I was greatly inspired by the book “Single Session Therapy: Maximizing the Effect of the First (and Often Only) Therapeutic Encounter,” by Moshe Talmon. Psychologists often have only a single session with a patient, and then the patient does not return. Was the psychologist incompetent or offensive? Was the patient too defensive or absent of insight?
Happily, Talmon proves a much more optimistic explanation. He cites research on hundreds of single-session cases that resulted in prompt, substantial, and lasting change in the patient’s life. He reported that the patient often simply needed a “little something” (perhaps a little solution, a little insight, a little encouragement, a little support, or a little inspiration) to build upon their existing strengths and to heal themselves.
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