History of C a T

History of C.A.T (cognitive analysis therapy)

Anthony Ryle,Director of Sussex   university health service from 1964-1986

C.A.T was founded by Anthony Ryle , ( born 1927 Brighton) educated at Oxford and University college ,Brother of Nobel prize winner for astronomy Martin Ryle and   son of Miriam (Scully) Ryle and John Ryle ( 1889-1950 - Regius of physics at Cambridge university )   His father   was a renowned Physician and epidemiologist, who   become   Physician   to King George V household from 1932-1936 and was active during the war helping   Jewish   scholars escape Germany and Austria. Most famously was the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1950) who is widely considered to be one of the most important figures in philosophy since Immanuel Kant (http://www.iep.utm.edu/wittgens/) and who did   actuly study here in Manchester at the Victoria University of ,Manchester.   Ludwig   came from a very wealthy family and his father   was a patron to the arts who commissioned artists such as the French sculpture   Auguste Rodin and the painter   Gustav Klimt to paint his daughter,Margaret for   her wedding portrait   in 1905  
Anthony Ryle followed his father into medicine and qualified as a GP in 1949 and worked as a doctor In North London. He later trained as a psychotherapist and was heavily influenced by Bakhtin a Russian philosopher and literary critic and in particular Vygotsky a Belarusian   psychologist, who wrote much about cognitive developments with children and developed   ideas such as Z.P.D (zonal proximal development) www.mrkeenan.com/?p=658

and scaffolding.
Methods that are still used today in therapy and teaching etc and considered to be fundamental in cognitive developments.Vygotskys describes Z.P.D as   “the distance between the actual development level as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development as determined through problem solving under adult guidance or in...