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

Are We Supporting Change or Same?

Director’s Notes – May 2019Bower Knowledge Are We Supporting Change or Same? 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...

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What’s in a Name?

Director’s Notes – May 2019 Bower Knowledge What’s in a Name? “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...

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What’s to be Done About Inequality?

Director’s Notes – April 2019Bower Knowledge What’s to be Done About Inequality? 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...

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Adolescent Self Harm

Director’s Notes – April 2019Bower Knowledge Adolescent Self Harm - It’s a Complicated Matter 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...

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BowerNote is going to Aberdeen

Director’s Notes – April 2019 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...

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When Humans Hate

Director’s Notes – March 2019Bower Knowledge When Humans Hate The recent atrocity in Christchurch once again focusses our attention on hate crimes, a ‘criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race,...

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How Can we Explain the Inexplicable?

Director’s Notes – March 2019Bower Knowledge How Can we Explain the Inexplicable? If as adults we struggle to make sense of the horrors that have unfolded in Christchurch and Utrecht, how can we speak to our children? In an age where news is available graphically and...

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Work together for Families

Director’s Notes – March 2019Bower Knowledge 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....

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