This is to provide information about a range of cultures and working with clients from different cultural backgrounds including academic and clinical articles, presentations and links to useful sites. 

Please follow this link for contact details of clinicians or cultural advisors who have offered to provide cultural advice to people with clients from cultures other than their own.

Please email me at with any and all contributions and suggestions for this wonderful new resource and/or with your contact details if you are happy to be included in the list of cultural advisors.

Code of Ethics for Psychologists Working in Aotearoa/New Zealand & Te Tikanga Matatika: M? ng? Kaim?tai Hinengaro e mahi ana i Aotearoa/New Zealand

PRINCIPLE 1:  Respect for the Dignity of Persons and Peoples 
 1.1 General respect   4 
 1.2 Non-discrimination   5 
 1.3 Relations between Maori and non-Maori   5 
 1.4 Sensitivity to diversity    6

Other recommended publications:

Tuhiwai Smith, L. (2012). Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, Second Edition. Zed Books, London. 

Durie, M. H. (1985). A M?ori perspective of health. Social Science Medicine, 20:483-486.

Durie, M.H. (1997). Identity, Nationhood and Implications for Practice in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 26, 2, pp. 32-38.

Durie, M.H. (1998). Whaiora: M?ori Health Development. Oxford University Press. Auckland: New Zealand.

Durie, M.H. (2001). Mauri Ora: The Dynamics of M?ori Health. Oxford University Press. Auckland: New Zealand.

Hirini, P. (1997). Counselling Maori Clients: He Whakawhiti Nga Whakaaro I te Tangata Whaiora Maori. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 26, 2, 13-18. 

2012 Health needs assessment of Asian people living in the Auckland region
Asian Indian Health
Asian Mental Health Addiction Research Agenda for NZ 2008-2012
Causal explanations of Health & illness in Indian Psychology
Cross-Cultural Resource for Health Practitioners working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients
Cross-cultural Toolkit for staff - CALD
Cultural Considerations in using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Chinese People
Cultural Formulation Interview
Inequity and Māori Health, Denise Wilson
Māori & Neuropsychology, Dr Erana Cooper
Maori and Neuropsychological Assessment, Dr Margaret Dudley
Tamariki, Neuropsychology Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Dr Valerie McGinn
Whats in the mind of a dragon, Esther Anderson
Working with Pacific Island people and neuropsychology, Chriz Gemmell
Neuro-Rehabilitation with Maori, Garry McFarlane-Nathan