Psyche and Academia: Papers from 21 Years of the Auckland University of Technology Psychotherapy Master’s Programmes
A rugby world cup can be a big deal for rugby fans at any time. I’m not a rugby fan so these things mostly pass me by unnoticed. However, when it’s a women’s side, the Black Ferns, in a sell-out grand final for the first time on home ground at Eden Park in Auckland – as I write – then that exceeds the bubble of the rugby world, reaching into a much wider sphere. Maaori and other wahine being celebrated at national level for their mahi and talent – in whatever field – is a sadly rare occurrence, and so this hyped event brings that into sharp relief. We all get a lift when voices not so often heard or sought out, are brought forward. We all are made stronger when more of us are represented in our experience. We all have a chance to grow when our various ways of being and knowing are admissible.
The voices gathered together by Keith and Emma into this book bring a lift to psychotherapy discourse and practice, in their diversity of authorship and method/ology. Our profession is made stronger by the warp and weft of carefully honed enquiries that expand our understanding of subjective experience – and our clinical practice grows when we widen our ways of being and knowing...
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