Cognitive-analytic Therapy - Active Participation in Change: New Integration in Brief Psychotherapy by Anthony Ryle
Cognitive-analytic therapy (CAT), is an integrated model for understanding neurotic and personality disorders and for conducting psychotherapy. It could be described as the application of psychoanalytic understanding and of some psychoanalytic techniques within a framework, and with additional treatment methods derived from cognitive psychology and psychotherapy. This book is a guide to the use of CAT in clinical work, and also addresses the underlying theoretical issues. The ideas and methods are illustrated with a large amount of case description, with writing from therapists and patients, and with some directly recorded material from sessions.