Dalice Pinnell | Sup 4 the Soul™


Dalice is of Ngāi Tahu descent and is loving the journey of exploring the duality of her heritage and increasing these concepts in her practice. Dalice holds qualifications in Social Work, has obtained competency and provisional registration (No: 7586), and holds an annual practising certificate with the Social Workers Registration Board of New Zealand (SWRB). Dalice holds membership with the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) and has throughout her career as a Social Worker.  She also holds membership with The Tangata Whenua Social Workers Association (TWSWA). She continues to study at Open Polytechnic and regularly attends professional development opportunities to keep her own practice current.

She has completed Margaret Morrell’s Reflective Supervision training and most recently, Nikki Weld’s workshop “Understanding Trauma and Supporting Worker Well-being. She has  also completed basic field training at ARA Institute at Canterbury in Christchurch. 

Dalice values: 

  • A strong focus on self-care and the prevention of burn-out
  • Sharing and celebrating successes
  • The employment of more  Social Workers into General Practice
  • Nurturing relationships and collaboration
  • Life experiences and believes they are important in shaping our practice as Social Workers

Her experience as a Social Worker has been across many fields and cohorts. Her biggest cohort and experience throughout her career has been in supporting those experiencing mental health struggle.

She created a social service within a large medical centre to meet the needs of approximately 12,000 patients and around 30 multi-disciplinary staff members.

Social Worker Supervisor Dalice Prebble

Dalice uses a kete of ideas, approaches, models and theories.

She enjoys and encourages discussion about Positive Psychology Theory and themes and how to use these concepts to incorporate good self-care routines.

She aims to ensure that every supervisee (or other) she works alongside has at the very least explored the lower levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy as part of building a strong foundation for their professional practice.

is She believes in building a strong foundation and strong walls being incorporated into professional practice and encourages discussion around Mason Durie’s Te Whare Tapa Wha model to create ideas to strengthen  this concept.

The lotus logo represents the individual in the centre, surrounded in support and sitting on a strong base. Dalice believes the lotus flower itself represents incredible beauty, peace and serentity and is achieved by growing and striving in mud and muddy waters. It is because of this, it is able to grow. Much like the journey of an individual experiencing tough times or trauma. Dalice sees it as a symbol of hope and great beauty.


Prior Experiences

Prior to her career in Social Worker, Dalice worked in several customer service roles and believes the experience provided her with a sound understanding of what is important to clients and supported her to more fully understand the Person Centred approach.


Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, tramping, travel, cooking, friends and whanau. She loves being near the ocean or lakes. She has a great sense of humour and loves to laugh!

She has had many experiences in her life including the Christchurch earthquakes and the total loss of her home as a result of the first quake, difficult insurance battles, the Christchurch mosque shootings, close suicide exposure, severe endometriosis, divorce and much more. 


Get In Touch

  • contact@socialworkersupervisor.nz
  • Mob : 021 179 1443
Zoom chat with Sup4theSoul


 ID : 615 – 652 – 7480

What People Say…

My role with Dalice was as her professional supervisor.
I experience Dalice as lively, compassionate, collaborative, self-aware and an ethical practitioner.
Dalice is a stimulating colleague with a long standing passion to see increased social work representation in general practice.

Sarah Kidd | MANZASW
Registered Social Worker