International Conference on Solution-Focused Practices – 2016 (ICSFP2016)
International Conference on Solution-Focused Practices – 2016 (ICSFP2016) was held to frame companionship among the experts in the field of Solution-Focused Practices. ICSFP 2016 was held as three phases as, Pre-conference, Conference, and Post-conference. Pre-conference workshops were held at Bangalore from 19 December 2016 to 20 December 2016 and one session held at Calicut university on 21 December 2016. The international conference was from 22 December 2016 to 24 December 2016. Post-conference was held at University of Calicut on 24 December 2016.
ICSFP2016 was held to frame companionship among the experts in the field of Solution-Focused Practices. It was conducted in three phases. Pre-conference, Conference, and Post-conference. Mr. Peter Sundman handled the Pre-conference workshop at NIMHANS Bangalore from 19 – 20 December 2016, and Mr. Arnoud Huibers dealt with The Pre-conference workshop at University of Calicut on 21 December 2016. The session delivered Level-1 training in Solution-Focused Practices. The post-conference held on 24 December 2016 from 2 pm to 5 pm at University of Calicut.
Delegates in the conference represented from different parts of the globe; Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Korea, Malaysia, Australia and various states of India; Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, etc. and the host, Kerala. There were 402 participants (including volunteers) in the conference.
The conference was inaugurated on 22 December 2016 by the honourable Vice Chancellor of University of Calicut, Dr. K Mohammed Basheer. The inaugural ceremony started with the welcome speech by Organizing Secretary Jaseem Koorankot. It was blessed with the presence of various other honorable personalities such as Dr. K Sekar, Registrar, NIMHANS, Dr. K Krishnakumar, Director, IMHANS, Prof. Manikandan, Head, Dept of Psychology, University of Calicut, pioneers of SFBT; Dr. Peter Sundman, Dr. Arnoud Huibers, Ieta Berguis, Lamie Lamberts, along with Raheemudheen, Joint Director, CDMRP and Baijesh, Assistant Professor, Central University of Karnataka.
INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE IN BRIEF PSYCHOTHERAPIES – 2017 (ITCBP2017)
International Training Conference in Brief psychotherapies 2017 (ITCBP2017) had been a beginning, and a way to future to frame companionship among the experts in the field of Brief Therapy Practices especially on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Though the journey started on 20th December 2017, preparations began far before, with a sense of “miles to go…” as Frost said. Delegates in the conference represented different parts of the globe.
The conference started with the presidential address by Dr. P Krishnakumar. The ceremony was honoured by the presence of honourable Vice Chancellor of University of Calicut, Dr. K Mohammed Basheer; Dr. V R Rajendran, Prof. EP Embichi Koya, Dr. Santhosh KR, President, ASFP-I, Dr. Abdul Salam, Head Department of Clinical Psychology, IMHANS; Pioneers of SFBT, Dr. Michael Durrant, Dr. Arnoud Huibers, Dr. Frances Huber, Dr. Ben Furman. After inaugural ceremony, we proceeded to different workshops. There were five keynotes and 21 workshops. We had participants from 9 different countries and various states of India.