To make an appointment
Call us on (03) 9385 5100 and ask to speak with our Intake Worker.
We do not write court reports and we are unable to offer a 24/7 crisis service.
We want this to be a safe experience for you and your family. For this reason, Culture is at the heart of the therapy or healing process.
Issues presented by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families to Bouverie include:
It is noted that as well as collaborating and intervening with families in relation to the above presenting issues, we are also working on the prevention of ongoing transgenerational trauma. Here we develop resilience, resources & capacity which has a preventative effect on family members and future generations.
Where do I attend?
The specialist Working with the Mob family therapy service can be accessed onsite at The Bouverie Centre in Brunswick (VIC). Due to many Aboriginal families being unable to travel to the Bouverie Centre, the team has responded with a single session family centred (SSFC) outreach model.
There is no cost to families coming to Bouverie and there is no set number of times you can come. The number of sessions you have is something that can be spoken about with your therapist/s.
At Bouverie, there is a team of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous family therapists who are available to see families where any member of the family identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. If the family wants to see an Aboriginal therapist we will offer that if possible.
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