European Brief Therapy Board was elected during Members Annual Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria during EBTA annual conference in September, 2018

stebakov_ebtaDmitry Stebakov – coordinator of the Research task-group. Solution-Focused Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor, Lecturer at Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences. Moscow, Russia. email; web:


RiittaRiitta Malkamaki - Member of the World Conference 2022 Task group and the International Cooperation Task group. Training psychotherapist, supervisor and leadership and mediation coach since the beginning of the solution focused tradition in private practice nationally and internationally. Located in Finland and/or Italy.  mail:

Marie-Christine Cabie -EBTA president, founding member, member of the practice definition task-group and the world conference task-group. Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. Paris, France. Member of the editorial board of the Revue “Therapie familiale” (Ed Médecine & Hygiène  CH-Genève). Director of the collection “Relations” at Ed. Erès (F-Toulouse)  email:

Martin_VogtManfred Vogt - member of the Election task-group.
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Das Norddeutsche Institut für Kurzzeittherapie (NIK), Bremen, Germany. Trainer, Lecturer, Supervisor, and Coach (SG). Manfred is a founding member of the European Brief Therapy Association.
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IMG_3107Tomasz Switek -  PR task group. Solution Focused therapist, trainer, supervisor at Solutions Focused Approach Centre, Warsaw, Poland. email:  web:


jacekJacek Lelonkiewicz - head of the Advisory task-group. Solution Focused therapist and Trainer, Centrum Terapii Krótkoterminowej, Lodz, Poland.

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Ursula Bühlmann- Stähli - EBTA vice president, member of the International Cooperation Task group representing Switzerland. Specialist in child and youth psychiatry and psychotherapy in Bern, Switzerland. Supervisor, coach and trainer. email: web:


Geert Lefevere – treasurer, PR task group, clinical psychologist, solution focused psychotherapist , trainer at Korzybski International, sport-psychologist. Bruges, Belgium. Email:  web:




Anne-Marie Wulf - EBTA secretary, head of the Conference Task Group and member of the International Cooperation Task Group, representing Denmark. Socialworker, licensed familytherapist, trainer and supervisor at Solutionsbywuld as well as funder of Danish Solutionfocused Institute. Copenhagen, Denmark.  email: web:

josJos Kienhuis – PR Taskgroup, SF Practitioner, Educational Psychologist, Hengelo, The Netherlands.  email:


Naomi Whitehead is an internationally accredited IASTI Solution-Focused Practitioner working privately and in the voluntary and public sector based in Sheffield UK (currently operating online due to COVID-19 but usually working face-to-face) as a coach, therapist and trainer supporting individuals and organisations to be their best selves. Any kind of work with Naomi will be playful, compassionate and focused. Naomi has 20 years experience in international solution-focused practice, management, adult and youngpeople’s mental health, trauma, social care, harm reduction, homelessness and housingand the secure estate. In addition to representing the UK on the EBTA board, Naomi is also the founder of naomi whitehead training (, co-founder of focusflow ( an associate trainer at Solution Focused Trainers Ltd ( and associate practitioner at Solution Focus Sheffield (

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