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BT06 Short Course 33 - How Brief Does It Get? Walk-in, Single Session Therapy - Sandy Harper-Jacques, MN; Nancy McElheran, MN; Arnold Slive, PhD; Maureen Leahey, PhD

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Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2006
Sandy Harper-Jacques, MN |  Nancy McElheran, MN |  Arnold Slive, PhD |  Maureen Leahey, PhD
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Dec 07, 2006
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Immediately accessible, strengths-based, affordable, mental health services are a challenge to deliver. Walk-in, single session therapy is one solution. This presentation will discuss fundamental principles, guidelines for walk-in single session therapy and clinical examples, as well as describe two distinct settings for providing this type of mental health service.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe a framework for the provision of walk-in single session therapy.
  2. To describe three differences in the implementation of single session walk-in therapy.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Dr. Arnold Slive received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University and has been practicing for more than 30 years. He works with individuals, couples and families.

Arnie’s specialties include anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting concerns, and child and adolescent behavior issues. His approach is strength-based, assisting clients to recognize and make use of existing resources in the service of resolving life’s difficulties.

Dr. Slive is Visiting Professor of Psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. He is a clinical consultant at the Austin Child Guidance Center where he has assisted in the development of a walk-in counseling service.

His recently published book is: Slive, A. & Bobele, M. (Eds.) (2011). When one hour is all you have: Effective therapy for walk-in clients. Phoenix, AZ. Zeig, Tucker, & Thiesen.