This collection houses the individual papers from the following symposium:

Levy, M., Nikora, L.W., Masters-Awatere, B., Rua, M. & Waitoki, W. (Eds). (2008). Claiming Spaces: Proceedings of the 2007 National Maori and Pacific Psychologies Symposium 23rd-24th November 2007. Hamilton, New Zealand: Māori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato.

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ISBN: 978‐0‐473‐13577‐5

  • Māori experiences of bipolar disorder: pathways to recovery

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Harris, Parewahaika Erenora Te Korowhiti; Levy, Michelle Patricia (Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui, 2014)
    The findings of this research highlighted pathways into mental illness for Maori that could have been avoided earlier. The pathways to recovery however, showed the critical importance of maintaining connections with ...
  • National Maori and Pacific psychologies symposium: Claiming spaces

    Levy, Michelle Patricia; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Rua, Mohi; Masters, Bridgette (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    In 2002 the Maori and Psychology Research Unit made a valuable contribution to the teaching and practice of psychology in Aotearoa via the two day Maori Graduates of Psychology Symposium: Making a Difference. Mid-way ...
  • Claiming collective space: Kaupapa Maori in psychology

    Levy, Michelle Patricia; Amuketi, Tamati; Lane, Catherine (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    From its inception, the Psychology Department at the University of Waikato has had a focus on issues of culture, particularly those of relevance for Maori, with these early foundations laid by Emeritus Professor James ...
  • Voicing the unspoken: Breaking through the barriers of mainstream institutionalized deafness to Pacific therapeutic practices

    ‘Ofa Makasiale, Cabrini; Patterson, Seilosa; Silipa, Nua; Tupou, Fia; Nelson, Margaret Agee; Culbertson, Philip (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    This paper explores the development of two significant crosscultural research projects in Pasifika psychology. Both projects were designed to speak into the “silent space” of unexplored Pasifika practices and needs in the ...
  • Opening address

    Levy, Michelle Patricia; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Rua, Mohi; Masters, Bridgette; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    In 2002, the Māori and Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato made a valuable contribution to the teaching and practice of psychology in Aotearoa, via the Māori Graduates of Psychology Symposium. The symposium ...
  • Closing Plenary

    Sawrey, Richard; Tarabe, Akanisi; Love, Catherine; Berryman, Mere; Ruwhiu, Leland; Olo-Whangaa, Epenesa; Faleafa, Monique (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    The closing session of the symposium was a plenary session in which invited speakers were asked to make brief critical and reflective comment on the symposium theme and future directions regarding Māori and Pacific psychologies.
  • Spill-over of sustainability values and practices - a psychology PhD thesis proposal

    Rua, Mohi; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    The following presentation relates to my proposed PhD topic. As an audience you’re probably reading the title and wondering what relevance my topic has to the symposium theme Claiming Spaces. My immediate response is ...
  • Claiming spaces: Prioritising Maaori worldview

    Penehira, Mera; Doherty, Lyn; Gray, Aroha; Spark, Elaine (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    Ohomairangi Trust was established as a provider of early intervention services in February 2002. It is funded and accredited by the Ministry of Education, and is the first Kaupapa Maaori based early intervention service ...
  • Interpreting & practicing kaupapa Māori research in a community setting: The in’s and out’s

    Thompson, Keri; Barnett, Alison Reremoana (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    Pou Tuia Rangahau is a unique community based research unit based within a kaupapa Māori organisation. Kaupapa Māori methodologies are utilised, with the importance of these methodologies being that Māori are defining the ...
  • DrownBaseTM – Identifying at risk factors: Strategies and issues around Māori practices and activities towards water safety

    Karapu, Rolinda; Haimona, Mark; Takurua, Nātana (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    Aotearoa has some of the most extensive and beautiful waterways in the world. The seas, rivers, beaches, and lakes provide endless opportunities for Māori to enjoy water activities, such as gathering kai, swimming, hoe ...
  • Mokopuna rising: Developing a best practice for early intervention in whanau violence

    Cooper, Erana (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    In a very difficult meeting, an extremely unpleasant man was concerned about the possible loss of his power and the continuation of his plans and dreams for the future. And I said, yeah well, you should be worried, because ...
  • Ideology is theft: Thoughts on the legitimacy of a Maori psychology

    Tamatea, Armon J. (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    ‘War, in fact, can be seen as a process of achieving equilibrium among unequal technologies’ (McLuhan, 1964) We are at war. As Western science and its accompanying technology expands the frontiers of knowledge at an ...
  • Claiming space and restoring harmony within hui whakatika

    Berryman, Mere; Bateman, Sonja (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    The time has come for indigenous, specifically Māori psychologies, to move from the margins, and claim legitimate space within the discipline of psychology (MPRU, 2007). Phinney and Rotheram (1987) argue that there are ...
  • A nui wave encountering psychology from the shores of the Pacific

    Siautu, Alefaio (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    The worldview of Pacific nations which lie within the vast ocean of the South Pacific is yet to be uncovered in the world of psychology. Since the first wave of migrants to the shores of Aotearoa,/New Zealand, many differing ...
  • Utilising matauranga Maori to improve the social functioning of tangata whaiora in Maori mental health services

    Wirihana, Rebecca (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    Maori mental health services under the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) have been utilising Matauranga Maori as a key community based intervention since the closing of the kaupapa Maori inpatient service (Manawaanui) ...
  • Hoea a mai tōu waka – Claiming spaces for Māori tamariki and rangatahi in cognitive behaviour therapy

    Cargo, Tania (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective therapeutic intervention for a variety of psychological difficulties for children and youth (Barrett, Healey-Farrell, March, 2004; Stulemeijer, de Jong, ...
  • Mental health inpatient services: Improving our understanding of the needs of Maori when acutely unwell

    Wharewera-Mika, Julie (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    There are many possible explanations for the pattern of Maori overrepresentation in mental health acute services. This research project focuses on how services can optimally meet the needs of Maori to improve outcomes. ...
  • The adaptation of cognitive behavioural therapy for adult Maori clients with depression: A pilot study

    Bennett, Simon T.; Flett, Ross A.; Babbage, Duncan R. (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    A semistructured cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme for depression was adapted for use with Maori adult clients with depression. Adaptations were developed in consultation with an advisory group consisting of ...
  • Te whanau o te maungarongo hikoi: Maori practice in motion (3 July 2006 to 9 July 2006)

    Gilgen, Maynard (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    What you are about to read is, in the main, a narrative. This narrative is designed to do two things. On one level it simply provides an explanation of how Puti and John Snowden used the funding received for this project. ...
  • What’s in a title? The use of honorifics in media coverage

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Te Pohe, Yvonne (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2008)
    On the 15th August 2006, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu (referred to in this paper as Te Arikinui) passed away at the age of 75 years old after serving the Kingitanga movement for forty years. Her passing heralded the ...

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