Cognitive analytic therapy: developing its theory and practice via attachment theory

@inproceedings{Jellema1999CognitiveAT,
  title={Cognitive analytic therapy: developing its theory and practice via attachment theory},
  author={Anna Jellema},
  year={1999}
}
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) makes scant reference to Attachment Theory, despite many similarities. It is argued that the theoretical basis of CAT is not yet fully integrated, and that current attachment theory can contribute to CAT's thinking about motivation, the origin of procedures, the therapeutic relationship and abusive relationships. Attachment theory should influence CAT theory regarding developmental issues and reactions to loss; some suggestions are made for improved CAT practice… CONTINUE READING