One-at-a-Time (OAAT) Counselling Training: Open Enrollment


Stepped Care Solutions is offering open enrollment for in-demand training workshops focused on One-at-a-Time (OAAT) Counselling – often called Single Session Therapy (SST). Sessions run throughout the year, providing flexibility to accommodate diverse schedules. No prerequisites are required.

This training is for anyone who wants to learn and practice an OAAT Counselling approach to support people in the moment. Whether you are new to OAAT Counselling or want a refresher, our training is designed to meet your learning needs and enhance your skill set.

See dates for Spring 2024 training.

About the Training

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The OAAT Counselling training package includes:

  • Two (2) virtual asynchronous courses
      • A Brief Overview of Stepped Care 2.0 (approx. 45 minutes):
        A short introduction to the SC2.0 model, principles, and core components.
      • One-at-a-Time (Single Session) Counselling (approx. 3-5 hours): Introduces providers to the OAAT Counselling approach and prepares them to incorporate it into their practice.
  • Twelve (12) hours of live, virtual training
      • Session of your choice, over four days: These workshops reinforce the theory and practices in OAAT Counselling with practical examples of application. Maximum of 30 participants per workshop.
  • A certificate of completion

Upon completion, participants will be confident and equipped to integrate OAAT Counselling into their practice.

Cost: $800 + tax per participant


Workshop Dates

All workshops are live and virtual

Effective One-at-a-Time Helping Conversations: Claiming Each Moment for Hope, Change, and Growth
Instructor: Dr. Heather Hair

Fall 2024 session: October 22, 23, 29, 30 from 9 a.m. – noon ET (12 hours total)

Supervision Training for Effective OAAT Counselling
Moving Toward More Effective, Critically Reflective Supervision: Making the Most of Each OAAT Conversation

Instructor: Dr. Heather Hair

Dates coming soon.

One-at-a-Time / Single Session Therapy 

Instructors: Dr. Monte Bobele

Spring 2024 session: June 6, 7, 13, 14 from 12 – 3 p.m. ET (12 hours total) – English

 Fall 2024 session: Sept 19, 20, 26, 27 from 12 – 3 p.m. ET (12 hours total) – English



Session Thérapie USALF: Optimiser l’impact des conversations utiles (en français seulement)
Instructrice: Alesya Courtnage, MA, RP

Printemps 2024 : 19, 20, 26, 27 juin de 9h30 à 12h30 AST (12 heures au total)

Automne 2024 : Octobre: 3, 4, 10, 11 de 9h à midi HE (12 heures au total)


About One-at-a-Time (OAAT) Counselling

Although OAAT Counselling – sometimes called Single Session Therapy (SST) – has been around for a long time, interest has steadily increased among providers and within mental health and addiction health service delivery systems. OAAT thinking is a core component of our evidence-informed Stepped Care 2.0 (SC2.0) model, which considers that every interaction within the mental health system is an opportunity for a person to have a helpful experience and address their immediate concerns. OAAT Counselling offers a strength-based, person-centric practice – recognizing that wisdom is not limited to mental health professionals and that individuals often know what is best for them.

Meet Your Instructors 

Learn from some of the most well-respected leaders in this field

Dr. Heather J. Hair

For over 25 years, Heather has been providing skills training workshops, practice-focused supervision and program consultation to providers of mental health, social, community and university services. Since joining the Stepped Care Solutions faculty, she has served as a teacher/trainer of Open Access of Care principles and skills in a One-at-a-Time/walk-in Single Session counselling setting.

Heather is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Registered Social Worker and Interim Dean with the School of Social Work at Memorial University of Newfoundland.


  • Effective, focused conversations with children, youth, adults and families
  • Supervision and staff training
  • Intersection of practice and social justice
  • Social construction of knowledge and meaning
  • Qualities of helping conversations that encourage hope, change and growth
Dr. Monte Bobele

A licensed psychologist and an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, Monte consults with university counseling centers about implementing WI/SST services in a SC2.0 context for their student populations.

In 2011, he was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant to help develop a walk-in service in a university clinic in Mexico City; and has since consulted on the opening of two other walk-in clinics in Mexico. He has taught graduate courses in single-session therapy in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Australia, and has been deeply involved in developing programs designed to train culturally and linguistically competent psychologists to work with Spanish-speaking populations and has co-led several immersion programs in Mexico. Monte has also co-edited and published three books on therapy.


  • Texas Psychological Association’s 2012 Outstanding Contribution to Education Award
  • OLLU’s 2013 Fleming Award for Teaching Excellence
Alesya Courtnage

A Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, Alesya has a passion for increasing hope through therapy. She received a Master of Arts degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, in 2001 and has been practicing as a psychotherapist in different mental health settings ever since. She is currently completing a PhD in Social Work at Wilfred Laurier University.

She has facilitated training in One-at-a-Time/ Single Session Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for well-respected mental health agencies and organizations such as Kids Help Phone Line, Safeguards Training for Children and Youth, and The University of Toronto. 

Sharing her knowledge about One-at-a-Time/ Single Session Therapy and hope is a passion. Alesya has the ability to offer a range of workshops and training suitable for beginner to advanced mental health clinicians.


“We are now able to say ‘we can be available when you need it, in a way that you need it’.”
(Service provider, Northwest Territories)

“This new way of working has been refreshing, energizing and instills new hope for the profession.”
 (Clinician, New Brunswick)

“They are coming in, we’re helping them, they’re leaving feeling better. That’s the whole point of what we’re doing.”
(OAAT provider, New Brunswick)

“Comforting, and gave me many avenues to take for help. I’m glad I came.”
(OAAT client)

How do I register?

Visit our Learning Hub and sign up for an account. This guide can assist you through the registration process. You will then have access to the asynchronous courses and a calendar to enroll in your chosen live, virtual training session.