I had the honour of being invited to have this conversation with esteemed colleague Dr. Catherine Richardson, Director First Peoples Studies, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University, Montreal. She is also the co-founder of the Centre for Response-based Practice and co-author of this inspiring article Richardson & Wade (2010) ‘ Islands of Safety: restoring dignity in violence-prevention work with Indigenous families’, First Peoples Child and Family Review, Vol.5,(1) that we include in out Advanced Social Work Practice subject readings at the University of Wollongong.

Cathy and I talk about how Response-based Practice ideas can provide an alternative to psych-colonised ways of doing supervision, grounded in the ethics of social justice, dignity and decolonising.