Certificate Part 1 (CSST Part 1) in Single-Session Therapy with Professor Windy Dryden

Can be taken as an individual course or as a part of:

0 days 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Course Brief

This Certificate is the first in the world in Single Session Therapy and consists of two modules: CSST Part 1 and CSST Part 2.

CSST Part 1 and Part 2 are in the process of applying for Approval by The British Psychological Society and such Approval is anticipated to have been achieved by the commencement of the course.

Completion of CSST Part 1 and Part 2 is a pre-requisite to being accepted for training Supervision with Professor Dryden prior to eligibility for Accreditation by the Association of Single-Session Therapy (ASST)

IMPORTANT: To secure a place on CSST Part 1 and Part 2 applicants MUST (1) Book a course place AND (2) Submit a completed application form downloadable from here (PDF) and email it to info@sds-seminars.com. No place is secured until BOTH are received AND confirmation is sent by SDS Seminars

Who can do the Certificate?

  1. those whose practice is based on helping people through some form of “professional talking relationship” and who already have professional indemnity insurance for people based talking professions
  2. anyone who is able to obtain professional insurance from companies like Oxygen Insurance, for what they call “people based professions”, which they list and is very broad covering Coaches, Educational Consultants, Mediators, as well as those in the more recognised and established psychology professions - http://www.oxygeninsurance.com/professional-sectors/s/

Course Numbers

Course applicants will train in cohorts of 16 students only. The first cohort (20CSST1A) is the group that fully completes CSST Part 1 and CSST Part 2 on the dates currently indicated on this website. This cohort receives automatic FREE first year membership of ASST, and is able to use the title “ASST Founding Member” for life, assuming they fulfil continued membership requirements.

Course Structure

CSST Part 1

CSST Part 1 consists of 27 hours of lectures (inc. Q & A) plus 3 hours of tutorials. All of these are conducted in person with Professor Dryden via Interactive Webcast. The first cohort of students will be required to attend all lectures live and will not be able to access lectures as recordings on other dates. Subsequent cohorts of students will attend online recordings of the lectures. All cohorts will be required to attend Live Tutorials with Professor Dryden.

To obtain CSST Part 1, delegates must attend all 27 hours of lectures before CSST Part 1 can be awarded. Attendance by the first cohort must be on the days and times specified below. Should delegates be unable to attend any lecture or tutorial for any reason they will be able to access these at subsequent opportunities but will not be able to obtain CSST Part 1 until full completion.

Subsequent cohorts can attend at times of their choice but must attend all 27 hours over a 3-4 week period from the time of registration. All students must attend three tutorials to obtain CSST Part 1.

CSST Part 1 Course structure, dates and times and booking

CSST Part 1 Dates and times (Further detail in Outline Tab)

All lectures occur as follows:

1 hour teaching/tutorials: 14.00-15.00 (London time)
2 hour teaching/tutorials/demonstrations: 14.00-16.00 (London time)
3 hour teaching/tutorials: 14.00-17.00 (London time)

Date: 15 June 2020
Topic: Introductions and Expectations & What is SST: Nature, Origins and Developments
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 16 June 2020
Topic: Overview of the Principles and Practice of SST (1)
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 22 June 2020
Topic: Overview of the Principles and Practice of SST (2)
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 23 June 2020
Topic: Demonstration of SST: I
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 24 June 2020
Topic: Doubts, Reservations and Objections (DROs) to SST: I
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 29 June 2020
Topic: Tutorial
Length in hours: 1 Hour

Date: 30 June 2020
Topic: Understanding the Context of SST
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 1 July 2020
Topic: The Suitability Question (for Clients and Therapists)
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 2 July 2020
Topic: Demonstration of SST: II
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 6 July 2020
Topic: Understanding the Process of SST
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 7 July 2020
Topic: Setting-Up SST and Helping Both of You to Get the Most Out of the Session
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 8 July 2020
Topic: Tutorial
Length in hours: 1 Hour

Date: 9 July 2020
Topic: Demonstration of SST: III
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 13 July 2020
Topic: What Gets Covered in a Session?
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 14 July 2020
Topic: Disseminating SST
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 15 July 2020
Topic: Doubts, Reservations and Objections (DROs) to SST: II
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 16 July 2020
Topic: Tutorial
Length in hours: 1 Hour

Date: 16 July 2020
Topic: Course Review and Next Steps
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 15 June 2020
Topic: Introductions and Expectations
Length in hours: 1 Hour

Date: 15 June 2020
Topic: What is SST: Nature, Origins and Developments
Length in hours: 1 Hour

  • Single session or more?
  • SST by default or design
  • Freud
  • Adler and Freud
  • Bloom
  • Talmon
  • Talmon, Hoyt and Rosenberg
  • Slive and Bobele
  • Young
  • Dryden

Date: 16 June 2020
Topic: Overview of the Principles and Practice of SST (1)
Length in hours: 2 Hours

  • Help at the point of need vs. at the point of availability
  • The therapist’s mindset in SST
  • The client’s mindset in SST
  • SST as a way of delivering services
  • Why offer SST?

