Single Session Thinking

Single Session Thinking (SST) is an approach which makes the most of each encounter with clients.

You treat each contact, but especially the first, as though it may be your only contact, while laying the foundation for ongoing work, if required and requested by the client.

This online course will introduce you to the research and clinical observations underlying SST. It will take you through a range of practical applications of the model.

You will receive resources for implementing SST in your own practice, and/or in your organisation.

Resources include:

  • implementation guidelines
  • tips and action plans
  • diverse practice examples
  • advice based on years of experience.

Hear more about this training from Professor Jeff Young, one of Australia's key developers and proponents of SST.

Course structure

This course is made up of five modules and includes reflective questions, videos and quizzes.

Module 1 - Introduce SST.

Module 2 - Translate SST into practice.

Module 3 - Unpack the practice principles and techniques of SST.

Module 4 - Provide a simulated video example of SST in action, from start to finish; from intake to follow-up.

Module 5 - Provide references and tools to aid and support implementation of SST into practice, in your work and organisation.


AUD$247.50 (incl. GST) for three months' unlimited access.

Course duration

This course takes approximately seven hours to complete. You can leave the course at any time and your progress will be saved.

What does this include

Once you receive your login details, you will have three months' access to the course and resources.

Upon completion of this course

We offer related support and training including:

Single Session Thinking in Practice is a half-day implementation focused training and a practice companion to the self-paced online training. It provides you with an opportunity to consolidate your knowledge of SST and enhance the application of these ideas in your clinical practice.

SSFC is a process combining the principles and practices of SST and Family Consultation, to engage families in individually oriented services.

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