The AASFBT Board has announced the 2017 membership fees. Membership includes two issues of volume 3 of the Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, a $100 discount on the Adelaide conference fee, discount on other training. (Training soon to be announced for Sydney and Melbourne) and the warm glow of knowing that you are contributing to Solution-Focused having more credibility as a professionally-acknowledged approach. You can renew HERE.
We are pleased to announce that the Third Australian & New Zealand Solution-Focused Conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, 14–16 July 2017 at the University of South Australia City East campus. Planning (chaired by David Hains) is well under way. We are particularly pleased with our lineup of keynote speakers. Earlybird registration is $100 discount, Association members receive a further $100 discount and we have slashed the registratation fees for full-time students. Details and registration HERE.
Two of our Conference keynote speakers will be delivering two-day post-conference workshops. Sofie Geisler (from Mexico) will present A Solution-Focused approach to dealing with conflict and violence in large systems in Melbourne on 18 & 19 July. Heather Fiske (from Canada) will present Hope in action: A Solution-Focused Brief Therapy approach to working with acutely suicidal clients in Sydney on 19 & 20 July. Register SOON!
The one-day Solution-Focused conference was held in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15 March 2017. This conference was NOT an AASFBT event; however, the Board of AASFBT was pleased to support and endorse this conference. Keynote speakers were Elliott Connie (an exciting and engaging SF presenter from the USA) and AASFBT President, Michael Durrant. The conference was a resounding success and we send our best wishes to the organising team (which includes our own Board member, Brent Gardiner). Solution-Focused in New Zealand now has a Facebook page.
The JSFBT is an international journal published by AASFBT for the international Solution-Focused community. Two issues of Volume 1 (dated 2014) were actually published in 2015 and the two issues of Volume 2 were be published in 2016 (Vol 2, No 2 still to come). We hope to catch up in this next year. Financial members receive the journal as part of their membership. Vol 2, No 1 published recently and Vol 2, No 2 to come SOON.. Subscription details HERE.
AASFBT supports local "affiliate" groups. These groups of Solution-Focused practitioners provide opportunity for networking, support and seminars. The groups are most likely geographically defiined; however, it would also be possible for a group to include SF practitioners working in a particular context. Details on affiliated groups HERE.
The SF world conference will take place on 22-24 September 2017 in Bad Soden, Germany (near Frankfurt airport). AASFBT is a Supporting Organisation of the Conference — which means we are represented on the organising committee AND that AASFBT members will receive a discount rate for the conference. Details HERE.