Single session therapy: 6 principles to keep in mind

In recent years, much of the information, research and innovations regarding Single Session Therapy have come directly from the application field of walk-in centers.

It is no coincidence that today’s article focuses on the 6 fundamental principles of clinical practice adopted within the Community Counseling Center in San Antonio (Texas), masterfully summarized by Slive and Bobele (2011). The authors managed to condense a wide range of levels and concepts: both of theoretical / epistemological and technical / operational origin.

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Intervista a Michael Hoyt / Interview with Michael Hoyt



Today we are going to meet Michael Hoyt, one of the founding fathers of Single Session Therapy, together with Moshe Talmon and Robert Rosenbaum.

In this interview, conducted by Vanessa Pergher, Michael Hoyt tells us in depth his point of view on Single Session Therapy, outlining some of its main principles.

Moreover, in a very optimistic way, he lists some future perspectives of this kind of therapy.

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Single session therapy for families: the Bouverie Center

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Can Single Session Therapy be used with families?
Yes, and that’s what Bouverie Center has been doing for twenty-five years.

When I went to Melbourne, Australia ten months ago, I did it to learn about TSS from what, in my opinion, is the Center that has been able to integrate it best, both in terms of structure and technical and application development.

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The single session for pathological gambling

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Can a single session be enough to significantly improve the problems of pathological gambling? And can it be just as effective as longer treatments?

Asked Tony Toneatto, of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (Canada), who conducted research approved by the Research Ethics Board of the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, and which was then published in 2016 in Addictive behaviors, with the title Single session interventions for problem gambling may be as effective as longer treatments: Results of a randomized control trial.

Here is a summary of the study and its results.

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Single session therapy in history: Bloom’s guidelines

If you follow these articles you have seen one thing: several therapists of different approaches over the years have supported, experimented and implemented principles and practices later found in Single Session Therapy.

An example of this is Article 11 known psychotherapists who adopt the principles of the Single Session.

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A SST service for children, adolescents and families: the ROCK

How can Single Session Therapy be integrated into an institution that provides mental health services for children, adolescents and families?

Continuing the path of discovery of the different contexts in the world in which the logic of the walk-in is applied in integration with the Single Session Therapy, in this article we will focus on a particular service present in Ontario, the Reach Out Center for Kids (ROCK ), whose characteristics and type of experience are very interesting with respect to the objective we have dealt with so far, namely that of rethinking the way of conceiving psychological intervention and the management of mental health services.

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