Volume 4, Article 4

Skills in Single-Session Therapy Part 1: Creating and Maintaining a Focus
Windy Dryden PhD

Dryden, W. (2020). ‘Skills in Single-Session Therapy. Part
1: Creating and Maintaining a Focus’, European Journal of
Counselling Theory, Research and Practice, 4, 4, 1-4.

Processing dates: Submitted: 23 November 2020; Accepted: 3 December 2020; Published online: 28 December 2020

Volume 4, Article 4


Windy Dryden is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has authored or edited 233 books. His current interests are in single session and very brief interventions within a therapy and
coaching context. Relevant publications include: When Time is at a Premium (Rationality Publications, 2016), Single Session Integrated CBT: Distinctive Features (Routledge, 2017) and Very Brief Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching (Routledge, 2017). His book, Very Brief Therapeutic
Conversations (Routledge, 2018) is focused on work he has done conducting live demonstrations of therapy/coaching in front of an audience that last 30 minutes or less. He has done more than 420 such demonstrations all over the world.

His latest books are Single-Session Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques (Routledge, 2019) which outlines the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of the single-session mindset, Single-Session One-At-A-Time Therapy: A Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach (Routledge, 2019) which presents an REBT perspective on SST/OAAT, Single-Session Therapy: Distinctive Features (Routledge, 2019) which outlines the theoretical and practical distinctive features of this way of working with
clients and The Single-Session Counselling Primer: Principles and Practice which is a comprehensive introduction to SST for counsellors.

His goal is to disseminate SST/OAAT with the hope that it might help provide help at the point of need within the NHS, a form of IAPT where the ‘I’ stands for ‘Immediate’.