Growing Up in Australia – the facts as we know them

Director’s Notes – June 2019 Bower Knowledge Growing Up in Australia – the facts as we know them 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...

Why Study Systemic Therapy?

Director’s Notes – May 2019 Bower 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...

Are We Supporting Change or Same?

Director’s Notes – May 2019 Bower 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...

Blame, Shame, Emotional Dysregulation and Self-Harm

Director’s Notes – May 2019 Bower Knowledge Blame, Shame, Emotional Dysregulation and Self-Harm 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...

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...