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Single session work - making the most of every encounter

This one-day workshop will address effective ways to support families when time and resources may be limited. Participants will be introduced to the ‘Single Session Work’ (SSW) approach, and to develop practice skills in seizing every opportunity to make a difference. Participants will explore how a SSW approach may be integrated into their own work context.

Date and time

Date: 15 October 2019
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

learning objectives

The workshop will cover:

  • the history and philosophy of the SSW approach
  • how SSW is helpful in work with clients and families
  • developing skills and applying SSW to your work context with clients and their families – making every encounter matter, purposeful questioning, building solutions, activating resources & strengths, and empowering clients
  • there will be opportunities to practice skills via role plays and demonstrations.

Limited places are available. 

trainer biography

Karen Story B.A., Dip. Soc. Stud. Dip. Ed., MCPP. MCFT.

Karen is a child and adolescent, and family psychotherapist and has worked with the Acquired Brain Injury team at The Bouverie Centre. She has more than 35 years’ experience as a therapist, teacher and clinician, supervisor and consultant in a variety of settings including private practice, the Social Welfare Department (DHS), foster care, health and welfare community agencies, CAMHS agencies, universities, schools and pre-schools. She has extensive experience as a senior psychotherapist and clinical mental health social worker at Austin Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for 27 years. Karen is co-author and trainer of the Exploring Together Program for children, adolescents and their families (a 10-week intensive multi-group program), is a trainer of Tuning into Kids and Tuning into Teens emotion coaching program for parents and is an experienced group therapist.


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