This training offers a focus on the skills and practice relevant to Single Session Therapy. Participants will practice establishing reasonable outcomes for a single conversation and will share, discuss, and consult on skills, approaches, and methodologies for asking questions, managing limited time and expectations, and practicing grounding in working with complex situations. This course offers opportunities to learn and practice single session skills in different contexts, paying special attention to power dynamics and social location. The sessions will include interaction, learning, reflection, and practice.
- Identify key elements of effective single session therapy.
- Implement a Single Session Conversation Guide.
- Manage time effectively and compassionately in Single Session Therapy.
- Develop sensitive and realistic goals with clients in the context of a single session.
- Use techniques to remain grounded and attentive in clinical, single session situations.
Who Should Attend
This course will benefit mental health practitioners who frequently engage in stand- alone brief conversations with clients, and is designed for practitioners working in brief service delivery formats such as mental health walk-in-clinics, crisis or outreach services, school settings, and community-based mental health organizations.
Course Dates & Format
March 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2024
1:00pm – 4:00pm ET
This is a 12-hour training. This course consists of four 3-hour interactive virtual sessions using Zoom.
Instructor: Alesya Courtnage, MA, RP, CCC
Alesya received a Masters of Arts degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 2001 and has been practicing as a psychotherapist in different mental health settings ever since. In 2008 Alesya attended her first workshop in the Solution Focused Approach and fell in love with the hope, optimism and respect that drives this way of working with others. Currently, Ontario is the epicentre of mental-health walk-in clinics and her clinical work in this area inspired Alesya to become interested in the potential of Single Session Therapy both as a service delivery model and as an effective clinical intervention. This passion has led her to both lead and attend trainings in Single Session Therapy around the world. She has provided training to hundreds of front-line staff and continues to act as a consultant to many agencies across Canada. Alesya is currently completing a PhD in Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her area of research is connected to risk management and the integration of brief and traditional service delivery models.
Individual course fees below.
Member Fee: $300.00 + $39.00 (HST) = $339.00
Non-Member Fee: $375.00 + $48.75 (HST) = $423.75
Group Registration: Save 20% off individual fees with a group registration of 4 or more participants. Download the group registration form HERE.
Continuing Education Information
Continuing Education Credits available from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). This Course has been evaluated by the CCPA at 12 CEC hours.
Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance at their discretion when participants submit the course outline and certificate.
This is available as an in-person or virtual in-service training and customized to suit your needs.