ANZASW Practice Standard 8/SWRB Core Competency 5: Research & Survey Participation Invites

Criteria

The criteria for participation are:

  • you must be a registered social worker
  • you currently work or have previously worked in a bicultural manner with colleagues and are happy to share your experiences

Kia ora, my name is Kora Deverick and I’m studying towards a Master of Applied Social Work at Massey University. I am currently undertaking a research project as part of this course; Collaborative bicultural practice between Māori and non-Māori in social services.

I am Pākehā, I grew up in Waitakere and currently live in Pōneke. My interest is in the relationship between Māori and Pākehā/tauiwi worldviews, in particular how bicultural practice can be a collaborative process between Māori and non-Māori to benefit whaiora of any ethnic identity.

The aims of the project are to explore:

  1. a) Social workers’ understanding of collaborative bicultural practice
  2. b) The strengths and challenges that may impact on practice and how these are experienced and applied in practice.
  3. c) Social workers’ aspirations of collaborative bicultural practice

I would like to invite you to participate in my research project if you are interested in sharing your practice examples of collaborative bicultural practice and what this means for you.

It is expected that participation in the research will be less than two hours total: approximately 15 minutes for initial contact; approximately one hour for the semi-structured interview; and approximately 30 minutes to review the interview transcript. I will be conducting the interview, either face to face if you are in the Wellington region, or by Skype/another suitable online video platform. I will provide refreshments if the interview is in person.

Please contact me if you have any questions about this project or if you would like to participate.

 

Kora Deverick

koradeverick@gmail.com

0220343255

You may also contact my supervisor

Hannah Mooney – Lecturer

h.a.mooney@massey.ac.nz

06 3569099 Ext 83511

Criteria

The participants I am looking forward are

  • qualified social workers working in mental health setting
  • in supervision.

Kia Ora, my name is Jobin Jose and I am a Master of Applied Social Work student at Massey University. I am currently undertaking a research project on how occupational stress impacts on mental health social workers practice.

I would like to invite your members to participate in this project and appreciate their perception and outlook on this topic.

Criteria

The participants I am looking forward are

  • qualified social workers working in mental health setting
  • in supervision.

Social workers who are experiencing acute level of occupational stress and receiving counselling for stress management are not recommended to take part in this study.

The method of data collection will be semi-structured interview. I am happy to make a discussion with the participants before setting up an interview date and time.

If you have any concerns about this research that you wish to raise with someone other than the researcher, please contact my supervisor Kieran O’Donoghue, by calling on+64 69516517 or Email. K.B.ODonoghue@massey.co.nz

I am looking forward to hearing from you

Do not hesitate to contact me through my email: jojose84@gmail.com

Criteria

To participate in this online survey, you will need to be a

  • qualified social worker and
  • have worked with children and their families and whānau for more than two years.

My name in Sarah Boeh and I am a Master of Applied Social Work student with Massey University in Palmerston North. As part of my degree requirement, I am conducting a research report focusing on New Zealand social workers’ use of trauma-informed approaches in their interactions with parents and whānau of the children in their care.

There is a growing awareness of and commitment to trauma informed practice (TIP) within social work both internationally and in New Zealand. Existing research has looked at ways to implement TIP in many different fields but it is somewhat limited in the child and family field of practice and even more so in the New Zealand context. Interestingly, New Zealand’s statutory agency, Oranga Tamariki have declared a commitment to being child centered and trauma informed. To date, however, there has been little agreement on how the relevant terms and practice frameworks are defined and developed to ensure that this commitment is realized. However, before such frameworks can be developed, there needs to be some understanding of the current level of TIP in New Zealand. This study sets out to explore the extent to which trauma informed approaches are currently utilized in social workers’ interactions with the parents and whānau of the children their care.

Criteria

To participate in this online survey, you will need to be a

  • qualified social worker and
  • have worked with children and their families and whānau for more than two years.

The survey (https://forms.gle/qbc6YAAKbG8BKvZ79)will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and your involvement is completely voluntary and anonymous. You will have the right to decline to answer any question at any point in the survey and by submitting the completed survey at the end you would be consenting to participate in the project. The last day to participate in this survey is September 6th.

