Kia Ora, Social Work is my passion.
1×1 on site supervision exploring learning styles. Holistic approach using the natural environment to form theory and robust planning. Reflective check in; assess ones safety and mental health. Best practice modelling.
Kia Ora, Social Work is my passion.
Mana Enhancement and Te Whare Tapa Wha models of practices.Bicultural, reflective supervision practice.I utilize Te Ao Turoa, Te Ao Mārama and Te Ao Wairua in my practice and approach.
Importance of being Māori and working in a multi-cultural society has led to enhancing and effective interactions with Whānaungatanga being the key to positive interactions and outcomes.
Bernice is inspired by this karaka:
Discussion brings forth understanding
Understanding brings forth light
Light brings forth wisdom
Wisdom brings forth wellness.
Her sessions aim to empower through collaboration. Bernice is able to assist supervisees who practice in a wide range of professional settings: She is a reflective practitioner with experience supporting clients with emotional difficulties including trauma, grief, depression, PTSD, anxiety, panic, woman’s wellness and personal sensitive issues, anger, family violence, employment issues, career change, relationship stress, separation, disability, diversity and issues affecting LGBT community, immigration and other life transition difficulties including gender crisis and living with the effects of HIV, and palliative care. Bernice relates well to people across a range of cultures, ages, beliefs and is committed to promoting safer communities for our family/whanau to live and flourish. She enjoys connecting with individual supervisees and invites them to talk freely as a way of understanding and making sense of challenging work situations. She promotes supervision as a pathway to safe practice and professionalism. She adheres to client confidentiality and the values promoted by the Social Workers, Code of Ethics.» Read more
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.» Read more
I am a passionate supervisor with 20 years of experience in the counselling and social work fields specialising in practice that is reflective and social justice focused. I have a particular interest and have worked with social workers who experience drug/alcohol and process addictions and work in statutory social work. I have many years experience working in the NGO sector in mental health, addictions, abuse and trauma, care and protection and SWiS.» Read more
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
Reflective practice, Cultural Supervision. 12 Years Statutory Social Worker within these years Care and Protection Social Worker, Youth Justice Social Work, Youth Cour and Family Court, 6 months DHB.» Read more
Kaupapa Maori theory and practice
Reflective practice to enable naming, claiming, centring ourselves in our world, and working out into the world from this.
Supervision as a powerful place in which to discover new insights and grow the understanding as to why the new is k/new.
Mana Enhancing – fostering empowerment for professionals to deploy their authentic ‘self’ in working relationships, team dynamics and complexities. Group supervision where kotahitanga is enacted to solve problems and develop creativity. Developing the fundamental belief that practice ‘touch stones’ are as individual as the skill set a professional owns. Guidance to identify the work/personal life balance sought after by professionals embedded in meeting KPI’s, RBA’s and deadlines. Supervision in the ‘real’ world, connection with the great outdoors.» Read more
I currently provide supervision at my Clinic, ‘Solace’ in the Whakatane CBD. I use an eclectic approach and various skills (Life Coach, Mindfulness, Kaupapa Maori, Social Work and Health Services). I also offer supervision via facetime, phone, and I can consider travel within the BOP region (conditions apply). I look forward to supporting a gentle but thought provoking exploration of the successes and challenges that impact you and your practice.» Read more