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

Why Study Systemic Therapy?

Director’s Notes – May 2019Bower Knowledge Why study systemic therapy? 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...

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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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