Kia ora.

This is the homepage of the Aotearoa Solution Focused Practice Conference.

We are a a group of solution focused practitioners from around Aotearoa that arrange an annual Solution Focused Practice conference; We particularly welcome presentations, workshops and ideas from Māori people and groups, people living with disabilities, LBGTQI people and any people from any under represented or disadvantaged group in Aotearoa.

The organising group are pleased to confirm that our 2022 conference, is scheduled from 8-11 March 2022 in Christchurch. The theme for the 2022 conference is ‘inclusivity in SF practice’
Thanks for your ongoing interest and enthusiasm – we value your support and echo your best hopes for next year.
Our Morning Keynote speaker for 2022 is going to be………Rebekka Ouer, from Texas, USA.
Rebekka Ouer describes herself as a Solution Focused Brief Therapy purist, whose therapeutic focus is the LGBT community. She is a licensed clinical social worker, working out of her own practice, which she founded in 2011. In establishing her practice Rebekka hoped to be create “a bat-signal like beacon for the LGBT community”. Her “passion for this community, combined with my solution focused approach” will be obvious to those who participate in conference and Master Class. If our international speaker Rebekka Ouer cannot come in person we will video her in……………………and guess what?
Elliott Connie an old friend of both our conference and the members of the conference organising group, has agreed to present an afternoon keynote by video link.
This is going to be EPIC!
Stop Press, abstracts now open, go to the speakers/programme page.

So, did we achieve our aims in 2020? This is some of the feedback we received from our last conference:

  • Apologies for having to miss the last day of the keynote speaker. He was excellent and I used some of the skills he shared with one of my tangata whai ora this week that produced good results for her. Thanks again for another splendid conference full of learnings.
  • Really appreciate the organising, welcome and collegiality right form the onset. Thank you very much.
  • I really could have given everything 10s. Was thoroughly impressed and learnt a lot. Thank you.
  • A big giant thanks to the planning committee!
  • keep doing great job
  • Overall good conference experience!
  • Thank you for bringing together the programme, for keeping the price so low (so facilities aren’t top notch, but who cares!). it was conveniently sited for out of towners and everyone was really friendly. You guys do an amazing job. BIG thanks.
  • Awesome work. Highlight of my year. Thanks to all of you. It ran smoothly and was enriching. Awesome!
  • Thanks again, an outstanding three days. Very much appreciated. Definitely the best value for money SFBT PD around.
  • Thanks a Lot for organising this great conference!
  • Great work on the part of the organisers. Very cost effective. Well done. Thank you.
  • On arrival back home I commented to my husband that this was the best conference I have ever been to… and I have been to quite a few over the decades.
  • Always a wonderful time being part of an SF community! Looking forward to next year!

We look forward to seeing you again in 2022.