Please Note: Only COVID-19 vaccinated adults and children over 5 can attend the Clinic.


Complexity Series – Topic 3: Working with Complex Adolescents and Families


Course content

  • A coherent systemic methodology through which to address complex clients
  • An understanding of the part of all those involved in creating and maintaining complexity
  • A way of thinking that addresses constraints to change
  • Practical tools to explore and understand each client
  • Strategies and intervention to address presenting difficulties

Bower Systemic Complexity Series

  • Topic 1: A theoretical frame for understanding & working with complex cases
  • Topic 2: Working with complex children & families
  • Topic 3: Working with complex adolescents & families
  • Topic 4: Working with complex adults & families

Who are the presenters?

The series will be presented by the director and practitioners of the Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic:

  • Malcolm Robinson, Director of the Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic, social worker and family therapist
  • Catherine Sanders, clinical psychologist and family therapist
  • Ann Weir and Melissa Minney, psychologists
  • Ecaterina Eltahir and Charles Maddison, social workers & counsellors

Who would be suited to these online workshops?

  • All mental health practitioners: psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health social workers, family therapists, counsellors, mental health nurses and case coordinators. Post-graduate students in relevant disciplines will also benefit.
  • Service delivery agencies, regulatory & funding bodies.
  • Organisations & families dealing with complex matters

Please note: The knowledge presented in topic 1 provides the foundation for all following workshops. To maximise learning, it is assumed that participants will complete topic 1 as a pre-requisite, which is expanded upon throughout the other topics.

Professional Development points

Psychologists and social workers are eligible to claim Continuing Professional Development points:

  • Theory topic + 1 Topic = 3 CPD points
  • Theory topic + 2 Topics = 5 CPD points
  • Theory topic + 3 Topics = 7 CPD points

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