If you would like to receive a copy of the summary of the research outcome, you can send me an individual email: Sarah.Boeh.1@uni.massey.ac.nz. Otherwise, a copy of the summary will be given to ANZASW upon completion of the research for them to circulate to their members.

If you have any questions about this research, please contact me, my supervisor or course coordinator:

Student Researcher:

Sarah Boeh

MASW Student

Sarah.Boeh.1@uni.massey.ac.nz

Research Supervisor

Dr. Polly Yeung

School of Social Work Massey University Palmerston North

06 3569099 xtn 83514 p.yeung@massey.ac.nz  

 

Course Coordinator

Dr. Kathryn Hay

School of Social Work Massey University Palmerston North

06 356 9099 xtn 83518 k.s.hay@massey.ac.nz

My name is Jennifer Leadbeater and I am a student currently completing a Masters of Applied Social Work (MAppSW) through Massey University. As part of the requirements of this degree, I am undertaking a small project that seeks to explore how mental health organisations operate as inclusive or exclusionary spaces for LGBTQIA* clients, from the perspective of 3 to 5 LGBTQIA*-identifying social workers. Additionally, I am interested in understanding how organisational contexts interact with LGBTQIA* social workers’ willingness to advocate for Rainbow-friendly policies and practices. This research is being carried out under the supervision of Ms Helen Simmons – Senior Professional Clinician, School of Social Work.

Criteria for inclusion in this project include:

  • Qualified social worker
  • Identifies as LGBTQIA*
  • Minimum two-years’ experience in the mental health sector, within the past three-years.
  • Has worked with LGBTQIA* clients in that context

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact either myself at Jennie.Leadbeater.1@uni.massey.ac.nz, or my supervisor, Ms. Helen Simmons, at H.Simmons@massey.ac.nz or (06) 356 9099  ext. 83512.

Criteria

  • a social work supervisor or practice leader
  • and have had at least 3 years’ experience supervising social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • also have an understanding of vicarious traumatisation or secondary traumatic stress and have supervised a social worker who they believe has experienced either phenomenon.

Kia ora,

My name is Emily Jones and I’m a student at Massey University completing my Master of Applied Social Work.  I am undertaking some research this year which focuses on the impact of indirect trauma on social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The aims of the project are to:

  • Gain an understanding of the effects of indirect trauma exposure on social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Understand effective coping or support mechanisms for social workers experiencing vicarious traumatisation or secondary traumatic stress
  • Identify any factors that may contribute to the experience of vicarious traumatisation or secondary traumatic stress

Critieria

I would like to interview you if you are

  • a social work supervisor or practice leader and
  • you have had at least 3 years’ experience supervising social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • You must also have an understanding of vicarious traumatisation or secondary traumatic stress and
  • have supervised a social worker who they believe has experienced either phenomenon.

I would sincerely value your experience and perspective for my project.  A copy of the research will be available to you upon completion of the research.  An information sheet is attached that will provide detailed information about the project.

This project has been evaluated by peer review and judged to be low risk. Consequently it has not been reviewed by one of the University’s Human Ethics Committees. The researcher(s) named in this document are responsible for the ethical conduct of this research.
If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research that you want to raise with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact Professor Craig Johnson, Director (Research Ethics), email humanethics@massey.ac.nz.

Please contact me if you have any questions about this project or if you would like to participate in this research:

Emily Jones

E: emily.halls@gmail.com   

Criteria

I would like to interview you if you are a social worker, Family Group Conference coordinator, youth worker, youth advocate, or other social services employees who has two years or more of experience and has attended at least four youth justice Family Group Conferences.


Kia ora,

My name is Joseph Fleming and I’m a student at Massey University completing my Master of Applied Social Work. I am undertaking some research this year which focuses on this question:

What are the barriers and facilitators to inclusion and positive outcomes in the youth justice Family Group Conference for Māori youth?

