My interests are the development of practice competence, issues of social justice, recognising potentially unsafe practice and facilitating the learning potential in all of us. I bring a Maaori worldview and a lived experience of most social issues affecting NZ society, with a focus on critical reflection in supervision as the catalyst for transformative learning.» Read more
Ethics, values and congruence in practice.
Person-centred, strength based and solution focused theory.
Developing a critically reflective practice.
Self-care and work life balance.
Integrating theory to understand and inform practice.
New graduate Social Worker development.
Work place dynamics and professionalism.
Managing complex cases and safety at work
Reflective practice, Cultural Supervision. 12 Years Statutory Social Worker within these years Care and Protection Social Worker, Youth Justice Social Work, Youth Cour and Family Court, 6 months DHB.» Read more
Kaupapa Maori theory and practice
Reflective practice to enable naming, claiming, centring ourselves in our world, and working out into the world from this.
Supervision as a powerful place in which to discover new insights and grow the understanding as to why the new is k/new.
Mana Enhancing – fostering empowerment for professionals to deploy their authentic ‘self’ in working relationships, team dynamics and complexities. Group supervision where kotahitanga is enacted to solve problems and develop creativity. Developing the fundamental belief that practice ‘touch stones’ are as individual as the skill set a professional owns. Guidance to identify the work/personal life balance sought after by professionals embedded in meeting KPI’s, RBA’s and deadlines. Supervision in the ‘real’ world, connection with the great outdoors.» Read more
I currently provide supervision at my Clinic, ‘Solace’ in the Whakatane CBD. I use an eclectic approach and various skills (Life Coach, Mindfulness, Kaupapa Maori, Social Work and Health Services). I also offer supervision via facetime, phone, and I can consider travel within the BOP region (conditions apply). Homeopathy and Sound therapy are additional services offered at my clinic. I look forward to supporting a gentle but thought provoking exploration of the successes and challenges that impact you and your practice.» Read more
Clinical/Cultural Supervision; Leadership/Professional Development; Strength based, Solution focussed, Best practice, Youth sector, NGO Agencies, Grief/Loss, Cross Cultural, Case work working with Individuals, couples, whanau.» Read more
Aligning kaupapa Maori models of practice and the practice standards and code of ethics of ANZASW while working in Kaupapa Maori organisations. Supervising tauira who are on placement at Purapura Whetu learning more about the practical implementation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in action in the mental health sector.» Read more
To promote and encourage the importance of bi and multi cultural practice. To tautoko practitioners to maintain a healthily safe and effective practice that is reflective of maintaining self care, safe cultural approaches and provides mana enhancing practices. Whanau ora kaupapa used in its correct context can enhance ones practice regardless of culture or gender. To maximise and understand the importance of a balanced practice that enhances both Maori and pakeha world view points. To tautoko their knowledge and personal ability to work within the practice competency and guidelines required by their personal whanau, roles and functions of their mahi and competency standards of their relevant professional bodies requires skill and tautoko combined.» Read more
Safe, supportive, critically reflective and Tiriti-grounded, Strengths Based and Maori models of practice» Read more