Karen is a Pakeha women who emigrated to NZ as a child and was raised in Tawa and Titahi Bay before moving to the Manawatu to complete her tertiary education. Karen graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Social Work (1992), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Service Supervision (2002). She is a full member of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) and is a Registered Social Worker with a current annual practising certificate.
Karen also has a history of voluntary youth work, in the faith based sector from her mid-teens and an understanding of YDS and youth work ethics and values.
Karen's supervision practice is based on strengths-based principles, knowledge and skills from her social worker practice,and on supervision theory and includes a strong reflective and ecological and social justice approach, with consideration of our bicultural context of Aotearoa. This all starts with establishing a relationship that is safe and strong.
Post Graduate Diploma in Social Service Supervision
Bachelor of Social Work
ANZASW (Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers)