Collaborative and Indigenous Mental Health Therapy : Tātaihono – Stories of Māori Healing and Psychiatry

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This book examines a collaboration between traditional Māori healing and clinical psychiatry. Comprised of transcribed interviews and detailed meditations on practice, it demonstrates how bicultural partnership frameworks can augment mental health treatment by balancing local imperatives with sound and careful psychiatric care. In the first chapter, Māori healer Wiremu NiaNia outlines the key concepts that underpin his worldview and work. He then discusses the social, historical, and cultural context of his relationship with Allister Bush, a child and adolescent psychiatrist. The main body of the book comprises chapters that each recount the story of one young person and their family’s experience of Māori healing from three or more points of view: those of the psychiatrist, the Māori healer and the young person and other family members who participated in and experienced the healing. With a foreword by Sir Mason Durie, this book is essential reading for psychologists, social workers, nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, and students interested in bicultural studies.

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Product Details

Author(s):Wiremu NiaNia, Allister Bush, David Epston 

Format: Paperback / softback | 180pages

Dimensions: 229 mm x 152 mm x  | 272.16 gr

Publication Date: 20161205

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Language: English

ISBN 10: 1138230308

ISBN 13: 9781138230309