My first group supervision session as a student nurse was with Chris Dawber. New to this concept, I at first found myself a little out of my comfort zone, not really understanding the meaning or value that supervision can provide within clinical practice.
In my role as a Clinical Nurse with the Cultural Healing Program (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health), responsible for the introduction of a new team within the Mental Health Service, I felt supervision was a priority for my clinical practice. I immediately thought of Chris as a supervisor as he was highly recommended by a former colleague.
Supervision with Chris has helped to guide and support me through my professional and personal challenges. He achieves this by listening, empowering and challenging the way I think about situations, always in a non-judgemental and respectful way.