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The Powhiri, Purakau and Motivational Interviewing with Youth, Emerging Adults and Adults, Dunedin

July 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$220 – $250

The Pōwhiri Purakau and Motivational Interviewing flyer

Kia Ngātahi te waihoe
Ka huri te kei o te waka Whatiwhati ngaru
Haere ki tua, papapounamu te moana E topa, e rere ki te paerangi

Paddle as one
Turn the bow of the canoe
Cut through the waves
Go beyond to where the waters are flat, that you may fly to the horizon

On this interactive workshop you will:

  • GAIN: Knowledge of the Maori worldview and engagement processes of the Pōwhiri and use of Pūrakau (narratives of origin) and their applicability with youth and emerging adults
  • UNDERSTAND: How motivational interviewing practices differ with youth and emerging adults
  • KNOW: The fundamental MI skills: youth deserve your flexible adaptability
  • PRACTICE:  Cultural and developmentally sensitive clinical MI skills


Tipene Pickett has been a practitioner of Motivational Interviewing (MI) for the past 17 years and trainer of trainers for the past 6 years.   He has trained both nationally and internationally.  His special interest is in the relationship between MI and Tikanga Maori particularly the Pōwhiri process of engagement and our Pūrakau – whakapapa & narratives of origin.


July 29, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$220 – $250


06 878 3456