BT12 Short Course 59 Making the Most of One Hour Walk-In Counseling Services Arnold Slive, PhD
Walk-in counseling services allow clients to attend a session of therapy without waiting for an appointment. Many are seen for only one session. Research consistently indicates that “one” is the modal number of sessions for all models of therapy and that single sessions are highly effective. This workshop describes therapy, research, strategies, and techniques for making single sessions, whether planned or not, as effective as possible. Emphasis will be on the application of these principles in a variety of walk-in services.
- Utilize interviewing strategies that promote single session change.
- Apply single session principles in a walk-in clinic.
- Plan walk-in services in private practice and agency settings.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*