The aims of this research are to:

  • Outline and understand some of the barriers to positive outcomes for Māori youth and their whānau in the youth justice Family Group Conference.
  • Identify some things that are working well and discuss how these can be built upon
  • Discuss the research findings in the context of youth justice in New Zealand
  • Enhance and contribute to the current literature in this area

Criteria

I would like to interview you if you are

  • a social worker, Family Group Conference coordinator, youth worker, youth advocate, or other social services employees
  • who has two years or more of experience
  • and has attended at least four youth justice Family Group Conferences.

I would value your experience immensely for my research project. Upon completion of the project you will be provided with an electronic copy of the research. An information sheet is attached which provides additional details of the research.

If you wish to participate or have any questions about this research, please do not hesitate to contact me on either:

Email: josephmark5891@hotmail.com

Phone: (027) 941 7086

Criteria

A social worker in your first or second year post qualifying and are receiving social work supervision


Kia Ora – My name is Lynn Bruning and I am currently undertaking a research project as a requirement for a Master of Social Work degree at Massey University.  This project has been approved by the Massey University Ethics Committee and judged as low risk.

I would like to invite you to take part in my research project which aims to explore how newly qualified social workers’ (NQSW) experiences of supervision shapes their emerging professional identities.  I intend to explore the challenges and barriers that may prevent NQSWs within the supervision space to achieve this.

If you are a social worker in your first or second year post qualifying and are receiving social work supervision and would like to participate in my research then I would love to hear from you.

Participation involves a semi structured interview of approximately one hour, depending on where you live, either face to face, or by skype, or telephone at a time convenient for you.  Further details about the research are outlined in the attached information sheet.

Should you be interested in participating please contact me directly either by phone or email.

Thank you

Lynn Bruning

(MSW Student)

Cell:    0278292772

Email: lynn.bruning14@gmail.com

Principal Supervisor:

Dr Kathryn Hay

Email:  k.s.hay@massey.ac.nz

Criteria

Are you a current social work student or have you completed a recognised New Zealand social work qualifying programme in or after 2016?


If so, you are invited to participate in an online survey about social work student well-being in Aotearoa New Zealand. The online survey is anonymous.  It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Names and identifying information will not be collected.  When you click on the link you will be taken to a Participant Information Sheet with full information and invited to participate.  Submission of your survey response constitutes consent to participating in the research.

This survey will provide a baseline data set encompassing financial, social and mental health challenges faced during study.

The survey will ask you questions about the impact of studying in your social work degree on your financial circumstances, social life, including parenting or other caring responsibilities and your physical and mental health.

You will also be invited to participate in an interview where we gain a more in-depth understanding of student experiences.  This is optional. If you offer an interview you will be sent more information. Some interviews will be carried out as part of the requirements for a Master of Social Work Professional (MSWP) at the University of Auckland. Students will be supervised by Drs Beddoe and Bartley. You will know prior to an interview who your interviewer will be.

Access the survey here:

https://auckland.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2maYFtA1CyCqsl

 Researchers: 

Professor Liz Beddoe e.beddoe@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Allen Bartley, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland and Neil Ballantyne, Lisa King, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

Criteria

  • You are a supervisor or supervisee active in supervision

My name is Sarah Hamilton, I am a HDR Candidate with the Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work and currently undertaking a study to validate a competency tool for assessing clinical supervisors titled; ‘A psychometric validation of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) for assessing competency among clinical supervisors’. I am seeking supervisors and supervisees interested in participating in the confirmatory validation of this tool.

About the research

Clinical supervision is important for professional development, support, and quality clinical outcomes. This research aims to evaluate a new rating scale, the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT), comprising of 32 questions, which could be used for assessing the generic skills and competencies of clinical supervisors.

The research team

The research team consists of Associate Professor Lynne Briggs Head School Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work, Professor Analise O’Donovan Dean Academic (Health) Griffith University, Dr Maddy Slattery Senior Lecturer Griffith University School of Human Services and Sarah Hamilton HDR Candidate Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work.

You are invited to participate in the confirmatory validation of the GSAT

If you are a supervisor or supervisee active in supervision we would like to invite you to participate in an online survey for the purpose of validating the GSAT as a tool for assessing supervisor competency. You will be asked to complete the Generic Clinical Supervision Assessment Tool and a short survey about the use of this tool. You will also be asked to provide some demographic information and complete other brief supervision rating scales which focus on your perceptions of your last supervision session. The questionnaires should take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Participants can enter in the draw to win the $200 Visa gift card.

