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Single-Session Therapy by Walk-In Or Appointment: Administrative, Clinical, and Supervisory Aspects of One-at-a-Time Services

About the Course:

Single-Session Therapy by Walk-In or Appointment is based on the finding that one session is often all a client will need and choose to attend. The option of single-session responds to the growing need for greater accessibility and responsiveness of mental-health services. This book includes many clinical examples and cultural nuances, as well as discussions of recent research, training and supervision, and implementation and administrative arrangements.

This course is based on the book, Single-Session Therapy by Walk-In Or Appointment: Administrative, Clinical, and Supervisory Aspects of One-at-a-Time Services created by Michael F. Hoyt, Ph.D., Monte Bobele, Ph.D., ABPP, and Arnold Slive, Ph.D. in 2018.

Publication Date:

1st May 2018

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Michael F. Hoyt, Ph.D.
Michael F. Hoyt, Ph.D. is a psychologist based in Mill Valley, CA. One of the originators of the SST approach, he was a staff member at Kaiser Permanente for more than 30 years. He has been honored as a Continuing Education Distinguished Speaker by both the American Psychological Association and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.
Monte Bobele, Ph.D., ABPP
Monte Bobele, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor Emeritus at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. He introduced the walk-in/single session model to OLLU's Community Counseling Service over 20 years ago. He has taught graduate courses and trainings in single-session therapy in the U.S., Mexico, Australia, and Canada.
Arnold Slive, Ph.D.
Arnold Slive, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Texas. He is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow as well as an Approved Supervisor for more than 25 years. He is a Fullbright Specialist and coeditor of When One Hour is All You Have: Effective Counseling for Walk-In Clients (2011).

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC
Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define single-session/one-at-a-time therapy.
  2. Cite examples of the effectiveness of single-session/one-at-a-time therapy.
  3. List multiple clinical presentations in which single-session/one-at-a-time therapy has been utilized.
  4. Recognize single-session/one-at-a-time therapy as a model of service delivery, and list at least 2 therapeutic approaches that can be utilized within this model.
  5. Discuss the importance of cultural sensitivity when providing single-session/one-at-a-time therapy.
  6. List at least 2 types of take-home documents that can be utilized within the single-session/one-at-a-time framework.
  7. Describe the use of reflecting teams in clinics utilizing single-session/one-at-a-time therapy.
  8. Summarize key knowledge and competencies taught to supervisees learning single-session/one-at-a-time therapy.


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Course Material Authors

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Course Creator: Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC

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