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Poutama: “Towards a Māori Psychotherapy” 26 May 2018, Wellington

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

$70 – $100

E ngā waka, e ngā mana, e ngā karangatanga maha huri noa i te motu nei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa! Tenā koutou, tenā koutou, tenā koutou katoa. Poutama seminars are interactive training and development hui intended to provide learning steps that embrace Māori knowledge, promote Māori Health and create linkages to the growing diversity of experiences and interventions utilised in the counselling, psychotherapy and psychology communities. Dates in 2018 are: 26 May, 18 August, 29-30 September (includes Hui-a-Tau).

Towards a Māori Psychotherapy

Presentation by Margaret Poutu Morice followed by a panel of Waka Oranga members

In this presentation, Margaret Poutu Morice will draw from her original Master’s dissertation which focused on core relational concepts from Te Ao Māori and their relevance to the theory and practice of psychotherapy and counselling in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Margaret Poutu Morice – Ngāti Porou is a founding member of Waka Oranga and a rūnanga member. She holds memberships with NZAP and NZAC and has contributed extensively through publications, advocacy, supervision and training in the development of Māori therapeutic practices in Aotearoa. Margaret is taking a year’s break from her role as a clinical educator for the psychotherapy training programme at Auckland University of Technology, to return home to Central Hawkes Bay to be with her beloved 99 year old Dad.

The Poutama seminars provide an excellent professional development opportunity for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of indigenous models of psychotherapy/counselling.


  • $100.00 for non-members (enquiries about membership are welcomed)
  • $70.00 for Waka Oranga & Associate Members
  • $40.00 for Tauira Māori & Student Associate Members

Payment must be received by Wednesday 23 May.

To register

Please complete the form in the  Poutama leaflet and email it to wakaoranga2007@gmail.com Alternatively, you can register via the online form.


May 26
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$70 – $100
Event Category:


Waka Oranga


St Andrews on the Terrace
30 The Terrace
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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04 472 9211