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
Tag Archives: Youth Work
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
Further interests include Multisystemic Therapy with Young People and their families, Motivational Interviewing, and Leadership Dynamics in large organisations.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
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.
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.Read more
Reflective practice, Bicultural practice, Risk management and safe practice, Conflict resolution, Managing stress and anxiety,
Competency based practice
Leadership and followship: creating the leaders we need. The skill of Advocacy in social Work. Ethical Practice: challenges and goals. Bi-cultural discourse and development in Aotearoa. Our biographies as resources. Reflective practice.Read more
Clinical supervision for social workers and care professionals. Individual and group supervision available.
Holistic, reflective, supportive.
Experience in providing supervision to students on placement, both internal and external.
Providing reflective supervision to social workers in the community in various different fields of practice.
The supervision I offer is YOU focused, your time, your topics. I will walk alongside you to facilitate, encourage and support you.