Director’s Notes

Work together for families

Let’s work together for families On Thursday 17th and Friday 18th October 2019 those of us who work with families will gather in Melbourne for the Pan Pacific Family Therapy Conference: People Across Culture, Time and Sea. While this is always a highlight this year.... Read More

Dysregulated Children, Families and Workers

Understanding dysregulated children from a systemic perspective requires an appreciation of the system in which they live and the part each person plays in perpetuating the difficulty. It is easy to include family members, schools and peers but the system also includes us as workers..... Read More

Dysregulated Families and the Magic of Rituals

It is easy to be compelled by a dysregulated child’s presentation and become focussed on them as the source of both the difficulty and its resolution. However, the literature is clear that the incapacity of the child to manage their strong emotions is often embedded.... Read More

Language & Cultural Diversity II

What can Family Therapy Offer Refugees? The United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees estimated that in 2015 over 65million people were forced from their homes as a result of armed conflict, persecution or disaster. Of these, over half were children and adolescents, some of whom.... Read More

Inequality & Language Diversity

The management of inequality within the therapeutic process is central to the Bower Place Method. Inequality is understood to operate in three key domains, the political, the problem and the psychological. Refugees are deeply impacted by all three. Of particular importance is psychological inequality which.... Read More