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Conference 2019
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Hope in Conversation and Action

UKASFP 16th National Conference
Bath Spa University 11th-12th July

Organised by Guy Shennan and Rob Black





Opening Plenary

Hope in Conversation and Action - Guy Shennan, Rob Black, Carolyn Emanuel, Marc Gardiner, Zoe Stephens

Workshops AM


Anne Rambo

Solution Focused: Happy talk or catalyst for change?

Arnoud Huiber

‘Pragmatics and Paradigms’ - the Thinking Behind the Solution-Focused Approach

Tara Gretton

SF DJing for and by Young People


Kidge Burns & John Bulloch

Solution Focused conversations and hope in a local community

Catherine Mallorie & Jim Bird-Waddington

Blowing the SF trumpet: Promoting SF to the NHS & other public sector organisations

Jody Merelle

Doors to hope

Janine Waldman

Hope in Further Education


John Henden & Lucy Johnstone - Trauma-informed practice & The Power Threat Meaning Framework and a Solution-Focused Perspective

Workshops PM


John Sharry & Fred Ehresmann

Hopefulness in the face of climate breakdown, biodiversity extinction, and pending economic and social collapse - possibility or pipe dream?

Harvey Ratner & Yasmin Ajmal

What’s better? 'It's worse!’ How to keep hope alive in follow up sessions

Kate Murphy & Jim Cumpson

Boys in Mind - a solution focused approach to working with boys

Anne-Marie Wulf (Denmark), John Wheeler, Kidge Burns, Naomi Whitehead & Tara Gretton

Helping people to "get it": hope-inspired actions in the training context

John Brooker


A new metaphor for facilitating SF Team Collaboration

Emma Maynard, Chris Ward & Rob Black

Solution-focused practice in the University - supporting students

Clive Whittaker, Teresa Byrne & Kevin Hogan

A detailed analysis of SF work with 400+ clients - who benefits most?

Jim Bird-Waddington & Steve Flatt

Enhancing homelessness services – Bringing hope, making the difference


Opening Plenary

Anne Rambo and the Solution-Focused Collective - Solution-focused practice and social change

Workshops AM


John Henden & Andrew Callcott

Hope in Conversation

Brett Sentance & Jos Razzell


An introduction to using Creative Action Methods

Janine Waldman & Paul Z Jackson

Using SF to energise communities

Emma Maynard

Lives beyond the script: Applying research to solution-focused practice

Hilary Anderson

Exploring the use of a solution-focused approach to develop academic buoyancy in Key Stage Two learners

Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat (Switzerland)

A collective development of SF - Have you heard the rumour?

Greg Oberbeck, Biba Rebolj & Ben Scott

The Next Generation of Solution-Focused Practitioners

Rachel Gillibrand


This therapy works! Using EEG to reveal how the brain responds to Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Workshops PM


Lee Dale, Darren Murinas and Steve Freeman


Communities of Practice: Community Power and Systems Change

SFBT Essex - Leon Helsby, Luke Goldie-McSorley, Loredana Grigore & Greg Oberbeck


Building hope through collaborative working with teams & families

Session Handout Here

Mark Guyers


What are your best hopes for Geeks Club? “Computers, Minecraft & Pokémon”! Using a solution-focused therapy approach in paediatric diabetes care

Kirsten Dierolf (Germany) & Hugh Palmer


Making sense of meaning in postmodern therapies: connections and diversions

Paut Kromkamp



SF Intervision - the power of a team

Andrew Gibson


Grow Your Business through Word of Mouth Referrals

Simone Howieson


Implementing solution-focused practice as a nursing approach in an eating disorders ward for adults

Closing Plenary

Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat - Connecting our hopes - A collective message from the UKASFP conference to the world


Click here to download and view the full Conference Programme


Pre-Conference Workshop 1 

An SF introductory workshop with Guy Shennan and Rob Black.


Pre-Conference Workshop 2  

A workshop with the Zebra Collective