Date: 22 June 2020
Topic: Overview of the Principles and Practice of SST (2)
Length in hours: 2 Hours

  • The goals of SST
  • The principles on which SST rests
  • When does SST thrive and when does it wither?

Date: 23 June 2020
Topic: Demonstration of SST: I
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 24 June 2020
Topic: Doubts, Reservations and Objections (DROs) to SST: I
Length in hours: 2 Hours

  • Identification and discussion of DROs held by trainees

Date: 29 June 2020
Topic: Tutorial
Length in hours: 1 Hour

Date: 30 June 2020
Topic: Understanding the Context of SST
Length in hours: 2 Hours

  • Discussion of the contexts in which trainees work and how these may impact on SST
  • SST as described on therapists’ websites
  • How context impacts on the delivery of SST

Date: 1 July 2020
Topic: The Suitability Question (for Clients and Therapists)
Length in hours: 2 Hours

  • Who is SST for?
  • Is SST for all therapists?

Date: 2 July 2020
Topic: Demonstration of SST: II
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 6 July 2020
Topic: Understanding the Process of SST
Length in hours: 2 Hours

  • Pre-therapy
  • Beginning
  • Middle
  • End
  • Follow-up

Date: 7 July 2020
Topic: Setting-Up SST and Helping Both of You to Get the Most Out of the Session
Length in hours: 2 Hours

  • Help-seeking roles
  • Responding to the person’s first contact
  • Preparing for the session
  • When the preparation is enough

Date: 8 July 2020
Topic: Tutorial
Length in hours: 1 Hour

Date: 9 July 2020
Topic: Demonstration of SST: III
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Date: 13 July 2020
Topic: What Gets Covered in a Session?
Length in hours: 2 Hours

  • Getting the session off to a good start
  • Creating and maintaining a focus
  • Understanding the nominated problem
  • Goal-setting
  • Facilitating change and identifying a solution
  • Rehearsing the solution in the session.
  • Developing an action plan
  • Identifying and dealing with possible obstacles to change
  • Bringing the session to a close
  • Follow-up

Date: 14 July 2020
Topic: Disseminating SST
Length in hours: 2 Hours

  • What should be disseminated?
  • How should it be disseminated?
  • Dissemination: An example

Date: 15 July 2020
Topic: Doubts, Reservations and Objections (DROs) to SST: II
Length in hours: 2 Hours

  • Dealing with lingering DROs among trainees
  • DROs held by therapists generally

Date: 16 July 2020
Topic: Tutorial
Length in hours: 1 Hour

Date: 16 July 2020
Topic: Course Review and Next Steps
Length in hours: 2 Hours

Association of Single Session Therapists (ASST) & SST Accreditation

Association of Single Session Therapists (ASST)

A new Association of Single Session Therapists is currently being established by Professor Windy Dryden & Professor Paul Grantham. This will be an umbrella body for single session therapists of whatever modality. Details to follow

Association of Single Session Therapists:

Members (open to all) £25 a year,

Qualified Members (those who have completed the Certificate 1 and 2) £50 a year,

Accredited Members £65 a year

SST Accreditation

SST is assessed and conferred by ASST.

Requirements

  1. Completion of CSST Part 1
  2. Completion of CSST Part 2
  3. Supervision of clients commences after CSST Part 1 and CSST Part 2 have been completed. 25 SST sessions with clients. 12 of those sessions should be supervised in some form with W.D. (Group or Individual), 6 of the SST sessions should be supervised by individual supervision by WD. Supervision every 4 weeks (1 month).
  4. An assessed session recording and transcript will be required as part of the Accreditation application. The applicant will be required to provide a written commentary of the session as part of the transcript. Written permission will be required from the client

Reaccreditation: Every 3 years with evidence of completed CPD in the form of training and regular monthly supervision

Supervision costs: £ 150 per hour individual supervision, £75 per person for group supervision (2 hours up to 4 supervisees)

Course Tutor

Prof Windy Dryden
Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies

Windy Dryden, Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London was one of the first people in the UK to be trained in CBT, and was the first Professor of Counselling in the UK.The author or editor of 200 books and over 700 scholarly articles on CBT and Counselling – from “The Handbook of Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy” through to “Ten Steps To Positive Living”.

He offers a uniquely informed perspective on CBT and psychotherapy as its practiced today and where it is heading in the future.