Conference 2019 – Expressions of Interest

June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Members, I am sure that, like me, you will still be basking in the afterglow of a fantastic 2017 HESIAN/UKASFP conference. We all take our collective hats off to Mark and Jen, for the more

UKASFP 2017 Flyer

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Members The new UKASFP 2017 leaflet has arrived and you can download it here. We are posting out 20 copies to Regional Leads and Committee members.  You can print them off from the website more

UKASFP / HESIAN Conference 2017 – Registrations now open!

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that registrations for the UKASFP / HESIAN Conference are now open! The conference is taking place on Thursday 18th & Friday 19th May 2017 at Beales Hotel, Hatfield, AL10 9NG more

Chair’s Seasonal Message

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Dear UKASFP Member As we are approaching the holiday season, and the end of the calendar year, it seems opportune to reflect on the progress the association has made. Firstly, I would like to wish more

UKASFP conference 2017 submissions close December 8th!!

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Dear colleague Re: UKASFP conference 2017 submissions close December 8th!! A final call for workshops for the UKASFP conference May 19th. You can also submit for the HESIAN day on the 18th May 2017. Follow more

Submissions open for UKASFP conference 2017!

November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Submissions are now open for the UKASFP conference 2017. The event is a joint venture with HESIAN on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May at Beales Hotel, Hatfield AL10 9NG. Head over to the HESIAN more

BRIEF International Summer School

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

In August I joined about 30 others in Covent Garden, London, for my first Brief International Summer School. Apart from the Brief guys and Elliot Connie (who was there as a guest facilitator with Brief), more

SF World Conference – Call for Papers

September 6th, 2016|2 Comments

Dear Colleagues The call for papers for next year’s SF World conference is open until October 27th 2016. Hoping lots of UKASFP members will submit and attend this amazing event! Find out more and submit more

Meeting Notice – Developing a Potential MA in Solution Focus

September 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Dear All, Please find attached the Agenda (link below) for our meeting about developing a potential MA in Solution Focus on Tuesday 20th September.  It includes notes from the meeting at the UKASFP Conference. Please more

Conference 2017

June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Dear Colleagues Following the great success of our 2016 conference in Swansea earlier this month we are pleased to announce plans for conference 2017. We will be hosting a two day event jointly with HESIAN more

EBTA conference in Bruges in September

June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

The Bruges conference will place a particular focus on diversity. A number of well-known presenters have already confirmed their involvement, including Therese Steiner and Elliott Connie. The conference organisers have also encouraged newer presenters to more

Chair’s Seasonal Greeting

December 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Behind the scenes there has been a great deal of thought and action in relation to commissioning a new UKASFP website. We are enormously grateful to Jenny Gavin-Wear for the current website and all that more

Greg Vinnicombe

November 17th, 2015|0 Comments

The UKASFP has enjoyed an unbroken series of conferences since 2004 and significant credit goes to Greg for making sure the series continued without a break when one came close to not happening. As a more

New SF Book published

September 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Solution-Focused Practice: Effective Communication to Facilitate Change, by Guy Shennan. Available in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon. Cover price £12.99 (paperback), £9.50 (Kindle) ISBN 978-0-9933463-0-9, 212 pages This book introduces terms such as solution more

New style Solution News

July 2nd, 2015|17 Comments

Check out the new edition of Solution News by clicking on the link for 'Solution News' to the right of this news item. Let us know what you think - we welcome all comments/feedback! Drop more

New SF Blog – Sfsong

June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Hello! Hooray! Let the show begin We are ready* We are pleased to announce a brand new SF blog - one that combines two of our biggest passions, music and SF.

Milton Keynes Conference a success!

June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

The feedback was that all the workshops were of excellent quality and gave participants ideas for creating communities of practice - starting with small steps (of course). We learned about SF drumming and creating teams more

Conference Time Draws near

May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

The pre-conference activities are to warm us up to the Theme of "Building Communities / Improving Lives" with three really different workshops: one for newbies to SF; one on SF drumming and one to get more

Keynotes in Milton Keynes

March 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Have you signed up for the conference yet? The Early Bird rate finishes at the end of March so this is the right time to book your place and get really good value. We have more

Conference 2015

February 7th, 2015|0 Comments

The flyers has been printed and circulated to trainers and if you want some printed ones yourself contact Hannah at . The workshop facilitators are gearing themselves up and our keynote presenters are coming more

Happy New SF Year?

