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Professional training workshop :
He Puna Whakaata

Presenter :

Andre McLachlan, Clinical Psychologist
Sarah (Hera) Kinred, Mātauranga Māori Specialist


Thursday 13 February 2020
9:00 am – 4:30 pm


Centre for Psychology, Massey University
Dairy Flat Highway,
Albany Village, Auckland

Overview of the training

He Puna Whakaata is a kaupapa Māori based programme that incorporates the Whai Tikanga cards. He Puna Whakaata is a therapeutic programme that is aligned with Māori preferences and models of practice and wellbeing.  The Whai Tikanga cards are value cards that steam from the Māori Worldview.  The cards have a Māori value and its English translation they also have whakataukī (metaphors) that align with each of the values.  What the participants of the training cover is a basic understanding of firstly the cards, the whakataukī and also how to use these cards in both an individual and group setting.  Andre McLachlan (Clinical psychologist) works with the participants around the various ways of card sorting and runs through the complete process with the participants.

Programme for the day:

  • Mihi/Welcome/Whanaungatanga
  • Overview of the development of He Puna Whakaata
  • Discussion on Whakataukī
  • Whai Tikanga Card sort (individual)
  • Lunch
  • Whai Tikanga Card sort (group)
  • Application of values to Te Whare Tapa Whā
  • Korurangi
  • Te Māhere Oranga – Wellbeing plan
  • Reflections, Closing, Evaluations

About the presenters

Andre McLachlan (Ngāti Apa, Muaūpoko) is a clinical psychologist, who works in addictions and forensic settings. He recently completed his doctorate at Otago University, titled ‘Collaboration with and for rural Māori with substance use and related problems’. Andre enjoys delivering interactive workshops that provide practical skills and tools that contribute to real change for our whānau and communities.

Sarah (Hera) Kinred (Ngāti Whātua, Tainui a Whiro) is a Mātauranga Māori Specialist who has worked in DHB setting with clinical teams working with Māori and their whānau making sure that the tirohanga Māori (Māori worldview) was as present as the clinical view so that Māori and their whānau were being served from both a clinical view and Māori view.  Hera is also a Te Reo Māori teacher and a practitioner of Kaitiakitanga (Māori Cultural Supervision).


$250 for professionals
$200 for Massey University (permanent and fixed term) staff
$125 for students (Full-time students only)

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided and included in the fee. Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees who complete the workshop.

Numbers are limited and places will be allocated in order of receipt of registration.

How to Register

Please complete the online registration form for each attendee. Secure credit card payment can be made for one or multiple attendees or contact Helen for alternative payment options:

Helen McMaster, Centre for Psychology, Massey University, Private Bag 102904, North Shore Mail Centre, Auckland 0745.

Phone : 09 213-6095
Email :

Cancellation Policy

If the workshop is cancelled due to lack of enrolments, a full refund will be given.
Refund requests received more than one week before the workshop will be refunded in full, requests received less than one week will incur a 50% charge.
No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Workshop.

Professional training workshop

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