Māori expressions of healing in ‘just therapy’

Maria Maniapoto

in Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice

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Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199592753
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754715 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Māori expressions of healing in ‘just therapy’

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The aim of this chapter is to contextualize the underlying philosophical approaches to ‘just therapy’. It discusses the cultural and philosophical perspectives of working with Māori families at the Family Centre. The views of the writer are subjective and contextualized from the experiences and realities of working with Māori families at the Family Centre. They are the views of a Māori woman staff member at the Family Centre. There are two critical points in relation to this perspective: 1) Indigenous culture plays a critical role in the way in which we provide services to our community; and 2) Incorporating indigenous views, perspectives, culture, etc. into our work practice are taken for granted.

Chapter.  6638 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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