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Cognitive Analytic informed Therapy for self-Harm (CATCH)

06 September 2019

This study is designed to evaluate a brief (two-session) therapy for people who self-harm. This intervention is based on principles of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), which is a therapy that helps individuals think about any patterns of thinking or behaving that might impact on their difficulties. The aim of this study is to answer questions about whether the therapy is acceptable to clients and whether a larger trial might be feasible in the future.


Ethical approval

This study was approved by an NHS research ethics service in March 2019

About the researcher

Dr Peter Taylor is a senior clinical lecturer and clinical psychologist based at the University of Manchester. His research includes investigating the psychological factors that lead to self-harm and looking at the effectiveness of psychological therapies for these difficulties.

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