Learn systemic family therapy & the Bower Place Method

The Bower Place Method is a template for systemic practice that has been developed to guide work with the most complex, co-morbid human difficulties. Informed by family therapy, this approach to therapy draws on a number of theoretical and philosophical perspectives. It offers practitioners a.... Read More

Study Counselling at Bower Place

Bower Place College offers two courses designed to improve practitioners’ skills: a 12-month Diploma of Counselling and a two-year Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy & Systemic Practice. Each course provides graduates with a nationally recognised qualification. Both courses give students practical clinical experience, working directly.... Read More

Learning and Adopting New Models of Practice

What Do We Need from Professional Development Opportunities? In the numerous opportunities for personal development and training that are available to us as mental health professionals, it’s hard to know which to pay attention to and which to ignore! So how do we choose training.... Read More

Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic

In a journal article, Robin Johnson (2013) poses the question ‘Do “complex needs” need “complex needs services”?’ Service delivery and therapeutic engagement with individuals and families with multiple and inter locking problems place high demands on those working in this area. Graduates of the Bower.... Read More

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support they need to pursue their goals. It also fosters social inclusion.... Read More