We are the International Alliance of Solution-Focused Teaching Institutes, IASTI, was established in Malmö, Sweden, on the 2nd of September 2010.
IASTI is an alliance and collaboration of solution-focused teaching institutes. The following purpose formulation was adopted at the Members annual meeting January 29, 2014.
The Purpose of IASTI
1) To be a professional platform for the qualified solution-focused teaching institutes to provide certification for their trainees.
The members of IASTI agree on the criteria in the following three areas to ensure the shared quality of training:
a) A basic structure for training in the solution-focused model that includes classroom training, supervision, and practice in the professional environment of the trainee
b) A shared standard for the certification in the solution-focused model* and the professional ethics involved of our trainees on three levels of knowledge and skills
c) A peer-institute quality control program** to guarantee that the IASTI member institutes both at admittance and continuing demonstrate a high competence in the solution-focused model and in quality training
*IASTI membership guarantees that the institute’s certificate training is based on the model defined by BFTC (always included) with its developments chosen by the individual IASTI institute from a wide spectrum of later contributions.
**The peer institute quality control program guarantees the IASTI member institutes’ competence and quality of training. This program involves all the IASTI member institutes and their trainers.
2) To support and contribute to the professional development of solution-focused practices.
3) To support the local and international organization of certified practitioners
4) To promote the teaching of the solution-focused approach in therapy, education, coaching, management and other fields.
5) To encourage research in solution-focused approaches.
Current full member institutes
◦ The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, Chicago and Sturgeon Bay, USA
◦ Norddeutsches Institut fur Kurzzeittherapie N.I.K., Bremen, Germany
◦ Spanish Association of Brief Systemic Therapy, Spain (founding member)
◦ Korzybski International, Belgium (founding member)
◦ Solutionwork Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (founding member)
◦ Academy of Solution-Focused Training, Singapore (founding member)
◦ TaitoBa, Helsinki, Finland. (founding member) ended their membership in 2012.
◦ Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute, Helsinki, Finland, represented by Ben Furman.
◦ Denver Center for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Denver, USA,
represented by Teri Pichot, joined 2012
◦ Centrum Terapii Krótkoterminowej, Poland, represented by Jacek Lelonkiewicz, joined 2012
◦ Solutions Focused Approach Center, Poland, represented by Tomasz Switek, joined 2012
◦ Solution Center, Korea, represented by Yunjoo Kim, joined 2013
◦ Solution Management Center Vienna, Austria, represented by Günter Lueger, joined 2013
◦ Northwest Brief Therapy Training Center, Olympia, WA, USA, represented by Stephen Langer, joined 2013
◦ John Henden Consultancy LTD, Somerset, UK, represented by John Henden, joined November 2013
◦ Solution Focused Trainers Ltd, Bradford, UK, represented by John Wheeler, joined January 2014
Affiliate member institutes (start of admission 2012)
◦ Children First Institute of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
India represented by Shelja Sen, joined October 2014
◦ Solutionsbywulf, Denmark, represented by Anne-Marie Wulf, joined April 2016
IASTI Executive board
President: John Wheeler
Vice President: Michael Hjerth
Secretary: Geert Lefevere
Contact person for Institutes applying for membership: Tomasz Switek
– Manfred Vogt (2008-2013)
– Caroline Klingenstierna (2013-2014)
Each year a new president is elected and will serve the year following their election.
The secretary, the treasurer and the web-master hold their positions for five years. They can be re-elected for the same position.
One person may hold both the positions of secretary and of treasurer.