Lee Crothers is the founder of In Dialogue and one of the first clinicians in Australia to become a practitioner of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). Lee has gone on to supervise and teach people this psychotherapy through Orygen, National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and In Dialogue.Read more
An ANZACAT approved practitioner and supervisor, Lee is part of the executive of ANZACAT (Australian and New Zealand Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy). Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a time-limited collaborative therapy whereby both the therapist and client work together on understanding how the client’s past relationships have shaped their current ones and then contributed to how they see themselves in the world. Cognitive Analytic Therapy aims to help people reflect on their patterns of relating that can be unhelpful. This can create room for change. Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) provides a non-blaming, compassionate and realistically hopeful approach, in which the client learns the model whilst reflecting on it in therapy and taking it with them when they leave. The time limit can be flexible but it is generally agreed upon from the beginning so as to keep both the therapist and client busy and goal directed.