Advanced Single Session Therapy
Advanced Single Session Therapy - This workshop has been CANCELLED
March 6 and 7, 2014
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $275
Instructor: Scot Cooper
It’s not unlikely that if you work in single session or walk-in therapy contexts you have had the experience of being taken to the ceiling of your skillset. You may have struggled to know how to proceed or have felt off course in the conversation. Those are not times to be disheartened but rather times in which we can see the people consulting us as our unpaid teachers or supervisors. Those are the times through reflection and practice that we are invited to stretch our skills, develop our creativity, or perhaps explore undiscovered country in therapeutic conversations.
This workshop provides a venue in which to further extend your single session therapeutic skills. Working with segments of transcript, scenario discussions and video review we will explore options for proceeding amidst various levels of complexity. Participants will be introduced to a practice continuum assisting to make visible the tensions and pulls in single session conversations inviting critical reflection during the conversation. We will also explore a quality assurance/outcome measure specific to single session therapy that holds us accountable to our practice intentions and further informs our own professional growth.
It is recommended that participants have completed the introduction to single session therapy and have experience at walk-in clinics or other time-constrained contexts. We invite all participants to come with a specific area of focus to explore during our time together. There is a limited space available for this workshop to ensure participants have opportunity for discussion and practice.
Areas for exploration include:
extending our listening for a wider range of entry points to possibility
increasing our repertoire of questions to expand entry points into meaningful 'counter stories'
ways to respond given the complexity of stories involving the experience of trauma, separation/
divorce, bullying, problem eating, self-harm, parent- teen conflict
a focus on the art and poetics in crafting 'take-home documentation'
ideas for tracking and continually improving your skill set related to single session conversations
NOTE: It is highly recommended that you take the Single Session Therapy workshop, or equivalent, before attending this workshop.