Dudley wants more Māori in Clinical Psychology

Heeni Brown
  • Tāmaki Makaurau

Ko te hiahia nui a Tākuta Makarena Dudley, ko te whakarahi ake i ngā tauira Māori ki te ako i ngā mahi mātai hinengaro.

He wāwata e whai ana i tana whiwhi tūnga ki Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau, he tuatahi hoki te tū o tētahi kaiako Māori ki te Kura Kairangi Mātai Hinengaro.

Kei ana pokowhiwhi te tohungatanga ki te ao matai-hinengaro, a me te hiahia a Tākuta Makarena Dudley, ko te tuia i ena akoranga katoa ki nga tikanga Maori.

"I think it's important that clinicians learn about our history about colonisation about identity, Māori identity because that's all part of the Te Whare Tapawha model where all those cornerstones need to be a part of the recovery journey," says Dr Dudley.

O ngā rehu-ohotata katoa, e toru taima te tuponotanga mo Ngāi Māori ki to ēra atu iwi nō Aotearoa.

Ta Te Kaunihera Rangahau Hauora ko te takiwa o te ono tekau ma tahi tau te kaumatuatanga mo te uri Maori ka pangia e te mate rehu roro, engari mo te kaumatuatanga o te pakeha ko te whitu tekau ma rima tau ke.

Ta Dudley, kua kore te hunga nei e noho tonu ki nga whakamarumaru whakatika mo ratou.

Hei tā Dudley, "We need to have services that are geared towards looking after our people who suffer neurological damage whether it be brain injury or stroke, at the moment as the services are set up they are very mainstream very westernised paradigms from which they are operate in."

Ki te powhirinui, ka rongo i etahi mea ana, e iti ana nga matanga Maori ki teenei ao-matai-hinengaro.

E ai ki a Michael Steedman, he kaiawhina Māori ki te Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau "Mehemea e kite ana ratou ngā tauira Māori ki ētahi atu o ngā tākuta pēra ki a Makarena ka kitea rātou i ētahi ara mō ratou ki tēnei kaupapa."

"It's been wonderful to have her back at the University of Auckland and it would be great to have her amongst her students, she'll be lecturing our young Maori," hei tā Tākuta Melanie Cheung nō Ngati Rangitihi.

Kua haramai a Takuta Dudley i Te Whare Wānanga o AUT.