“It is with great pleasure that I welcome When One Hour is All You Have: Effective Therapy for Walk-In Clients. The editors, Arnie Slive and Monte Bobele, and the contributing authors have done a fine job describing the history, theory, utility, and practice (clinical and administrative) of walk-in single session therapy.”
—Michael F. Hoyt
Highly efficient runners can cover a lot of ground in an hour, and the same is true of highly efficient therapists. Both succeed by wasting no effort—every move contributes to a clearly articulated goal. Slive and Bobele and their contributors are efficiency experts. They know how to provide a complete therapeutic experience for clients in the time it takes many clinicians to just begin warming up. They also know how to provide a complete learning experience for readers. This book provides you with the necessary principles, research, practical how-to’s, and in-the-trenches case illustrations for inspiring a fine-tuning (or complete overhaul!) of your therapeutic assumptions and practices. Lace up your shoes and get reading!
- Douglas Flemons, Ph.D.
Professor of Family Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
Author of Of One Mind and Co-Editor of Quickies: The Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy
“In this era of reduced budgets and surging mental health needs, this book should find its way into as many hands as possible. It shows a respectful, effective way of using whatever time is available, even an hour, to help people. Most therapists don't even accept that this is possible, let alone know how to use that time effectively. This book shows that it is not only possible, but how to do it. Buy it for the whole staff.”
- Bill O'Hanlon, M.S., author of Change 101 and A Brief Guide to Brief Therapy