Single-Session Therapy by Walk-In or Appointment

Administrative, Clinical, and Supervisory Aspects of One-at-a-Time Services
Michael Hoyt, Monte Bobele, Arnold Slive, Jeff Young, Moshe Talmon
Routledge 2018
ISBN 9780815362388


Single-Session Therapy by Walk-in or Appointment is based on the idea that one session is often all a client will need and choose to attend. The option of a single-session responds to the growing need for greater accessibility and responsiveness of mental-health services. With considerable data supporting both the demand for and the effectiveness of walk-in and by-appointment single sessions, the field is expanding rapidly.

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 is an essential title for clinicians, program developers, and policy makers interested in providing the effective, client-responsive, economic option of one-at-a-time single-session therapy on a walk-in or by-appointment basis.  

Table of Contents

Section 1: Editors' Introduction

1. Single-Session/One-at-a-Time Walk-In Therapy
Michael F. Hoyt, Monte Bobele, Arnold Slive, Jeff Young and Moshe Talmon

Section 2: Administrative

2. The Three Top Reasons Why Walk-In Single Sessions Make Perfect Sense
Arnold Slive and Monte Bobele

3. Single-Session Therapy: The Misunderstood Gift that Keeps On Giving
Jeff Young

4. Change in the Winds: The Growth of Walk-In Therapy Clinics in Ontario, Canada
Karen Young

5. Twenty-Five Years of Walk-In Single Sessions at the Eastside Family Centre: Clinical and Research Dimensions
Janet Stewart, Nancy McElheran, Harry Park, Bruce Maclaurin, Cindy Fang, Margaret Oakander and Alexandra Robinson

6. The Walk-In Counseling Model: Research and Advocacy
Leslie Josling and Cheryl-Anne Cait

7. Development of a Single-Session Family Program at Child and Youth Mental- Health Services, Southern Melbourne
Rachel Barbara-May, Paul Denborough and Tess McGrane

8. Single-Session Therapy in the Majority World: Addressing the Challenge of Service Delivery in Cambodia and the Implications for Other Global Contexts
John Miller, Jason Platt and Kevin M. Conroy

9. Walk-In Counseling Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul: The Magic of Our Model for Clients and Volunteers.
Mary Weeks and Lori Zook-Stanley

Section 3: Clinical

10. The Eternal Now: On Becoming and Being a Single-Session Therapist
Moshe Talmon

11. Single-Session Therapy: Stories, Structures, Themes, Cautions, and Prospects
Michael F. Hoyt

12. One…Two…Three Ways to Help You Today: Therapeutic Models in a Single-Session Therapy Program
Monica Barnes, Patricia Carruthers and Maja Gigovic

13. Working Within the Client's Cultural Context in Single-Session Therapy
Terry Soo-Hoo

14. Coming In for Tune-Ups: A Family's Experience of Episodic Long-Term Single-Session Therapy at the Bouverie Centre, Melbourne
Karen Story

15. Westside Stories: Walk-In and Single-Session Therapy in San Antonio
Monte Bobele, Chrystal Fullen, Brittany Houston, Ashlee Martinez, Lacey Moffat and Jeanette Santos

16. Single-Session Walk-Ins as a Collaborative Learning Community at the Houston-Galveston Institute
Susan Levin, Adriana Gil-Wilkerson and Sylvia Rapini De Yatim

17. Co-Crafting Take-Home Documents at the Walk-In
Scot Cooper and "Ariane"

18. Coincidence Favors the Prepared Mind: Single Sessions with Couples in Sweden
Martin Söderquist

19. Terapia Breve Sin Cita: Collaboration with a Marginalized Community in Mexico City
Irma J. Rodriguez

20. Reflections on Providing Single-Session Therapy in Post-Disaster Haiti
Brian Guthrie

21. Some Ways to End an SST
Michael F. Hoyt and Robert Rosenbaum

Section 4: Supervisory

22. The First Time: Teaching Skills that Prepare Interns and New Therapists for Walk-In Counseling
Joanna Bedgood

23. Supervision and the Single-Session Therapist: Learnings from Ten Years of Practice
Sandy Harper-Jaques

24. Capturing the Moment in Supervision
Pam Rycroft

Section 5: Editors' Conclusion

25. Walk-In and By-Appointment Single Sessions Now and in the Future
Michael F. Hoyt, Monte Bobele, Arnold Slive, Jeff Young and Moshe Talmon

Michael F. Hoyt, Ph.D., is a psychologist based in Mill Valley, California. One of the originators (with Moshe Talmon and Robert Rosenbaum) of the Single Session Therapy approach, he is the author of Brief Therapy and Beyond and numerous other publications.

Monte Bobele, Ph.D., is professor emeritus at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. He coedited (with A. Slive) When One Hour is All You Have: Effective Therapy for Walk-In Clients.

Arnold Slive, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. He coedited (with M. Bobele) When One Hour is All You Have: Effective Therapy for Walk-In Clients.

Jeff Young, Ph.D., is the director at the Bouverie Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, where he and his team have trained thousands of professionals in the use of single-session therapy and helped many agencies implement SST services.

Moshe Talmon, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist based in Israel. He is a lecturer at Tel Aviv University. One of the originators (with Hoyt and Rosenbaum) of the SST approach, he is the author of Single Session Therapy: Maximizing the Effect of the First (and Often Only) Therapeutic Encounter.

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