We have a range of resources to support professionals engage more effectively with families.
- Assumptions of Family Sensitive Practice [PDF 387.7KB]
- From Individuals to Families - A Client-Centred Framework for Involving Families [PDF 727.9 KB]
- Guidelines for healthcare providers working with same-sex parented families [PDF 836.8 KB]
- Guidelines for trauma-informed family sensitive practice in adult health services [PDF 205.6 KB]
- Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse [PDF 233.3 KB
- Ten Principles of Collaborative Practice [78.3 KB]
- Working with Families & Complex Trauma - Professor Judy Atkinson Workshop Day 1 [PDF 5.3 MB]
- Working with Families & Complex Trauma - Professor Judy Atkinson Workshop Day 2 [PDF 5.3 MB]
Family Violence and Mental Health Services
Dr Brendan O’Hanlon, The Bouverie Centre’s Mental Health Program Manager, presents a webinar describing the centre’s work exploring the intersection between Family Violence and Mental Health Services.
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.
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.
Open Dialogue lecture – Origins of the approach
Here Dr Kari Valtanen outlines the context in which Open Dialogue emerged, where the main ideas originated from, and how the approach developed over time.
Open Dialogue lecture – Overview of the research
In this section of the lecture, Dr Kari Valtanen discusses the findings from well-known Open Dialogue follow-up studies conducted in Western Lapland.
Open Dialogue lecture – Principle of Immediate Help
In this sequence, Dr Kari Valtanen 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.
Open Dialogue lecture – Principle of Flexibility and Mobility
Here, Dr Kari 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.
Open Dialogue lecture – Principle of Including Social Networks
In this clip, Dr Kari Valtanen introduces us to the Social Network Perspective, where key members of a client's social network are viewed as potential partners in the process.
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.
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.
Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists - Part 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.
Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists - Part 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.
Interviews with Bouverie’s Family Therapists - Part 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.