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Director’s Notes

What about the Children?

COVID-19 is increasingly risky with age such that children may develop mild symptoms while their parents and grandparents are often much sicker and may die. While Australia has, to date, been fortunate in terms of death rates, other countries are less so, which raises the issue of the care of… Read more

Couples Therapy in Times of Coronavirus

Much has been written about the risks of relationship difficulties in families in the context of the current health crisis, but less attention has been paid to addressing these issues. A yet to be published paper by Stanley and Markham (2020) suggests strategies and guidelines for therapists and relationship educators… Read more

Choosing Between Two Right Alternatives

Choosing Between Two Imperatives On Saturday June 6th Australians were invited to join marches in solidarity with the American “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations and to protest black deaths in custody and violence against Aboriginal people in this country. At the same time, we continued to be reminded of the risks… Read more

Pandemics, Revolution and Inequality

Even at the height of the struggle against Covid-19 the predictions were being made. Andreas Kluth, writing for Bloomburg Opinion on April 11th said, ‘The most misleading cliche about the Coronavirus is that it treats us all the same. It doesn’t, neither medically nor economically, socially or psychologically. In particular,… Read more

Now Let’s Go Back

Now Let’s Go Back It’s eight weeks since practitioners at Bower Place and many other organizations packed up computers and recreated their workplace at home. We were given sound advice about managing ourselves in this new world as we adapted to new roles and relationships which for some involved juggling… Read more

Lockdown and Domestic Terrorism

Couples Emerging from Isolation While lockdown and social isolation have been effective in stemming the escalation of COVID-19 infections they have also created ideal conditions for domestic violence. Deprived of access to external support systems and unable to escape the presence of a partner, this situation favors abuse. Practitioners can… Read more


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