Looking for a supervisor that you can trust? Looking for a supervisor with whom you can feel relaxed and safe? I am a solutions-focussed, strengths-based practitioner with experience working in schools, the community and crisis and trauma. I am passionate about making change in the areas of family harm and parenting. I have lived and worked in South Auckland for the past 15 years (many years community work prior to Uni) and love engaging with diversity and difference. I am interested in reflexive practice, empowering clients, social work practices and processes, managing personal and professional boundaries and building resilient, efficient, confident practitioners.» Read more
Reflective practice; validation and or problem solving approaches (as requested); interested in helping social workers develop their clinical skills; interest in supporting newly qualified social workers; interest in supporting social workers balance work and home life; interest in supporting foreign trained social workers become familiar with NZ social work policies and procedures» Read more
Reflective practice and empowering social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations. Risk management and safe practice. Group and peer supervision. Working with difference. Leadership and management development. Managing work/personal life balance. Child focused practice. Integrating theory and practice. Culturally safe practice
Research interests- Pacific people, Samoa, Youth, Children, Women, Tangatawhenua, Aged care, Mental Health – particularly depression and anxiety.
I work in a reflective practice framework that empowers social workers and other professionals to make sound professional decisions underpinned in theory and practice experience.
I have experience in care and protection, risk analysis, grief and loss, complex family dynamics, family violence and trauma work.
My supervision style is to empower people to grow their therapeutic capabilities
I look forward to working with people who are willing to engage in reflective practice with a drive to provide best practice.
My approach to Supervision has been informed by reflective practice which allows social workers/support workers to unpack difficult and complicated cases/situation so they can make best decision for clients in a supportive and reflective framework. My work is informed by attachment theory and ACT therapy.
I have provided peer supervision and group supervision to teams that manage complex cases involving vulnerable families where trauma/violence and risk issues have impacted on the whanau ability to keep children as a focus.
Have extensive experience in mindfulness and how to bring use this to provide a work life balance.
I have trained in a number of approaches to meet the needs of clients who want to learn ways of coping and understanding themselves better. (Client centred, CBT, Narrative, Psychodynamic, solution focussed, to name a few) I am a strength based and reflective practitioner and supervisor.I am able to support those social workers who have a component of counselling within their role and feel they need development and support in their duel role, other health professionals who require a supervisor who understands the health sector and is supportive of their role and social workers looking for supervision that is safe, supportive, reflective and collaborative. I am a relational supervisor who thinks supervision needs to meet your needs and this is always the place which we start!
Megan is able to come to your work place for supervision where this is appropriate.
I offer a peaceful surrounding in which to critically reflect and analyse your practice.Together we can problem solve, and examine any personal or professional life experiences, using strength based methods.We can discuss challenges that you may face, goals you may wish to achieve and pathways you may wish to take.We can reflect on traumatic experiences including colleague challenges and personal crisis.I have a good understanding of the aspects of working in residential setting and am an advocate for strength based practice.» Read more
Kia ora! I am a warm, approachable senior social worker who understands the pitfalls and dynamics of the social work field. My focus is on supervision being about you as the practitioner, creating balance in your life and self care. We can explore any issue that you would like to bring to supervision to unpack and reflect and develop your social work practice. I am a Maori supervisor and position myself strongly within a bicultural approach when working with you. Nga maanaaki.» Read more
Managing work/personal life balance.
Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations.
My passion is in working with Managers, assisting them to navigate the challenge of combining their Social work Ethics and Values, with the often contrary demands of Budgets, volumes, reports, KPI’s, Organisational Needs and Funder requirements. Most of my supervision has fitted into either reflective practice or a more mentoring arrangement and i am happy to negotiate with individuals what works best for them. I do find that for managers, both approaches require longer sessions – and prefer to offer 90 min sessions if possible as this ensures supervision is different from the normal time pressured daily environment.» Read more