Medicinal Cannabis, NDIS, Funded Therapy Assessments, Human Rights, Election 2022

As a centre-left individual, and a senior clinician, I am passionate about access and equity in social, health and educational areas. These are core human…

Australian Election: Puppy Therapy, Disability Politics, and the Greens

Last year we were very blessed to meet a new furry friend who made last year’s winter eventual. Getting out into the cold of Armidale…

Climate Anxiety, Behaviour Support, and NDIS

A recent article in the Guardian articulated a phenomenon that I’ve long been aware impacts people’s lives, and that often comes into therapy. Climate anxiety,…

A Sector in Crisis: Illegal and Unauthorised Restrictive Practices and Neglect

The recent decision of the South Australian Court regarding the case of NDIS participant Ann Marie Smith is reported by ABC News dated 18 March 2022.…

Autism, War, and Behaviour Support

The #Ukraine war is devastating. In so many ways. The impact on women and children is completely shocking, disturbing, and traumatic for them and for…

Lifestyle Medicine and NDIS Funded Therapy and Behaviour Support

Dr Bowers and Dr Kennedy are members of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Continuing to lead the professions of Counselling and applied Lifestyle and…

The Path to Peace

My nephew asked me this morning, “Uncle have you been raising the sacred peace-pipe lately?” My reply was, “Nephew when we walk the Good Red…

Transgender, Sexuality, Identity, and NDIS

Over many years we have worked as specialist educators, therapists, and researchers in the areas of culture, identity, sexuality, gender, and spirituality-as-meaning-making. My first major…

Services Update and Covid-19: March 2022

Health and Safety with Behaviour Support and Counselling Australians have an odd, confused, and mixed attitude to health precautions. We see this mostly because the…

Behaviour Support, Therapy, NDIS, Disability, Covid-19, Vaccination and Future Planning

Given all focus right now on Covid-19 lock downs in New South Wales, we offer this update on our services for NDIS participants and others…

Homophobia and Healing: Psychotherapy and the Psychology of Prejudice

New book by Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers We are pleased this title has finally seen the light of day, as it has been delayed during…

Clay, Art Therapy, NDIS, and Covid Isolation

Clay and culture go hand in hand, literally and in every other way. Clay sculptures date back over 10,000 years. In relative terms, even the…

Person Centred Values in Positive Behaviour Support

Welcome to another video release from Ability Therapy Specialists. Please like and share, and subscribe to the channel. This week, and for Easter, we share…

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