Professional Supervision

For Social Workers & Child Protection Practitioners in both the statutory and non government sector

Online Sessions

Supporting your career goals

Prevention of Burnout, Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

About Me

Qualified Social Worker

AASW Registered 

14+ years in the Child Protection field

Passionate about good quality practice in the field 

Why Supervision?

Strong supervision supports us to develop and maintain relationships, make thorough assessments, analysis and decisions. It also allows us to work through our self beliefs, biases and judgements that we may have and how this might impact on the decisions that we make about our clients.

Here are 5 reasons that you should consider professional supervision. 

Blogs

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Liz Andrew-Brake

The what, why and how of supervision

If you asked everyone in social work, case work and other allied professions what supervision was called there would be many differing opinions; clinical supervision, professional supervision, peer supervision, external supervision,  group supervision or just plain old supervision to name a few. What exactly is supervision? The definition of supervision is complex and to those

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Liz Andrew-Brake

Finding hope in Child Protection work

Sometimes it’s hard for us to see hope in the work that we do, we see horrible things done to people (both by individuals and systemically too). It can seem as though things just won’t get better or we won’t see changes in our lifetime. I’ve noticed that I can feel particularly hopeless when reflecting

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Liz Andrew-Brake

Five steps to rediscover your passion

We all from time to time forget why we got into Social Work and Child Protection in the first place. Maybe you’ve looked at the student or new graduate in the office and thought ‘I remember those days’ and then ‘it wont take long before reality hits them just like the rest of us’. Things

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Liz Andrew-Brake

The Importance of Human Relationships

World Social Work Day 2020 is Tuesday 17th March, and is an opportunity for us to share the positive impact that Social Work has, both on our own lives and on society.  This year the theme of World Social Work day is the Importance of Human Relationships. International Federation of Social Workers Secretary-General, Rory Truell

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Liz Andrew-Brake

Focusing on what you can control

I have had my moments over the last two months where I have felt out of control and have been angry, sad, despondent – you name it! However, after doing some self reflection, I came to a realisation that I was spending most of my time focusing on all the things I couldn’t control, such

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Liz Andrew-Brake

Five ways to reduce Vicarious Trauma while working at home

When I heard that most Social Workers and Child Protections workers were being encouraged to work from home as much as possible, my mind automatically went to Vicarious Trauma and how the change to how we work might impact on how we experience Vicarious Trauma.  Vicarious Trauma (VT) is defined as indirect exposure to trauma

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I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where I work and live, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation and pay my respects to Elders past and present. I celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land