Bianca Johanson


SWRB Registration Number:  7043
Gender: Female
Nationality/Ethnicity/Culture: Maori
Contact Phone Number:  021 263 6209
Qualifications:   Masters Indigenous Studies – Otago
Bachelors of Bicultural Social Work
Dip Social Work
Cert Community Work
Dip Adult Education
Cert- CBT, DBT, Family Therapy, IDT
Te Ngaru Learning Systems
Professional Experience: 21 years practice experience
Background in Maternity, Maori womans health, DHB social worker (Tamaki) Child and Adolescent Health, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Maori Addictions Service, Team Leader roles, Primary Health Care, NGO and community social work, Supervisor, Mental Health (specialisation) adult mental health, Trauma informed care, Indigenous Maori social work practitioner
Supervision Interests/Approaches/Type:
The supervision I offer is a transformative process that contributes to growth and provides insight to increase confidence in your social work practice with individuals, whānau, the wider community and colleagues. I have over 20 years’ social work practice in mental health, women’s health and kaupapa Māori services.
My most recent roles have been as a team leader and social work assessor within primary health care and whānau ora. Working from a strong bicultural practice approach my supervision is informed by narrative theory and strength based ideas, with attention to kaupapa Māori – tikanga approaches that are centred on kaitiakitanga (stewardship), whanaungatanga (whānau connections), ahurutanga (safe space) and mauri ora (absolute health and well-being).
I have a Masters of Indigenous Studies, Bachelor in Bicultural Social Work, Kaupapa Supervision Certificate, Family Therapy Certificate and Diploma in Tertiary Education. Furthermore I am a trained practitioner in DBT (Dialectal Behavioural Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), IDT (Interactive Drawing Therapy), am a fully SWRB registered social worker and current member of ANZASW.
I have supervised many social work and community support workers across a range of specialities in my roles as team leader, senior social worker and educator. Currently I supervise practitioners across a range of disciplines such as social work, community, counselling and education.
My supervision practice is based in west Auckland  and I  am flexible to meeting with supervisees in central Auckland. I welcome zoom & phone supervision as well.

I currently attend cultural and social work supervision on a monthly basis. Nga manaaki,
Bianca Johanson