No. The Bouverie Centre accepts self-referrals. If your situation is complex and/or there are a number of other professionals involved in your family’s care, you may wish to nominate someone else to make an initial call on your behalf. If we think your situation seems appropriate for The Bouverie Centre (after talking with your representative), in most cases it will also be necessary for you to speak directly with an intake worker.
Telephone us on (03) 9385 5100 and ask to make a time to speak to an intake worker. He or she will call you back within a few days at the pre-arranged time.
Yes. We have a specialist team of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous family therapists available at Bouverie to see families where any member of the family identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Read more about the team.
Interpreters are available upon request.
Our intake workers are clinically trained. They will ask you about your current situation and why you are seeking assistance in order to determine whether The Bouverie Centre is the best service for you and your family. This usually takes around 15 – 20 minutes.
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If we are not the right agency for the needs of your family, you will be given the names and contact details of other services which may be able to help.
This will depend on the availability of family appointments. If there are no immediate vacancies, our intake worker will discuss the different options available to you.
The Bouverie Centre's Indigenous Team recently developed an Evidence Brief and Impact Analysis Report on The Bouverie Centre's Aboriginal Family Therapy Training Program.find out more
The Bouverie Centre has recently developed and launched, From Individuals to Families – A Client-Centred Framework for Involving Families, to assist services.find out more