vital role in advancing the practice and understanding of CAT in Australia and New Zealand.

The ANZACAT executive group meet every two months. Please see events page for AGM minutes.

2024 Executive Committee Members

Chair- Ally Waite

Vice Chair- Lee Crothers

Secretary – Matthew Cartwright

Treasurer- Ben McKechnie

Non office bearing members – Louise McCutcheon , Jen O’Brien and Bianca Levis


Minutes of exec mtgs 2024: ANZACAT exec mtg 14022024

Clinical Standards Training Committee

The purpose of the ANZACAT Clinical Standards and Training (CST) committee is to support the mission and vision of ANZACAT by developing a framework and guidelines for all levels of CAT training and CAT supervisor training held in Australia and New Zealand.

The CST committee:

– ensures that ANZACAT guidelines and standards are consistent with the International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association (ICATA) guidelines

– accredits and approves whether CAT training and CAT supervision courses held within Australia and New Zealand (or in other countries by members of ANZACAT) meets the ANZACAT standards

– reviews and approves applications for membership of ANZACAT, and applications for accreditation by ANZACAT as a CAT Supervisor

– is responsible for setting up structures and mechanisms to ensure that CAT practice is conducted within the Code of Ethics and Practice, and that all CAT Training courses and supervision are also conducted within the Code of Ethics for Supervision and Training

– reports back to the ANZACAT Executive committee on a regular basis.

Conference & Professional Development Support Committee

ANZACAT Conference & Professional Development Support Committee is an operational committee and works under and reports to the ANZACAT executive.  It aims to be comprised of at least five  ANZACAT members, with at least one being a representative of the ANZACAT Executive.   Members are elected at the AGM.

Its purpose is to:

  • plan and coordinate a bi-annual conference as a means of providing a platform for sharing information and enhancing skills and knowledge in relation to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and enabling networking between ANZACAT members.
  • Review and approve professional development requests seeking endorsement by ANZACAT and to advertise through ANZACAT

It also welcomes and will endeavour to seek and respond to feedback from ANZACAT members.  If you have feedback please email the Chair of the Committee.

Chair Email:

Chair:  Jennifer O’Brien

Website Committee

The website committee is responsible for the establishment, management, and upkeep of the ANZACAT website. The committee welcomes feedback on the website, particularly if you are experiencing issues.

ICATA Representatives

Person and Job Specification for ICATA Delegates

ICATA is a federation of national associations for the development, promotion, and regulation of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Each national association chooses two delegates to the ICATA Executive

The ICATA executive meets by phone conference or internet up to six times a year and one of these meetings is its Annual Executive Meeting and is ideally conducted face to face.

The national delegate to ICATA should be a senior, leading or experienced member of the CAT community who is:

  • Familiar with the development of CAT in that country, involved in CAT as a trainer and/or supervisor
  • Closely involved in the CAT community
  • Keen to see an open and collaborative development of CAT
  • Can take part in the ICATA executive meetings

The national delegate, in co-operation with his or her co-representative from his or her country, will also be willing and able to participate in some aspects of the work of ICATA.

They will report back to their national association about the work of ICATA and act as an ambassador, go-between, and catalyst to help strengthen the ties between countries.

The ICATA delegate has a role in establishing and maintaining good standards of practice in CAT and encouraging innovation, research and development in CAT which is both consistent with the general values and aims of ICATA and the CAT model but also responsive to the particular realities of work in the home country.