Reflective practice and empowering social workers, support worker, mental health workers and care professionals to ensure they provide best practice for their clients while keeping safe and healthy. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations – mainly ethical issues. Risk management and safe practice – what to do in risky situations and guide people to keep themselves safe. Managing work/personal life balance. Disability and Rights focused practice.» Read more
Predominantly in the areas of criminal justice and social work, and in mental health social work including counselling and counselling skills or psychotherapy. I have some experience and knowledge in working with LGBTTi community.
Predominantly adopt a contemporary psychoanalytic approach including reflective practice and self awareness.
Experience too in team leadership, managing complex relationships and situations alongside leadership and management development.
Strive for culturally safe practice and awareness
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
I practiced social work in both community and residential settings, working in the child and youth sector for approximately 20 years. I have held the position of Practice Manager for 10 years plus. I am familiar with school settings, both primary and secondary, particularly regarding pastoral care of students. I have been appointed to the following positions:
Member and Chair of the Grievance Panel for a Child, Youth and Family residence,
Member of local Care and Protection Advisory Panel for Child Youth and Family.
I am experienced in supervision for social workers and other allied health professionals and I have provided support to social work students as a fieldwork educator
Reflective practice and person centered to enhance one’s ability to work to their strengths and find their own style of practice. Integrating theory to practice.» Read more
Reflective practice; Child focused practice
I have interests in enhancing practitioners own strengths and resources and facilitating reflection and solutions and growing resilient and safe practice in new graduates. When working with experienced social workers supervision focuses on the ongoing needs of a social workers practice and ensuring ongoing personal development.
I am Ngai Tahu and have established connections in the Otago area which I also readily share with my supervisees.
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
To enhance social work practitioners toward ” better and safer practices” through the following perspectives: Reflective, Problem Solving Solution, Strength Base and Mentoring to encompass whanau ora / wrap around interventions.» Read more
Facilitation of supervisees processes and practice through reflection, exploring questions, support, challenge, sharing knowledge and experience as appropriate, life style balance, integration of theory and practice, strengths focus and a focus on safety. Working with individuals of all genders, cultures, statutory and NFP.» Read more
I am experienced in individual and group supervision for social workers and counsellors. I enjoy working with students and new practitioners and have provided supervision to a number of managers of agencies and to those in private practice. Narrative Therapy informs much of my supervision and other practice but it is not a requirement for supervisees to have this interest.» Read more