Engage in regular supervision
“Since starting supervision with Daphne, I feel reinvigorated in my role. Daphne has helped me to implement clear structures and boundaries in my work and professional relationships. My work with my clients has become more clinical, risk averse, and less reactive. This has positively impacted my relationships with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. The best part is – I know this is just the beginning and I still have so much more to learn and gain from my time with Daphne” Family & domestic violence case worker
The benefits of supervision : with regular supervision you can hope to experience:
A dedicated space and time to regularly reflect on your work/life balance, work impacts, develop self awareness and develop skills and knowledge. Increase your ability to define and identify what can lead to professional burn out and compassion fatigue. Develop your understanding of how vicarious and secondary trauma works. Increase your ability to develop your resilience and protective factors against the negative effects of professional helping. Explore the use of your ‘self’ in case practice, extend your skills into best practice strategies and deepen your knowledge base and work role.
Guidance and coaching provided by an experienced and accredited mental health social worker with over 30 years experience in the helping industry.
Quality supervision using ethical guidelines and best practice supervision based on the Australian Association of Social Workers Supervision Standards 2014.
We will integrate various approaches to supervision using a wide range of supervision literature and trainings including:
- Health and Social Service supervision
- Compassion Fatigue Recovery programs
- Counselling Supervision models
- Narrative Therapy approaches to supervision
- Reflective and Relational supervision practices
- Adult Learning principles and approaches
- Theories and practices of Mindfulness/Meditation/Yoga
- Creativity theories and practices
- Other supportive supervision based professional development initiatives.
Available online or face to face.
- All helping professionals, carers and programs. For regional and remote workers.
- Domestic Violence Work- COMING SOON! – Article ” …Working in the domestic violence space asks workers to be flexible and thoughtful at so many levels and across the various systems. There is invitation to become interested in understanding the ‘tactics of power’ (how coercive control works) and being open to discussing the political ideological landscape of cultures and their histories relevant to ‘domestic abuse’. Involving oneself in understanding how the moving feast of the language and terminology used in this space constructs and shapes our very understanding of this area allows us to have a say on how we choose to act. These aspects as well as the dynamic of each specific helping relationship have varying impacts on both client person and helper” Written by Daphne Middleton AMHSW
- Accreditation for AASW Mental Health Social Workers, Family Violence and Clinical Social Workers.
- Child & Adolescent Mental Health Counsellors
External Supervision supports managers by working to develop staff morale, increase staff retention and reduce unnecessary staff stress leave.
Managers provided with the services of an external supervisor means that they know that their staff are engaged in the following processes:
Discusses and understands worker values, roles, and any conflicts or synergy with practice issues and tensions.
Evaluates how well workers are using their current skills set in the work environment
Evaluates impacts on the worker of various workplace and role challenges, issues, dilemmas and tensions they encounter in practice.
Provides input (mentoring, coaching, clinical knowledge and shares knowledge of the sector) from a more experienced worker position.
Provides the following structure and a safety net to make the worker’s position viable and successful.
Reflective Supervision structure to:
- Reflect upon and review current working practices.
- Examine and explore strategies in working with particular clients or situations in a confidential context.
- Develop knowledge of risk assessment and management skills.
- Provide an external debrief on any work-related issues examining signs of vicarious and secondary stress and trauma.
- Explore new practices, developments, ideas and perspectives related to the worker’s role and critically evaluate them.
- Monitor and support the worker’s wellbeing and coping capacity in relation to their work and inclusive of enhancing better work and life sequencing.
- Problem solve, resolve conflicts of interest, ethical dilemmas and complex workplace issues.
- Explore career development opportunities.