|3 Walkers Road|
|Ph: (03) 328 7666|
|Mobile: 027 252 5335|
|Qualifications||Registered since 2006;PG Certificate in Supervision (Otago); Extensive short course training in supervision; DDP – attachment focussed Family Therapy; PG Diploma Family Therapy; PG Diploma in Social Work (Canterbury); BA Psychology and Sociology (Canterbury)|
|Experience||I have been working in social service contexts for over 20 years. Since graduating as a social worker in 1997 I have practised primarily in NGO’s and doing private work. I have extensive experience working with at risk adolescents and their families and it has been working in systems and in family therapy that I have primarily developed and grown my practise over the past 15 years. Over the past five years I have extensively developed my knowledge and competence in working with complex trauma and have a particular passion for working with parents and caregivers who parent children with trauma needs. Family therapy and trauma are very strong lenses that I bring to both my practise and as a supervisor.
My working week is spent part time as a Specialist Clinician providing intervention to young people who have engaged in sexually abusive or harmful sexual behaviour. The rest of the time I have a small practise supervising Social workers and other disciplines, across diverse contexts primarily related to Child & Family practise, Family Therapy, at risk Adolescents and Mental Health. I am also in the process of developing a trauma informed Family Therapy Practise.
I offer my supervisees a warm, relaxed environment with good structure. I have an eclectic well thought out practise model which, as stated is heavily influenced by systems and trauma lens. I am a positive and strengths focussed supervisor. I read extensively and am committed to my own professional development as well as the development of those I supervise.
|Supervision Interests||I offer a warm, relaxed and process focussed supervision environment. My particular areas of interest are trauma informed practise; working with families in the interests of children; working with systems; adolescents; work with reluctant clients|