Āta as an innovative method and practice tool in supervision

Marjorie Jane Hera Lipsham


Building on the social work practice model of Pohatu (2004), who outlines a behavioural and theoretical strategy named Āta, this article discusses the method and introduces a reflective tool that supervisors are able to utilise in order to invoke reflection and self-assessment through a Māori lens at both a personal and professional level. Āta is then discussed as it relates to elements of supervision being taught at a postgraduate level which include reflection, acknowledgement of the process of supervision and learning styles.


supervision; reflection; self-assessment; māori social work practice; āta;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol24iss3-4id122


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