Tag Archives: Systemic Family Therapy

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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Chris Jennings

Further interests include Multisystemic Therapy with Young People and their families, Motivational Interviewing, and Leadership Dynamics in large organisations.

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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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Karen Brown

To promote and encourage the importance of bi and multi cultural practice. To tautoko practitioners to maintain a healthily safe and effective practice that is reflective of maintaining self care, safe cultural approaches and provides mana enhancing practices. Whanau ora kaupapa used in its correct context can enhance ones practice regardless of culture or gender. To maximise and understand the importance of a balanced practice that enhances both Maori and pakeha world view points. To tautoko their knowledge and personal ability to work within the practice competency and guidelines required by their personal whanau, roles and functions of their mahi and competency standards of their relevant professional bodies requires skill and tautoko combined.

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Maria Crasta

I follow the Reflective Learning Model of Supervision along with Narrative techniques. I also strongly align with the Strengths Based Models of Supervision as I find this empowering for social workers. We discuss Challenging clients, work life balance and Team dynamics in an organisational setting. I practice cultural supervision along with Family Therapy Supervision.

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Michael O’Dempsey

I am especially interested in the benefits of reflective practice and in supervision’s role in developing healthier more functional workplaces. I am experienced in individual and group supervision for social workers, counsellors and other social practitioners

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Rachael Brown

Strength-based practice; Child focused; Leadership and development of staff; Helping other to reach their full potential

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Sue Oakley

Grief, loss and trauma, oncology and palliative care, child development, parenting, mental health, adolescents, cross cultural, refugee and migrant communities, gay lesbian, sexual identity. I work out of rooms in Lower Hutt and Newtown in Wellington. I also provide supervision on site.

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