The 2023 ASFA Conference will be in Brisbane
ASFA has been pretty sad that we have not had a conference since 2019 (in Christchurch), but we are REALLY EXCITED to be heading to Brisbane in July 2023. We will be hosted by the Queensland University of Technology.
We are doubly excited to announce that our Keynote speaker will be Haesun Moon from Toronto, Canada.
The Journal of Solution Focused Brief Therapy was originally published by the AASFBT. In 2019 the AASFBT appointed a new editor (Sara Smock Jordan) and established a new international collaboration to to help produce the journal. The new journal was officially re-launched as the Journal of Solution Focused Practices.
In Jan 2023 Sara has stepped down as editor, and David has stepped down as manager. All publishing of the journal is currently on hold while the editorial board is considering a new editor and structure. Alex Ashida (U.K.) has taken over the coordination side of the journal and you can contact her via email if you have any thoughts or questions about publishing or sponsorship.
Take a look at the Journal pages for more information about the JSFP. You can download all editions of the journal here, and download the Journal Flyer here.
Solution-Focused Practitioners Register
We are often asked if there are members who offer therapy services, coaching, training or supervision in Solution Focus in particular areas. Therefore, we have started a list of members who offer solution focused approaches in ANY field. Full Members of ASFA can register your details HERE (note that your details will be removed if you do not renew your membership).
Local Solution Focused groups
ASFA 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, but please also check our Events Page.
The AGM was held on Monday 20 July, and during this meeting members voted on a special resolution to change the name of the association to the Australasian Solution Focused Association.
Donate to the JSFP
The JSFP will now be available for free on an open access platform, however it is not free to produce. We will gratefully accept donations from individuals or organisations.
If your group/association/organisation would like to become a sponsor of the JSFP then please email Alex Ashida to discuss some options.
ASFA Monthly Meetings
ASFA Members are invited to join us each month for a meeting which may include a presentation, case study, discussion, activity, group supervision, or just to hang out and chat.
In July 2021 we were happy to have life member Michael Durrant present for us, and you can view this session here.
In December 2021 our (then) President David Hains presented on Single Session Therapy. Here is a section of David's workshop.