NZCCP presents bicultural workshops

 Tuia te rongo – Weaving together the threads of engagement, assessment and formulation with Māori 


Working effectively with Māori is a process that requires careful attention to the way that historical, contemporary and cross-generational dynamics intersect with the range of issues that impact on Māori today. This workshop will focus on supporting participants to increase their awareness of these dynamics and the factors that impact on Māori mental health and wellbeing. It will explore an integration of both Matauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) and Western approaches to assessment, formulation and intervention. It will also consider Māori concepts and values that support engagement and identify practical ways to be responsive to the needs of Māori and their whānau when they engage with psychological services. This workshop will also encourage and support participants to connect and network with Māori services within their local areas. 


Dr Tania Gilchrist (Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga) is a registered clinical psychologist currently working in Counties Manukau Adult Community Mental Health. Tania has experience working within Kaupapa Māori Adult Mental Health Services and the Non-Government sector. Tania has been a guest lecturer at the University of Auckland. Her doctoral research explored Māori experiences of reconnection following a period of disconnection from whānau, hapū and iwi. She is a member of the Māori psychologists’ network in Auckland, He Paiaka Totara ki Tamaki. Her professional interests include Kaupapa Māori mental health development and Matauranga Māori approaches to addressing emotional distress and trauma.


Auckland, Dr Pikihuia Pomare: Monday 12 August, 9.30am-4pm, Manawanui Marae, 11 Sutherland Rd, Point Chevalier

Nelson: Tuesday 3 September, 10am-4pm, Seminar Room 2, Nelson Hospital Braemar Campus, Waimea Rd

Wellington/Porirua, Clive Banks: Wednesday 4 September, 9.30am-4pm, Takapūwāhia Marae, 23 Ngatitoa St, Takapuwahia, Porirua

Tauranga, Dr Casey Mendiola: Monday 23 September, 9am-4pm, Wairoa Marae, State Highway 2, Bethlehem, Tauranga

Christchurch,  Miriama Ketu-McKenzie: Monday 7 October, 9am-4pm, Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Road, St Albans, Christchurch

Dunedin, Wednesday 23 October, 9am-4pm, Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland St, Maori Hill, Dunedin

Clive Banks is a mokopuna (grandson) of Riwai Huihui and Mihi Keita Wawatai from Ngati Porou, and tracks his Pakeha side back to circus and carnival stock, originally from Australia and England. He is a consultant clinical psychologist and has 22 years experience of working in kaupapa Maori mental health services and private practice. He has experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, personality disorder, trauma, acute stress, chronic illness, pain, and many other presenting problems. Clive has presented workshops on bicultural psychology in many settings for many years. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, was the Maori representative (Te Mangai Maori) on their National Executive for many years and is a member of the National Standing Committee on Bicultural Issues. He currently works for "Tu Te Wehi", the primary mental health service for Ora Toa PHO in Porirua and Wellington. Part of a range of health and social services provided by Ngati Toa Rangatira.

Registration fees:  NZCCP members = FREE; Non members = $300 

Non-member registrants: Please pay your registration fee promptly by direct credit to NZCCP BNZ account 02-0865-0271109-05 (please identify yourself clearly when making the payment via your bank). 

Enquiries to Caroline Greig,