Glenda Light

SWRB Registration Number  2677
Gender: Female
Nationality/Ethnicity/Culture: Pakeha
Address:  Bay of Plenty 3118
New Zealand
Mobile Phone Number:  027 245 0707
Qualifications:  MHSc (Hons) Mental Health Promotion Auckland Uni
BSW (Hons) Massey Uni
PGDip Cog Beh Th Massey Uni
PGDip Bus Admin Massey Uni
Current Training: (if applicable) Current research associated with support for persons bereaved by suicide
Professional Experience: 15+ yrs Community Mental Health
7 yrs Primary Mental Health with GP’s
3 yrs Clinical SW educator + CBT therapist with Q E Health (Holistic Health, Rotorua)
15+ yrs as practice supervisor, Intern preceptor, supervisor for students on placement and external supervisor for international students.
Educator at Massey and Auckland Uni’s for Mental Health papers in SW schools
Publication of 3 papers in overseas journals. ‘Critical friend’ for GRIP project. Presenter at national and international conferences.
Supervision Interests/Approaches/Type: Reflective practice and empowering social workers 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. Integrating theory and practice. Culturally safe practice.
‘Lived experience’ and client-centred approach. Practice-based research.
I have a special interest in working with social workers who are just commencing the transition from academia to practice; helping to ‘make sense’ of developing their own style of practice.

Also have a strong interest in working with social workers who enjoy practice-based research plus those persons who are keen to continue with academia.

Also lived experience of cancer journey and writing on ‘Clinician as Patient’; incorporating person-centred approach