December 31st, 2014|0 Comments

All you need to do is click on 'News and courses' at the top of the page; then click on 'Training courses' and scroll down. While the Association does not formally accredit courses, we know more

Seasonal message from Jen Unwin, UKASFP Chair

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Jen also feels that it is inspiring that people share their time, knowledge and skills so freely, openly and happily. In terms of 2015, she is looking forward to the conference, always a highlight of more

UKASFP Business Plan 2014-15

December 18th, 2014|0 Comments

The full Business Plan for this financial year and the estimated budget have been uploaded in the Member's Section under Documents/Business Plan for members to view. It includes a (solution focused) review of where were more

Upcoming training events

December 9th, 2014|0 Comments

For further information about upcoming training events in 2015 check out the following link:

Launch of the HESIAN SF Research Hub

December 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Read the University's press release at The HESIAN website is The first HESIAN product is our research listing. Mark has listed up all the SF research and academic work appearing in 2014. The more

New Look Solution News

November 18th, 2014|0 Comments

We welcome any feedback: what you like, what you'd like more of, improvements, etc. We'd also like to hear from everyone interested in writing for Solution News.

From the Editor Winter 2014

November 11th, 2014|0 Comments

What a year 2014 has been! In the world of UKASFP there has been a great conference in Liverpool, a few new faces on the Committee (see tweeted pics), as well as a real desire more

EBTA Conference Feedback

October 30th, 2014|0 Comments

The times are 9.30 to 12.00 and the address is Walkergate Park Centre For Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4QD. If you have never been to one of these before please more

Solution Focused Regional Groups in the UK

October 26th, 2014|0 Comments

If you are a thriving group John and Steve do not yet know about, a fledging group with exciting aspirations, or an idea in someone's head, please let them know so they can be in more

New resources announced for mental health services

October 8th, 2014|0 Comments

The plan is that from April 2015, 75% of people referred for talking therapies through the programme will start their treatment within six weeks with an 18 week maximum wait for treatment. The UKASFP believes more

New Book on Hosting and Leadership published

October 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Details at, order from where right now it us number 18 in the leadership book hit parade.

From the Editor Autumn 2014

September 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Everyone of us owes Vicky a huge debt of gratitude - just like Fawkes (Harry Potter's Phoenix), somehow when all looked lost, Vicky brought Solution News back as strong as ever. Serious respect! It is more

New SF Book Published

September 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Guy has advised us that anyone attending his 'Next Steps' course in Preston on 23-24 October will get a free copy as part of the course. More information about this book and courses can be more

From the Editor Summer 2014

July 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Welcome to the Summer edition of Solution News. As always the pages are packed with interesting things to read, one of which I typed with my own dainty little paws. It was written with the more

Conference 2015 – Call for workshop proposals

June 25th, 2014|0 Comments

The organising group have selected the Mercure Abbey Hill Hotel as the conference venue - an excellent hotel not far from the station. The Call for Workshops for the main conference and for some pre-conference more

UKASFP elects its first woman Chair

June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Andrew Callcott, who has successfully served as Chair of the Association for the last 3 years, stepped down. The members expressed gratitude for his positive and thoughtful approach and look forward to continued development of more

Signed up for the new SF Journal?

June 9th, 2014|0 Comments

The Journal is currently offering partner organisations - which includes the UKASFP - a reduced subscription rate of $AU75 (about £40). To subscribe to the new journal sign into the UKASFP website, go to 'MY more

Interested in learning about Solution Focus?

June 4th, 2014|0 Comments

The printed 'Training Edition' of the UKASFP Newsletter will be at the Conference this year and will be uploaded on to the website shortly afterwards. It gives details of five well-established, credible, training providers who more

One week to go to Conference

June 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

The Seminar has an international panel of speakers who use solution focused approaches to implement dynamic and sustainable change in the business and organisational context. SFCT is the association for the quality development of Solution more

Organisational Seminar in Liverpool

May 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Kirsten Dierolf will be speaking about her experience in SF with team coaching. Mark McKergow's topic will be SF approaches to building progress rapidly in tough situations. Dave Eva will be speaking about SF and more

Research grants for SFBT

May 10th, 2014|0 Comments

For more information about what might be a suitable project and how to apply, visit:

Adelphi special rate rooms

April 29th, 2014|0 Comments

To secure your on site room at the special rate phone the Adelphi direct on 0151 709 7200 between 9am and 5pm and quote the code UKAS120614.

