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.Read more
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Reflective practice. Child and family focused. Attachment theory.
Strengths based approach, including when working with care and protection. Leadership and management development. Balancing work/personal life.
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
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
I am interested in trauma informed models for clinical supervision. I have published internationally on vicarious traumatisation and resilience and am interested in offering supervision for those social workers engaged in dealing their own responses to their engagement with trauma-informed work.Read more
Practice issues; Advocacy and social work; risk management; counselling; workplace organizational and team dynamics,care and protection; management and lleadership; boar/committee/governamce; plannning and management; conflict resolution; stress management; trauma and grief; work/personal/life balance/wellness.Read more
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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Reflective practice, professional development, mentoring, group work, community development, self-care, cross-cultural practice, disability knowledge, ethics in practice and confidentiality.Read more
Clinical supervision for social workers and care professionals. Individual and group supervision available.
Holistic, reflective, supportive.