The main models of Single Session Therapy, starting from the works of Talmon, Hoyt and Rosenbaum, which have reported more contributions in terms of scientific literature, systematization of methodology and reports of clinical cases, and which therefore have more inspired the works of other authors and other researches, there are three.
One of the strengths of Single Session Therapy is that it is not an approach, it is a method.
Therefore, it can be integrated into virtually any form of intervention, both at the level of psychological counseling and psychotherapy.
Starting from the reflection previously carried out on the opportunity to implement a SST service within a health or social institution (public or private), we believe it may be useful to deepen the issue, reporting the results of an interesting research conducted in 2009 in a family service in Melbourne, Australia, the Bouverie Center where Single Session Work (SSW) has been implemented.
How many professionals, in recent times, are faced with the doubt whether or not to include the now much debated online consultancy among their services? How many oscillate between acknowledging the advantages of this practice (such as the greater accessibility and diffusion of psychological services) and skepticism about its effectiveness?
As you may have already guessed from the title, this article is mainly aimed at all those psychologists and psychotherapists who carry out their profession within health or social institutions (public or private), who have the desire to contribute to the improvement of their structure, both in terms of quality and effectiveness of the service, operating through innovative and effective methods of intervention, both in terms of service efficiency, reducing waiting lists and responding in a short time to as many people as possible.
How is it possible to stand out from the crowd of professionals present in our area? How can I create an offer that differs from the others?
These questions today represent a real challenge for all psychologists, both because the statistical data are not encouraging, and because the tools of marketing, and therefore of (personal) promotion, are almost never properly mastered.
Today there is something new in international literature: stepped-care 2.0.
An innovative approach is offered to a now known problem: the disparity between expressed needs and limited resources. The “innovative” answer is the use of effective but short operating methods, and the use of it means. And stepped-care 2.0 goes precisely in this direction,
So far we have mainly dealt with how to integrate Single Session Therapy into professional practice. In this article, however, we will deepen through a study carried out on the catastrophication of pain: which problems can be treated effectively through a single therapy session, also giving people the opportunity to receive treatment quickly and with reduced costs.
In today’s interview, conducted by Vanessa Pergher, we get to know Dr. Windy Dryden better, with a focus on the terms used to define this approach and what the future of SST might look like.
Is Single Session Therapy Effective with Couples?
With this question, we got in touch with Martin Söderquist, a Swedish psychologist who has been a member and director of the Couple Counseling Team in Malmö, Sweden for years, which offers Single Session Therapy services for couples.
In particular, their declination is very interesting, and has been called One Session at a Time, “One session at a time”.