Information sheet and consent to participate

Information and consent for participation in the research is outlined at the beginning of the online Survey Monkey. By continuing to proceed with the online survey you will be expressing your consent to participate. Ethical approval has been obtained for this research from Griffith University (GU 2015/835) and Metro South Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC/16/QPAH/458).

Link to the online survey:

Supervisee https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSAT-SE

Supervisor https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSAT-SR

 

Yours sincerely

Sarah Hamilton HDR Candidate

Griffith University

0415559065

Sarah.hamilton@griffith.edu.au

Criteria

  • consenting supervisor and supervisee duos who are willing to provide a one-hour video recording of a supervision session and save it on a password encrypted USB stick

My name is Sarah Hamilton, I am a HDR Candidate with the Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work and currently undertaking a study to validate a competency tool for assessing clinical supervisors titled; ‘A psychometric validation of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) for assessing competency among clinical supervisors’. I am seeking supervisors and supervisees interested in participating in the 2nd phase of this research, the validation of the tool for third party observation.

About the research
Clinical supervision is important for professional development, support, and quality clinical outcomes. This two-part research aims to evaluate a new rating scale, the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT), comprising of 32 questions, which could be used for assessing the generic skills and competencies of clinical supervisors. We invite you to participate in the second phase of this research in validating the tool for use in third party observation. Your participation in this research will help us to understand and inform how the quality of clinical supervision practice can be assessed using this scale.

The research team
The research team consists of Associate Professor Lynne Briggs Head School Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work, Professor Analise O’Donovan Dean Academic (Health) Griffith University School of Applied Psychology, Dr Maddy Slattery Senior Lecturer Griffith University School of Human Services and Sarah Hamilton HDR Candidate Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work.

You are invited to participate
This second phase of the validation of the GSAT seeks participation from consenting supervisor and supervisee duo’s who are willing to provide a one-hour video recording of a supervision session and save it on a password encrypted USB stick (provided by the research team) and mail it back to the team in a pre-paid envelope. Participants will also be asked to provide some demographic information and some additional questionnaires. Your participation will involve up to one hour of your time for your supervision session and up to 20 minutes to complete the additional questionnaires.

In addition supervisors and supervisees will also be asked to consider participating in a one hour focus group, which aims to obtain more in-depth feedback on the use of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool in relation to its validity for assessing supervisor skills and competence. The focus group will be conducted by the research team via a recorded videoconference, which transcripts made available to participants on request. Consenting participants can enter into the draw to win one of two $200 pre-paid Visa Cards.

The expected benefits of the research
You may not receive any direct benefit from participating in this research, but we think that you will develop a better understanding of your own approach to clinical supervision practice as a result of rating yourself.
This research is expected to improve our understanding of how to assess and evaluate the skills and competence of clinical supervisors. This improved understanding may contribute to the development of more effective clinical supervision training, a means to measure effective clinical supervision and may also contribute to achieving better outcomes from supervision.

Information sheet and consent to participate
If you agree to be part of the project, we will ask you to provide your supervisees with information about this research and the contact details of the researcher. If your supervisee/s are interested in participating we would require you to make contact with the researcher via email providing them with your supervisee/s contact details so that the researcher may make contact with the supervisee/s and gain consent. Participation in this research is entirely voluntary. You are not obligated to take part in this research. If you decide to take part and later change your mind, you are free to withdraw from the project at any stage.

Ethical approval
Ethical approval has been obtained for this research from Griffith University (GU 2015/835) and Metro South Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC/16/QPAH/458). If you have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of this research, project you should contact the Manager, Research Ethics on (07) 3735 5585, research-ethics@griffith.edu.au. Or contact Metro South Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC), HREC Coordinator on (07) 3443 8047, email: ethicsresearch.pah@health.qld.gov.au
Thank you for your participation.
Yours sincerely
Sarah Hamilton
HDR Candidate Griffith University
+61 415559065
Sarah.hamilton@griffithuni.edu.au