My interest is in critical reflective supervision with the use of an eclectic approach aimed at professional development and quality practice, while managing possible challenging dynamics. I strongly believe in connection (whakapapa), exploring and embracing individual’s journey. I work with a range of challenges that includes but not limited to, managing performance, challenging case load, team dynamics, self-care, assessments, intervention strategies and ethical dilemmas. My social worker experience has been predominantly in care and protection. I offer supervision via skype or by phone. I am open to face to face dependent on location and time.» Read more
My approach is based on Margaret Morrel’s Reflective and Developmental approach. I believe in the principals and values of Heron’s Model for Clinical Supervision. I find I use this model in my everyday practice in the Family Violence sector.
I am passionate about empowering social workers and similar disciplines to be deliver the best practice they can, in a safe, supportive and challenging environment where you are able to develop your practice.
Having lived experience of the sector I work in, it often comes up in practice. It is important to recognise any triggers as early as possible and find strategies to manage these to ensure your own safety along with the safety of the client. I will support you to explore what strategies will work for you when encountering any triggers.
Managing work/personal life balance is something I highly valued, so you will find this along with self-care is explored in every session.
Please feel free to make contact to discuss any queries you may have. I am happy to provide supervision online if this is more suitable.
I welcome the whole person, work and home life, your emotional, physical, relational, spiritual being. I encourage and strengthen your way of being.
People say that they feel accepted, free to talk, hear themselves think. Hopeful for what they could do, who they are. Engaged, learning new things by readings and podcasts they get. I’m on their side, I’m for them, I’m interested in what they can do.
I can do online, phone or face-to-face in the Bay of Plenty.
As a professional supervisor, I am passionate about mobilising and normalising external supervision as a vehicle for support, compassion, growth and challenge in practice. I am a strong advocate for reflective and reflexive practice where social workers can be empowered to use the whole of themselves, their lived and professional experience, and expertise to make the best decisions for the people they serve.
As a previous supervisor and current practice leader, interpersonal and inter-professional dynamics is an area of interest, as the connections and whanaungatanga between kaimahi, their mete and rangatira can often impact the confidence to work through complex and challenging situations.
Providing opportunity for kaimahi to have their needs met through a safe and supported modality of supervision – and identifying the tools that already exist to work through difficulties and ethical challenges that are part of social work practice.
It is my passion to assist and empower social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. Reigniting a love of what they do and navigating around and threw, any walls to that.
A particularly interest in promoting the utilization of therapeutic opportunities through the social Work role.
Encouraging self care for optimal outcomes as well as sustainability. Debunking the glorification of ‘busy’, through self monitoring and tools for boundaries.
Expertise in rapport building and working directly with children and youth in mental health, advocation, therapeutic and community roles.
Reflective practice and exploring where the professional and personal boundaries meet and cross, finding ways that each are complimented by the same journey, yet kept ‘safe’ from each other.
Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations.
Leadership and management development.
Managing work/personal life balance.
Child focused practice. Integrating theory and practice.
Not just culturally safe practice, but empowering through culturally encouraging and affirming practice, especially working cross culturally, with Maori.
Strengths-based and solution focused as an underlying thread throughout.
Online Supervision available; Master’s Degree in Social Work; Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Counselling
Empowering and supporting social workers to grow, develop strengths and make the best decisions they can. Reflecting on complex work situations to develop effective tools. Risk management and safe practice. Managing work – life balance and integrating theory and practice.
Available for online appointments.
Experience in Social Work Registration process, support individuals to get registered. Reflective practice and empowering social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. Risk management and safe practice. Group and peer supervision. Working with difference.
Expertise in specialised sectors such as in Mental Health, Youth, Sexual Abuse, Women’s Issues/Affairs, Homelessness, Elder Care Sector and Registration Process. Strength base approach.» Read more
I am passionate about supporting practitioners to achieve best practice within their mahi, as well as managing personal well being and encouraging professional growth.
I facilitate a reflective learning process that empowers practitioners to explore issues from various perspectives and make the best decisions they can. I also incorporate strengths-based and solution-focused approaches to build resilience, assist problem solving and achieve desired outcomes.
I have a particular interest in child focused practice – ensuring voices of tamariki are heard and their rights are upheld.
I am able to provide face to face and online (zoom) supervision.
I contextualize supervision as a conscious and thoughtful experience, one that is imbedded in a cultural context exploring theories of social and cultural differences. Focusing on mentorship, leadership, cultural humility and mutual learning through the process of creativity , supervision can become the platform to explore the complex issues that social workers face such as
Race, class, gender, sexuality and disability intersect.
There’s no human endeavour that can’t be improved with a little creativity, and social work is no exception. While social workers can draw upon any number of talking therapy and talking supervision, there are times when talk isn’t helpful or can’t be summoned.
As an Arts Therapist and Social worker I a hold full conviction that creativity and arts can open a back door to the psyche, soul and body. Allowing Supervisees to draw from that which they cannot be put into words, thus catalysing subsequent therapeutic conversations, and self exploration.
We will explore supervision in a way which involves the multifaceted ways of communicating, This can aid the process of connecting implicit traumas of the self into explicit knowledge , thus informing our social work practice by exploring the multilayers of trauma that social workers can experience as a result of our own and that of the work we engage and our clients traumas. In and become exposed.
Creative arts therapies Social Work Supervision can involve the use of the arts—visual art, music, dance and movement, drama, and poetry.
I am available to do online supervision- tele health. Spanish and English speaker
I operate within a number of theoretical and practice orientated frameworks including strengths and a relational approach.» Read more