Yesterday evening it was all about financial sustainability and organisational planning. Today it was back to the clinical realities and applications.
This is where the therapeutic tradition of psychotherapy and art therapy met the harsh realities of Aboriginal communities: high rates of abuse and domestic violence, drug and alcohol use and, behind them all, mistrust and disengagement.
A lot for the Gunawirra NGO team to balance, and even more beyond their control. But they have taken therapeutic applications as far as anywhere else. They have not opted for easy solutions, which is why they have earned the respect of many stakeholders in not the easiest social issue.