A Samoan Sense of Self

An Exploration

  • Karlene Mamea
  • Julia Ioane
  • Peter Slater
Keywords: Samoan, self, stories, Pacific, psychotherapy, sense

Abstract

How is a Samoan sense of self created and used? This article explores Samoan concepts of self within traditional stories. Implications for therapy as a Samoan therapist, or with Samoan clients are offered, with reflections on the nature of the relationship between Samoan understandings of self and psychodynamic theory.

Whakarāpopotonga

Pēhea ai te whakaara, te whakamahi kiritau o te tairongo Hāmoana. E tūhurua ana e tēnei tuhinga ngā ariā kiritau i roto i ngā kōrero tūturu. Ko ngā tohu haumanu mā te kaihaumanu Hāmoana, mō ngā kiritaki Hāmoana rānei e hoatu tahi ana me ngā whakahoki maharahana ki te āhua o te whanaungatanga i waenga i te mātauranga Hāmoana mōna ake me te aria whakanekenekenga hinengaro.

Published
2018-10-15
How to Cite
Mamea, K., Ioane, J., & Slater, P. (2018). A Samoan Sense of Self. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 22(1), 103-113. Retrieved from https://ojs.aut.ac.nz/ata/index.php/ata/article/view/75