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Opening Ceremony - Jacob Pronk Hall

A warm welcome to all international delegates with words and music.




Cynthia Franklin


Keynote 1 - Jacob Pronk Hall

Cynthia Franklin (USA)

'Solution-Focused Alternatives for Education'



 Arnoud Huibers

Keynote 2 - Jacob Pronk Hall


Arnoud Huibers (NLD) 

'The Solution-Focused Approach and Neuroscience'



Coffee & tea break - Kurhaus Main Hall


  Nana DarkwaEric Twumasi 

Workshop 1 - Jacob Pronk Hall

Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa and Eric Twumasi (GHA)

'Nonviolent Conflict Reconciliation in Ghana'



Nathalie Dekker Moniqe Croes

Workshop 2 -  Cor Ruys Room

Nathalie Dekker (NLD) & Monique Croes (NLD)

'Solution-Focused Counselling to Obtain a Smokefree Life'



 Sabine Janzon

Workshop 3 - Hall of Mirrors (Spiegelzaal)

Sabine Janzon (GER)

'Help That's not Helping: The Hardship of Parenthood (if children live in out-of-home-placements)'


Katrin Berger Sue Young

Workshop 4 - Jacob Maris Room

Katrin Berger (GER) & Sue Young (GBR)

'Adapting Solution-Focused Strategies to Training'   




Buffet Lunch - Kurhaus Main Hall

Networking with solution-focused collaegues from all over the world.



Becky Taylor 

Workshop 5 - Jacob Pronk Hall

Elizabeth Taylor (USA)

'Creative and Play-Based Approaches Using Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents' 


Wouter.jpeg Josee Spaas

Workshop 6 -  Cor Ruys Hall

Wouter Camps (NLD) & Josee Spaas (NLD)

'The Power of Solution-Focused Coaching in Schools'


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Workshop 7  - Hall of Mirrors (Spiegelzaal)

Arpad Bárnai (HUN)

'Solution Focused Work with Roma Youngsters in Hungary'



Ella de Jong

Workshop 8 - Jacob Maris Room

Ella de Jong (NLD)

'Inspirational SF Stories and Creativity: a Great Way to Work with your Group'




Coffee & tea break - Kurhaus Main Hall


 Ursula Buehlmann

Workshop 9 - Jacob Pronk Room 

Ursula Bühlmann- Stähli (CHE)

'Solution Focus Meets Body Work - What About the Body in the SF Approach' 



Arnoud Huibers Jaseem2 2

Workshop 10 - Cor Ruys Hall

Arnoud Huibers (NLD) & Jaseem Koorankot (IND)

'The Jewel in the Lotus - Secrets of the SF Circle Technique'



 Elise Van der GiesenHettie Verzaal

Workshop 11 - Hall of Mirrors (Spiegelzaal)

Elise van der Giesen en Hetty Verzaal (NLD)

'It Works! Working with Clients with a Mental Disability'



 Cecile and Celes


Workshop 12 - Jacob Maris Room

Cécile Kool and Celes van Zuijlen (NLD)

'Working SF with Challenging Groups in Secondary Schools'




Enjoy Walk on the Beach, Drink on the Terrace or swimm in the North Sea.



 Friday Evening



Conference Group photo - Kurhaus Main Hall

Welcome with a glass of prosecco.




Conference Dinner Buffet (Cor Ruys Hall)

Three course dinner buffet.





Amazing Conference Desert.




Live music - Kurhaus Main Hall

Live band playing your favorite rock songs.





Feel free to dance on the dance floor of the beautiful Kurhaus.


Drink at the bar

Discover the bar of the Grand Hotel Amrath Kurhaus.