Liz Law

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My model of supervision practice

I work as a supervisor with people who are involved with mediation and conflict resolution. I have experience across sectors with special emphasis on workplace, landlord/tenant mediation, community, peace and justice and faith mediation.

As a supervisor I create a quiet space so the supervisee can feel confident and safe speaking with me. I listen, usually empathise and seek clarity. I give time and use boundaries to enable the supervisee to reflect on their practice and skills in a constructive and emotionally intelligent manner. This is to enable them to work with their client group in a healthy, sustainable way addressing difficulties and conflict in an appropriate and constructive style driven by congruence and professionalism.

The skills and interventions I use often are listening, intuition, challenge, humour and an interrogative style. I am practical and task orientated rather than theory driven.

The theories that inform my practice are person centered and the key worker practice model. This is augmented by my mediation and conflict resolution practice since 1997.

Frequent outcomes for my clients are that they feel empowered in their skills, affirmed as well as challenged in their practice and they believe they can deliver their mediation competently.


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My view of the person

People change when they are forced, given permission or have access to new ideas, context or people. When hope is present positive change can occur. When there is a belief in the possibility of change a holistic change may develop.

My core beliefs about people are that fundamentally people are good - it is circumstances that diminish this goodness. It is possible to draw out the integrity in people and accept we all have a darker less attractive side to our character. Through honesty with ourselves and where appropriate others we can grow in congruence and wellbeing.

In my experience, most people are trying to live a life that has meaning - what that is changes with context, values and needs. Needs always include respect, belonging, a future for themselves and especially for their loved ones.

A definition of supervision

"Supervision is a management tool to help the organisation monitor and improve the worker's quality of work. It is a means by which the organisation can provide practical and emotional support to staff and volunteers." J. Gray

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