My interest is in critical reflective supervision with the use of an eclectic approach aimed at professional development and quality practice, while managing possible challenging dynamics. I strongly believe in connection (whakapapa), exploring and embracing individual’s journey. I work with a range of challenges that includes but not limited to, managing performance, challenging case load, team dynamics, self-care, assessments, intervention strategies and ethical dilemmas. My social worker experience has been predominantly in care and protection. I offer supervision via skype or by phone. I am open to face to face dependent on location and time.» Read more
Tamariki/mokopuna centred with a whanau, hapu & iwi focus.
I believe that kaitaiakitanga in Supervision is the responsibility we hold as Maori & Tauiwi Social Work practioners, to impart and share our social work knowledge, experience and ideologies
A particularly interest in promoting the utilization of therapeutic opportunities through the social Work role.
Encouraging self care for optimal outcomes as well as sustainability. Debunking the glorification of ‘busy’, through self monitoring and tools for boundaries.
Expertise in rapport building and working directly with children and youth in mental health, advocation, therapeutic and community roles.
Reflective practice and exploring where the professional and personal boundaries meet and cross, finding ways that each are complimented by the same journey, yet kept ‘safe’ from each other.
Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations.
Leadership and management development.
Managing work/personal life balance.
Child focused practice. Integrating theory and practice.
Not just culturally safe practice, but empowering through culturally encouraging and affirming practice, especially working cross culturally, with Maori.
Strengths-based and solution focused as an underlying thread throughout.
Pinehill, Northshore Auckland; Female; Face to Face only
BSW & MSW; Master Degree in Social Psychiatry that involved assessed components related to supervision; PhD in Social work education that included regular monthly external professional supervision as part of integrative method of teaching learning social work that was a focus of my research; Erica Stern’s IPR supervision process; John Heron’s Peer supervision; Teaching a postgraduate course with David Epston called Reflecting on Practice; within Master of Social Practice course; NZ Coaching and mentoring centre – organised and participated in the Peer Supervision course three times (in three different settings) and participated in peer supervision groups (still participating)
Strengths based; Integrative; IPR (Interpersonal Process Recall); Peer, individual and group supervision; Reflective teams; Managing challenging situations with grace and integirity; Exploring how personal, professional, political and spiritual are related and how they reflect in professional practice; Cultural respectfulness; Ethical dilemmas
Animal assisted work and whole people learning including embodiment practice
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
Holistic and cross cultural supervision. Strength-based and open to possibilities. Respectful and honor the journey of the supervisee and provide lots of options. Create a psychological safe environment and highly considerate of cultural needs.» Read more
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.