2020 conference in Sydney 

The AASFBT is sad to announce that the SIXTH Australian and New Zealand Solution-Focused Conference is being POSTPONED due to COVID-19. To make up for this we will be planning a variety of online workshops, webinars and presentations over the coming months. The conference will now be held on Cockatoo Island in Sydney July 2021. Sara Smock-Jordan from the USA has agreed to recommit as the keynote speaker. We will again call for abstracts in December.

The programming and planning for the 2020 conference was virtually finished, and so we hope that over the next 12 months we can continue to build on what's already in place. Until then have a look at this video that was made for 2020 for a glimpse of what the next conference will be like. 

Journal of Solution-Focused Practices

The Journal of Solution Focused Brief Therapy was originally published by the AASFBT. In 2019 the AASFBT established a new international collaboration to to help produce the journal. 1st step was appointing a new editor (Sara Smock Jordan), 2nd step was change the name of the journal, and 3rd step was to establish a publishing agreement through the University of Nevada Las Vegas so that the journal can now be downloaded for free by anyone in the world via an open access platform. The new journal will be officially launched on July 28.

The JSFP Editorial Board is undertaking a process of reflection and education in order to improve our understanding of how to make the journal one which serves our entire community and not just those with privilege.  We are committed to this process and willing to be challenged and to listen and act on that challenge. Please refer to our full statement on the JSFP and social privilege here, and also to our Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

Take a look at the Journal pages for more information about the JSFP.

Keep informed

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. 2020 Members of the AASFBT can register your details HERE.



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.


Latest News

Simply Focus Podcast

5 July 2020

An interview with David and Sara about the upcoming relaunch of the Journal of Solution Focused Practices

Have a look at these videos!

6 May 2020

AASFBT President (David) and Vice-President (Lyn) have recently been interviewed by Alina from Romania

Emma Burns now in print!

21 April 2020

Congratulations to Emma (AASFBT Vice President) who recently had her work published in a new book

Members Discounts

24 February 2020

Members of the AASFBT can access some great discounts to training

2019 Conference Presentations

27 December 2019

A copy of some of the presentations are now available to members.