The current Board was elected at the Annual General Meeting in July 2018 and will serve until the AGM in mid-2019. The 2018 AGM resolved to change the Constitution to allow for the election of TWO vice-presidents — one each from Australia and New Zealand. The Board of AASFBT is:
President — David Hains
David is a mental health nurse working in the Emergency Department at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide. In 2016 David won a South Australian Premier's Award for excellence for his Solution-Focused work in emergency mental health, and in 2018 won the Achievement Award with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. David will be spending most of 2019 in New Zealand (Te Puke, Bay of Plenty) on a working holiday, and is looking forward to meeting solution focused colleagues "across the ditch". For more info on David please click here.
Vice-President (Aust) — Lyn Worsley
Lyn is a clinical psychologist, Director and Senior Psychologist at Alpha Psychology and The Resilience Centre in Epping, NSW, and author of The Resilience Doughnut. For more info on Lyn please click here.
Vice-President (New Zealand) — Emma Burns
Emma is a psychologist working with New Zealand police, working with young offenders. She co-ordinates a Solution-Focused discussion/support/interest group in Hawkes Bay.
Secretary — Frances Price
Frances is a psychologist working in schools in Canberra.
Treasurer — John Penny
John is a School Counsellor, Parramatta Catholic Education, where he was previously Manager of Counselling and Behavioural Programs at Parramatta Catholic Education.
Board member — Carey Glass
Carey is an organisational psychologist in Melbourne and is Editor of the online journal InterAction — The Journal of Solution Focus in Organisations. For more info on Carey please click here.
Board member — Andrea Lemm
Andrea is a social worker working in child protection in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Board member – Michele Orr
Michele is Nurse Practitioner, Team Leader and pioneer of the Brief Intervention Team in Adult Community Mental Health in Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne. The Brief Intervention Team practice SFBT.
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