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BT16 Workshop 24 - Single Session Therapy: When the First Session May Be The Last - Michael Hoyt, PhD

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Workshops |  Single-Session |  Brief Therapy |  Therapist Development
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2016
Michael Hoyt, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2016
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The most common length of treatment is one session. In this workshop, guidelines will be presented for recognizing which patients are most likely to benefit from a single session and how we can provide it successfully. A structure will be presented for organizing the specific tasks and skills involved in different phases of therapy (pre-, early, middle, late, follow-through). Case examples, some on videotape, will illustrate brief therapy techniques applicable in a one-session-at-a-time therapy and in the course of longer treatments. The discussion will highlight productive attitudes, methods for finding a focus, ways of facilitating and utilizing clients' strengths, and application to workshop participants' own clinical cases. The presenter is the co-originator of the Single Session Therapy approach and has published widely and presented numerous workshops on brief and single session therapy.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of basic features of brief therapy.  
  2. Recognize tasks and skills associated with different phases of treatment.
  3. Identify guidelines for single session therapies.
  4. Describe numerous single session interventions.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of application to participants' own clinical cases.

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



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Michael F. Hoyt, PhD, is a psychologist in independent practice in Mill Valley, California. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including most recently Brief Psychotherapies: Principles and Practices, Therapist Stories of Inspiration, Passion, and Renewal: What’s Love to Do with It?, and (with M. Talmon,) Capturing the Moment: Single Session Therapy and Walk-In Services. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and has been honored as a Continuing Education Distinguished Speaker by both the American Psychological Association and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, as a Contributor of Note by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, and is a recipient the prestigious APF Cummings Psyche Prize for lifetime contributions to the primary role of psychologists in organized healthcare.