Pinehill, Northshore Auckland; Female; Face to Face only
BSW & MSW; Master Degree in Social Psychiatry that involved assessed components related to supervision; PhD in Social work education that included regular monthly external professional supervision as part of integrative method of teaching learning social work that was a focus of my research; Erica Stern’s IPR supervision process; John Heron’s Peer supervision; Teaching a postgraduate course with David Epston called Reflecting on Practice; within Master of Social Practice course; NZ Coaching and mentoring centre – organised and participated in the Peer Supervision course three times (in three different settings) and participated in peer supervision groups (still participating)
Strengths based; Integrative; IPR (Interpersonal Process Recall); Peer, individual and group supervision; Reflective teams; Managing challenging situations with grace and integirity; Exploring how personal, professional, political and spiritual are related and how they reflect in professional practice; Cultural respectfulness; Ethical dilemmas
Animal assisted work and whole people learning including embodiment practice
Pinehill, Northshore Auckland; Female; Face to Face only
I have supervised social work students on placements in Whakatane and Rotorua. This is due to agencies not having qualified clinical supervisors. This has been very refreshing because of their enthusiasm to learn. My passion to ensure practitioners have an opportunity to have a safe place to question processes, procedures and reflect on their practice.
I use an eclectic range of supervision approaches (reflective, strength-based, task-centred, person-based, interactive drawing therapy) to empower supervisees to learn and become effective workers within the boundaries of their agency/organisation they work for. For some starting with karakia or prayer before a session is up to the supervisee.
I am also passionate about self-care and work/life balance.
Supervision is an essential part of professional growth for health and social service agency practitioners. I believe in the professional supervision process being enabling, useful and relevant for supervisees who are front line workers, managers and/or leaders. I work collaboratively to create a supervisory environment that is respectful, strengths based and solution focused, with a focus on sustaining professional wellbeing in the context of team, organizational and institutional dynamics and challenges.
I enjoy assisting practitioners to achieve culturally safe, high quality, ethical practice standards and to seek the best outcomes for clients and organizations. Encouraging practice that promotes critical reflection and analysis, linking theory to practice and advocating for continuing professional development.
I support culturally competent, responsive service delivery consequently awareness of te Ao Māori and matauranga Māori concepts, models and frameworks is the never- ending learning journey along with an increasing knowledge and understanding of models and frameworks from other cultural and ethnic groups in Aotearoa.
I can offer Supervision kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) or Zoom. You are very welcome to contact me.
I provide strengths based supervision where its a safe place to reflect on practice and any challenges that may arise. I like the Tuakana/Teina model, where we both contribute to learning and acknowledges and validates the experience of the workers without having to have had the same experiences myself. I always acknowledge best practice, healthy boundaries and self care/compassion as we do our work with people. I enjoy the continual opportunities to put theory into practice and awareness of cultural needs and responses in the workplace.
It is my intention to help workers feel valued in their work and to be able to feel confident in their skills and abilities and recognise areas where they might need extra support or growth.
I am happy to provide supervision face-to-face or through Zoom if out of region.
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
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.
I conduct online supervision.
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.
I am a passionate supervisor with 20 years of experience in the counselling and social work fields specialising in practice that is reflective and social justice focused. I have a particular interest and have worked with social workers who experience drug/alcohol and process addictions and work in statutory social work. I have many years experience working in the NGO sector in mental health, addictions, abuse and trauma, care and protection and SWiS.» Read more
Reflective practice and empowering social workers and care professionals 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. Child focused practice. Culturally safe practice. Complete committment to your health and wellbeing and the aspirations of whānau you work with.» Read more