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).

2 days 9:30am – 4:30pm 6 CPD hours

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.

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

  • Pair practice prior to the Practice Experiential dates during Live Zoom CSST Tutorials

  • Practice demonstrations observed by other students with feedback and assessment by Professor Dryden during the Tutorials and Part 2 of CSST

  • Independent practice arranged by the students themselves

  • 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.

For those who participates in CSST Part 2 Practice Experiential:

  • 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.

  • 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 CSST Part 2 Practice Experiential to repeat their demonstration for signing off.”

    *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.



Course costs: £490 + VAT

6 CPD Hours.



To prepare for your CSST Part 2 Practice Experiential you can use the following resources:

  • Pair practice prior to your CSST Part 2 Practice Experiential dates during Live Zoom CSST Tutorials available to all CSST participants free of charge

  • Practice demonstrations observed by other students with feedback and assessment by Professor Dryden during the Tutorials and Part 2 of CSST

  • Independent practice arranged by the students themselves

  • 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.

To see the Student Assessment Form that will be used during CSST 2, CLICK HERE

SDS Accreditation in Single Session Therapy (SST)


Foundation Stage, Level 1

Level 1 (Foundation Stage) is the level you obtain by attending the SST: Introductory Course (Min 1 full day) with SDS Seminars or any other organisations who commissioned this training directly from Professor Dryden.

This level gives you a Certificate of Attendance, and enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 1 (Foundation) in Single Session Therapy, and use SST Level 1 (Foundation) qualification in your title.

Without further training, your Level 1 certificate currently lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statement. However, continuing training in SST with SDS Seminars after the completion of your SST Introductory Course enables you to extend this accreditation beyond the initial expiration date. Should you let your accreditation lapse, you need to retake SST: Introductory Course.


SDS Accreditation, Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence)

SDS Accreditation Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) means you have completed all the hours required by the CSST Part 1 and also passed the online exam.

This level of accreditation gives you a BPS Approved Certificate in SST (Part 1), and enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) Accreditation in SST qualification (SST AAC).

Your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statement. This level of accreditation is renewable by continuing training in SST with SDS Seminars after the completion of your Certificate and attending SST monthly Tutorials.


SDS Accreditation, Level 3 (Assessed Competent Practitioner)

SDS Accreditation, Level 3 (Assessed Competent Practitioner) means you have completed all the hours required by CSST Part 1 and 2, and passed the online exam and practice observation (in Part 2 CSST).

This level of accreditation gives you a full BPS Approved Certificate in Single Session Therapy, and also enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 3 (Assessed Competent Practitioner) Accreditation and use SST ACP qualification in your title.

You will also be given an option to be listed in the SDS Register of SST Practitioners – our Network of Qualified SST Practitioners.

Your accreditation currently lasts for 5 years, after which you cannot make the above statements and access course resources. This level of accreditation is renewable by continuing training in SST with SDS Seminars after the completion of your Certificate via regular attendance of free monthly SST tutorials.


SDS Accreditation, Level 4 (Master Practitioner in SST, Proficiency)

SDS Accreditation, Level 4 (Master Practitioner in SST, Proficiency) is as Level 3, with the addition of a written statement from your SST Clinical Supervisor confirming the regularity and duration of your supervision with them (min 4 times per calendar year) and your Competence as a clinician practicing SST. Your SST Clinical Supervisor should meet our qualification criteria. The purpose of this statement is to confirm your clinical Competence as a SST practitioner and to ensure that your practice is regularly supervised and meets required standards.

This level of accreditation enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 4 (Proficiency) Accreditation as a Master Practitioner in SST and use MPSST-P qualification in your title.

You will also be given an option to be listed in the SDS Register of SST Practitioners – our Network of Qualified SST Practitioners.

This level of accreditation can be confirmed by annual submission of the aforementioned statement of your SST Supervisor.

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 he offers a uniquely informed perspective on CBT and psychotherapy.