The Bouverie Centre
We are an integrated practice-research organisation that draws on our history of bringing family therapy to Australia to promote healthy relationships in families, organisations and communities.
Families and communities
We offer family therapy to help families find new ways to approach challenges. We also coordinate the Victorian Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI) Program.
Discover our services
Academic courses and professional development
We offer a range of coursework programs and professional development courses to help support you in working with families. View our courses.
View study options
Support for practitioners and organisations
We work with teams and organisations to translate evidence-based and clinical findings into best practice solutions in a variety of service settings.
Our practice research
Our research aims to understand and enhance social and emotional health in context, across all life stages and generations, through the promotion of relational health, and healing of relational trauma.
Read our research
Our suite of 2023 Professional Development courses are now available
Designed to support professionals to respond to the changing needs of families, communities and the sector.
Our postgraduate courses in clinical family therapy
We offer the Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy and Master in Clinical Family Therapy.
Take your next step
Thursday 8 June 2023: WEBINAR - WORKING IN CULTURALLY SAFE, TRAUMA INFORMED WAYS WITH FIRST NATIONS FAMILIES
Reclaiming, Renaming, Respect: The 12th annual Alumni & Friends celebration
Alumni gathered to celebrate the 12th annual Alumni and Friends evening at The Bouverie Centre with this year's theme of Reclaiming, Renaming, Respect: Celebrating the future with wisdom from our First Nations people.
La Trobe in Top 300 World Universities
La Trobe climbs in world university rankings
Mental health safety for LGBTIQ+ people
Helping mental health practitioners work safely with LGBTIQ+ people
La Trobe University proudly acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands where its campuses are located in Victoria. We recognise that Indigenous Australians have an ongoing connection to the land and the University values their unique contribution to both the University and the wider Australian society. Find out more