How to Structure a Therapy Session: one of the strongest pillars of quality control in therapy

1 module


Dr William Davies



In this distance learning module from the APT, we'll be looking at the different elements you should include in every therapy session. This allows you to provide the same quality of service to all of your patients, every time they see you and creates a structure they can use and rely on. Providing the same quality late on a Thursday afternoon as you do early on a Tuesday morning can be demanding, and having a solid structure for the therapy session is one of the strongest pillars we have in achieving this.

This module is part of the exciting Higher Order Therapy series of one hour modules. Each consists of an audio lasting 15-30 minutes, plus an exercise and resources for you to you use and practice with afterwards. The series is so named because it features all the 'higher order' factors that make therapy successful. If you examine the leading therapies they overlap to a fascinating degree, so by studying all the overlapping elements and then 'picking off' the elements that are unique to each particular therapy you achieve an extraordinary power and breadth in your ability to help others. And this is what the Higher Order Therapy series enables you to do. 

If you are an experienced therapist looking at the Higher Order Therapy modules you will quickly be able to see the ones you are proficient at and the ones you maybe need to brush up on, and that's exactly what you can do here. 

Every module in the Higher Order Therapy series is designed to be accessible, relevant and engaging, so encouraging both novice and expert therapists alike to develop exactly those elements they want to.

Finally, don't be misled by the price; you may feel that the low price suggests these are not serious modules whereas in fact they very much are. The APT's purpose is to make the best, most relevant and engaging training accessible to as many mental health professionals as possible.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate 1 hour CPD

Learning Credits

How to Structure a Therapy Session
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Added about 1 month ago, by Shana
Very helpful to move forward with a structure and avoid getting lost in overwhelming content
Added 4 months ago, by Aleksandra
Now it's a time to use obtained knowledge :)
Added 6 months ago, by Anonymous
very informative and practical
Added 8 months ago, by Anonymous
Informative session about structuring and to get best out of sessions
Added 9 months ago, by Anonymous
a good refresher course to help you remember the basics of structuring a therapy session
Added 9 months ago, by Anonymous
Interesting and informative.
Added 9 months ago, by Anonymous
Easy to follow and uses examples to better explain the process.
Added about 1 year ago, by clara
Added about 1 year ago, by Anonymous
Useful summary
Added about 1 year ago, by Anonymous
As someone who does not come from a therapy background, I found this extremely useful. I will definitely use this in my work.

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