First Sessions and Goal Setting

 2 hours active CPD

Early drop out from therapy is the achilles heel of psychotherapy, and typically half of those drop outs will occur after the first session. With this in mind, perhaps we should be having a look at what we are doing (and more importantly what we are doing wrong) in these first sessions and reconsider our approach.

Our training has very much focussed on a “clinical intake model” which aims to quickly gather data in order to categorise a person into a familiar diagnosis, formulation template or treatment type. But is this really what clients want? 

What's included?

  • 5 Chapters
  • 12 Videos
  • 3 PDFs to download
  • 1 Certification

Active, interactive CPD

Written by experienced trainers, we know that you don't learn well just watching pre-recorded webinars.  This module is truly interactive with a constantly changing combination of videos, readings and activities to keep you engaged and encourage deep learning.

Who is it for?

For any Psychologist interested in learning how to do first sessions well, with a focus on preventing early drop out and building therapeutic alliance as the primary goal. 

Dr Aaron Frost

With a career spanning over 20 years, and including private practice, public sector, research, academia, consultancy, and training, Aaron has been an influential and forward thinking leader in psychology. 

Aaron is a recognised leader within the field. He has been evaluating his own outcome data since 2008, and now consults widely for organisations looking to achieve better outcomes, most notably developing a training package for Headspace on the use of outcome methodology for all new staff.

Aaron is a certified trainer with the International Centre for Clinical Excellent (ICCE), the program lead for the Supervisor Training and Approval Program (STAP) and the Director of Benchmark Psychology
“I strive to help my registrars find the balance between creatively integrating diverse theory, while maintaining a critical and empirical foundation.”

Dr Aaron Frost

Clinical Psychologist and Director of Benchmark Psychology, STAP and PREP.