Course

COMM-SST

Solution Focused Single Session Therapy

Walk-in and single session therapy and counselling are increasingly used as effective ways to provide useful, meaningful, "just-in-time" and "one-at-a-time" services to a wide range of clients in a variety of settings.

Research confirms that single sessions are effective for children, adolescents, and adults, produce high rates of client satisfaction, and can have long-lasting results.

This experiential course will provide participants with a comprehensive foundation in the elements and skills of brief therapy that define and inform the Solution-Focused approach to single session therapy and counselling.  This includes defining and developing the single session mindset, how Solution-Focused Therapy is one of the best fits for Single Session Therapy (SST), the research supporting SST, the assumptions and practitioner stance of SST, step-by-step guidelines and techniques for applying the elements of solution-focused therapy to SST, and micro-questions for conducting effective single session therapy. 

PLEASE NOTE: The SFBTC Program is undergoing a programmatic review over academic year 2023-2024, and courses have been scheduled up until August 2024 at which point the Program and courses will pause. More information will be shared as we near the end of the Program Review period. 

What You'll Learn

Single Session Therapy (SST) and counselling operates from the assumptions that each session is a whole, potentially complete entity in itself; that the power is ultimately in the client; that all you really have is now; and that helping people make small changes can lead to significant and lasting changes after one session.  This workshop offers opportunities to learn and apply these powerful and empowering assumptions and their accompanying techniques to your work with a variety of clients in a range of settings.  Interactive presentations, video-recorded examples of single sessions, and experiential exercises will be used to create an engaging, enjoyable, useful, and challenging learning experience.

PLEASE NOTE: The SFBTC Program is undergoing a programmatic review over academic year 2023-2024, and courses have been scheduled up until August 2024 at which point the Program and courses will pause. More information will be shared as we near the end of the Program Review period. 

Learning Outcomes

This course intends to provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Understand and recognize the foundational elements of brief therapy that support solution-focused single session therapy & counselling
  • Recognize and apply the single session mindset in brief sessions with clients
  • Recognize and apply the assumptions, stance, and techniques of the solution-focused approach to single session therapy & counselling
  • Understand and apply the single session framework, techniques, and skills to client interviews using step-by-step guidelines
  • Understand the research supporting the effectiveness and benefits of Single Session Therapy & Counselling

Notes

This course may count as an elective credit for those enrolled in the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy & Counselling Certificate Program. 

Status

Available

Delivery

Online

Price

$415

Hours

12.0

Course can be applied towards

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy & Counselling: Elective Courses

Full Course Details

Section Title:

Solution Focused Single Session Therapy

Enrolment Session:

2024 Late Summer

Type:

Online

Total Hours:

12.0

Days:

Thu, Fri

Location:

Online

Time:

9:00AM to 4:00PM

Instructors:

Dates:

08 Aug 2024 to 09 Aug 2024

Delivery Option:

Online

Schedule & Location:

Course Fee(s):

$415

Section Note(s):

Registration deadline: August 1, 2024, 11:59pm EST

Please note: This course will take place virtually online. You will need a device connected to the internet to access the online learning platform and conference platforms from a browser.

There will be both synchronous and asynchronous components of the course, which means that there will be times (between the scheduled course times above) that you will be live synchronously with the class and course facilitator and there will also be activities planned during that time that you can complete independently while offline. More details will be provided closer to the start date of the course. 

PLEASE NOTE: The SFBTC Program is undergoing review over academic year 2023-2024. The anticipated SFBTC Program renewal launch is September 2024. 

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