Developing critically reflective practice, integrating theory and practice, boundary setting and maintaining alongside compassionate practice, macro thinking as well as fine tuning personal strengths and potential, systems thinking, whole person ie integrating body and brain responses, culturally sound practice.» Read more
Bernice is inspired by this karaka:
Discussion brings forth understanding
Understanding brings forth light
Light brings forth wisdom
Wisdom brings forth wellness.
Her sessions aim to empower through collaboration. Bernice is able to assist supervisees who practice in a wide range of professional settings: She is a reflective practitioner with experience supporting clients with emotional difficulties including trauma, grief, depression, PTSD, anxiety, panic, woman’s wellness and personal sensitive issues, anger, family violence, employment issues, career change, relationship stress, separation, disability, diversity and issues affecting LGBT community, immigration and other life transition difficulties including gender crisis and living with the effects of HIV, and palliative care. Bernice relates well to people across a range of cultures, ages, beliefs and is committed to promoting safer communities for our family/whanau to live and flourish. She enjoys connecting with individual supervisees and invites them to talk freely as a way of understanding and making sense of challenging work situations. She promotes supervision as a pathway to safe practice and professionalism. She adheres to client confidentiality and the values promoted by the Social Workers, Code of Ethics.» Read more
Looking for a supervisor that you can trust? Looking for a supervisor with whom you can feel relaxed and safe? I am a solutions-focussed, strengths-based practitioner with experience working in schools, the community and crisis and trauma. I am passionate about making change in the areas of family harm and parenting. I have lived and worked in South Auckland for the past 15 years (many years community work prior to Uni) and love engaging with diversity and difference. I am interested in reflexive practice, empowering clients, social work practices and processes, managing personal and professional boundaries and building resilient, efficient, confident practitioners» Read more
I work from a strengths based model of practice and believe that most people have their own answers, however they may need some guidance at times to become clear. I believe in empowering both clients and supervisees to make the best decision they can. I have a particular interest in homelessness and the many factors that may contribute to a person becoming homeless. I enjoy the opportunity to positively impact supervisees working lives, growth and development and to model good supervision relationships. I work from a reflective model of practice.» Read more
I am interested in supporting supervisees to be reflective and gain a good understanding of themselves in relation to their work. A focus on practicing safely and negotiating ethical dilemmas. Interested in supporting practitioners to make sense of behaviour. Trauma informed social work practice. Residential and foster care. Children, youth, parenting and family work.» Read more
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
Adaptive supervision using individualized professional plans
Empowering approaches aimed at best practice
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I am committed to creating a safe and contained supervision space, that provides an opportunity for you to critically reflect on practice, and at times consider the overlap with your personal life and experiences. The supervisory space can accommodate many issues; complex case work, professional development, team and colleague challenges, traumatic experience, personal crisis, professional goals, management and leadership, ethical questions, critical decision-making.
I have kept one foot in the practice world and another in the academic world, and I am keen to work with you on your professional and personal development goals. Working with children and families is tough work and I am interested in how we sustain high levels of practice, maintain wellbeing and have fun along the way.
I have been influenced by narrative therapy, strengths based practice, psychodynamic approaches and critical reflection. Core values for me are kindness, honesty and respect.
I am passionate about the empowering impact of effective social work practice at all levels, from the micro-skills of counselling and therapeutic intervention through to the macro-levels of policy. I am interested in the relationship between these different levels of practice and find that I am skilled at identifying the relationships between individuals, groups, contexts, systems and culture and the influence these have on each other. I have an appreciative inquiry approach to my supervision practice, looking at what is working well and building on that, as well as helping people to identify where they would like additional supports or could benefit from making stronger connections to theories, resources or networks. Navigating personal and professional identity as well as supporting safe and effective practice would be a focus of our time together.
I may have some low-cost vacancies for those working in the voluntary sector or on very low wages in the community sector. Please enquire.
Seeking what the implications are and how this impacts on the supervisee. I am also interested on how this can be explored through analyzing the issue, from a professional perspective.
I want the supervisee to feel safe and can rely on the supervisor to support them in their decision making. There needs to be room for the supervisee to articulate and identify the issue using a reflective model of practice to implement a plan for the client