Glenda Light

Reflective practice and empowering social workers to make the best decisions they can. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations. Risk management and safe practice. Group and peer supervision. Working with difference. Leadership and management development. Managing work/personal life balance. Integrating theory and practice. Culturally safe practice.
‘Lived experience’ and client-centred approach. Practice-based research.

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Social work contribution to safe practice and better outcomes for Vulnerable Adults

Thursday 12th March 2020, 12.30-1.30pm PowerPoint>> Resources: Vulnerable Adult Risk Assessment Feb 20>> Vulnerable Adult Response Policy Jan 20>> Assessment of Mental Capacity: A New Zealand Guide for Doctors & Lawyers>> Mental Capacity Law in New Zealand>> Video:  Petra is a Registered Social Work Practitioner, Professional Supervisor and Vulnerable Adults Coordinator for the Waitematā DHB. She has been in this […]

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Sandra Druskovich

I deeply value the importance of the supervision relationship and the need to provide a safe, supportive space where there is the freedom to openly express your self – with the confidence that your voice will be heard in an empathic, confidential and non-judgemental setting.

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Deborah Sharma

Provide a non-threatening environment as well as appropriate supervision tool to help build reflective practice.
Provide professional supervision theory and practice including Strengths-based Supervision, discussion and feedback on areas that may need further development.
Utilise technology in the supervision context.
Provide group supervision.
Utilise appropriate Supervision Model to support the supervision process and relationship.

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Joanna Jensen

I have worked for over 20 years in clinical social work and community social work roles including mental health, community social work, community development and community social work management.
I am particularly passionate about making change in area of family violence and sexual violence.
I am interested in reflective practice, managing personal and professional balanced work and building resilience.

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Tosca Lammerts van Bueren

Strength-based and empowering, using reflective processes, client-centred/child focussed practice.

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Deanna Hollis

Trauma focused interventions, with a specialist approach to harmful sexual behaviour; risk management and safe practice; leadership and management development; encouraging reflective practice and client centred interventions. The assessment, treatment and case management of harmful sexual behavior in children, youth and adults.

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Helenne Tunnell

I am passionate about creating a work life balance that supports positive professional and personal growth. I see supervision as a safe space in which to reflect and challenge ones own practice in order to be able to provide a strong evidence based practice to empower ourselves and those we work with with an emphasis on risk management and safe practice. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations within a culturally appropriate framework.

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World Suicide Prevention Day Webinar

It is vital that every social worker in New Zealand has a solid understanding of suicide prevention as they will never know when it will be needed. Many people have done suicide prevention training in the past. As new knowledge emerges it is vital that people keep up to date with the latest research. Suicide prevention can be a scary topic, but this webinar will give all attendees more confidence in this field.

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Lessons from the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry 2018

This lecture will examine the background to the 2018 inquiry, the process of hearing the voices of the people and the inquiry’s findings about the current state of mental health and addiction in New Zealand. The key recommendations of the inquiry report, He Ara Oranga, will be discussed.

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