Healthy relationships in families
Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families through relationship focused services. We engage others using a systemic paradigm to promote healthy relationships and productive change. We conceptualise, develop and deliver high quality and innovative systemic services inspired by family therapy and systemic practices that reflect ‘real world’ complexity. We approach this complexity through the active integration of our major services, which have developed over many years in response to the needs of our client families, partner organisations, key stakeholders and the broader community.
Further informing our approach is the Reconciliation Action Plan developed as part of our commitment to provide a culturally safe and welcoming place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; a learning and spiritual environment; and identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspirations and dreams, and support the development of the collaborative black and white models for teaching and family therapy.
As an integrated, learning organisation, each individual service provided by The Bouverie Centre is enriched by the ideas, evidence and practices of our other services, and by our work with a wide range of service systems, in an ongoing recursive way.
This leads to a model unique to Bouverie and one that emerges as a result of an integrated values-driven organisation informed equally by evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence. Building on our friendly and professional culture, Bouverie develops innovative ways to respond to the problems faced by families, enriches existing approaches that are true to our value-base and uses this knowledge to help all families live better lives.
The Bouverie Centre is a values-driven learning organisation that embraces:
Openness, reflection and continual development
Goodwill, generosity and good humour
Commitment, passion and hard work
The appreciation of complexity and context
Embracing diversity and mutual respect
Flexibility and versatility
Innovation, creativity and discipline
Non-blaming, warmth and directness
Competence, excellence and leadership
Making a difference
The Bouverie Centre’s core commitments are to:
The Bouverie Centre presented a webinar describing the centre’s work exploring the intersection between Family Violence and Mental Health.find out more