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Developing a competence framework for cognitive analytic therapy

Parry, G; Bennett, D; Roth, AD; Kellett, S; (2020) Developing a competence framework for cognitive analytic therapy. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice 10.1111/papt.12306. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the development and summarizes the content of a competence framework for delivery of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT). DESIGN: The framework was developed using the evidence-based method developed by Roth and Pilling (2008, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 129). METHODS: A review of the CAT outcome literature identified where CAT interventions had evidence of efficacy. Standard texts on CAT were primary sources for details of theory and practice. This process was supported by an expert reference group (ERG). The role of the ERG was to provide professional advice on areas where the evidence base was lacking, but where CAT interventions were commonly used by therapists trained in the model. RESULTS: A framework was produced and structured in terms of core knowledge, core skills, and meta-competences (which require therapeutic judgement rather than simple adherence to a treatment protocol). CONCLUSIONS: The framework enables trainees, service users, service managers, and commissioners to better understand a) the core features of CAT and b) what competences need to be in place for CAT to be skilfully delivered in practice. PRACTITIONER POINTS: It is possible to define the core competences of CAT. Whilst generic competences are important, there are five CAT-specific domains of competence. The CAT-specific competences reflect the three-phase structure of the therapy: reformulation, recognition, and revision.

Type: Article
Title: Developing a competence framework for cognitive analytic therapy
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/papt.12306
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12306
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2020 The Authors. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Psychological Society. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Keywords: cognitive analytic therapy, psychotherapy, therapist competence
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Surgical Biotechnology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10110694
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