Social Work reflective practice modality, CBT, Te Ao Maori and Kaupapa Maori principles, empowering new graduate development, empowering professionals within therapeutic modalities. Managing complex work situations and team dynamics, providing professionals with professional development opportunities and connections, trauma informed care.» Read more
Reflective practice where the supervisee is encouraged to take on another perspective and view certain matters through a different lens, empower the individual professional to find alternatives to handling a situation themselves, provide provoking through processes, leadership and management development, time management and efficiency within the work space, supporting safe and high quality practice, supporting analysis and creative and innovative ways to solution findings, risk management.
As an experienced Social Worker working in leadership I struggled to find a supervisor who would be able to support me in my clinical practice as well as in my leadership and management development. That fact motivated me to provide supervision to Social Workers and other professionals who may have had similar experiences.
My children are being raised bilingual (German/ English) and bi-cultural and therefor I believe I have some insights into bi-culturalism.
Outside of my work life I enjoy and believe in an active and healthy lifestyle.
I offer supervision via Skype or face to face at a location convenient to you. I am based in rural Hamilton
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
Ethics, values and congruence in practice.
Person-centred, strength based and solution focused theory.
Developing a critically reflective practice.
Self-care and work life balance.
Integrating theory to understand and inform practice.
New graduate Social Worker development.
Work place dynamics and professionalism.
Managing complex cases and safety at work
Promoting a safe, supportive and challenging environment to explore and develop your professional practice. I am passionate about professional and personal development, professional boundaries and self care. Incorporating Reflective practice, systemic approach, solution focused and strength based models of practice.
I enjoy working alongside students and new practitioners in support of integrating social work theory with practice and developing a culturally, ethically safe practise.
My traditions, values and beliefs are moulded through the connection to the land and nature; this connection has given me a sense of belonging and spiritual identity. I enjoy family, friends, pets and the great outdoors.
Reflective practice and empowering Social Workers to make the most informed decisions they can. To know themselves and what they bring in the way of beliefs and approaches, to be able to view their practice with distance while also empathising with clients. To do your best work in a structure that may not support that and the inherent tension that this creates for Social Workers. To advocate for our clients, to advocate for ourselves.» Read more
To enhance social work practitioners toward ” better and safer practices” through the following perspectives: Reflective, Problem Solving Solution, Strength Base and Mentoring to encompass whanau ora / wrap around interventions.» Read more
I am passionate about ensuring the safety and wellbeing of tamariki, care of the elderly and for people to make fully informed decisions and be accountable for those decisions.
I am a strong advocate for:
Gaining optimum performance from staff – staff development that empowers individuals to pursue their own solutions to issues, backing such solutions with appropriate evidence and reasoning.
How to deal with work place pressures including prioritisation of work, safe practice and bullying.
Creating in staff confidence to ensure their own sense of wellbeing in a work environment is safe and healthy and appropriate to distinguish and know how to apply appropriate boundaries.