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The Bouverie Centre has developed a range of services and products to support helping professionals from diverse settings as they seek to be inclusive of families in the work that they do with their primary clients. In this particular section of the website, visitors can access AV demonstrations and other tools for free, as well as purchase a range of therapeutic and training resources - all developed by The Bouverie Centre.

Multiple Family Group - Introduction

Multiple Family Group - Introduction

This brief clip describes a psycho-educational approach known as Multiple Family Groups (MFG). MFG is an evidenced-based intervention that brings together groups of families (consumers & their families) to problem solve difficulties and provide mutual support.

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19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Overview of the approach

19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Overview of the approach

In this clip, Dr Kari Valtanen briefly describes Open Dialogue - a philosophical/theoretical approach to people experiencing a mental health crisis and their families/networks, and a system of care.

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19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Origins of the approach

19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Origins of the approach

Here Kari outlines the context in which Open Dialogue emerged, where the main ideas originated from, and how the approach developed over time.

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19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Overview of the research

19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Overview of the research

In this section of the lecture, Dr Valtanen discusses the findings from well-known Open Dialogue follow-up studies conducted in Western Lapland.

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19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Principle of Immediate Help

19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Principle of Immediate Help

In this sequence, Kari outlines one of the seven main principles guiding Open Dialogue - Immediate Help. In OD, treatment meetings typically occur within 24 hours of initial contact with the person seeking help.

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19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Principle of Flexibility and Mobility

19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Principle of Flexibility and Mobility

Here Dr Valtanen presents on the importance of flexibility and mobility. That is, adapting to the specific and changing needs of each service user and their social network; and jointly deciding on a meeting venue.

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19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Principle of Including Social Networks

19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Principle of Including Social Networks

In this clip, Kari introduces us to the Social Network Perspective, where key members of a client's social network are viewed as potential partners in the process.

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19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Principle of Dialogism

19/2/15 Open Dialogue lecture – Principle of Dialogism

In this part of the lecture, Dr Kari Valtanen describes the Open Dialogue principle Dialogism. In OD, the primary aim of meetings is not to generate change in the service user or family; the main focus is on generating dialogue.

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Moshe Talmon on Single Session Therapy

Moshe Talmon on Single Session Therapy

In this clip from "The Development of Single Session Therapy", Moshe Talmon discusses how key ideas from SST have influenced him as a counsellor and comments on the term Single Session Work.

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Single Session Family Consultations - Negotiating family involvement

Single Session Family Consultations - Negotiating family involvement

In this demonstration of the SSFC process, Karen, a therapist working in a residential rehabilitation program for problematic substance abuse introduces her client Mick to the idea of a family meeting. Taken from "From Individuals to Families”.

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Single Session Family Consultations - Finding a focus

Single Session Family Consultations - Finding a focus

In this clip taken from "From Individuals to Families" we see the therapist seek to establish a set of goals reflecting what each family member would like achieved in the meeting.

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Single Session Family Consultations - Defusing tension

Single Session Family Consultations - Defusing tension

In this segment of "From Individuals to Families" the session becomes heated. Watch as therapist Karen employs a few different techniques to diffuse the tension.

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Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists - Pt. 3

Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists - Pt. 3

Banu Moloney talks about tackling the task of asking families uncomfortable questions in this segment from "Focus on Families: Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists".

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Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists -  Pt. 2

Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists -  Pt. 2

In this excerpt from "Focus on Families: Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists", Robyn Elliott and Colin Riess discuss the topic of attending to the tension present during a family session and the importance of being a non-anxious presence.

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Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists - Pt. 1

Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists - Pt. 1

Brendan O’Hanlon and Colin Riess reflect on their experiences of working with families where one person's story resonates with the therapist more than another’s. Taken from "Focus on Families: Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists".

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Impact of mental illness

Impact of mental illness

This clip taken from "Casserole Negative" likens the effects of mental illness on families and relationships to the effects of trauma. Hear directly from family members and experienced professionals about how mental illness can affect individual sufferers and their carers.

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News

Bouverie’s resource kit reaches hundreds in alcohol and other drug services

The Bouverie Centre’s new resource kit, designed and developed to build family inclusive practice has been widely distributed and well received by alcohol and other drug services in NSW.

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News

New book launched: Religious and spiritual experiences of LGBTI community

Heaven Bent, a new book edited by Bouverie PhD candidate Luke Gahan and previous ARCSHS PhD student Dr Tiffany Jones, was launched in Melbourne in Oct 2013.

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