Call for Presentation Proposals
2013 Conference on Solution-Focused Practice:
ONE HEART, MANY HANDS
Proposal Guidelines (Please read carefully)We are planning to accommodate
- WORKSHOPS of two kinds:
- Facilitated discussion groups (our preferred model)
- Presentations that combine didactic/lecture material with discussion
Facilitators are asked to (a) provide 10-15 minutes of “starter” material—ideas, questions, exercises, or experiences with practicing, teaching, researching or studying SFBT; and then (b) to facilitate a discussion among participants. Facilitators do not need to be experts on their topics, but people who understand the underlying tenets of SFBT and who want to share their interests with others and facilitate a solution-focused conversation. Sessions will last 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Combined Didactic/Discussion presentations:
Leaders are expected to be knowledgeable about their subject and to present a more formal didactic presentation for a portion of the time. However it is expected that the leader will reserve a minimum of 25 minutes to engage workshop participants in a discussion regarding the topic at hand. Presenters will take a collaborative/ facilitative stance with workshop participants. Sessions will last 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Presenters are asked to be present at their poster during a wine and cheese reception on the evening of November 8th just before the banquet. We particularly invite people involved in research-related SFBT to show their work - even if it is in a preliminary phase.
All proposals will be blind reviewed and ranked by two reviewers of the Program Committee. The proposals will be judged by interest, consistency with the basic tenets of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, quality, content, and avoiding duplication with other workshops. We encourage presentations that are consistent with the 2013 conference theme, “One Heart, Many Hands”
NOTE: In keeping with the mandate of SFBTA, only presentations that clearly demonstrate the basic tenets of SFBT and incorporate collaborative discussion will be accepted.
Basic Tenets of SFBT Include:
- Pre-session change
- Focus on a future in which problems are resolved
- What works
- Collaborative stance
- Based on client's goals and expertise
- Some or all of the following practices: Miracle question, scaling, exception questions, difference questions, coping questions, compliments, relationship questions, taking a break, session-ending message
Before a proposal can be considered, a complete proposal must be submitted. The completed Presentation Proposal form proposal form includes:
- A brief description of your proposed session
- A detailed outline of your proposed session
- A list of discussion questions you plan to ask attendees
- A list of objectives for the presentation
- Submission of curriculum vitae or resumes of all listed presenters
If you are a student and would like to have the experience of presenting a workshop, we encourage you to submit a proposal. If you would like to be paired with an experienced presenter, please email the conference program chair: Heather Fiske firstname.lastname@example.org
We recommend you write out and save your proposal in a text document such as MS Word, then cut and paste your entries into the form for submitting. If you have further questions regarding proposals for submission, contact the program chair. Heather Fiske email@example.com
Deadline for all proposals: May 31, 2013