David Hains wins major award

At the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses 2018 conference in Cairns, it was announced that the ACMHN 2018 Australian Mental Health Nurse Achievement Award was awarded to our President, David Hains. David won the South Australian Premier's Nursing Scholarship in 2016, specifically for his Solution-Focused work. This new award is further recognition of David's pioneering Solution-Focused work in front-line, cutting-edge, mental health nursing.


Solution-Focused practitioners register

We are often asked if there are Solution-Focused practitioners in particular areas. Accordingly, we will be including on the web site a list of members who offer therapy services and/or supervision. You can register your details HERE.



2018 conference

The FOURTH Australian & New Zealand Solution-Focused Conference was held in Melbourne, 20–22 July 2018, at the University of Melbourne. Some of the speakers have agreed to make available copies of their presentation or other resources. These are available HERE.

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. Details will be available soon.

New Zealand news

The one-day Solution-Focused conference was held in Hamilton, New Zealand on 16 March 2018. This conference was NOT an AASFBT event; however, the Board of AASFBT was pleased to endorse this conference. Keynote speakers were Frank Thomas and Kirsten Dierolf. The conference was a resounding success and we send our best wishes to the organising team (which includes our own former Board member, Brent Gardiner). Solution-Focused in New Zealand now has a Facebook page.

Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

The JSFBT is an international journal published by AASFBT for the international Solution-Focused community. Two issues of Volume 3 (dated 2017) will actually be published this year. We hope to catch up in the next year. Financial members receive the journal as part of their membership. Subscription 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.

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