Professional boundaries and ethics.
Addiction treatment, programme design and delivery.
I have experience in programme creation and delivery in a Women’s only addiction treatment service.
My approach is to provide a safe and supportive relationship that underpins a good supervisory experience through the use of reflective practice. I am able to work with supervisees at different levels of competency, to encourage them to contemplate and analyse their practice which will lead them to clear, informed decision making. I can assist with managing difficult dynamics, courageous conversations and positive self care.
Working in the field of palliative care has led me to include spirituality as an essential aspect of the practitioner’s world, as well as that of the client/patient. I am comfortable working in this area of practice.
I am passionate about creating a work life balance that supports positive professional and personal growth. I see supervision as a safe space in which to reflect and challenge ones own practice in order to be able to provide a strong evidence based practice to empower ourselves and those we work with with an emphasis on risk management and safe practice. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations within a culturally appropriate framework.» Read more
I am interested in providing supervision in all areas of social work including addictions, behaviour problems, risk assessment and managemnet, harmful sexual behaviour, families and couples work. I hold to a trauma informed approach and utilise narrative, solution focused, motivational and CBT approaches.» Read more
Reflective practice; validation and or problem solving approaches (as requested); interested in helping social workers develop their clinical skills; interest in supporting newly qualified social workers; interest in supporting social workers balance work and home life; interest in supporting foreign trained social workers become familiar with NZ social work policies and procedures» Read more
Reflective practice and empowering social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations. Risk management and safe practice. Group and peer supervision. Working with difference. Leadership and management development. Managing work/personal life balance. Child focused practice. Integrating theory and practice. Culturally safe practice
Research interests- Pacific people, Samoa, Youth, Children, Women, Tangatawhenua, Aged care, Mental Health – particularly depression and anxiety.
I offer a supervision framework that reflects my social work practice in that it has a strong relationship focus,is faith based (open to all faiths/religious beliefs) and strives to be culturally appropriate. I provide reflective supervision that is empowering and client focused. Assisting social workers to navigate the conflicting requirements exposed to when working within a NGO environment. Managing the conflict between the public persona of large NGO’s with the private reality.
As I am starting out as a supervisor I am happy to negotiate a reduced rate for supervision.
I am passionate about people being the best they can be in their roles, I have a big focus on self care and good health and safety at work.
I can help focus on a good work life balance, help you manage high complex cases and ensure safe practice.
I encourage reflection on your practice and yourself and integrate theory and good holistic practice in to the sessions. I am also interesting in encouraging safe cultural practice.
Strengths focused – supporting social workers to reflect on their practice and how they might utilize their strengths to support positive change
Uses of reflexivity: pause – reflect – learn – apply
Self care – what this means and tools that can support this.
Modalities used- ACT, Motivational Interviewing, strengths approach, Solution Focussed
Somatic stress release
I endeavour to use the Te Whare Tapa Wha Model of Maori Health to help promote and understand the meaning of biculturalism, multiculturalism, personal Identity and emotional wellbeing in this ever changing world.
I encourage critical thinking and reflective practice in both myself and others and my aim for us all is a Healthy Life Balance. Maintaining integrity and personal mana in the workforce by building sustainable relationships is also of high interest to my practice.