About

Cathie Long

Cathie Long is an award winning, highly acclaimed independent social worker, expert witness, and trainer. She works primarily with ‘disabled’ children/young people and their families to secure appropriate Education, Health and Care Plans, ensuring delivery of a person-centred, needs-led social care provision. She is the social care advisor to the PDA Society and a partner with Sunshine Support. With an MA in Autism, Cathie decided to train in Transactional Analysis to enhance both her professional and personal development. She has recently completed her second clinical year as a trainee psychotherapist with Contact Point in Bristol. Cathie has written soon to be published practice guidance, on behalf of the British Association of Social Workers, on Fabricated or Induced Illness using Transactional Analysis to highlight and support professional practice. Following her own diagnoses of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity ‘disorder’ (ADHD) in her mid-fifties, Cathie is developing a post-diagnostic therapeutic service to support others who have been missed and/or misdiagnosed. Cathie lives in West Wales. She has four children, two of whom are neurodivergent. She enjoys sea swimming, walking on the beach, writing, and evolving into being her fun-loving, uniquely quirky self.

In this workshop, Neil and Cathie will present their ideas about the Adult, with the…
Many Autistic people are misdiagnosed with borderline/emotionally unstable personality disorder with professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists,…
In this workshop Cathie will talk about the non-medical model of what it means to…