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Takitaki mai: A guide to motivational interviewing for Māori (Matua Raki)


posted by WM Admin on 28 November 2014

The purpose of this guide is to bring motivational interviewing (MI) to Māori working in the health and social service sectors. As a way of working, the authors believe MI offers much to enhance the work of Māori practitioners – particularly those working with Māori.

Matua Raki developed this resource as part of a collaborative effort with He Waka Tapu and the University of Canterbury. 

"Like other talking therapies, motivational interviewing operates within a cultural context. When working with Māori, practitioners need to understand the therapeutic value of integrating MI with pōwhiri processes and practices such as manaaki, whakangahau or karakia".

To access the full text of the document, go to:

Britt, E., Gregory, D., Tohiariki, T., and Huriwai, T. (2014). Takitaki mai: A guide to motivational interviewing for Māori. Wellington: Matua Raki.