From the Editor Spring 2014

April 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Welcome to our Spring Edition of Solution News! Every few months we put out an edition of the News for your edification and entertainment. Now is no exception here is the first edition of 2014. more

Delegate bookings for conference hit 100!

April 11th, 2014|0 Comments

It is not too late to invite some more non-members to the Organisational Seminar on Thursday 12th June (Price is £80.00). Steve Flatt is inviting MPs, Business Leaders etc., and Steve Freeman is speading the more

New SF Journal is published this month

April 8th, 2014|0 Comments

It is being published as a service to the international Solution-Focused community. Michael Durrant is the founding Editor and an international Editorial Board has been recruited. The first issue currently includes a paper about Wittgenstein more

Spring Editon of Solution News – arrived already

April 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Why would you want to read more when it is all in Solution News?

UKASFP Committee meet at the Adelphi

March 13th, 2014|0 Comments

The hotel staff were very welcoming and we feel will support our conference guests to really enjoy the conference. The location, a mere 200 yards from Liverpool Lime Street station, is ideal for conference delegates more

Solution Focus Research Review Published online

February 9th, 2014|0 Comments

The articles include a study of the benefits of a SF approach for children and young people attending CAMHS; an SF peer support group for students who were at risk of isolation and academic failure; more

Business Plan and Committee Minutes

February 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

The Business Plan summarises what the Committee is committed to achieving each year, as well as reviewing what we have achieved during the previous year. The Committee Minutes are clearly more short term and cover more

SF Training Courses

January 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Trainers: are you aware that you can put your training courses on to the UKASFP website? There is no cost for doing this: it is a service to our members. You can do it direct more

Chair’s Seasonal Message

December 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Andrew also mused on the increasing links we are making with our European neighbours, via the European Brief Therapy Association and the upcoming conference in Liverpool in June 2014. A copy of the full message more

Seasonal Solution News

December 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Hannah has just joined the committee and is helping to support both Becky and Vicky with her IT skills. All contributions for the next edition will be very welcome. The UKASFP Newlsetter gives news about more

From the Editor Winter 2013

December 11th, 2013|0 Comments

Hello Readers! And of course, Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings. Here's wishing you all the best for 2014. We have an exciting event in 2014 in Liverpool and you won't want to miss a moment more

From the Editor Autumn 2013

October 11th, 2013|0 Comments

Some readers of Solution News, at least those fortunate enough to have attended the AGM at our last (really stupendous) Annual Conference in June, will remember that I retired from the editorship of this great more

From the Editor Spring 2013

April 11th, 2013|0 Comments

Welcome to our Spring edition of Solution News. We are just in the nick of time for signing up for our Annual UKASFP Conference and AGM, in Birmingham! Tune in to the for instructions more

From the Editor Winter 2012-13

December 11th, 2012|0 Comments

Welcome one andall to the Winter Edition of Solution News! We have lots of goodies inside this edition, as per our usual standard, so hurry and tuck in before the distractions of Christmas and New more

From the Editor Autumn 2012

October 11th, 2012|0 Comments

It has been, as usual, a busy summer and autumn here in 'Bliss-land' which is the Blissful state of unknowing in which your editor lives. In this edition, you will find some photos of the more

From the Editor Summer 2012

July 11th, 2012|0 Comments

Welcome to our Summer edition of Solution News. We are just in the nick of time for our Annual UKASFP Conference and AGM, in Edinburgh! Tune in to the Autumn issue for highlights of that. more

From the Editor Spring 2012

April 11th, 2012|0 Comments

Welcome to our spring edition of Solution News.  Easter Eggs or Spring Bonnets or other spring paraphernalia at the ready, we've packed out this issue with the help of members of our Association who've been more

From the Editor Winter 2011

December 11th, 2011|0 Comments

Ho Ho Holy Cow it's Christmas already!  And this is our fourth and final edition for 2011.  The year has gone by with shocking speed - or is that just me feeling my age? As more