Struan Macdonald

I am interested in providing supervision in all areas of social work including addictions, behaviour problems, risk assessment and managemnet, harmful sexual behaviour, families and couples work. I hold to a trauma informed approach and utilise narrative, solution focused, motivational and CBT approaches.
Currently in private practice carrying out ACC work, EAP and general counselling.

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Andy Smith

I am very open to doing ONLINE SUPERVISION with anyone across the country. I am very experienced at this sort of Supervision and from personal experience know it can be very effective.
I have a passion to see Social Workers get professional, caring and practical supervision that not only gives insight, but encourages growth and development. I became a full-time Supervisor because I want to see our profession flourish and support Social Workers in providing the best possible care within our communities. I will ensure your development stays in line with the Social Workers Code of Ethics, Registration Practice Standards & the Treaty of Waitangi. Also I am aware of working within the Organisational requirements demanded of you in your role. Having had years of experience I can offer a wide range of perspectives and advice where necessary. Not only have I worked on ‘the ground level’, but also have extensive leadership experience that can be invaluable to those I supervise. Alongside years of Social Work experience and having gained the required qualifications, I have also professionally trained as a Life Coach in order to bring the very best out of Social Workers within a Supervision context. I embrace many Social Work theories such as Client Centred, Strengths Based and Psychology models. Risk management and safe practice is of the utmost importance, along with ensuring you remain encouraged and fulfilling your potential!
I have vast experience in a number of sectors and have not only worked in various social work positions, but also I leadership/management.

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Dalice Prebble

My approach is based on Margaret Morrel’s Reflective and Developmental approach.
Key areas for me are mental wellbeing, stress management, self care and prevention of burnout based on lived experience and my work in health. I also offer support with systems and pathways for use general practice if desired.
I encourage regular review of ethics, standards and continued professional development. I often use a strength and task centred base and encourage goal setting, planning and vision.
I am keen to empower social workers to thrive passionately and safely.

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Shane Kennard

My interests are the development of practice competence, issues of social justice, recognising potentially unsafe practice and facilitating the learning potential in all of us. I bring a Maaori worldview and a lived experience of most social issues affecting NZ society, with a focus on critical reflection in supervision as the catalyst for transformative learning.

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Chris Hickson

I am interested in end of career transitions; balancing enjoyable part-time work with the creation of the older person’s desired lifestyle. A time when a person needs to navigate their way through a variety of stages, protecting their ongoing needs and wellbeing. They may be subject to ageism and the pressure to leave employment, along with other challenges e.g. loss of confidence, grief of letting go etc.

Mature age work force transitions
Empowering social workers
Client centred (as different from contract driven)
Solution focus – strength based
Making the net work
Systems – organisational culture

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Suzanne Alliston

I am interested in supporting supervisees to be reflective and gain a good understanding of themselves in relation to their work. A focus on practicing safely and negotiating ethical dilemmas. Interested in supporting practitioners to make sense of behaviour. Trauma informed social work practice. Residential and foster care. Children, youth, parenting and family work.

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