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ERIC Number: EJ1222303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0111
Growing a Culturally Responsive Tertiary Programme in Psychology
Britt, Eileen; Macfarlane, Angus; Macfarlane, Sonja; Naswall, Katharina; Henderson, Jacki
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v48 n1 p39-51 Aug 2019
This paper provides a description of a postgraduate clinical psychology training programme's journey towards becoming more biculturally responsive and how the learnings from this have been applied to the wider Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury (UC), Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ). The paper includes a discussion of cultural competency, and frameworks which have been proposed as a way to blend Western and Maori knowledge and clinical and cultural practices. The reasons for introducing the changes, the process of change and the actual changes are described, together with a discussion of the outcomes of the changes. Key principles in undertaking the changes were that it was considered important that the process that was seen as an ongoing journey. Further guiding principles were that a graded, integrated approach was required, undertaken in partnership with Maori, and with a commitment to biculturalism before multiculturalism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand