SFBTA Board of Directors
Sara Smock Jordan, SFBTA President
Sara A. Smock Jordan, PhD, is an assistant professor at Texas Tech University in the Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies Program. She has completed outcome research, examining its effectiveness with substance abusers, as well as process research on SFBT. Dr. Smock is the co-author of Solution-Focused Substance Abuse Treatment and has numerous publications on the SFBT model. Currently she serves as a member of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association’s research committee and is a founding member of the association.
Thorana Nelson, SFBTA Secretary, Treasurer
Thorana S. Nelson is a professor emerita at Utah State University. She is the editor, co-editor, or co-author of several books on solution-focused brief therapy: Education and Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Practices With Long-term Users of Mental Health Services: “I’m More Than My Label” with Joel Simon; the Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Clinical Applications with Frank Thomas; and Doing Something Different: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practices.
Dan Gallagher, SFBTA Board Member
Dan is a really nice guy who has been doing this for a long time.
Teri Pichot, SFBTA Board Member
Teri Pichot is the author/coauthor of four books focusing on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and/or Animal Assisted Therapy with issues including substance abuse, mental illness, mandated clients, multi-problem families, trauma, and domestic violence. In addition, Pichot has published several articles on other applications of solution focused brief therapy including supervision, adolescents, and depression. Teri is the founder of the Denver Center for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and provides consultation and solution Focused training to agencies across the country.
Lance Taylor, SFBTA Board Member
Lance Taylor has worked as a therapist and manager in community mental health for some 30 years and then operated a private client, consultation and training practice for the last 10 years. He strives to practice and teach solution- focused therapy as simply as possible. His manual, Solution-Focused Therapy … Briefly, is a pragmatist’s guide to conducting solution-focused interviews. He has introduced the model to a wide variety of agencies and programs in western and northern Canada.
Haesun Moon, 2013 Conference Chair
Haesun works as a Learning Consultant at Ministry of Education, Training, Colleges and Universities, designing and delivering Executive Leadership Learning Program deeply informed by Solution Focused Brief Practice. Haesun also serves as Program Director for Solution Focused Brief Coaching School at University of Toronto where she gets to meet many practitioners, searchers and researchers, and some skeptics with good questions. She contributes to SF community by providing a space of shared knowledge and practice online and offline. Haesun is also a dog lover and an amateur pianist.