Director’s Notes

Growing Up in Australia – the facts as we know them

Bower Knowledge Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) follows the development of 10,000 young people and their families across Australia and is the result of a partnership between the Department of Social Services, the Australian Institute of Family Studies and.... Read More

Why Study Systemic Therapy?

Bower Knowledge It’s a long road to complete a social work or psychology qualification; 4,6 years minimum of hard work and a restricted life. So why would you commit to further study, such as a Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy & Systemic Practice, with its.... Read More

Are We Supporting Change or Same?

Bower Knowledge A central tenet of a systems approach to human difficulties is that the person experiencing the problem is embedded in a web of relationships each of which either act to perpetuate or disrupt the problem. Logically, this means that the practitioner engaged to.... Read More

Blame, Shame, Emotional Dysregulation and Self-Harm

Bower Knowledge Adolescent self-harm is often conceptualised as related to difficulty regulating emotion and a behaviour that elicits guilt, shame and blame in the young person and their family. While the negative impact of blame and shame in families is well understood, Sarah Amoss and.... Read More

What’s in a Name?

Bower Knowledge “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The famous line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet suggests that a name is of no import, no matter what we call something it would be.... Read More