Developing the manual
Dawn, Natalie and I worked together to revise the CAT clinicians’ manual to make it more accessible to family members. We then had six families pilot the manual: they all had open conversations with us about revisions that could improve it further. We developed an accompanying video to demonstrate key concepts and strategies and moved on to formally study the impacts of the revised manual.
Further feedback from this study, and from several parents who reviewed a draft of the manual, was integrated to create the final product.
We sincerely hope that this tool helps you on your recovery path if you are struggling with mental illness, or with helping you to better support your loved one, if that is your role.