UKASFP Conference 2013

The 10th Annual Conference of the UK Association for Solution Focused Practice is being held in Birmingham – where the UKASFP started over ten years ago. The conference is being hosted by the team at Change Birmingham Brief Therapy which has a brilliant reputation for training and working with user of services using solution focused approaches. It will be held at:

Birmingham City University, City South Campus, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, B15 3TN
On Friday 14thJune the conference will open with a keynote address from Stephen Conlon and Dr. Dean-David Holyoake titled “Evolution: stories, language and relationships” – a collection of 5 short works exploring relationships, language contextuality, constructionism and existence in emotional helping.

We will have workshops around the theme of Evolution from innovative, inspiring and experienced practitioners from the fields of therapy, coaching and consultancy, all keen to share their evolving practice including Rob Black, Guy Shennan, Carolyn Emanuel, Steve Flatt, Dr. Suzi Curtis, Steve Freeman, Chris Iveson, Frances Masters, Dr. Mark McKergow, Susanne Simms, Janine Waldman, Paul Z Jackson, John Wheeler, Greg Vinnicombe, Clive Whittaker & Dr. Paul Birley

Pre-Conference Programme
On Thursday afternoon 13thJune 2013 we have a number of options that are included in the conference price. All the afternoon options will be held in the Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR

Option 1: New to Solution Focus?
Come to our training session for delegates who want to learn the basics.
12.15 to 4.15 (includes refreshments)
by Dr. Paul Birley and Clive Whittaker from Change

Option 2: Care about evidence based SF practice in Education?
12.30 – 3.30 followed by tea break.
Discussion run by Susanne Simms

Option 3: Need some revision on SF?
For more experienced delegates that need a refresher and challenge.
12.30 – 3.30 followed by tea break.
By Steve Freeman

Option 4: Want to chill out in the Botanical Gardens?
You can have free entry to explore the wonderful Victorian Botanical Gardens from 12 noon and have tea provided at 3.30pm.

Conference prices
The price includes: pre-conference activities, pre-conference afternoon tea; (lunch not included on Thursday), main conference and materials, lunch and refreshments:

Early Bird: Booked and paid for by 31st March
UKASFP paid up members: £80.00
Non-members: £122.00

Standard: Bookings received after 31st March
UKASFP paid up members: £98.00
Non-members: £140.00

Student/unwaged: Discounted price subject to confirmation of status
EB members:£60/EB non-members:£80; after 31st March: members:£75 non-members:£95

There are lots of hotels and B&Bs within walking distance from the conference venues. Download some options from the ukasfp website/accommodation.

Solution focused approaches are becoming more and more popular with people who seek counselling, or support to change themselves – or their business. Counsellors, coaches and organisational consultants are finding that the solution focused tools and respectful approach are welcomed by individuals, industry and the public sector as efficient and cost effective. Whether you are new to solution focused thinking, or are an experienced practitioner, this conference will have plenty to offer you.

See you in Birmingham!
Sue Griffin and the Change Team

Please do book early to take advantage of the Early Bird prices. Once you have booked your place you will be invited to choose you workshops. A full programme can be downloaded, from the UKASFP website when the workshops are finalised.

Book your place now at

Or contact Sue Griffin

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