Tag Archives: School

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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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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Maria Lui

Reflective practice, use of creativity in working with clients, process and outcome focussed, managing self care, strengths based, ecological model

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Vicki McDermott

I practiced social work in both community and residential settings, working in the child and youth sector for approximately 20 years. I have held the position of Practice Manager for 10 years plus. I am familiar with school settings, both primary and secondary, particularly regarding pastoral care of students. I have been appointed to the following positions:
Member and Chair of the Grievance Panel for a Child, Youth and Family residence,
Member of local Care and Protection Advisory Panel for Child Youth and Family.
I am experienced in supervision for social workers and other allied health professionals and I have provided support to social work students as a fieldwork educator

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