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The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe






I am passionate about research, writing and reading the latest publications relevant to my area of practice, research and teaching.  Please check out my blog for my musings regarding common issues my clients present with and some helpful tips for coping with life's challenges.  Below are some of my publications to date:


Taitimu, M. (In press).  A new moon:  Talking story with Ripeka to support the healing of soul wounds. In New Zealand Psychological Society publication.  Book title TBA


Taitimu, M. & Read. J. (2006). Explanatory models of schizophrenia. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 189(3), 284 – 284


Read, J. & Taitimu, M. (2012). Poverty, ethnicity and gender. In Read, J., Mosher, L. & Bentall, R. Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Schizophrenia. London: Routledge


Lambrecht, I. & Taitimu, M. (2011). Exploring culture, subjectivity and psychosis. In Geekie, J., Randall, P., Lampshire, D. & Read, J. Experiencing psychosis. London: Routledge


Geekie, J., Taitimu, M., Randal, P., Rook, D., Ang, M. & Read, J. (2009). New Zealand: A history of treatment approaches to psychosis. In Alanen, Gonzalez, de Chavez., Silver & Martindale (Eds). Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Schizophrenic Psychoses: Past, Present and Future. London: Routledge


Randal, P., Geekie, J., Lambrecht, I., & Taitimu, M. (2008). Dissociation, psychosis, and spirituality: Whose voices are we hearing? In Moskowitz, A., Schafer, I. & Dorahy, M. (Eds.). Psychosis, trauma, and dissociation: Emerging perspectives on severe psychopathology. London: Wiley


Gavala, J., & Taitimu, M. (2007). Training and supporting a Māori workforce. In I. M Evans, J. J Rucklidge & M. O'Driscoll (Eds.), Professional Practice of Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp.229-224). Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Psychological Society.


Taitimu, M. (2002). Mental health outcomes measures: A Tangata Whaiora (Māori consumers’) perspective, University of Auckland Honours Dissertation.


Taitimu, M. (2003) Ethnic minorities and psychosis: An international literature review of the last decade, University of Auckland summer studentship report.


Child and Youth Outcome Measures: Examining Current Use and Acceptability of Measures in Mental Health Services and Recommending Future Directions, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, 2005. (focus group co-ordinator, qualitative analysis, contributing author)


Taitimu, M., Smith, K., & Kuka M. (2006). Curriculum Review Think Piece: Matauranga Māori in education, Uniservices Ltd Māori Elderly health care project, Ngā Pae o te Maramatanga.


Taitimu, M. (2007). Ngā Whakawhitinga: Standing at the crossroads, Māori ways of understanding extra-ordinary experiences and schizophrenia, University of Auckland Doctoral thesis.


Taitimu, M. (2007). Ngā Whakawhitinga: Standing at the crossroads, Māori ways of understanding extra-ordinary experiences and schizophrenia. A dissemination report for participants and Māori communities


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