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.
Kia Ora, Social Work is my passion.
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
Enabling practitioners of all levels to effectively reflect upon their practice in order to enhance and grow their skill and practice. Exploring practitioner well-being and safety within their work environment and caseload. Risk management, safe practice, vicarious trauma. Working with team dynamics, management issues, leadership development.» Read more
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
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I am committed to creating a safe and contained supervision space, that provides an opportunity for you to critically reflect on practice, and at times consider the overlap with your personal life and experiences. The supervisory space can accommodate many issues; complex case work, professional development, team and colleague challenges, traumatic experience, personal crisis, professional goals, management and leadership, ethical questions, critical decision-making.
I have kept one foot in the practice world and another in the academic world, and I am keen to work with you on your professional and personal development goals. Working with children and families is tough work and I am interested in how we sustain high levels of practice, maintain wellbeing and have fun along the way.
I have been influenced by narrative therapy, strengths based practice, psychodynamic approaches and critical reflection. Core values for me are kindness, honesty and respect.
I use reflective practise and transformative supervision. I want to empower the social workers I work with to provide an excellent social work service to their clients, while also providing excellent self-care to themselves and continuing to broaden and deepen their own social work practice.» Read more
I currently provide supervision at my Clinic, ‘Solace’ in the Whakatane CBD. I use an eclectic approach and various skills (Life Coach, Mindfulness, Kaupapa Maori, Social Work and Health Services). I also offer supervision via facetime, phone, and I can consider travel within the BOP region (conditions apply). I look forward to supporting a gentle but thought provoking exploration of the successes and challenges that impact you and your practice.» Read more