Addressing Inequality in Therapeutic Practice

Therapeutic practice at Bower Place is informed by the management of inequality, which we propose can never be resolved, but must be recognised and managed. Robinson (in press) highlights that the client-practitioner relationship and therapeutic practice are always unequal. Inequality occurs between both client and.... Read More

Explore training in mental health complexity on 9 October

The Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic (CNC) is a no or low-fee clinic that provides training, research and high quality clinical services to clients with comorbid, complex mental health problems. In the course of one session students who act as clinical assistants to experienced practitioners,.... Read More

Psychosocial Disability – where mental health meets disability

Since its launch on July 1st 2013, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, NDIS, has delivered funding for individuals with disabilities across Australia. The scheme has been gradually rolling out across different regions and is expected to fully operative across Australia by July 2019. Questions remain.... Read More

Bringing the Young Person’s Voice into Family Therapy

Children and young people’s engagement and disengagement, adherence and non-adherence, compliance and non-compliance in family therapy has important implications for services (O’Reilly & Parker, 2012). Although parents can physically bring their child to therapy, this does not guarantee engagement or commitment to work for change..... Read More

The Bower Place Method

Supporting young people with mental health issues is complex matter. Research suggests that early onset of mental health problems is associated with the risk of poor academic outcomes, including increased rates of school dropout, and poor physical health (Bradshaw, Buckley, & Ialongo, 2008; Satcher, 2000)..... Read More