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BT12 Short Course 59 – Making the Most of One Hour: Walk-In Counseling Services – Arnold Slive, PhD

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Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2012
Arnold Slive, PhD
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Dec 09, 2012
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Walk-in counseling services allow clients to attend a session of therapy without waiting for an appointment. Many are seen for only one session. Research consistently indicates that “one” is the modal number of sessions for all models of therapy and that single sessions are highly effective. This workshop describes therapy, research, strategies, and techniques for making single sessions, whether planned or not, as effective as possible. Emphasis will be on the application of these principles in a variety of walk-in services.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Utilize interviewing strategies that promote single session change.
  2. Apply single session principles in a walk-in clinic.
  3. Plan walk-in services in private practice and agency settings.

*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.