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Scottish Solution Focused Network​


Solutions in Practice: Scottish Solution Focused Network

Solution Focus: What is it good for?

Click on the link above to see and hear what solution focused practitioners think of Solution Focused Interactions.

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The Scottish Solution Focused Network (SSFN) is an organisation of practitioners who wish to promote solution focused interactions by sharing their thoughts and ideas on solution focused communication and to provide peer contact between services and organisations engaging in Solution Focused practice. The aims of the Network are:


• To promote Solution Focused practice and thinking in Scotland,

• To support Solution Focused practice and thinking in Scotland, and

• To engage with the Scottish Government’s agenda in Scotland.


The SSFN was established in 2012 and quickly had a membership of over 60 solution focused practitioners, representing at least 14 different organisations, in 7 major locations around Scotland.  Member’s backgrounds are in health care, social care, education (state and private sectors) and the voluntary sector among other areas of practice and come together through a shared interest in solution focused practice.  Many members were introduced to SF practice through the Playfield Institute at NHS Fife, while over 60% have completed accredited training at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

See what practitioners think of Solution Focused Interactions at Solution Focus: What is it good for?

Training days are organised four times a year and are hosted at venues around the country.  Venues have included Playfield Institute, the UKASFP 2012 Conference in Edinburgh, Murray Royal Hospital in Perth and Clackmannanshire Schools Support Services in Alloa; as well as an annual 'Solutionfest', providing members with the opportunity to network and, last year, participate in a National Conference.  Previous gatherings have addressed issues such as how we can engage with the Scottish Government’s agenda on health and social care, a presentation of Nora Bateson’s film on her father, Gregory Bateson, ‘An Ecology of Mind, and informal interviews with Chris Ward, a Nurse Consultant in CAMHS and Associate Lecturer at RGU, and Graham Buchanan, Chair of the SSFN and Clinical Service Manager for CAMHS in NHS Fife.


Click on the links for further information on these presentations and resources.


Learning Resources


Archive of Gatherings


An Ecology of Mind


Upcoming Events




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