directors’ notes

Browse through the collection of short notes and reflections originally written by the directors of Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic – Malcolm Robinson and Catherine Sanders

Emotional Dysregulation

Director’s Notes – January 2019 Bower Knowledge A neuro-political approach to therapy with emotionally & behaviourally dysregulated children, adolescents & families. He was ten years old and small for his age but his feelings were big, so big that the adults...

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Director’s Notes – January 2019 Bower Knowledge Do we have to teach Kindness? Parents are often concerned that they must teach their children to be generous and share, yet authors Ankin, Hamlin and Dunn (2012) suggest that socialization may well be complemented by an...

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Supervision and Training

Director’s Notes – December 2018Bower Knowledge Is it theoretically and practically relevant and will they treat me respectfully? Another new year has begun and time to set goals for 2019. Will it be a fitness programme, a resolution to spend more time with family, a...

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The Gift of Giving

Director’s Notes – December 2018Bower Knowledge Is it Better to Give than Receive? As we come closer to Christmas and the anticipated well-earned rest of the holidays, we plan gifts for our family, friends and colleagues. As much time can be spent thinking, discussing...

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Family and Therapy

Director’s Notes – December 2018 Bower Knowledge When we hear the word ‘family therapy’ it conjures up a picture of Mum, Dad and 2.5 children sitting with an earnest therapist looking angrily at each other. Yet family therapy is so much more than addressing family...

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