Empowering Social Work Practitioners to make positive decisions that will benefit their client and whanau health and wellbeing. Enhance self-care and professional development according to their skills and abilities to further and strengthen their practice. Strengthen professional boundaries, Culturally safe practice and manage complex situations. Knowledge of different cultures that will not impede on client and whanau values. Balancing work and personal life, leadership and professional development. Integrating theory and practice.» Read more
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
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.
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.
Overall, in my experience to be successful social worker, you need good professional & supportive supervision.» Read more
I enjoy working with a range of social workers, especially those who are new to practice. 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.
I am experienced as a manager and a team developer. I encourage all my supervisees to continue to learn – both formal qualifications and on the job development. I encourage the use to technology to enhance service delivery.I am able to provide supervision via video conference to social workers all over Aotearoa.
Strengths-based, solution-focused, critically reflective practice. Supporting social workers who work with children, young people, adults, and families in the community. Utilising developmental, interpersonal, environmental, and trauma-informed assessment approaches. Best-practice techniques in promoting resilience, recovery and healing. DBT and Mindfulness approaches. Assessment and intervention approaches for self-harm and suicidal risk. Supporting social workers working with survivors of sexual abuse; domestic violence; PTSD; Grief; Depression; Anxiety; physical/medical health; and mental health conditions» Read more