Creating space for caring professionals to become aware of who they are and what they are doing in their situation
Support to make good decisions
Working with team dynamics
Managing ourselves within challenging situations
Valuing our own wellbeing
Managing personal life and work
Integrating theory and practice
Working with differences
I am a critically reflective practitioner. I value wellbeing and flourishing. I am studying coaching practice to craft my skills in listening, really listening and allowing time for the other person to ‘see themselves in the mirror that I hold up’
Supporting social workers in the challenges of work and the environment in which we work. Supervision as a place for reflective practice and safety. To enable safe practice. Self cares to maintain a life balance. Supporting growth and professional development within social work practice to create place of thriving in our work. Use of evidence based practice. Working with difference. Social service management and recognising the challenges within this at all levels.
Particular interest working within primary health care. Interest in supporting clients and social workers through grief, loss and life transitions using a neuroscience approach to enable change
Internet based supervision through Zoom, phone supervision.
I work in a reflective practice framework that empowers social workers and other professionals to make sound professional decisions underpinned in theory and practice experience.
I have experience in care and protection, risk analysis, grief and loss, complex family dynamics, family violence and trauma work.
My supervision style is to empower people to grow their therapeutic capabilities
I look forward to working with people who are willing to engage in reflective practice with a drive to provide best practice.
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
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 a passionate supervisor with 20 years of experience in the counselling and social work fields specialising in practice that is reflective and social justice focused. I have a particular interest and have worked with social workers who experience drug/alcohol and process addictions and work in statutory social work. I have many years experience working in the NGO sector in mental health, addictions, abuse and trauma, care and protection and SWiS.» Read more
Enabling practitioners of all levels to effectively reflect upon their practice in order to enhance and grow their skill and practice. Exploring practitioner well-being and safety within their work environment and caseload. Risk management, safe practice, vicarious trauma. Working with team dynamics, management issues, leadership development.» Read more
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
In Supervision I will support you to reflect on your practice from a collaborative, strengths based, solution focused, holistic approach. We will focus on safe, ethical practice, and support you to build healthy respectful relationships with clients and colleagues and keep in mind your self care. Together we will build your knowledge, skills, confidence and access to resources that will support your competence.» Read more
I work with supervisees in linking theory to practice, working through ethical dilemmas, managing work/life balance, career progression and employment issues.
I’m interested in working with managers and frontline staff, particularly in the field of family violence, programme development, CBT and trauma based approaches.