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Single Session Thinking: Understanding the Basics of Engaging in Brief Therapy

Single Session Thinking: Understanding the Basics of Engaging in Brief Therapy

Join Dr Aspasia Stacey Rabba as she explains how to translate knowledge of Single Session Thinking into practice.

Single Session Thinking (SST) is a therapeutic approach which has evolved on the premise that the first  psychotherapy session is potentially the most therapeutic and has the greatest influence on outcomes. It also operates on the assumption that the first session may be the only session that the client attends. 

Whilst this approach may not suit all individuals, research has found that the most common length of psychotherapy in Australia is a single session.  

Drawing on the foundations of SST, Dr Rabba will provide an overview of effective strategies that you can utilise when supporting clients in brief therapy. She will also cover the basic philosophy of this therapeutic approach and how to embed it in your practice. 


Learning outcomes 

In this webinar, participants will gain: 

1) foundational knowledge of the key features of Single Session Thinking 
2) an understanding of the strengths and difficulties of utilising Single Session Thinking in clinical practice 
3) basic skills to translate knowledge of Single Session Thinking into practice. 


Ideal for

Professionals who deliver brief therapy services to their clients, including community organisation workers, school staff, health professionals, youth workers, child and family workers, clinicians, and counsellors. 

About the presenter

Dr Aspasia Stacey Rabba is an educational and developmental psychologist, lecturer and researcher. She has a breadth of experience in supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions through assessment, diagnosis, and mental wellbeing. Her focus from a psychological perspective is to improve quality of life and optimise wellbeing through strengths-based interactions and compassionate care.  

Dr Rabba's clinical experience has led her to examine and understand the use of effective brief therapeutic approaches, such as Single Session Thinking.  

As an academic, Dr Rabba is committed to supporting the next generation of clinicians and researchers in their learning to utilise developmental science across the lifespan.  

She combines her academic interests and knowledge as a practitioner with continued clinical work using education, collaboration, co-design, and evidence-based practice. 


Registration information

Registrations close 48 hours before the webinar start time.

If paying by invoice, proof of payment needs to be provided at least 24 hours ahead of the event.

In addition to the live event link, all registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording post-event.

When you click to book, you will be taken to our new and improved payment gateway. Once you complete your registration you will receive an email detailing how to access your learning event in our Moodle Learning Management System.

Webinar requirements

In order to participate in this webinar, you will need access to the following:

  • Desktop or laptop computer
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Headphones
  • Microphone/speakers
  • Webcam (built in to your computer, or input separately)

Contact us

Training and Development Team
Phone: (03) 8573 2222
Email: [email protected]


3 - 4:30pm AEST on 31 May 2023

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