Ms Yvonne Stevens
Senior Lecturer DClinPsy (Academic Lead/Convener CAT Foundation Accreditation)
Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK
I am Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) psychotherapist, lecturer and supervisor.
I am Convener for the CAT Foundation Accreditation Course on the DClinPsy.
My interest is bringing creativity to psychotherapy, supervision and training and I have been invited to edit a book on this subject for publication in 2023 as part of a series of books on CAT.
BSc Human Sciences, Psychology & Philosophy: University of Surrey 1979
PGDip. in Applied Social Studies: WLIHE 1981
MSc Mental Health Studies: University of London 1995
Advanced Psychotherapy Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy: UMDS 1994
CAT Supervisor Accreditation: ACAT 1995
I trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) with Dr Anthony Ryle at St Thomas' Hospital, London from 1989-1995. I have been a CAT therapist, psychotherapy lecturer and training supervisor with Devon Partnership NHS Trust for 20 years, and also in private practice. I have a long-standing role as associate lecturer and assessor on the RCPsych. Psychotherapy Module with the Peninsula Medical School. I have supervised, taught and assessed trainees throughout the South West on all levels of CAT training courses and I co-convene an annual national residential training event for CAT trainers and supervisors. My publications include a chapter on “Supervision in a Training Context” in “Cognitive Analytic Supervision: A relational approach.” (2017) Pickvance, D. (Ed), and I have had three chapters accepted as co-author in the “Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Analytic Therapy” (in publication).
External Engagement and Impact
Chair of the ACAT Examination Board from 2019
ACAT National Examiner for Supervisor Training from 2019
Member of the ACAT Training Committee
Member of the CAT & Embodied Mind Special Interest Group
Invited lectures & workshops
NZCAT Training: Creativity in CAT
Cornwall CAT Practitioner Training: Reformulation Skills, Creativity and Endings
Peninsula Medical School: Psychotherapy Module
SWales CAT: Introduction to Marking and Feedback for New CAT Asssessors
ACAT Annual Conference 2013
ACAT Trainers and Supervisors Annual Event from 2015 to date
CAT SouthWest CPD events 1999 to date
Relational Skills CAT Supervisor Training: 2020 & 2021