About the Journal


One of the original aims of the AASFBT was to produce a peer-reviewed journal. The Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy was first published by the AASFBT in 2014. 

The JSFBT aims to support the Solution-Focused community through the publication of high-quality research in outcome, effectiveness or process of the Solution-Focused approach and the publication of high quality theoretical and/or case-study related material in the area of Solution-Focused practice. 

While the journal is published by the AASFBT, it is clearly intended as a service to the international Solution-Focused community. The Editorial Board has a minority of Australians and includes prominent Solution-Focused people from a number of different countries. The Editorial Board serves as a sub-committee of the AASFBT Board, and the President of the AASFBT is a member ex-officio of the Editorial Board. The Editor is appointed by the AASFBT board.

The JSFBT recognises that many useful and interesting manifestations of the Solution-Focused approach occur in settings that are nothing to do with therapy. Nonetheless, Solution-focused interventions are all concerned with helping to facilitate change. The journal is called the Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, at least in part in homage to our heritage. Nonetheless, the journal welcomes submissions that explore the use of Solution-Focused ideas in other settings. 

The JSFBT is a peer-reviewed journal. Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two members of the Editorial Board who will make a recommendation that the paper be accepted or rejected for publication, however the final decision about publication rests with the editor. 


Submissions - The JSFBT is currently rebuilding and we will be starting full publication again in 2020. Please refer to the page on Editorial Policy for further information. We are very happy to talk to you about your ideas for 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Inquiries -  All general inquiries should currently be directed to David Hains, President of the AASFBT via email

All inquiries relating to the editorial office or submissions should be directed to Sara Smock-Jordan, Editor