Director’s Notes

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

When Depression and Parenting Intersect why treat with Drugs?

Bower Knowledge Childhood emotional dysregulation can be conceptualised as either externalised as tantrums or acting out or internalised as anxiety or depression. Knowing as we do, that emotion regulation is impacted by a range of both individual  (parent and child ) and systemic ( parent-child,.... Read More

What’s to be Done About Inequality?

Bower Knowledge A central tenet of the Bower Place Method is that inequality is the major constraint to effective service delivery. Inequality is conceptualised in three main forms. The first is political inequality; the practitioner is an agent of the state while the client is.... Read More

Adolescent Self Harm – It’s a Complicated Matter

Bower Knowledge Self-harm in young people is a compelling symptom that frightens parents and practitioners with it’s risk of suicide which encourages us to over focus on the individual. A narrative review by Fortune, Cottrell and Fife ( 2016) considers factors which may be addressed.... Read More

BowerNote is going to Aberdeen

Bower Knowledge The International Family Therapy Association held its 19th World Family Therapy Congress in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 28th-30th 2019 with the intent of ‘celebrating the evolution of family therapy around the world.’ The explored interactional methodologies, their impact on families and the array.... Read More