The Complexity of Couples Counselling

Marriage is not an easy business and during the first decade satisfaction significantly decreases.(Bradbury, Fincham & Beach, 2000) The resultant distress has consequences for individual psychological well-being as well as a pervasive effect on the broader family system and often results in a request for.... Read More

Managing Family Stress During the School Holidays

School holidays can be a happy time, but can bring their own pressures on individuals and families. Parents may feel stressed as they try to balance time between work and home, maintain a family routine, and manage additional financial strain. Children may find, changes to.... Read More

Spanking and Adult Mental Health Impairment

Adverse Childhood Experiences like child abuse are clearly related to poor health outcomes and while spanking has been demonstrated to have similar effects it has not been considered an adverse childhood experience. A study by researchers Affi et al (2017) sought to determine if spanking.... Read More

Bower Place, NDIS and Families

This week Bower Place received formal notification that the practice has been accepted as an NDIS registered provider. In the Complex Needs Clinic practitioners work with whole families, offering specialist positive behaviour support and intervention in the context of family therapy. The environment in which.... Read More

A Psycho-Educational Assessment

Prevalence studies suggest that between 5 and 15 percent of people with learning disabilities have behaviours considered to be seriously challenging (Marks, 2016). Children with learning disabilities are at increased risk of experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties, relative to other children (Gore, Hastings and Brady.... Read More