Integrating Work in the Room with Work in the World

Bower Knowledge

Clients who present complex, challenging and multi-faceted difficulties often require intense personalized input beyond that offered in formal therapy sessions. At Bower Place this layer of services are provided by specialist mentors, whose active, community based work complements and informs that done by practitioners within a more formal therapeutic setting.

Joe, a support worker at Bower Place describes his work in these terms ‘The mentoring role at Bower Place involves transferring a systemic therapeutic approach to the community setting through a combination of various therapeutic methods, modelling, collaboration and the utilization of appropriate services. Mentors and support workers work alongside practitioners who guide therapeutic practice while mentors work to improve the outside world of clients to make clinical interventions more effective.’

This collaborative approach allows a genuinely systemic response to some of our most challenging and difficult clients who are supported to transfer the ideas devised in therapy into their everyday lives and in doing so expand their horizons.

Bower Clinic

Appointments are available

  • Monday 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday 10am-7.30pm
  • Wednesday 10am-7.30pm
  • Thursday 10am-5pm
  • Friday 10am- 5pm

Fees & Charges

We are able to provide a Bulk Billing service by a psychologist and Medicare accredited Mental Health Social Workers for clients who hold a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP.

We also work with clients covered by NDIS support plans.

Clients who are not covered by either a Mental Health Care Plan or the NDIS are able to access services within the Complex Needs Clinic at a low fee rate of $60 per 90 minute session.

Bower Training

Bower Place has a wide range of qualifications & other training opportunities available including:

  • Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy & Systematic Practice
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Clinical Placements
  • Short Course Specialisation – Introduction to Family Therapy
  • Workshops – Bower Place senior practitioners & national & international guest presenters
  • Knowledge & Training Membership Portal – Bower Systemic

Opportunities to:

  • Work directly with clients in the Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic
  • Partner with senior practitioners in a dynamic learning environment
  • Explore diverse blended knowledge & training methodology
  • Undertake practical weekly or block intensive placement
  • Study online knowledge and theoretical assessments