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