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Reflections on the human services

Articles by
Bernadette Glass

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Hippopotamus poking its head out of a river representing The River Metaphor.

Are You In The River?

Our work in the human services is based on the premise that others need support to stay afloat, to keep their head above water, to navigate the turbulent times or even to reconstruct their leaking

Burnout in the Human Services

No cost Burnout Insurance

What is burn out? There are reams written about it and there is endless advice and preventative measures to ensure one can deal with burnout. What if we could be guaranteed to never contract this

Why Strengths based Practice is Evergreen

Why Strengths based Practice is Evergreen

Strengths based practice has remained ‘evergreen’ since it first emerged as an approach in the 1980s. I will be in Perth in June, working with Calm and Connected at Piara Waters, to continue sharing the simple yet powerful ways

The Strengths Approach pioneer, Bernadette Glass has a team meeting with her associates

The Power of Team Meetings

This morning I met with a group of team leaders and the topic of team meetings was raised. We love or loathe team meetings, find them boring or stimulating or just a waste of the

Bernadette Glass engages in Team Supervision with others

10 Tips for Supervision

What is happening in Supervision? Do your team members share how valuable the supervision time was with you? Do they feel ‘met’ by you in a way they know their work is a shared responsibility?