Te whare tapa whā EMDR resource


EMDR is a psychological therapy that is used worldwide to treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and addictions. EMDR therapy has been adapted to suit various cultures and has been translated into numerous languages. Culturally appropriate therapy is vital in Aotearoa, where the indigenous Māori population are overrepresented in statistics showing poor physical and mental health. The Te Whare Tapa Whā model is a holistic, inclusive approach to addressing inequities in health outcomes by incorporating Māori culture into healthcare. The authors of the current study propose a new EMDR resource to be used in treatment settings with New Zealand clients that combines the Te Whare Tapa Whā framework with EMDR resourcing techniques developed overseas. This article represents a work in progress and is a component of a larger piece of work by the authors which will be published at a later date.






Chris Neuenfeldt
Ananda Sleeman
Nishtha Saini

Original Work Citation

Neuenfeldt, C., Sleeman, A., & Saini, N. (2024, June). Te whare tapa whā EMDR resource. Psychology Aotearoa, 16(1). doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.16799.78243



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