Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology

Upcoming events and workshops


Two-day Cognitive Analytical Therapy Skills Workshop (University of Kent)

Date: Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 May 2019
Time: 10.00-16.30
Audience: This course is suitable for counsellors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and others interested in learning more about Cognitive Analytic Therapy as a response to mental health problems.
Book online: Book here

The general aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the principles and practice of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).

We will provide an opportunity for participants to try out the methods and evaluate their interest in CAT. 

CAT is a time limited therapy approved by ‘NICE’ as helpful in working with personality disturbance. We will discuss CAT’s integrative approach to psychological therapies and mental health work. We aim to cover:

  • The underpinnings of CAT theory
  • The structure of the therapy and the tools
  • CAT’s understanding of problem patterns of relating
  • Reciprocal roles and Mapping
Location: University of Kent, Canterbury campus
Course leaders: Sara Casado and Paul Johanson
Registration fee: £300 per person
Contact: For more information please contact Jackie Fotheringham on +44(0)1227 824804 or email J.C.Fotheringham@kent.ac.uk


Understanding Adult Firesetting and Available Treatment for the Fire and Rescue Service (University of Derby)

Date: Monday 30 April 2019
Time: 10.00-16.00
Audience: This training has been specifically developed for the Fire and Rescue Service.
Book online: Book here

Firesetting research typically focuses on apprehended individuals detained in prisons or mental health settings. However, recent research with individuals who have not been formally identified by the authorities highlights that approximately 25% of adults in the UK report a history of deliberate firesetting post age 10 years. Such individuals tend to have a family history of deliberate firesetting and report that having increased fire safety knowledge would have prevented them from igniting fires.

The University of Kent has specifically developed workshops that provide Fire and Rescue Service professionals with the opportunity to learn from leading experts. Attendees will learn about the characteristics and motives of both apprehended adult deliberate firesetters and also adolescent and adult deliberate firesetters who have not come to the attention of the authorities.

The workshop also provides a brief overview of the available interventions for apprehended adult firesetters, and of how the Fire and Rescue Service can collaborate with other services to deliver effective interventions.

Location: University of Derby
Course leader: Dr Emma Barrowcliffe
Registration fee: £150 per person. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Contact: For more information please contact Jackie Fotheringham on +44(0)1227 824804 or email J.C.Fotheringham@kent.ac.uk


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Last Updated: 13/03/2019