Michael Hoyt, PhD

Doing Single Session Therapy

Many therapies involve brief lengths of treatment, including a single session. In this presentation, after briefly describing a structure for organizing the tasks and skills involved in the different phases (pre, early, middle, late, and follow-through) of therapy, a number of case examples will be presented, illustrating techniques that can be useful both in initial sessions and in the course of longer treatments.

Educational objectives: (1)List the tasks and skills involved in different phases of treatment, (2)Describe brief therapy techniques that may be useful in different clinical situations.

Michael Hoyt, PhD is senior staff psychologist at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Rafael, California and the author and editor of numerous books, most recently Brief Psychotherapies: Principles and Practices (2009). A nationally and internationally recognized lecturer, he is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and has been honored as a Continuing Education Distinguished Speaker by both the American Psychological Association and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, as a Contributor of Note by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, and is a recipient of the prestigious APF Cummings Psyche Prize for lifetime contributions to the role of psychologists in organized healthcare.