The Modal Number of Sessions Clients Have is '1': Implications for the Practice of REBT (10/15/2021) - LIVE REMOTELY

The Modal Number of Sessions Clients Have is '1': Implications for the Practice of REBT (10/15/2021) - LIVE REMOTELY

Regular price $115.00

Leader: Windy Dryden, Ph.D., Sc.D. is a Core Faculty Trainer at the Albert Ellis Institute

Dr. Dryden is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). He began his training in REBT in 1977 and became the first Briton to be accredited as an REBT therapist by the Albert Ellis Institute. In 1981, Windy spent a six-month sabbatical at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, one of the first British psychologists to do an extended training in Cognitive Therapy. He is a Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

While his primary therapeutic orientation is REBT, Professor Dryden has been very much influenced by his cognitive therapy colleagues, by the working alliance theory of Ed Bordin, and the work by Cooper and McCleod on pluralism in counseling and psychotherapy.

Professor Dryden is perhaps best known for his voluminous writings in REBT/CBT and the wider field of counseling and psychotherapy. To date he has authored or edited over 250 books, making him probably the most prolific book writer and editor currently alive in the field today. He has also edited over 20 book series including the best-selling “CBT: Distinctive Features” series.

Professor Dryden was the founding editor of the British Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy in 1982 which later merged with the Cognitive Behaviorist to become the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly. Windy was co-founding editor of this journal with E. Thomas Dowd. From 2003 until 2012, Windy served as editor of the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy.

Professor Dryden’s current interests are in providing very brief therapy and coaching for people who need help quickly and briefly. In particular, he advocates the use of Single-Session Therapy as a way of providing help at the point of need.

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021 | 9:30 am EST - 12:45 pm EST 
Location: ZOOM

3 Contact Hours/ 3 Continuing Education Credits will be provided by the Albert Ellis Institute upon completion of the workshop.


It is becoming increasingly recognized that the most frequent number of sessions clients have in agencies across the world is '1', followed by '2', followed by '3', etc. This workshop will outline the implications of this finding for the practice of REBT and detail what a first (and perhaps the only) session of REBT might cover.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe to clients how to set session goals
  • Explain to clients how to use their strengths to meet their goals
  • Utilize REBT strategies for single-session therapy




Albert Ellis Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Albert Ellis Institute is approved by The State Education Departments State Board for Social Work.  The Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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100% of the registration fee

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