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February 2012, Issue No 119 , ISSN 0969-1936 Issue Editors: Ged Smith and Brian Cade

General Editor: Brian Cade, 12a Beresford House, Shepherds Way, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2EX E-mail: Tel: 01285 653262

Deputy Editor: Ged Smith, E-mail:

Contents Editorial Ged Smith & Brian Cade Too hot, too cold or just right? Supervising family work with young

children Chip Chimera

A training tutorial on solution-focused therapy: A forum of voices sharing

their refl ections Chiara Santin

“Walk a mile….. and/or sit a while”, with both/and in mind Alison Burgess

Supervision, a place to learn a profession: Psychotherapy Olga Rochkovski

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Medical conversations inviting change Lisa Miller

So you’re thinking of doing an MSc? Helen Atkins & Christopher MacGovern

Mud pools and daisies: Using the CMM Daisy to aid decision making in

live-training supervision Mary Morris

Systemic means much more – in the community and for other professions Nick Child

T e AFT National Conference, September 2011, Buxton A history of DAFT

Pre-conference event Report: Gary Robinson

T e opening plenary: “One big tip and ten top systemic tips” Presenters: Kathryn Blackshaw and Ged Smith. Report: Gary Robinson.

Straight talk in the therapeutic session Presenter: Paolo Bertrando. Report: Brian Cade.

On refl ection and refl exivity as a triadic relational space: T eory invitations to creative and diverse refl ective practices in family

therapy Presenter: Carmel Flaskas. Report: Heather Townsend.

AFT National Conference workshop reports

Post conference refl ections Gary Robinson

Burck, C. & Daniel, G. (Eds.) (2010) Mirrors and Refl ections:

Processes of Systemic Supervision. London: Karnac Reviewed by Ged Smith

Research update: T e New Savoy Conference Peter Stratton

Refl exive dialogues in CRED accreditations Jeanette Neden and Annie Turner

New Savoy 5th National Conference: Psychological T erapies in the

NHS, 24th – 25th November 2011 Jeni Webster

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With thanks to Kate Hills and Tony Widdowson for contributing photos of the 2011 AFT national conference. Cover photograph by Brian Cade.

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