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

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

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

0 days 9:00am – 5:30pm

Course Brief

CSST Part 1 and Part 2 have passed the Approval process by The British Psychological Society (BPS) according to the BPS’ 5 quality criteria.

Certificate in Single Session Therapy (CSST) Part 2 is a Practice Experiential Part of the course.

Although you can book Part 1 and Part 2 together, all students gain access to CSST Part 2 only upon their successful completion of CSST Part 1 and passing the Part 1 online exam with 80% or over pass mark.

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 of your acceptance on the course is sent to you by SDS Seminars Ltd. A Confirmation Letter that confirms your payment is NOT a letter of acceptance.

Although you can book Part 1 and Part 2 together, all students gain access to CSST Part 2 only upon their successful completion of CSST Part 1 and passing the Part 1 online exam with 80% or over pass mark.

CSST Part 2 consists of the students’ pair work practice via video conferencing:

  • Pair practice prior to the Practice Experiential dates

  • Email/Online support prior to the Practice Experiential dates

  • Practice demonstrations observed by other students with feedback and assessment by Professor Dryden during the Practice Experiential

Pair practice prior to the course:

  • At the end of CSST1 students are to pair with a partner from the group or outside the group, should such need arise, for practice that should consist of a MINIMUM of 4 private “practices” by video conferencing: two as a “therapist” and two as a “client”.

  • A co-therapy model is to be used whereby a real personal issue is used in all practices. These should cover at least 30 mins EACH WAY ROUND for each practice, but not more than 50 min.

  • Each practice should be assessed by both parties and documented on the Self-Assessment Form, provided to the students prior to CSST2 commencement. These forms will be submitted as the evidence of practice prior to the Practice Experiential of CSST2 - make a scan/photo of the completed forms and send them to [info@sds-seminars.com] clearly marked with your name and the course title/dates.

Email/Online support prior to the Practice Experiential dates:

  • Online support by Professor Dryden will be provided regarding any issues that arise. This can be used by all students up to two times prior to CSST Part 2 Practice Experiential dates.

Practice demonstrations observed by other students with feedback and assessment by Professor Dryden during the course (CSST Part 2):

  • Prior to the CSST Part 2 Practice Experiential all members of the CSST2 cohort will be allocated a partner for the Practice Experiential and a time slot.

  • You will not be paired with any partner you’ve practised with prior to the course.

  • Time slots will be allocated randomly.

  • You will lead a Single Session (appox. 30 min) with a real personal issue which will be observed by Professor Dryden and other cohort members.

  • At the end of the session Professor Dryden will give you a verbal feedback and a written feedback on the Student Assessment Form.

  • 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.”


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



CSST Part 2 for the first cohort of students (20Cohort2A) Practice Experiential runs on 16 - 17 December 2020 (09.00-17.30)

Course costs: £490 + VAT

Pair practice prior to the course:

  • At the end of CSST1 students are to pair with a partner from the group or outside the group, should such need arise, for practice that should consist of a MINIMUM of 4 private “practices” by video conferencing: two as a “therapist” and two as a “client”.

  • A co-therapy model is to be used whereby a real personal issue is used in all practices. These should cover at least 30 mins EACH WAY ROUND for each practice, but not more than 50 min.

  • Each practice should be assessed by both parties and documented on the Self-Assessment Form, provided to the students prior to CSST2 commencement. These forms will be submitted as the evidence of practice prior to the Practice Experiential of CSST2 - make a scan/photo of the completed forms and send them to [info@sds-seminars.com] clearly marked with your name and the course title/dates.

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.