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Conference Prgram

The program for our 2019 Conference is now final and available.

Our waiata (song) for the 2019 Conference

Here is the song that you will need to learn in preparation for the opening of the 2019 Conference in Christchurch

Discount available for NZ workshops

John Henden is offering AASFBT members a discount to his upcoming NZ workshops.

The official opening of the 2019 AASFBT Conference

The AASFBT is happy to announce that the conference opening and Pohiri will be held at the Tuahiwi Marae

A new Editor for the JSFBT

The AASFBT is very proud to announce ...

Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

The JSFBT is an international journal published by AASFBT for the international Solution-Focused community. The association has attempted to publish 2 editions per year, but this has proven to be more difficult than we anticipated and we are subsequently behind in publication. We regret to say that we cannot guarantee that we provide copies as part of membership (as was previously promised). The board apologises for not being able to provide what was originally promised. 

Update - June 2019

The AASFBT is in the process of rebuilding the journal so that we can start publishing again in 2020. We are proud to announce that Sara Smock-Jordan is the new Editor. In October we plan to publish a special edition of the journal as a fundraiser for 2020. Please refer to the Journal pages for more information. 

2019 conference in Christchurch 

The FIFTH Australian and New Zealand Solution-Focused Conference will be held at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand 20–23 November 2019. Confirmed keynote speaker is Ben Furman, from Finland. More details are now available on our conference page.


We are also excited to have Dr Jaseem Koorankot coming from India. Jaseem is Asst. Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, at the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS), India. He is well know in the solution-focused world, and has presented and published widely. His presentation is titled: "Solution Focused Therapeutic Questions: An Affective Neuroscience Perspective"  


Local Solution Focused groups

AASFBT supports local "affiliate" groups. These groups of Solution-Focused practitioners provide opportunity for networking, support and seminars. The groups are most likely geographically defined; however, it would also be possible for a group to include SF practitioners working in a particular context. Details on affiliated groups HERE.


Solution-Focused practitioners register

We are often asked if there are Solution-Focused practitioners in particular areas. Therefore, we have started a list of members who offer therapy services and/or supervision. 2019 Members of the AASFBT can register your details HERE.



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