20 – 22  Sept. 2019, Florence, ITALY

As If

EBTA Conference

As If

If there was no “if”, There’d be no “stiff”; He wouldn’t be stuck With just bad luck. Steve De Shazer (1985) According to the modern conception of psychotherapy, the therapeutic change has to go hand in hand with the change in the client’s worldview. In the cognitive therapy, for instance, this “change” would be due to a restructuring of the person’s thinking. However, William James, over a hundred years ago, explained in his theory of emotions (1890) that is in fact the behavior to cause the corresponding emotion and not the “thinking about that emotion”. We do not laugh because we’re happy – we are happy because we laugh. As he said: ” If you want a quality, act as if you already have it”. De Shazer (1988) spoke about this when he urged therapists to observe, rather than to remain trapped in the prejudices of their own thought. “Imagine as if the situation was different and your problem disappeared …”, it is stated in the “Miracle Question”, which becomes a sound and factual action. In his “Philosophy of as if” Hans Vaihinger (1911) gives us a description through a lot of examples taken from the most various realms of life. Therefore, the solution focused therapist is a facilitator of the “as if” concept in therapy, inducing the person to gain a more elastic view about reality and to act differently from what done earlier. It is about changing the actions that then modify the perceptions, which transform the thoughts and not vice-versa. This is a relevant aspect, taking into account that change takes place “here and now”, toward the future. Just as in the first aesthetic imperative Von Foerster states “if you want to see, learn to act”, so himself (1973) advises us to “always act so as to increase the number of choices.”

250 Participants

Psychologists, counselors, coaches, social workers from all over Europe will meet in Florence to share Solution Focused knowledge and experience.

36 Programs

Many different speeches, including educational, clinics and training proposals.

40 Speakers

Experts and prominent figures in the Solution Focused Brief Therapy will talk about therapy, research and training.

WELCOME TO FLORENCE

Dear friends, it is a great pleasure for us to invite you to the EBTA conference 2019, which will be held in our beautiful city. In these years, in Italy through the Fondazione Franceschi Onlus we have promoted various initiatives for the dissemination of the solution focused concepts: we have organized conferences and seminars, we have published books and articles. For this reason, it is an honor for us to host the international solution focused community, which for the first time meets here in Italy. The Solution Focused Brief Therapy has indeed a long history, but never before it had landed in our country. This is an opportunity to fill the void and try to continue together in spreading this fascinating approach, which concretely helps people and organizations to achieve personal and social harmony. All this thanks also to you that you will participate in many of this true miracle achieved, making it even more beautiful and shared. So, we look forward to seeing you in Florence with new and beautiful ideas to present and spread! See you soon! Andrea, Sonia, Gianluca

OUR PROGRAM

08.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

REGISTRATION

09.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

Opening Ceremony

By Johnathan Mark
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09.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

PLENARY SESSION

By Johnathan Mark
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10.45 – Loggiato

Coffee Break

By Johnathan Mark
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11.15 – Sala Pontevecchio

EBTA Award for Excellence in Solution Focused Practice

By Johnathan Mark
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11.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

PLENARY SESSION

By Johnathan Mark
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12.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

Lunch Break

By Johnathan Mark
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13.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

Workshops

By Johnathan Mark
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15.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

Coffee Break

By Johnathan Mark
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15.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

Workshops

By Johnathan Mark
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17.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

Break

By Johnathan Mark
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17.15 – Sala Pontevecchio

MAM – Members Annual Meetin

By Johnathan Mark
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18.45 – Sala Pontevecchio

EBTA Board meeting

By Johnathan Mark
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08.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

REGISTRATION

09.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

Opening Ceremony

By Johnathan Mark
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09.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

PLENARY SESSION

By Johnathan Mark
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10.45 – Loggiato

Coffee Break

By Johnathan Mark
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11.15 – Sala Pontevecchio

EBTA Award for Excellence in Solution Focused Practice

By Johnathan Mark
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11.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

PLENARY SESSION

By Johnathan Mark
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12.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

Lunch Break

By Johnathan Mark
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13.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

Workshops

By Johnathan Mark
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15.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

Coffee Break

By Johnathan Mark
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15.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

Workshops

By Johnathan Mark
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17.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

Break

By Johnathan Mark
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17.15 – Sala Pontevecchio

MAM – Members Annual Meetin

By Johnathan Mark
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18.45 – Sala Pontevecchio

EBTA Board meeting

By Johnathan Mark
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08.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

REGISTRATION

09.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

Opening Ceremony

By Johnathan Mark
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09.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

PLENARY SESSION

By Johnathan Mark
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10.45 – Loggiato

Coffee Break

By Johnathan Mark
Mauris at tincidunt felis, vitae aliquam magna. Sed aliquam fringilla vestibulum. Praesent ullamcorper mauris fermentum turpis scelerisque rutrum eget eget turpis.
11.15 – Sala Pontevecchio

