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.» Read more
I use Strengths and Solution Focused Approaches to support people to grow and develop through focusing on the strengths they possess and resources available to them, using past experiences to help inform future decisions. I like to start the session with the Supervisee sharing a “celebration”, a piece of work they feel like they have done well. I use ANZASW Practice Standards and the Code of Ethics to anchor and inform discussions. I provide Individual Supervision.
As a Christian and a Supervisor, I can offer the incorporation of faith into the Supervision session if desired by the Supervisee. How this looks can be discussed during our first session. This is optional» Read more
From Laura, ActionStation Dear Fiona, Like many New Zealanders, I have spent the weekend absolutely devastated. Friday started off with so much hope. I joined our young people for their school strike against government and corporate inaction on climate breakdown. I watched as thousands of rangatahi took a collective stand for Papatūānuku in Wellington’s Civic Square. I cried happy tears. […]» 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
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
by Emanuel Stoakes As part of a regular look at social justice issues in Aotearoa New Zealand, today we are focusing on the issue of refugees. Refugees are victims of circumstances beyond their control; they differ from economic migrants in that they have been forced from their place of dwelling because of war, natural disaster or persecution. They are often […]» 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
Practice issues; Advocacy and social work; risk management; counselling; workplace organizational and team dynamics,care and protection; management and lleadership; boar/committee/governamce; plannning and management; conflict resolution; stress management; trauma and grief; work/personal/life balance/wellness.» Read more
Working alongside the supervisee to advance their supervision goals, I take a holistic supervisee-centred approach focusing on who they are and what they are bringing into the work at any given time. I seek to foster reflexivity in supervision and have particular interests in spirituality in practice, Treaty based practice, gender issues, work/life balance and using supervision as a forum for learning and transformation.» Read more