Single Session Thinking

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Single Session Thinking (SST) is an approach which makes the most of each encounter with clients by treating each contact, but especially the first, as though it may be the only contact.

This fully self-paced online course, taught by Australia’s key developers and proponents of SST, Professor Jeffrey Young and Pam Rycroft, provides solid grounding in SST. It will introduce you to the research and clinical observations underlying SST and will take you through a variety of practical applications of the model.


Key facts

Course category
The Bouverie Centre
Option 1 Online (start anytime) 3-months' accessOnline (On demand)
7 hours (self-paced online learning)
There are no prerequisites for this short course
Certificate of Completion

On completion of SST, you will have an understanding of:

  • The history, development and theory of SST
  • How to translate SST into practice
  • The SST practice guidelines
  • How an SST session unfolds, including pre- and post-session events
  • How to implement SST into your own practice and/or organisation

You will receive resources for implementing SST in your own practice and/or your organisation, including:

  • Implementation guidelines
  • Tips and action plans
  • Diverse practice examples
  • Advice based on years of experience

Course modules:

Module 1: Introduces SST

Module 2: Translates SST into practice

Module 3: Unpacks the practice principles and techniques of SST

Module 4: Provides a simulated video example of SST in action, from start to finish, from intake to follow-up

Module 5: Provides references and tools to aid and support implementation of SST into practice, in your work and organisation


Relevant audience

Professionals, including counsellors, therapists, case managers, team leaders and managers who are interested in understanding and/or applying an SST approach. This can either be applied in their individual clinical practice or as a treatment modality within their agency.

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