This two day experiential workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive foundation in the elements of brief therapy that define and inform the approach, the single session mind-set including the assumptions and therapist stance, and step-by-step guidelines, techniques and micro-questions for conducting effective single session therapy. Didactic presentation, video-recorded examples of single sessions, and experiential exercises will be used to provide a comprehensive, fun and challenging training experience.
Moshe Talmon, Michael Hoyt, Arnie Slive and Monte Bobele have provided compelling evidence that many people can benefit from a single consultation and may not need anything further. Single Session Therapy (SST) operates from the assumptions that each session is a whole, potentially complete therapeutic entity in itself; that the power is ultimately in the client; that all you really have is now; and that helping people make small changes can lead to significant and lasting changes after one session. Research shows that single sessions are effective for children, adolescents, and adults, produce high rates of client satisfaction, and have long-lasting results.
Dina Bednar, MA, RMFT, RP, Dina is a registered marriage and family therapist practicing at Child and Adolescent Services, a children’s mental health clinic, in Hamilton, Ontario. She works with children, adolescents and their families, and provides ‘solution-focused’ training to staff, students and other agencies in the area. Her specialties are brief and single session walk-ins.
Geri Van Engen, M.Sc., RMFT, RP, Geri is a registered marriage and family therapist . For over 20 years Geri has been working at a children’s mental health clinic and supervising students from various universities. She supervises clinicians and supervisors for AAMFT membership, facilitates workshops at conferences and instructs at the University of Guelph.
Monday, April 25th and Tuesday, April 26th from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
At United Way, 1440 Scarth Street, Regina, SK
Cost: $285 per person (includes coffee and lunch on both days)