Single-session integrated CBT


The assumption that therapy should always be long term has been challenged repeatedly over the past 25 years, but single-session integrated CBT (SSI-CBT) has become associated in many therapists' minds with being money driven and poor quality. Professor Windy Dryden offers a unique perspective on CBT and advocates an integrated approach to single-session therapy. Here he talks to Raj Persaud about the technique and the evidence for its effectiveness.


Date published: 16 April 2015

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Professor Windy Dryden

Audio running time: 28 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the concept of single-session therapy


  • the evidence for the effectiveness of this type of therapy


  • how such a therapeutic session would be structured and conducted


  • the conditions that lend themselves to this type of treatment.


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