UKASFP 2017 leaflet – download it here.
Solution focused practice touches many people’s lives as a result of the quiet revolution in approaches to care, therapy, education, employment, coaching and the management of change.
From individual counsellors and coaches to whole organisations in the public and private sector, the evidence and benefit of the approach can be seen. The solution focused approach is also becoming a key part of guidance from several UK governmental departments.
This website aims to give better resources to our members and to members of the public.
We believe the role of the UKASFP is to help further the use of solution focused practice and create a national profile for those using SF. We do this by hosting an Annual National Conference and by encouraging practitioners to share good practice and to meet locally wherever possible. Our website also makes it possible for those looking for practitioners to locate our members through the Directory. As groups of people want to share practice we will help by supporting Regional Groups. Trainers can now give details of their work and courses. We also produce a quarterly newsletter which has a global readership and content that you cannot afford to miss (Solution News) and members now have access to InterAction, the journal of SFCT (the Association for quality Solution Focused Training and Consulting.
The UKASFP has an elected committee of volunteer enthusiasts who each have a role in promoting solution focused practice. Our Association now finalising a new accreditation process for practitioners and is working to promote good practice in a number of ways.
What is Solution-Focused Practice?
Solution focused practice is now recognised as being both a respectful and efficient way of working with people in the helping professions, education, employment and in the wider business and consultancy context. From individual counsellors and coaches to whole organisations in the public and private sector, the evidence and benefits of the approach can be seen. Solution Focused (SF) Practice is the practical application of SF principles, which in outine are:
- establishment of what a “preferred future” might be
- identification of ways in which this is already happening
- using the person’s own resources to move in small steps in the right direction.
SF practice occurs in an increasingly wide range of contexts including health, social services, education, coaching and organisational work. It also becoming increasingly recognised as a benchmark of good practice by the Department of Health and other UK Governmental bodies. For more about Solution Focus, see the information on the top right of this page.
We would welcome you as a UKASFP member for a modest fee of only £45.00 a year, if you sign up for the ‘recurring membership fee’, or £65.00 per year as the one-off annual membership rate. Members must agree to our Code of Ethics, pay the requested fee and then they have access to shared knowledge and networking aimed towards developing good practice in solution focused work as work as reduced costs for the Annual Conference held in June each year. Members can also become an Accredited Practitioner through paying an accredition fee and presenting their work to an agreed standard which is subject to a peer review process. Simply click on the link above, agree to the Code of Ethics and fill out the form.