Funded professional development

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Are you employed by one of Victoria's publicly funded mental health services (clinical or community managed)? 

Yes? You may be entitled to participate in free training and professional development activities. Read below for more.

For practitioners working in publicly funded, clinical mental health or community support services in Victoria


A free secondary consultation service is available  to mental health practitioners who are seeking assistance in their work with families.

This Department of Health and Human Services subsidised service can be provided at The Bouverie Centre or over the telephone. Videoconferencing is also available to rural services.

The Beacon Strategy

Motivated and committed practitioners and managers from several Victorian publically funded mental health services have partnered with The Bouverie Centre in a bid to drive and support the adoption of family inclusive practices within their agencies. Read more about our approach to supporting services to achieve and sustain real improvements in their responsiveness to families.

Special events

Several free events are held at The Bouverie Centre each year specifically for the mental health field. They include:

  • A one-day annual mini conference which brings together consumers, family members and practitioners in a unique three way conversation called a ‘trialogue’.
  • Two x three-hour 'Family Sensitive Practice' forums for practitioners, consumers and family members to report on the latest developments in the field both at Bouverie and in the wider mental health sector.

Enquiries: Contact Brendan O’Hanlon via telephone (03) 9385 5100 or email


Aboriginal Family Therapy Training Program: Evaluation & Impact

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.

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New client-centred framework to assist services launched

The Bouverie Centre has recently developed and launched, From Individuals to Families – A Client-Centred Framework for Involving Families, to assist services.

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