Collegial Support from a Maori Perspective: A Model for Counsellor Kinship

Bill Anderson lep, Jeffrey A. Kottler, Marilyn J. Montgomery

Abstract


Counsellors sometimes strugge with personal or professional challenges, stresses, and strains, a situation that can be made more difficult by a lack of support among colleagues. Finding an alternative community of support can make a crucial difference for a counsellor's well being. As a model for such a community, we look to the Maoris of New Zealand, whose kinship networks include collegial relationships within extended families of affiliation. Recommendations are drawn from this model for expanding counsellors' support systems.

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