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4th International Conference on Focused Practices

The 4th International Solution Focused Conference, organized by the Association for Solution Focused Practice International (ASFPI) in collaboration with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE, Dubai), is set to take place at the MAHE Dubai Campus on the 28th and 29th of February 2024. The event encompasses parallel keynotes by experts, multiple workshops and paper presentations.

This year’s conference theme, “Bridging Borders: Global Perspectives on Brief and Solution-Focused Practices,” invites academics, practitioners, and researchers from around the world to explore the transformative power of solution-focused approaches in diverse cultural and geographical contexts. Join us as we delve into the nuanced and universal applications of brief therapies, fostering international collaboration and understanding.

Who can attend?

The event is open for students and professionals in the field of psychology and mental health including psychologists, counsellors, clinical psychologists, therapists, trainers, personal and wellbeing coaches as well as professionals in related fields.


Manipal Academy of Higher Education - Dubai Campus

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai is a branch campus of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India, the largest private university in the country enrolling over 25,000 students across 23 disciplines.


Association for Solution Focused Practices – India is a non-governmental organization registered under society registration in India. ASFP-I aims to promote and propagate solution focused practices in the area of mental health, education, training, consultation, therapeutic practices and all other modalities which enhance wellbeing and development and individual and organization all over India.

VPM Mind Weavers

VPM Mind Weavers is an innovative mental health hub with more than a decade of experience, VPM Mind Weavers has established itself as a trusted brand in mental health care. We are the leading and highly specialized mental health care provider in Ajman, UAE, offering quality mental health care in a supportive and compassionate environment.

Academy of Solution Focused Approaches and Research

Academy of Solution Focused Approaches and Research is committed to develop and propagate Solution Focused approach through research, practice and supervision. ASFAR provides education and credentialing, organize seminars, workshops and conferences and promote research on the application of solution-focused approaches in diversified fields such as mental health, education, coaching and organizational development.


The Middle East Psychological Association (MEPA) was established in November, 2010, to unify psychologists and other mental health practitioners in the Middle East. The Middle East Psychological Association has several goals. For one, it aims to unify all of the psychologists and mental health clinicians in the Middle East. The organization also aims to be a resource for the Middle East community and to destigmatize the practice of psychology, which has traditionally been seen as a Western phenomenon. The Middle East Psychological Association will also provide ongoing professional development activities in the form of workshops, trainings, and public information for both consumers of mental health resources and social service professionals.



CONFERENCE DATE: 28-29 February 2024

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Dr. Rytis Pakrosnis


Lyn Worsley


Anne-Marie Wulf


Dr. Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs

South Africa