Levels of Membership

There are three levels of membership of ANZACAT. These are ‘Practitioner’, ‘Trainee’ and ‘Associate’ member of ANZACAT. The criteria required for membership at each level are as follows:


In order to be approved for membership of ANZACAT as a CAT Trainee, the applicant must demonstrate that he or she is currently enrolled in or has already completed a 6-month CAT Skills Training Course, and intends to or is currently working towards CAT Practitioner level of membership with ANZACAT.


In order to be approved for membership as an Associate of ANZACAT, the applicant must demonstrate that he or she has completed at least a short introductory workshop on CAT and is interested in supporting ANZACAT and it’s aims, but is not currently continuing to train towards Practitioner level of membership.


In order to be approved by ANZACAT as a CAT Practitioner, the applicant must demonstrate that he or she has satisfied the following criteria or equivalent:

  • Completed 8 CAT cases under ANZACAT (or ACAT) accredited CAT supervision.
  • Completed 120 hours (approx. 15 days) of theoretical training. It is likely that this would be made up of a combination of;

– 40 hours (6 days) of training as part of a 6-month ANZACAT accredited CAT Skills course

– 80 hours (approx. 9 days) made up of a combination of approved whole day workshops (e.g., by visiting ACAT trainers) , or seminars, 1-2 hour sessions (e.g., journal club, case presentations)

– We recommend that trainees keep a ‘Training Log’ in order to substantiate the training hours completed. No more than 50% should be seminars.

  • Ability to deliver CAT to a high standard, as evidenced by presenting for examination and passing two case studies. At least one of which should be written up, and the second could be either written or presented to peers in a training day.
  • Ability to demonstrate a reasonable theoretical understanding of CAT, as evidenced by presenting for examination and passing a written piece of work. This could be an essay in which the trainee reflects on the process of learning CAT, reformulation, etc. or an article on some aspect of CAT suitable for publication.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for self-reflection and an understanding of how one’s own roles and procedures can be enacted in the therapy and with others. This would be evidenced by the completion of a personal 16-session CAT therapy. A shorter reformulation experience or a personal ‘Learning Log’ appraised in a collaborative therapeutic conversation with an accredited CAT practitioner could be explored as another alternative to face to face therapy for sixteen sessions where this is not available.

Note: individual assistance may be available to those wishing to apply for this level of membership.