Sarah Taylor

I have 35 years of social work experience working in primary and secondary mental health, physical health and care and protection work.
I am passionate about working with clients wanting to rebuild their life after a loss. In 2017 I completed training with Christina Rasmussen at the Life Reentry Institute to use this method with clients to reenter their life after loss.
This training is based on neuro science. My partner died in 2016 and I experienced this method for myself and later went on to do the first training offered.
I have been working as a clinical supervisor for the past 24 years.
I live in Geraldine, South Canterbury. I use Zoom to work with clients out of the area.

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Julie Steward

Julie is currently self employed as a private practice supervisor for practitioners in the helping profession. Her social work experience includes child protection, youth work, addictions and mental health, as well as family violence. Her passion is to support practitioners to be the best and healthiest they can be – subsequently providing good quality interventions for clients.
Julie also facilitates workshops with a focus on supervision and professional wellness.

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Trish Hanlen

I am a semi retired registered social worker and academic. My background includes both social work education in Tauranga and front line social work in Rotorua. Fields of social work practice included community development, elderly people and young mums group work, foster care, child protection(abuse and neglect), and management. I am actively involved in Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Inc., particularly the Bay of Plenty branch.

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Vicki Hirst

Vicki has been in private practice, primarily as a professional supervisor, since 1996. She has been a trainer, lecturer, researcher, publisher and conference presenter in this field. Other work includes training, facilitation, consultation, investigating complaints, project work – reviewing and developing social services, selection panel member and mediation. Her qualifications and experience include social work, supervision, human resource management, leadership, management and organisational change and development. Vicki is also a past chair of the SWRB Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal and has held local branch leadership roles with ANZASW.

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Jane Weggery

My name is Jane Weggery and I am both a qualified counsellor and qualified social worker. Currently I work as a counsellor three days a week at Compass Health, a Primary Health organisation where I work with young people and adults. I also offer Equine facilitated counselling, where horses partner with people in ground based activities to support people learn about themselves and grow – websites providing more information about this are; www.eagala.org and eponaquest.com/. My private practice is predominantly Equine facilitated work and I have the use of facilities in Pauatahanui and on the Kapiti Coast.
My work is Strength based and Solution Focused and I believe that people have the resources within themselves to effect change, the horses and I merely support people by facilitating the persons process and learning.

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Margaret Pack

I am a registered social worker with a background as a researcher and academic. My clinical practice over twenty years has included roles as a team leader, service developer in the mental health services and a specialist case manager in a national trauma unit (ACC Sensitive Claims). I have trained in Gestalt psychotherapy and have worked for the past five years in Australia as an associate professor and discipline leader. I am a published author with two books, five book chapters and 50 journal articles. I have expertise in trauma and recovery, clinical supervision and critical incident stress management. I design and facilitate workshops on clinician self care and vicarious traumatisation.

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Rosemary Nash

For 45 years I have enjoyed using my knowledge of human and community development to support individual and family well being and to promote thriving communities. I live and work in Papakura, South Auckland where I appreciate the warmth and generosity of my community. I have worked as a social worker in Family Support agencies and for the South Auckland Family Violence Prevention Network. since 206 I have been self employed offering supervision and mentoring, consultancy and training to social workers and social services. Non work interests include being in the outdoors- gardening or fishing; crafts, writing, and sustainability projects as well as being involved with my own family.

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Sue Oakley

I am a clinical supervisor in private practice working from Newtown in Wellington. I supervise clients working across the social service sector, including social workers, nurses, youth workers, doctors, coordinators, community workers and parent educators. My clinical experience covers child, adolescent and family therapy, sexual abuse work with survivors and perpetrators, adult mental health, community work and group facilitation and adult education. I also enjoy working with GBLTIQ community. I mostly use models that are simple and derive from Aotearoa NZ such as the work of Mason Durie, Gay Puketapu-Andrews and Jonella Bird.
I have been providing external supervision since 2000

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