Single Session Thinking - Families with Children and Youth

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Learn to adapt Single Session Thinking principles to working with families with children aged 5–17 years.

Narrated by clinical child psychologist Professor Jenn McIntosh, Single Session Thinking: Families with Children and Youth (SST FCY) builds upon the learnings of the self-paced online course, Single Session Thinking (SST).


Key facts

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

What will you learn?

In SST FCY, you will have the opportunity to learn to adapt SST principles to working with families with children, aged 5–17 years, who present with behavioural, social, and emotional difficulties. The content will draw on the current peer-reviewed research on childhood internalising and externalising conditions. On a practical level, this course shows ways in which you can incorporate a single session approach into family work with children present in the room.

You can expect interviews with leading family therapists and resources to help you implement these practices in your work. The program also features clinical insights from Karen Story and Dr. Paul Denborough, leading practitioners in this space.

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

  • The foundations of SST
  • How to apply SST to work with families with children and youth
  • Use the mental health research evidence to support SST working with families
  • How to engage young people with SST-friendly strategies and resources

Course modules:

Module 1: Be introduced to SST and its underpinnings in family therapy and systems thinking, and learn about the rationale, family and service benefits, and evidence for SST FCY

Module 2: Build your foundations of SST FCY using Family Systems Theory and techniques, and develop the skills for applying SST to work with families in the childhood years

Module 3: Use the research evidence on childhood mental health disorders to support SST with families

Module 4: Learn to have meaningful engagement with children, adolescents and their families and pick up practical strategies and tools for working with them in a session

Module 5: Hear Bouverie therapists reflect on working with families with children and adolescents and find out how you can make the most of a single conversation


Relevant audience

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

Contact The Bouverie Centre

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