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The SFiO Review Process

By becoming a reviewed practitioner, you can demonstrate and certify that your work is truly respectful of the Solution Focused Approach

“It was a privilege to have the dedicated time of my reviewers to review the piece and discuss it with me in an SF way. I was nervous about the review process but it became clear very quickly that this was a learning event, not an examination. I gained a lot of insights in to my work and the reviewers found it helpful too.” Jeff Matthews

The field of SF use in organisations is growing globally, as is the SF network supporting the exchange of knowledge and good practice in organisations. One of the reasons why the Association for Solution Focus in Organisations was created is to keep up a high standard of SF practice.

How do we understand the ‘quality’ of SF use in organisational work?

The Solution Focus Clues suggest many of the different ways of noticing if your work is aligned with the SF approach.

Remaining true to the solution focused approach, we prefer to ask practitioners to demonstrate with detailed evidence what they do. Hence, the SFiO review process looks at what you do and how you do it in your practice, rather than go through an examination process.

SFiO also reviews the ‘pieces of SF work’ rather than individuals. This respects the idea that every case is different and avoids specifying a syllabus or methodology, etc.

As a rich learning experience for both candidates and reviewers, the review is also an opportunity to share valuable resources amongst SF practitioners.

Getting Started:

Register for a review of a piece of your work

To show your interest in going throught the review process, fill in the Review Application Form or send an email to Lilian Ing

What is my investment?

To engage in your journey to become an SFiO Reviewed Practitioner, you must be or become a contributor of the SFIO Network. We do not charge for a review, your reviewers do this as as a benefit to others; in return we ask for your commitment to carry out the review process for other applicants as a 2nd reviewer and lead reviewer. Your first review would be as a 2nd Reviewer, working with an experienced Lead Reviewer. The process of reviewing your peers is a great learning opportunity and highly rewarding. SFiO requiires that Reviewed Practitioners contribute annually during February - March.

What are the benefits?

Review Languages

We can review in the following languages although we have far more people who can review in English:

We thank the Association for Solution Focus in Consulting and Training (ASFCT) for developing this innovative review process. Click here to see three videos by people who have been reviewed using the original ASFCT process: SFCT videos – on their Youtube channel