The 11th UKASFP Annual Conference was held on 12th and 13th June 2014 at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. Our theme was: Solution Focus - Works! That is 'What works' in organisations and evidence based practice in other fields, from coaching, to talking therapies, to SF way of working with people who have physical conditions.
Our key notes speakers were from Finland, where Solution Focused approaches are very well established: Peter Sundman and Krisse Lipponen (www.taitoba.fi) and their topic was the Helsinki Psychotherapy Research Project.
The afternoon of 12th June, before the main conference was a collaboration with SFCT (the association for the quality development of Solution Focused Consulting and Training). This gave us an opportunity to hear about the latest in solution focused organisational development.
The conference feedback from many of the 130 delegates was that it was inspiring and a good opportuntity to network with solution focused colleagues. There was a mix of workshops and the presentations will be put on this website shortly.
Dr Jen Unwin, our conference organiser, was elected as Chair of the Association at the AGM. Jen is a Consultant Clinical and Health Psychologist in Southport. She was delighted to be elected unanimously for a three-year term as leader of our Association! More about her soon.
The UKASFP Training Edition Newsletter, included in the conference packs, is now on the website and we will be uploading some photos soon as well.
The conference ended with the 'Good Vibrations' Choir, from Southport, who inspired us with their singing and how it enables them to cope more effectively with pain and disability. The choir was set up following a very solution focused collaboration between Karen Moss (Expert Patient and Choir Director) and Dr Becky Simm (Clinical Psychologist, Community Pain Service), when the idea for a Community Pain Service choir was born - thus 'Good Vibrations' was formed. They now meet every week and have recently celebrated their first birthday.
We are now looking forward to our next conference which will be in Milton Keynes in June 2015.
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