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Takitaki mai: A guide to Motivational Interviewing for Māori

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. Although the authors draw on their experience of utilising Māori concepts, values and practices, they recognise and acknowledge that Māori working in the health and social service sectors have a range of understanding and capability to use this knowledge in their work. It is outside the scope of this guide to explore Te Ao Māori concepts or practices used as part of the therapeutic process. However, Appendix 1 is an adapted reading and resource list from the Takarangi Competency Framework (Matua Raki, 2012) that practitioners can use to enhance their knowledge through self-directed learning.

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