SFiO - SFBT 2.0: The Next Generation of Solution Focused Brief Therapy

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SFBT 2.0: The Next Generation of Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Mark McKergow’s recent paper ‘SFBT 2.0: The next generation of Solution Focused Brief Therapy has already arrived’ (Journal of Solution Focused Brief Therapy Vol 2 No 2 pp 1-17) has generated a huge amount of interest in the SF world, with well over 1000 downloads and a ‘top 0.1%’ rating from Many people have greeted Mark’s description about how SF work has developed over the past two decades and more with enthusiasm. Some are a bit sceptical. What IS ‘SFBT 2.0’? How different is it? Why might it be progress? Does it mean rejecting everything we do at the moment? How does it apply to organisational work?

In this webinar session Mark will be describing SFBT 2.0 and presenting the key differences (and similarities) with previous practice. As usual with SF, you’ll probably find you are doing some of it already! And there may well be some interesting twists and innovations to consider too. There will of course be plenty of time for questions. This promises to be an important session for everyone interested in extending and renewing their SF skills.

Mark McKergow PhD

is an international speaker, trainer, author and consultant. Over the past 25 years Mark has gained a leading role in the Solution-Focused community around the world with his mix of new ideas, engaging speaking and teaching style, ability to form and host practitioner communities and engage with the world of academia. Mark was instrumental in founding and nurturing the SOLWorld community of SF practitioners working in organisational settings. Mark was also a founding member of SFCT, the Association for Solution-Focused Consultants and Trainers, which ran from 2008 – 2016 and produced sixteen editions of the peer-reviewed journal InterAction, of which Mark was an editor. From 2009 – 2017 Mark was a visiting research fellow in the Philosophy Department at the University of Hertfordshire, where he explored the ideas to be presented in this book with leading figures in enactive cognition and Wittgenstein scholarship. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Systemic Therapies. He is also an associate of the Taos Institute and a co-founder of the Galveston Declaration, which seeks to build bridges between the various strands of the post-modern and collaborative therapy world. Mark has written three further books about SF ideas in management settings, as well as dozens of peer-reviewed and other articles about the development of SFBT and the SF approach which can be seen on his academia page and his own website. He also published the English language version of ‘Encounters with Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg’, a tribute to the late co-founders of SFBT.

On-line Zoom Meeting Details

This is a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: SFiO Chapter Meeting - Mark McKergow SFBT 2.0
Time: May 21, 2018 12:00 PM London

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Places are Limited to 50 for this on-line chapter meeting so please be sure to reserve your space.

For the first time we will try to follow the agenda of a face-to-face chapter meeting so SFiO contributors can experience the same support as contributors who attend local chapters. The agenda will be:

1. Welcome and Brief SF Introductions

2. Emergent Agenda - the opportunity for contributors to raise issues they would like to discuss or receive support from within the community later in the day.

3. Brief Refreshment Break

3. Workshop - SFBT 2.0 - Mark McKergow

4. Brief Refreshment Break

6. Discussion of Emergent Agenda

7. Brief SF Complements and Close

The majority of time will be given to Mark's workshop and subsequent discussion.

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