Director’s Notes

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

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