We are dedicated to foster the exchange of ideas and practices in the field of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. We aim to provide research awards, scholarships, and/or fellowships to further the development of the field of solution-focused brief therapy. We are committed to holding an annual conference.
The Development of SFBTA
In 2002, a group of about 30 solution-focused trainers and several graduate students were invited by Steve de Shazer and Terry Trepper to converge on Purdue University in Hammond, Indiana. The original purpose was to share training ideas and discuss SFBT practice. During a third meeting, it was suggested that we form an association whose primary purpose is to hold an annual conference dedicated to solution-focused practices. The first conference was held in November 2003 in Loma Linda, California. In 2007, SFBTA inherited materials from Steve de Shazer’s and Insoo Kim Berg’s Brief Family Therapy Center and copyrights for providing stewardship to Insoo’s and Steve’s legacy. The association is committed to supporting those who wish to cultivate new applications and take their mastery of SFBT to the highest level. To that end, in the spirit of the original founders meetings, we will continue to develop learning opportunities of quality.