Empowering Social Work Practitioners to make positive decisions that will benefit their client and whanau health and wellbeing. Enhance self-care and professional development according to their skills and abilities to further and strengthen their practice. Strengthen professional boundaries, Culturally safe practice and manage complex situations. Knowledge of different cultures that will not impede on client and whanau values. Balancing work and personal life, leadership and professional development. Integrating theory and practice.» Read more
Supervision is an essential part of professional growth for health and social service agency practitioners. I believe in the professional supervision process being enabling, useful and relevant for supervisees who are front line workers, managers and/or leaders. I work collaboratively to create a supervisory environment that is respectful, strengths based and solution focused, with a focus on sustaining professional wellbeing in the context of team, organizational and institutional dynamics and challenges.
I enjoy assisting practitioners to achieve culturally safe, high quality, ethical practice standards and to seek the best outcomes for clients and organizations. Encouraging practice that promotes critical reflection and analysis, linking theory to practice and advocating for continuing professional development.
I support culturally competent, responsive service delivery consequently awareness of te Ao Māori and matauranga Māori concepts, models and frameworks is the never- ending learning journey along with an increasing knowledge and understanding of models and frameworks from other cultural and ethnic groups in Aotearoa.
I can offer Supervision kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) or Zoom. You are very welcome to contact me.
Currently the Lead DBT therapist at Te Whare Mahana and private practice . Available by videoconferencing or in person in Takaka. 25 years of social work DBT, somatic experiencing, narrative family therapy, supervision, self-care, psychodynamic, integrating Whanau Ora and other therapy practices, art therapy, leadership, parent and child/adolescents . Help you shine, learn, be effective and take care of yourself» Read more
My study at Te Wānanga in 2017 allowed development and consolidation of my own bicultural model of Kaitiakitanga and supervision interweaving Te Āo Maori values. The story of my ancestors of English and Tahitan descent help me to consider a bicultural journey as way to reflect on how we are to engage in relationships. Āta, Ako and Āhurutanga are the tenets to my model. I draw upon their lessons of careful deliberation, reciprocal learning, in developing a safe space. Growth, mana and transformation are central to the supervisory relationship and reflective practice core to this.» Read more
My supervision approach is based on strength based relational practice and acknowledges the inherent value, opportunities and challenges/risks of working within human services.
I believe self care, and professional development are essential aspects of social work practice as are the opportunities to reflect, enquire and make changes.
My approach encompasses appreciative enquiry, motivational interviewing and solution focused. I believe supervision is a doorway to possibilities, action and hope. It requires integrity, curiosity, clarity, openness from both the supervisor and supervisee.
I offer sessions with individuals and within group/peer supervision.
I appreciate working within cross cultural and multidisciplinary contexts.
I have a personal experience of neurodiversity so believe I can offer insight into this in a professional/work context
Supporting Social Workers to enhance systemic practice, work with complex family dynamics, help clients to think relationally and further skills in working with more than one family member at a time. Using an attachment and developmental lens to enhance relationships between parents/caregivers and children. Extending skills in the management of suicide risk, self-harm and other mental health concerns, particularly for adolescents. Supporting professional development and healthy workplace relationships.» Read more
Strengths-Based & Reflective Supervision. Child-Centred Approach, Self-Care, Safety Planning, The Recovery Model.
I am passionate about helping students and new graduates explore their new-found passion within Social Work with an emphasis on Self-Care and Theory to Practice.
My interests in supervision are:
• Having a strengths based resilience focused approach to practice
• Reflective practice as it enables more accountable practice within the field of Social Work
• Having a deep understanding of the complexities when working within a diverse team and the different dynamics that can bring
• Life balance between work and personal wellbeing
I am passionate about empowering social workers to provide the highest quality of reflective practice they can. I have a great deal of experience in working with complex and vulnerable clients and feel I could be helpful in providing supervision for those also working with these challenges. I personally enjoy providing couple and family therapy and would love to help social workers eager to improve their practice in this area.» Read more
I deeply value the importance of the Kaitiaki/supervision relationship and the need to provide a safe, supportive space where there is the freedom to openly express yourself – with the confidence that your voice will be heard in an empathic, confidential and non-judgemental setting.
My supervision practice is based on upholding Mana of both the supervisee and supervisor- Mana Atua, Mana Tipuna, Mana Tangata, Mana Motuhake. This is a reflective practice using my own reflection framework called KA TU TE MANA – KA TU TE ORA
I also have experience and ongoing interest in the areas of student supervision and the benefits of group and peer supervision.
I am available to provide supervision face to face and/or via zoom or skype