Johanna Bannister

SWRB Registration Number  3219
Gender: Female
Nationality/Ethnicity/Culture: New Zealander
Address:  19 Browning Street, Grey Lynn, 1021
Auckland 1021
New Zealand
Contact Phone Number:  021 263 0661
Qualifications:  Masters of Social Work (University of Auckland)
Post graduate Diploma of Clinical Supervision (UoA)
Post graduate Diploma of Public Health (UoA)
Current Training:  Currently undertaking research for a PHD.

MBSR (Mindfulness Stress Based Reduction) trainer. Finishing off training requirements.

Professional Experience:
Have 15 years’ experience in health social work in a variety of settings. These positions have mostly involved working with vulnerable women and children who have been affected by trauma and violence. This work has involved working with young women and children affected by abuse and non-accidental injuries.
Have worked at MSD (Ministry of Social Development) as a lead practice advisor to rewrite programmes for vulnerable whanua in New Zealand.
Currently work part-time in a Maternal Mental health setting, providing therapy/counselling and assessment of women who have experienced postpartum depression or other mental health issues that have been triggered by pregnancy and birth.
Provided training and facilitated groups for women who have been affected by intimate partner abuse and historical violence.
Supervision Interests/Approaches/Type:
My approach to Supervision has been informed by reflective practice which allows social workers/support workers to unpack difficult and complicated cases/situation so they can make best decision for clients in a supportive and reflective framework. My work is informed by attachment theory and ACT therapy.
I have provided peer supervision and group supervision to teams that manage complex cases involving vulnerable families where trauma/violence and risk issues have impacted on the whanau ability to keep children as a focus.
Have extensive experience in mindfulness and how to bring use this to provide a work life balance.
  Mindfulness Stress Based Reduction practice is something I offer to supervises if requested.