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Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

 Like most other behavioral psychotherapeutic models, CAT supposes that a person’s aim-directed activity is the consequence of ordered sequences of aim generation, environmental evaluation, plan formation, action, evaluation of consequences and, if necessary, remedial procedural revision.  

Psychopathology develops when some procedures continue because of revision errors.  CAT uses the jargon of “traps”, “dilemmas” and “snags” to define these procedural “flaws”.