Tag Archives: Advocacy in Social Work

Adrienne Quertier

Reflective practice and empowering Social Workers to make the most informed decisions they can. To know themselves and what they bring in the way of beliefs and approaches, to be able to view their practice with distance while also empathising with clients. To do your best work in a structure that may not support that and the inherent tension that this creates for Social Workers. To advocate for our clients, to advocate for ourselves.

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Aroha McAsey

Mana Enhancing – fostering empowerment for professionals to deploy their authentic ‘self’ in working relationships, team dynamics and complexities. Group supervision where kotahitanga is enacted to solve problems and develop creativity. Developing the fundamental belief that practice ‘touch stones’ are as individual as the skill set a professional owns. Guidance to identify the work/personal life balance sought after by professionals embedded in meeting KPI’s, RBA’s and deadlines. Supervision in the ‘real’ world, connection with the great outdoors.

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Cherie Appleton

My supervision interest is in exploring, learning, supporting and contributing to building and maintaining/balancing ‘practitioner integrity and use of self’; My influencing supervisory frameworks include relational, solution focused, strengths based, appreciative inquiry, collaborative and holistic approaches with an applied systemic analysis.

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Diana McIntyre

6 years experience of community based social work, Lead Professional (Children’s Team), and therapeutic support with families, children, young people, and adults (health, mental health, sexual abuse, violence, trauma, anger); 2 years health social work (hospital and community based); 4 years secondary school counselling; 8 years teaching on the Massey University and Victoria of Wellington University Human Development and Counselling Team (Lecturer and Research Supervisor).

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Edwina Poynton

Strengths based resilience focused practice, assisting supervisees to recognise and build on their strengths and develop their practice and new approaches. Focus on reflective practice and systems, whilst ensuring safe, accountable and professional practice. Child centred, family focused practice. Change process and developing teams. Individual and group supervision. Online and telephone supervision.

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James Makowharemahihi

Clinical/Cultural Supervision; Leadership/Professional Development; Strength based, Solution focussed, Best practice, Youth sector, NGO Agencies, Grief/Loss, Cross Cultural, Case work working with Individuals, couples, whanau.

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Jon Blackshaw

My style is an integration of of approaches that include client centred, systems based, ecological, resiliency, strengths, radical, empowerment, solution focussed, feminist, and constructive/ narrative approaches. I am also interested in exploring the bi-cultural partnership dynamic in supervision. My other interests include: the critical analysis of social services – business models and organisational cultures/ structures; good & ethical governance processes within local community trusts; and the New Zealand social and economic class systems. I also like drawing on whiteboards alot.

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Josephine Faragher

The tuakana, teina model represents my preferred style of 1-1 supervision incorporating narrative strengths based and reflective processesd to address self care/risk mitigation, continuing professional development and management of administrative responsibilities.
I offer indigenous insight, reflective practice and safe space to enhance cross cultural communication and aid transformative practice.

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