Professional Supervision: What is it and why is it so important?
Professional supervision is a formal process by which qualified professionals can meet, share clinical information, engage in reflective discussions, review their current workload and develop critical analytical skills. A process like this should take place between two or more professionals, either on a regular one-to-one basis or in group sessions.
We can support individuals or teams in this process of professional learning and development that allows individuals to reflect on and develop their knowledge, skills, and competence through supported discussion and collaboration.
Averill has held positions in a range of organisations, including schools, universities, and a variety of community organisations. She has been chairman of Highbury House, National Executive Member of Playcentre and is currently the secretary of the Auckland branch of New Zealand Association of Counsellors. Averill has presented at a range of conferences and has published a number of papers on counselling practise and cross-cultural perspectives. She places a high value on respect, compassion, and social justice - values that underpin her work.
“The kato (woven bag) represents my hope for our conversations – that they will weave together to shape something that is useful and productive, creating a stronger story of your professional identity. The strands that form the bag, represent contributions that each of us brings to the supervision, helping to enhance our partnership and practice”