Director’s Notes

A Place to Regulate

Bower Knowledge Children who fail to self-regulate, either by acting ‘out’ or disappearing ‘in’ now form a significant percentage of clients seen in the Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic. It has become clear that ‘traditional’ therapy rooms that are essentially designed for adults, do not.... Read More

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.... Read More

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Does Systemic Family Therapy have anything to offer?

Bower Knowledge The support of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has resulted in more children and their families seeking help following the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. These disorders are defined as lifelong neurodevelopmental conditions which significantly impair everyday functioning with persistent deficits in social.... Read More

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