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Single-Session Therapy Course

Single-Session Therapy, for maximum client benefit.

'Single-Session Therapy, for maximum client benefit' is a course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of training for professionals working in mental health and related areas in the UK and Ireland. It is available as a 1-day (6 hour) live course or a more in-depth 12 hour ‘online anytime’ course.

It is the only Single-Session Therapy training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online.

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Executive Summary:

All clinicians want to provide patients with the maximum benefit, but many are acutely aware that while they are providing one person with the best they can offer, they are providing ten or more others with nothing at all. And that clearly isn’t equitable, either for the patients concerned or for the clinician, who often feels frustrated and under pressure as a result. This course is designed to illustrate that there is a realistic solution to the dilemma and that a single session input can be surprisingly effective and rewarding, both for patients and clinicians. Appropriately for busy clinicians, this is a suitably short course!


Who should attend?

People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:

1. Groups of professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings, have a significant degree of clinical skill, and wish to become proficient in offering single session therapy.

2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to develop a unified level of proficiency in single session therapy.

The professional affiliations of people attending this course include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and others working in a variety of settings including: Substance Misuse, Forensic, Adult Mental Health, and Children & Adolescents.

Course Overview:

What this course will do for you. You will...

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher .

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 150,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.


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Booking Options...

 for individuals or small groups

 for teams and organisations




For individuals or small groups:


NEW - Option 1: Online Anytime course (12-hours CPD):

a pre-recorded course you can study any time.

An engaging and relevant online course that can be started and accessed at any time and completed at your own pace, taking breaks to assimilate and practice the skills as they are introduced.

Price: £190 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: 3 years access to the course, certification, registration, and Level 2 APT Accreditation by completing the course and inbuilt exam.
Guaranteed completion; full refund if you don’t complete for any reason.

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Option 2: Online Live course (6-hours CPD):

a live event hosted online via Zoom. (And you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account.)

A live and interactive online course, ask questions, make your observations, ‘Chat’ to other delegates. Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend:

  1st March 2024 (Afternoon/Evening Times) Fully Booked
  1st March 2024 (Afternoon/Evening Times)
  3rd September 2024 (Afternoon/Evening Times)
  25th March 2025 (Afternoon/Evening Times)

Price: £190 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: tuition, hardcopy workbook*, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1. Times: 3pm–9pm (UK) daily, including a 45 minute break.

*PDF workbooks are sent to those outside of the UK.

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For teams and organisations:

NEW - Option 1: Online Anytime course (12-hours CPD):

Engaging and relevant online course, your colleagues attend from home or workplace at times that suit.

Price: £190 plus VAT per person. (Completion guarantee, for attendees who don’t complete for whatever reason, you can transfer the training to other staff members.)

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course (6-hours CPD):

Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price: £1,980* plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £10 per extra address). Extra delegates £105 plus VAT per person. 

*We standardly deliver courses via Zoom (which is recommended). If you would prefer to use Microsoft Teams, there is an additional charge of £100 plus VAT per day.

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Option 3: Face-to-Face Onsite course (6-hours CPD):

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price: £2,720 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £160 plus VAT per person. 

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 4: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee each time you run it or your chosen modules (50% of the 'Online Live and Exclusive' fee, regardless of whether the course is held Face-to-Face or Online).

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 150,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last two runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.

Online Live


Presentation: 92%


Relevance: 91%