LOCAL GROUPS — INFO and NEWS

South Australian Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Community of Practice

In late 2015, a small group of clinicians from public mental health in and around Adelaide formed a community of practice to share knowledge and experience in using SFBT. They joined the Mental Health Professionals Network (www.mhpn.org.au) and agreed to meet 4 times a year.

In August 2016, the group, with permission from the MHPN, agreed to be affiliated with the AASFBT.

Interest in the group has quickly grown and in less than a year there are over 60 people on the mailing list. The group is open to anyone with an interest in SFBT. Attendees now come from a variety of backgrounds including public mental health, private practice, and school counselling.

We are proud to support the Third Conference Australian and New Zealand Solution-Focused Conference in Adelaide in 2017.

Membership and attendance is free. Meetings are held at the Glenside Hospital Learning Centre every 4 months on a Monday night from 5:00 to 6:30. Teleconference facilities for country people will occasionally be available. Drinks and nibbles are provided. For more information, contact David Hains


Solution Focused Therapy Group — Epping, NSW

The SFT Epping group meets monthly at the Resilience Centre at 48 Oxford Street, Epping 2121 on the first Wednesday of the month at 8am. Currently the structure of the meetings involves a case presentation and small formulation groups around the case. The meeting follows the F.A.R.O. structured supervision format in 4 rounds, allowing participants to generate new ideas for difficult problems. — http://www.ilfaro.be/

Cost: Members of AASFBT: No cost. Non-members: $50

Contact Lyn Worsley for details

Hawkes Bay (NZ) Solution Focused Practitioners Group!

The Hawkes Bay Solution Focused Practitioners Group was formed in 2013 as a forum to develop and strengthen both individual practice, and to promote Solution Focused therapy in Hawkes Bay. One of the primary purposes of the group was to help embed the approach for those new to Solution Focused therapy.

Our group meets approximately six weekly, with groups in Napier, Hastings and Central Hawkes Bay.

We offer the opportunity to network, share readings and trainings, discuss cases, and learn from each other in a relaxed and friendly forum.

Our group currently consists of psychologists, social workers, school counsellors, and RTLBs.

New members always welcome, whether newbies or experienced in the approach.

Contact Emma Burns — Cell phone: 021 1923740 — or email here.


Your local group could be listed here!

If you have a local group — or are interested in exploring a group in a particular geographical area or a particular area of focus — please consider becoming an affiliated group of the Association.

Convenors of Australian groups should contact Lyn Worsley and convenors of New Zealand groups should contact Brent Gardiner.

To have information about your group included here, please email us your details.

We are happy to include here details of groups, meetings, special events ... ANYTHING you send us that might be of interest to the Australian and New Zealand Solution-Focused community.