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Single-Session Therapy: Accessible, Ethical, Practical

December 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

$95.00 – $120.00

PresenterJim Duvall M.Ed., R.S.W.
DateFriday, December 1, 2017  (9:00 am to 4:30 pm)
FeeRegular Rate: $150.00
Early Bird Rate: $120.00 (registrations must be received by October 27, 2017)
Student rate: $95.00
Venue:                     Sea Star Base, 7509 Broadway St, Galveston, TX 77554


In this era of dwindling resources, lengthy waiting list and increasing accountability for clear clinical outcomes, more mental health professionals are now turning to Single–Session Therapy as an effective short term approach for providing services to people. It has now become part of the service options offered by a wide range of mental health agencies and schools. An alternative to long waiting list, SST is an ethical way to give people access to the help they need, when they need it. In this one-day workshop there will be a focus on micro skill development and how to do Single-Session Therapy.


Doing therapy in a single session is about adopting a different set of assumptions, principles and practices about how to work with people and how people change. It encourages a relational posture about being time sensitive, rather than time-driven. There will be an emphasis on developing a meaningful partnership between the therapist and people seeking consultation, incorporating their feedback into every step of the therapeutic process. Peoples’ local knowledge and abilities are used to platform movement toward preferred directions in their lives.

Through the use of experiential exercises, didactic presentation, case discussion and a comprehensive handout package this interactive workshop will focus on micro-skill development for doing therapy in a single session.

Participants will learn:

  • Ways of shaping conversations that encourage listening and resonance.
  • How to create questions and conversations that generate experience.
  • Ways to provide improved access to effective services.
  • How to consider a range of service delivery mechanisms that make SST possible.
  • How to conduct accessible, ethical and effective therapy in one single session.


Jim Duvall is the Co-Director and co-founder of JST INSTITUTE. He has over three and a half decades of experience as an educator, trainer, consultant and author. Jim is recognized for his practice and research involvement in brief and narrative practices. His work emphasizes collaborating with people within their social context, often working with them to break free from the constraints of master narratives, while integrating therapeutic practices within a philosophy of social justice. He has served as the Senior Editor of the Journal of Systemic Therapies for over 10 years. He is Co-Founder and previous Co-Director, along with Karen Young, of the Windz Institute, which operates in Oakville, Ontario. Previously Jim served for over 20 years as the Director of Training and Education at Hincks-Dellcrest Institute in Toronto, Ontario and previous Director of Brief Therapy Training Centres-International. Jim has spent over 200 hours studying and collaborating in training, writing and community projects with Michael White.


JST INSTITUTE is an approved provider of CEUs for Social Workers (Texas States Board of Social Work Examiners), Professional Counselors (Texas State Board of Examiner of Professional Counselors) and Marriage & Family Therapists (Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists).

Cancellation Policy: JST INSTITUTE reserves the right to cancel training events due to under-enrolment, instructor illness or inclement weather. If a training event is canceled, JST INSTITUTE is responsible for refunding only the registration fee payment. For a refund, a notice of cancellation must be received in writing 14 days prior to the workshop date. After that time a credit may be issued, which may be applied to a future workshop of similar value. This credit must be used within one year of the date of issue. An administration fee of $40 will be charged for cancellations. We are not able to offer a credit if you do not notify us by the day of the workshop.


December 1, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$95.00 – $120.00
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