Certificate Part 2 (CSST Part 2) in Single-Session Therapy with Professor Windy Dryden

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

0 days 9:00am – 5:30pm

Course Brief

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

Access to CSST Part 2 commences once a student has completed CSST Part 1. CSST Part 2 concerns student pair work practice via video conferencing, observation by other students plus feedback and assessment by Professor Dryden

Students are to pair with 2 different partners and are responsible for arranging between themselves 2 private “practices” by video conferencing. Online support will be provided regarding any issues that arise.

Access to CSST Part 2 commences once a student has completed CSST Part 1

CSST Part 2 concerns student pair work practice via video conferencing, observation by other students plus feedback and assessment by Professor Dryden

Students are to pair with 2 different partners and are responsible for arranging between themselves 2 private “practices” by video conferencing. Online support will be provided regarding any issues that arise.

Practice details: A co-coaching model is to be used whereby a real personal issue is used in all practices. These should cover 30 mins EACH WAY ROUND. Hence 2 hours commitment prior to the Practice Experiential (see below) is required.

All members of the cohort pairs will be allocated a partner for the Practice Experiential. They will lead a Single session with a real personal issue which will be observed by Professor Dryden and other cohort members.

CSST Part 2 for the first cohort of students (20Cohort1A) Practice Experiential runs on 22-23 September 2020 (09.00-17.30)

Each of these SST demonstrations will take 30 mins each and will receive 15 mins feedback from Professor Dryden on each.

CSST Part 2 completion requires the student to be “signed off” by Professor Dryden regarding their competency in the demonstration.

In instances where such “signing off” cannot occur the student can access free of charge one subsequent Practice Experiential to repeat their demonstration for signing off.

Course costs: £490 + VAT

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.