Family/whanau social work, Māori-centred supervision and bicultural practice, Incredible Years facilitator supervision, social work student supervision, strengths-based practice, leadership and management.Read more
Tag Archives: Manawatu Whanganui
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.Read more
Strengths based and solution focussed practiceRead more
Collaborative, strengths-based and solution-focused approaches.Read more
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).Read more
Integrating theory and practice, utilising Kolb’s Learning Cycle and mindfulness in supervision to empower social workers to make the best decisions. Genuine interest in staff well-being and career development and co-working to develop individualised supervision templates through the use manaakitanga. Use of tikanga, championing voices and aspirations of whanau through modelling and leading. Use of wairuatanga through use of Maori frameworks. Use of kaitiakitanga, protection and recognition of Maori knowledge. Use of rangatiratanga to ensure Maori participation in all projects. Use of Te Reo, spoken, written, visual and waiata. Use of whakamanawa, by acting in mana enhancing ways. Use of whakapapa through strong and meaningful connections. Mokopuna focussed and ensuring voice of children and young people are heard.Read more
Personal and professional development through reflective practice.
Managing collaborative relationships in this new social service environment.
Striving for a positive work life balance.
Integrating theory and practice.
Being a champion and advocate for self and client.
Managing and working through conflict and ethical dilemmas.
Management supervision; family work; Christian social services; counselling practice.Read more
Working alongside the supervisee to advance their supervision goals, I take a holistic supervisee-centred approach focusing on who they are and what they are bringing into the work at any given time. I seek to foster reflexivity in supervision and have particular interests in spirituality in practice, Treaty based practice, gender issues, work/life balance and using supervision as a forum for learning and transformation.Read more
Feminist, collaborative, ecological and strength based supervision practice. Community development/community work and not for profit agencies, health, women’s health and consumer health issues, professional boundaries, policy and research. Death/after-death policies, practices and beliefs in Aotearoa/NZ (PhD studies).Read more