Guest Speaker at the Symposium: Flavio Cannistrà

In today’s article we present Flavio Cannistr√† an expert on Brief Therapies and founder together with Federico Piccirilli of the first center for research and training on Single Session Therapy (Italian Center for Single Session Therapy) in Italy, as well as director of the 4th Symposium on SST to be held this year on November 10, 11 and 12 in Rome, Italy.

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Guest Speaker at the Symposium: Federico Piccirilli

In today’s article we introduce Federico Piccirilli an expert on Brief Therapies and founder together with Flavio Cannistr√† of the first center for research and training on Single Session Therapy (Italian Center for Single Session Therapy) in Italy, who promoted the realization of the 4th Symposium on SST to be held this year on November 10, 11 and 12 in Rome, Italy.

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Single-session therapy and professional development: when SST can make the profession of psychologist more effective

Time is free but it is priceless.¬†You can’t own it but you can use it.

You can’t keep it but you can spend it.

Once you lose it you can never get it back.

 (Harvey MacKay)

 

This somewhat unpredictable and difficult year is coming to an end and as often happens at the end of an adventure we find ourselves taking stock of what happened, the projects completed and those to be started .

 

Since 2017 , the year in which the Italian Center for Single Session Therapy was established , an intense path has been launched in which many research, training and dissemination activities have been carried out , all activities linked by a common thread or that of the professional development of the psychologist.

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Single-session therapy and psychotherapy

‚Äú¬†Everything will be fine in the end.¬†And if it doesn’t go well, it means it’s not the end!”

We want to start this article , letting ourselves be guided by these words attributed to John Lennon , which encourage us to look to the future with the hope of a final yet to be built!

 

With¬†today’s article¬†, in fact, we will address the issue¬†of recognizing SST¬†as¬†a form of psychotherapy , a point on which¬†clarity¬†has been made over time¬†, but which at the same time is once again being debated.

An example of how some issues can come back to the fore is well described in a 2019 article published in the Journal of Systemic Therapies entitled Recognizing Single-Session Therapy as psychotherapy , in which the authors Karen Young and Joseph Jebreen reported on a controversy that arose in Ontario , following the establishment of a new Regulatory College for psychotherapists, which had begun to not recognize the hours of Single-Session Therapy carried out by some professionals who wished to become psychotherapists as therapy.

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Post-emergency Covid-19 and single-session therapy: the impact of the pandemic on mental health in Italy

After a few months of respite we find ourselves once again tackling the issue of the Covid-19 emergency and its impact on the psycho-physical health of the people who are more or less directly affected by it.

Furthermore, the particular period we are experiencing sees us engaged in a forced coexistence with an element beyond human control , capable of making even the simplest gestures of daily life complicated.

 

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SST can be effective in the intervention with children and adolescents

With¬†today’s article¬†we try to answer a question that we are often asked in our training courses especially when dealing with the subject of the¬†category of people¬†to which it can be applied.

  

How can we respond?

The answer can only come from the studies and research carried out on SST in the different application fields and with the different categories of customers. In this regard, today we report the data of a study carried out by Perkins et al . (2006; 2008) on the application of SST with children and adolescents in mental health services .

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Another all Italian achievement. The Italian Center for Single Session Therapy has published its first research in Single Session Therapy in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family

Only a few weeks have passed since the publication of the article¬†Examining the Incidence and Clients’ Experiences of Single Session Therapy in Italy: A Feasibility Study¬†in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, a new achievement by¬†the Italian Center for Single Session Therapy¬†.

  Research on SST has been conducted all over the world, but up to now not in Italy, therefore this study represents the first international contribution of our country to Single Session Therapy .

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Single Session Therapy (SST): what is it?

Do you know that one session with the psychologist can be enough?

It may seem like a risky, audacious and out of line statement, but it is the conclusion reached by the numerous studies conducted: a single session may be enough.
How? With Single Session Therapy.

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