Nga Ngaru a Te Huki te Maunga – The waves of Te Huki is my Mountain
Waihua te Awa – Waihua is my River
Kahungunu te Iwi – Kahungunu is my tribe
Kurahikakawa te Hapu – Kurahikakawa is my Sub-tribe
Waihua te Marae – Waihua is my Marae
Ko Tipene Pickett toku ingoa – Tipene Pickett is my name
Tipene has been an alcohol and drug practitioner since 1998 in a number of Governmental, NGO and Kaupapa Māori settings. Since 2019, Tipene has been self-employed and delivers training for several DHBs and NGOs, upskilling people working in a variety of roles and disciplines.
Tipene provides a wide spectrum of MI (Motivational Interviewing) training, including MI with groups, coaching and training in the use of the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) & Video Assessment of Simulated Encounters (VASER NZ).
His special interest is in the relationship between MI and indigenous knowledge and wisdom. To that end, Tipene has developed a framework for framing the journey of MI within the context of the Māori language (Te Reo) and practices (Tikanga), as well as contemporary Māori models of health and the use of traditional Pūrakau (narratives of origin) of enhancing wellbeing.
Tipene is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, connecting him to a global community of people who share a similar vision of change and scrutiny of professional practice to promote effective clinical practice.
He manu e kai ana i te miro, nōnā to ngahere. He manu e kai ana i te matauranga, nōnā to ao.
A bird who feeds of the miro berry, theirs is the forest. A bird who feeds on knowledge, theirs is the world.