Reflective practice and empowering social workers to make the decisions for their clients. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations, risk management and safe practice.» Read more
Reflective practice and empowering social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. These include working within a multidisciplinary team dynamics and managing complex situations with a focus of risk management and safety at the forefront of your practice. To intensify your curiosity towards leadership & management development. Providing option for work/personal life balance. Integrating theory and practice. Culturally safe practice with a competent understanding of Tikanga & Kawa concepts for best pathways for Maori clients & whānau.» Read more
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.» Read more
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’
I approach supervision from a reflective practice standpoint which is to offer a safe and exploratory environment for Social Workers to consider their practice and approaches and develop their social work skills in accordance with their own goals. I have a keen focus on self-care, work/life balance, safe practice and safe boundaries in the workplace.
I appreciate the value of professional supervision and the opportunities that this provides for individuals in their own self and professional development.
I offer face to face supervision and am also exploring the use of online supervision and welcome supervisees from anywhere within NZ.
My approach is to provide a safe and supportive relationship that underpins a good supervisory experience through the use of reflective practice. I am able to work with supervisees at different levels of competency, to encourage them to contemplate and analyse their practice which will lead them to clear, informed decision making. I can assist with managing difficult dynamics, courageous conversations and positive self care.
Working in the field of palliative care has led me to include spirituality as an essential aspect of the practitioner’s world, as well as that of the client/patient. I am comfortable working in this area of practice.
I endeavour to use the Te Whare Tapa Wha Model of Maori Health to help promote and understand the meaning of biculturalism, multiculturalism, personal Identity and emotional wellbeing in this ever changing world.
I encourage critical thinking and reflective practice in both myself and others and my aim for us all is a Healthy Life Balance. Maintaining integrity and personal mana in the workforce by building sustainable relationships is also of high interest to my practice.
Kia Ora, Social Work is my passion.
1×1 on site supervision exploring learning styles. Holistic approach using the natural environment to form theory and robust planning. Reflective check in; assess ones safety and mental health. Best practice modelling.
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, mentoring, health social work – casework, groupwork, education – and self care and resilience.
Older Persons’ Health; dementia; individuals’ and families’ response and adjustment to a neurodegenerative and/or terminal diagnosis; support of the primary carer; life transitions – how we navigate change, loss and grief with our clients and for ourselves; resilience building.