Tag Archives: Whanau Maori

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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Echo Bignall

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.

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Emma Webber-Dreadon

Kaupapa Maori theory and practice
Reflective practice to enable naming, claiming, centring ourselves in our world, and working out into the world from this.
Supervision as a powerful place in which to discover new insights and grow the understanding as to why the new is k/new.

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Hiria Shanks (Ratahi)

Reflective practice, Interactive drawing therapy, focus on self-care, workplace safe practice, managing work/personal life balance

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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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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 McKenzie

I promote supervision from a bicultural perspective honouring Maori as tangata whenua of Aotearoa and incorporating may others models so that practitioners can navigate their own journey of reflective, solid and good safe practice.

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Tina Whaitiri

Cultural & Professional supervision.
Special focus on working with Maori.
Use of Mindfulness and other holistic therapies to support Practitioners in their process of reflection and identification of strengths and limitations / strategies and supports.

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