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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: bcade@talktalk.net Tel: 01285 653262


Deputy Editor: Ged Smith, E-mail: ged59@hotmail.com


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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As a news magazine of family therapy and systemic practice, Context publishes a range of lively illustrated articles, up to 3,000 words long. We welcome material refl ecting family systems ideas, events, therapy, politics, the arts and related work. We aim to maintain an active awareness of equal opportunities issues, such as disability, gender, social class and race. The editor reserves the right to reduce articles as necessary. Context provides a forum for a range and exchange of views among AFT members. Views expressed in Context are those of the author, not necessarily those of AFT or AFT Publishing.


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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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