Te Whare Tapa Wha & Motivational Interviewing

(beyond Prof. Mason Durie)

Te Whare Tapa Wha & Motivational Interviewing  - (beyond Prof. Mason Durie)

Four Three Hour Modules – register for those that appeal

We are delighted to work with Tipene Pickett again and offer this interactive online workshop.

Te Whare Tapa Whā is a model of the 4 dimensions of wellbeing developed by Sir Mason Durie in 1984 to explain a Māori perspective of health. 

The 4 dimensions are: taha tinana (physical wellbeing) taha hinengaro (mental wellbeing) taha wairua (spiritual wellbeing) and taha whānau (family wellbeing).

Tipene will faciliate this workshop over 4 modules, delivered via ZOOM on 4 consecutive Wednesday mornings from 9am to 12.30pm on 22 & 29 July and 5 & 12 August.

In this interactive online workshop you will:

  1. UNDERSTAND: A Deeper understanding of Te Whare Tapa Wha from the perspective of Te Reo Māori and Pūrakau.   
  2. PRACTICE:  Specific Motivational Interviewing skills within context of Te Whare Tapa Wha.
  3. STRENGTHEN:  Confidence in integrating the mana of Te Whare Tapa Wha and mana of MI.
  4. GAIN: Registraton points for DAPAANZ, NZAC, NZCCA, NZAP, ANZASW.

This workshop has a strong Maori kaupapa and will be delivered in English. Any Te Reo used in the workshop will be translated.

Week 1 (22 July): Wairua & Spirit of MI: developing a way of being rather than a way of doing.

Week 2 (29 July): Hinengaro with Pūrakau of its Whakapapa & Listening Deeply – listening to understand rather than solve or reply.

Week 3 (5 August): Tinana with Pūrakau of its Whakapapa & Tuning your ears to and Eliciting People’s reasons for Change (Change Talk) and their reasons not to change (Sustain Talk).

Week 4 (12 August): Whānau & Giving advice and information in MI style – in a way maintain peoples mana, tapu and Rangatiratanga and honour the inherent intelligence they have.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is specifically designed to support those working with youth and emerging adults who are experiencing issues related to alcohol and drug use including maladaptive behaviours associated with this i.e. violence, unsafe sex, truancy, relationship problems etc. This includes social workers  (from a variety of work settings i.e.Oranga Tamariki), mainstream mental health & alcohol and drug practitioners, school counsellors, mental health practitioners/nurses, community and care workers. Maori specific health providers/alcohol and drug/mental health services, Maori youth development organisations, specialist youth and Maori focused teams within district health boards. As well as psychiatrists, psychologists and cousellors that have a youth and emerging adult focus.

Each module is worth 3 CPD hours, 10 points.

About Tipene Pickett

Nga Ngaru a Te Huki te Maunga – The waves of Te Huki is my Mountain
Waihua te Awa – Waihua is my River
Kahungunu te Iwi – Kahungunu is my tribe
Kurahikakawa te Hapu – Kurahikakawa is my Sub-tribe
Waihua te Marae – Waihua is my Marae
Ko Tipene Pickett toku ingoa – Tipene Pickett is my name

P Grad Cert Health Sciences, BA soc sci, Member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.
I have been a practitioner of Motivational Interviewing (MI) for the past 17 years and trainer of trainers for the past 6 years. I’ve trained both nationally and internationally. A significant part of my training involves training health professionals in various organisations in health, employment and justice settings with an emphasis on embedding MI training within organisations by creating sustainable MI learning communities to ensure their health practitioners maintain proficiency. Other aspects of my MI trainings include MI for groups, as well as Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) evaluation and feedback tool.

As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers means I’m part of a global community of people who share a similar vision of change and scrutiny of professional practice in order to be the most effective clinicians we can be by embracing the way of being MI offers. My special interest is in the relationship between MI and Cultural practices that facilitate change and have developed a framework for framing the journey of MI within the context of Maori practices (Tikanga) particularly the Powhiri process of engagement.


This workshop will be delivered over ZOOM, 4 consecutive Wednesdays, 9am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 22 July

Wednesday 29 July

Wednesday 5 August

Wednesday 12 August

Once you register, you will be sent the link and password for a Zoom meeting.

Price & Registration

3-hour Workshop, 4 modules

Recognising the challenges faced by some we provide several payment options:

Per Module:
Recommended: $150 + GST or 
Unfunded/Unwaged: $100 + GST

All 4 modules:
Recommended: $500 + GST or
Unfunded/Unwaged: $325 + GST

Choose your option on the registration form (ticket type).

Registration process
Payment online is by debit or credit card (VISA, Mastercard or American Express) only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.  Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. 

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by credit card) there will be a $20 + GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

If you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly, or have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Nathalie van Dort on 021 066 9811 or email:nathalie@grow.co.nz

What happens if you have to cancel?
Refunds are not available unless GROW cancels the workshop ahead of time. You will be sent the recording of the workshop (prior arrangement is necessary). Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.
For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

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For further details, please contact:
Nathalie van Dort at nathalie@grow.co.nz or
Phone: 06 878 3456