Fluency in Te Reo is considered to be essential for optimal description and understanding of the existential-phenomenological reality of Maori people.

At the very least, the European Mental Health Professional should have an understanding of basic Maori relational and spiritual concepts as conveyed by commonly used Maori words and phrases.

In particular, an understanding of how Maori concepts extend or differ from their European translations, should be sought.

Te Reo