I may not be the usual Professional Supervisor with a social work qualification, however, I bring a vast knowledge of social services, ethics and nuances of work in the community, keeping oneself safe and growing. I am also an effective coach bringing a different approach to supervision, helping social workers get free of their own triggers.» Read more
I contextualize supervision as a conscious and thoughtful experience, one that is imbedded in a cultural context exploring theories of social and cultural differences. Focusing on mentorship, leadership, cultural humility and mutual learning through the process of creativity , supervision can become the platform to explore the complex issues that social workers face such as
Race, class, gender, sexuality and disability intersect.
There’s no human endeavour that can’t be improved with a little creativity, and social work is no exception. While social workers can draw upon any number of talking therapy and talking supervision, there are times when talk isn’t helpful or can’t be summoned.
As an Arts Therapist and Social worker I a hold full conviction that creativity and arts can open a back door to the psyche, soul and body. Allowing Supervisees to draw from that which they cannot be put into words, thus catalysing subsequent therapeutic conversations, and self exploration.
We will explore supervision in a way which involves the multifaceted ways of communicating, This can aid the process of connecting implicit traumas of the self into explicit knowledge , thus informing our social work practice by exploring the multilayers of trauma that social workers can experience as a result of our own and that of the work we engage and our clients traumas. In and become exposed.
Creative arts therapies Social Work Supervision can involve the use of the arts—visual art, music, dance and movement, drama, and poetry.
I am available to do online supervision- tele health. Spanish and English speaker
Personal journey as a person and social worker
managing personal life and work.
Social Work practice
Cultural and clinical supervision.
Experience in providing supervision to student social workers and counselors.
Cultural and Bi-cultural supervision that focused on the wellbeing, reflection, safe practice, solution focus and professional development.» Read more
Supervision is an essential part of professional growth for health and social service agency practitioners. I believe in the professional supervision process being enabling, useful and relevant for supervisees who are front line workers, managers and/or leaders. I work collaboratively to create a supervisory environment that is respectful, strengths based and solution focused, with a focus on sustaining professional wellbeing in the context of team, organizational and institutional dynamics and challenges.
I enjoy assisting practitioners to achieve culturally safe, high quality, ethical practice standards and to seek the best outcomes for clients and organizations. Encouraging practice that promotes critical reflection and analysis, linking theory to practice and advocating for continuing professional development.
I support culturally competent, responsive service delivery consequently awareness of te Ao Māori and matauranga Māori concepts, models and frameworks is the never- ending learning journey along with an increasing knowledge and understanding of models and frameworks from other cultural and ethnic groups in Aotearoa.
I can offer Supervision kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) or Zoom. You are very welcome to contact me.
My supervision approach is based on strength based relational practice and acknowledges the inherent value, opportunities and challenges/risks of working within human services.
I believe self care, and professional development are essential aspects of social work practice as are the opportunities to reflect, enquire and make changes.
My approach encompasses appreciative enquiry, motivational interviewing and solution focused. I believe supervision is a doorway to possibilities, action and hope. It requires integrity, curiosity, clarity, openness from both the supervisor and supervisee.
I offer sessions with individuals and within group/peer supervision.
I appreciate working within cross cultural and multidisciplinary contexts.
I have a personal experience of neurodiversity so believe I can offer insight into this in a professional/work context
I am passionate about empowering social workers to provide the highest quality of reflective practice they can. I have a great deal of experience in working with complex and vulnerable clients and feel I could be helpful in providing supervision for those also working with these challenges. I personally enjoy providing couple and family therapy and would love to help social workers eager to improve their practice in this area.» Read more
Solutions focused, reflective practice, strengths based.
24 years working in care and protection services, including 10 years social work (residential care and protection) 6 years caregiving/relief caregiving (residential care and protection) 4 years team leader (care and protection) 2 years practice management (social workers in schools)
Individual and peer supervision. Risk management and safe practice. Managing work life balance (self care). Client centred, strengths based narrative theories and approaches. Narrative, creative and ACT therapy. Integrating theory and practice» Read more