THE JOURNAL OF SOLUTION-FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY

JSFBT coverThe Association publishes The Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as a service to the international Solution-Focused community. There has not been an academic-standard, peer-reviewed journal devoted to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy — thus, this journal is designed to fill that niche.

This is NOT an Australian and New Zealand Journal — it is an international journal which happens to be published in Australia! An international Editorial Board has been appointed and includes leading Solution-Focused authors, academics and thinkers from nine different countries.

JSFBT is a "paper" journal — since it seems that paper journals are still more academically "respectable" than online journals — but it will also be available online. Initially, the journal will be published twice a year.

Members of the Australasian Association for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy receive the journal as part of their membership subscription and other people may purchase a subscription. Members of our "partner associations" — currently ten other national or regional Solution-Focused associations — can subscribe at a substantially reduced rate


The first issue (dated July 2014, but actually published in October), includes the following papers —

PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS

  • Solution-Focused Group Work in Prison — Britta Severin
  • A Taste of Wittgenstein for SFBT. 1: The Tractatus — Nick Drury
  • Using SFBT in Hong Kong: Initiatives from Hong Kong
  • Master of Counselling Psychology students and implications for cultural contexts in Australia — Ann Moir-Bussy
  • Group supervision in child protective service: Utilising the Miracle Question — Robert Blundo
  • The break (and summary) in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Its importance and clients' experiences — Frances Huber & Michael Durrant

INVITED PAPER

  • A personal view‹Solution Focused Therapy: The research and the literature.  Where do we go from here? —Alasdair Macdonald

INTERVIEW

  • Interview with Emeritus Professor Wally Gingerich —Alasdair Macdonald

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The second issue (dated December 2014, but actually published in May 2015), includes the following papers —

PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS

  • The theoretical and research basis of co-constructing meaning in dialogue — Janet Beavin Bavelas, Peter De Jong, Sara Smock Jordan, Harry Korman
  • Culture in Solution-Focused consultation: An intercultural approach — Gale Miller
  • A Taste of Wittgenstein for SFBT. 2: Philosophical Investigations — Nick Drury
  • Solution-Focused Wellness Coaching — James Beauchemin and Mo Yee Lee

INTERVIEW

  • Interview with Professor Frank Thomas —Michael Durrant

REVIEWS

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The first issue of Volume 2 (dated July 2015) is in the final stages of preparation. The AASFBT Board accepted a recommendation of the Editorial Board to "skip" 2015 and both issues of Volume 2 will be published in 2016. Getting a NEW journal "off the ground" takes some time and we hope that, as the journal enjoys wider circulation and visibility, we can bring the dates of actual publication more in sync with the cover dates in the next year.

Volume 2 will include a paper surveying the development of the use of compliments in SFBT, a paper on the role of "description" in Solution-Focused conversation, an interview with a psychologist using SFBT within US Federal disaster management and recovery ... and more.

Volume 1 is still available and subscriptions to Volume 2 are available now — at the Volume 1 price ... for a limited time!

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