Saturday 18th July 2020 10:00 – 16:00
Drake House, 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
One day workshop cost: £128 + booking fees / Limited early-bird until 18th April 2020 or sold out £109+ booking fees /discount for Wimbledon Guild counsellors and trainee counsellors £100
While Carl Rogers discussed the importance of the 'core conditions' in counselling and therapy, clients often claim that what is also therapeutic is being seen at the point of their need rather than at the point of service availability. In this workshop, I will discuss the nature, principles and practice of single-session and one-at-a-time therapy that has been developed to provide a response to that need and to reflect the fact that the most frequent number of sessions that clients have internationally is '1'. I will make the point that single-session and one-at-a-time work is best viewed as a mindset rather than as an approach and will stress that SST/OAAT can be practised by therapists using their preferred orientation. I will demonstrate my approach to this way of working with volunteers from the audience who seek help for current issues that they are prepared to discuss in front of an audience of their peers.
Windy Dryden is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has authored or edited 230 books. His current interests are in single-session and very brief interventions within a therapy and coaching context. Relevant publications include: ‘When Time is at a Premium’ (Rationality Publications, 2016), ‘Single Session Integrated CBT: Distinctive Features’ (Routledge, 2017) and ‘Very Brief Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching’ (Routledge, 2017). His book, ‘Very Brief Therapeutic Conversations’ (Routledge, 2018) is focused on work he has done conducting live demonstrations of therapy/coaching in front of an audience that last 30 minutes or less. He has done more than 300 such demonstrations all over the world.
His latest books are, ‘Single-Session Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques’ (Routledge, 2019) which outlines the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of the single-session mindset and ‘Single-Session One-At-A-Time Therapy: A Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach’ (Routledge, 2019) which presents an REBT perspective on SST/OAAT.
His goal is to disseminate SST/OAAT with the hope that it might help provide help at the point of need within the NHS, a form of IAPT where the ‘I’ stands for ‘Immediate’.