Single-Session Psychotherapy Workshop with Dr. Michael Hoyt:
When the First Session May Be the Last


Presented by
Michael F. Hoyt, PhD

Friday, April 19, 2013
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Our Lady of the Lake University
Sacred Heart Chapel Auditorium
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207

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Workshop Description:
The course of most psychotherapy is brief, whether by accident or design. In fact, research has demonstrated that the modal number of sessions is one. This workshop presents a new way of thinking about organizing psychotherapy as a one-session-at-a-time process.
Dr Hoyt will demonstrate a structure that enables therapists to organize the tasks and skills involved in different phases of therapy (pre, early, middle, late, follow-through), which may cover several sessions or only one visit. Numerous case examples, including videos, will illustrate brief therapy techniques useful both in initial sessions, single session and in the course of longer treatments.
Morning: Theoretical and practical overview
Afternoon: Demonstrations and discussion

Learning Objectives:
Following this workshop, the participant will be able to:
1. List the tasks and skills of a single-session-at-a-time therapy associated with different phases of treatment
2. Understand indications and contraindications for possible single-session therapy
3. Describe brief, single-session therapy techniques that may be useful in different clinical situations,
4. Consider applications of single-session principles to their own clinical cases.

Presenter Biography:

Michael F. Hoyt, PhD (Yale ’76) is senior staff psychologist at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Rafael, Calif. He, along with Moshe Talmon and Robert Rosenbaum, pioneered the original single session research at Kaiser in the late 1980s. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including most recently Brief Psychotherapies: Principles and Practices (2009) and Therapist Stories of Inspiration, Passion, and Renewal: What’s Love Got to Do with It? (2013). An expert clinician and 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 primary role of psychologists in organized healthcare.

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$100 for professionals • $50 for students and OLLU supervisors, adjunct faculty and alumni
10% off for group registrations of five or more
On-site registration
$120 for professional $70 for students and OLLU supervisors, adjunct faculty and alumni

Free CEUs for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors.
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