A professional resource for all practitioners
Bower(knowledge) is a repository of contemporary theory and practice, regularly curated, addressing comorbidity and systemic complexity:
- across all forms of service delivery: infants, children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, specific relationships, whole families and their extensions
- applicable to every service delivery system: schools, child protection, major mental health, addictions, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, criminal justice, and family violence
- and with reference to multi-system, multi-problem, multi-symptom, multi-client arrangements.
Bower(knowledge) takes the practitioner directly to bower(method) and the bower(note) protocol for dealing with inequality, justice, and fairness – at the heart of all human symptoms and problems.Get access
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- 01 Case Studies
- 02 Infographics
- 03 Clinical Tools
- 04 Videos
- 05 Theory
- 06 Applications
- 07 Webinars
- 08 How do I?
- 09 Protocols
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Who we help
Psychologists, Therapists & Counsellors
Regulatory & Funding Bodies
Mental Health & Disability Services
Justice, Correctional & Legal Services
Child Protection Services
Education, schools and teachers
Children and Adolescents
Adults and families
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What our clients say
At Bower Place, I was exposed to theory-based, ‘real-life’ systemic practice. I was given the opportunity to discuss, be involved and come up with appropriate interventions for diverse complex cases. I gained a clearer understanding of the important role of the therapist within the ‘living system’ that is the family. Most importantly, the Introductory Course allowed me to work with Bower Place’s incredible team of practitioners, wherein I was equipped with many strategies and tools that I intend to adopt in my own practice.
The Bower framework and systems thinking has challenged and awakened the way we are viewing young people and the complexities they bring. It is creating awareness to what is within our control to manage and broadening our capacity to do so. Our team is excited and seeking out more and more opportunity to unpack the framework and understand the theory. It’s practical and helpful, empowering leadership and educators to play appropriate roles in problem solving.
So impressed that there is a resource to which practitioners can turn to read, think and expand horizons.
What knowledge is bower(knowledge) referring to?
Systemic theory and family practice knowledge developed at Bower Place about therapeutic work with individuals, relationships, and families whose lives are paralysed by a raft of complicated, co-occurring, problems and symptoms, in complex family, health, mental health, legal, justice, disability, and other system circumstances. Bower(knowledge) has been developed out of therapeutic and support work with people experiencing a major mental illness, addictions, acquired brain injury, child sexual abuse, child protection issues, intellectual disability, all forms of violence, criminal matters, education, school issues, child and adolescent behavioural problems, eating disorders, and many other symptoms and problems.
What is bower(note)?
Bower(note) is a radical Practice and Notes protocol for all therapeutic practice and support work in helping and human services. Bower(note) is fully contemporaneous, transparent, and inclusive of the client – especially useful in work with people challenged by processing speed, working memory, and capacity for abstraction. Bower(note) is applicable to work with children and adolescents. The Bower(note) contemporaneous and transparent Notes process significantly reduces the common misunderstandings that occur in service delivery with people with compromised cognition – that often result in complaints.
What is bower(method)?
Bower(method) is a multi-theoretical, multi-modal, multi-systemic, methodology for all forms of service delivery in the domain of helping and social assistance – including therapeutic practice, family therapy, support coordination, and support work. Bower(method) provides the service delivery practitioner with an analysis of a human symptom or problem from a developmental, political, spatial, and temporal perspective. It has a contextual analysis of inequality, and a powerful time-future orientation. It is a genuine platform for therapeutic intervention and change.
What is 1000-Days?
1000-Days is a fully systemic programme developed at Bower Place from 1983, for the management and treatment of long-standing problems and symptoms including most substances and actions of addiction. It takes 30-days to produce a change and 1000-days to make that change permanent. 1000-Days is a demanding programme that produces extraordinary compliance from the individuals, couples, and families who undertake the programme. 1000-Days is a paradox – it is structured, extremely accountable, future focussed, and exploits features of the problem or symptom to recover the prefrontal persistence and determination required to invent a future powerful enough not to include that problem or symptom. Compliance is the major issue for the efficacy of all intervention and change programmes. 1000-Days is only used with clients of Bower Place and enjoys a cult following.