EBTA Award for Excellence in Solution Focused Practice

By Johnathan Mark
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11.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

PLENARY SESSION

By Johnathan Mark
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12.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

Lunch Break

By Johnathan Mark
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13.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

Workshops

By Johnathan Mark
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15.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

Coffee Break

By Johnathan Mark
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15.30 – Sala Pontevecchio

Workshops

By Johnathan Mark
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17.00 – Sala Pontevecchio

Break

By Johnathan Mark
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17.15 – Sala Pontevecchio

MAM – Members Annual Meetin

By Johnathan Mark
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18.45 – Sala Pontevecchio

EBTA Board meeting

By Johnathan Mark
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Solution Focused supervision

Post Conference Workshop with John Weeler

Sunday 22 September 2019, from 15:00 to 19:00, Sala Giotto

 

Solution Focused supervision might be a conversation in which the supervisor helps the supervisee to practice SF well by drawing on the expert knowledge of the supervisor. When SF assumptions are transferred from practice to supervision, however, the typical power dynamics of professional supervision are radically changed, placing the supervisee much more in the driving seat of their practice. John has been developing his application of SF assumptions and questioning for 30 years with Social Work trainees and Family Therapy trainees on placement, groups of school counselors and a variety of professionals who wanted to know more about SF Practice or had heard about his approach to supervision by word of mouth. The workshop will include demonstrations, opportunities to practice and maps for supervision John has drawn on including 10 good reasons for Solution Focused Supervision, Multiple levels of Influence in SF supervision and Three simple options for the SF supervisor.

 

John Weeler

UKCP Registered Systemic Psychotherapist

Full member of Solution Focus in Organisations

Professionally qualified Social Worker and Practice Teacher

Managing Director of Solution Focused Trainers delivering externally validated training in SF Practice throughout the UK

Member of the Board for EBTA

Past President of IASTI, the International Alliance for SF Training Institutes

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal for Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Past editor of Solution Focused Research Review.

Author of over 35 articles and book chapters

REGISTER HERE FOR:

  • The EBTA Conference 2019 in Florence

  • The Conference Gala Dinner on 21 September 2019

  • The Post-conference Workshop on 22 September 2019

Early Registration Fee: 370 € – Early registration fee ends 30 June 2019.

Standard Registration Fee: 400 € – Standard registration fee ends 31 August 2019.

Late Registration Fee: 450 €

Have you already renewed your EBTA membership for 2019? If so, you can receive a 50 € discount on the conference prices (not the dinner ticket or the post conference fee). Please insert the code ebtamember in the coupon field, in the registration form. If you have not yet renewed your membership, the conference ticket includes the EBTA enrollment for the year 2019.

We offer 20 % discount on the conference fee for 30 students. For more information click here.

Would you like to apply for a scholarship to attend the EBTA Conference 2019? Click here.

General Terms: All prices are subject to change should the organization require this. Registered people with payments already made are excluded from such changes. By booking a ticket you also agree to the terms and conditions and the code of conduct.

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Post Conference with John Wheeler

241 available

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SUGGEST PRESENTATION

Dear friends, we kindly invite you to help us make the EBTA Conference 2019 an interesting event full of ideas to share. You can propose any contribution that is connected in any way to the Solution Focused approach. Your contributions may be of a theoretical or practical nature and may concern the clinical, social care, educational and business fields. We would like your presentations to be linked to the concept of “As If”, but it is not mandatory. You are free to choose the “solutions” you prefer.

The deadline for presentation proposal is 1 June 2019.

The scientific committee will communicate all the feedback by 30 June 2019.

VENUE

Convitto della Calza

Piazza della Calza, 6 50125, Florence
Tel: +39 055 222287 Fax: +39 055 223912
Website: https://www.calza.it/en Email: calza@calza.it

AFFILIATE HOTELS

Dear friends,
below we suggest some hotels near the venue of the EBTA Conference 2019.
When booking, mention that you are attending the conference, so you can take advantage of a small discount.

Please note that the September is considered high season here in Florence, so book your accommodation in advance.

OUR SPONSORS

If you would like to support EBTA Conference 2019, please contact us at info@ebta2019florence.org

Thank you in advance.

DISCOUNT

We offer to 30 students a 20% discount on the conference fee.

To obtain it, before registration please contact us at info@ebta2019florence.org or through the contact form and submit a student validation.

We will send you a coupon to be included in the registration form.

SCOLARSHIP

Dear All, EBTA kindly informs you about a possibility to obtain scholarships for these who are in difficult situation and want to come to the conference. EBTA will support in this way not only EBTA members, but also these who want to join the conference, preferably also join EBTA, but for sure will fulfill the condition of writing their report from the conference and wish to popularize SFBT in their setting. For more information and to submit your application, please download the scholarship application form. Everyone interested is supposed to contact conference organizers directly at info@ebta2019florence.org or using this contact form.

The deadline for submitting scholarship application is 31 May 2019.

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