The Indigenous Program is a team of experienced Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workers who are forging and developing this comprehensive program.
The diverse work in supporting both workers and families is further informed and supported by the Reconciliation Action Plan, developed as part of Bouverie's 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.
We are passionate about working with Community to improve Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' access to high quality family healing services and to increase 'working with families' capacity across the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workforce.find out more
There is a specialist team of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous family therapists available at The Bouverie Centre to see families where any member of the family identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.find out more
The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University, in partnership with Take Two, Berry Street, runs a Postgraduate Certificate in Family Therapy designed specifically for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students currently working in Community.find out more
Aside from a university level qualification in Family Therapy, we offer unique ‘Closing The Gap’ practice-based training workshops for workers in Community.find out more
I'm surprised about how much I want to learn and how much I want to give it at the age I'm at now. I don't want to stop working with my mob at 65. I just want to keep doing this because I know that one day I'm going to be a wise old man ~ Graduate of the family therapy training program
Indigenous program staff are available for reflective practice consultations via email, telephone or face-to-face Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with workers or organisations in Community.find out more
Yarn'n Up was previously designed to help you stay connected with news and events in the field of family therapy. Download archive editions of the newsletter here and find out how you can now keep in touch with our news.find out more
You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents ~ Aboriginal Elder
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