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Paul Hirini

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Paul Hirini
Dr Paul Hirini
Certification : PhD (Psych), MA(Applied) Clinical/Community Psychology, BA(Hons) Psychology
Staff Code : #
Phone : 07 562 2905
Email : p.hirini@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Kia whai korōria ki te Atua i runga rawa, maungāronga ki te whenua, me te whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa.

Paul joined the School of Social Practice: Te Whare Pūngāwerewere at BTI in 2020. He is a registered clinical psychologist, educator and researcher. He has a passion for supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing, and places particular value in the role of relationships (te taha whānau) and faith (te taha wairua) in healing. His experience as both a clinician and tangata whaiora helps inform his practice and teaching, and he recognises God’s loving hand in his own life journey. He looks forward to contributing his knowledge from research and clinical practice, particularly regarding Māori mental health and whānau wellness to BTI’s counselling, social work and postgraduate programmes. Originally from the Horowhenua, Paul belongs to the Ngāti Huia ki Poroutāwhao, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Muaūpoko tribes. He and his wife Claire live in Tauranga Moana and are blessed with six cherished children.

Mauri ora!

Meet our Staff

At BTI, you will learn from staff who are experienced teachers and educators, researchers, practitioners, health workers and graduates themselves. Many have worked in private practice, for public institutions and for universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas 

Paul Hirini
Dr Paul Hirini
Certification : PhD (Psych), MA(Applied) Clinical/Community Psychology, BA(Hons) Psychology
Staff Code :
Phone : 07 562 2905
Email : p.hirini@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Kia whai korōria ki te Atua i runga rawa, maungāronga ki te whenua, me te whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa.

Paul joined the School of Social Practice: Te Whare Pūngāwerewere at BTI in 2020. He is a registered clinical psychologist, educator and researcher. He has a passion for supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing, and places particular value in the role of relationships (te taha whānau) and faith (te taha wairua) in healing. His experience as both a clinician and tangata whaiora helps inform his practice and teaching, and he recognises God’s loving hand in his own life journey. He looks forward to contributing his knowledge from research and clinical practice, particularly regarding Māori mental health and whānau wellness to BTI’s counselling, social work and postgraduate programmes. Originally from the Horowhenua, Paul belongs to the Ngāti Huia ki Poroutāwhao, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Muaūpoko tribes. He and his wife Claire live in Tauranga Moana and are blessed with six cherished children.

Mauri ora!

Paul Hirini
Dr Paul Hirini
Counselling, Senior Educator, Social Practice
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PhD (Psych), MA(Applied) Clinical/Community Psychology, BA(Hons) Psychology
Ngāti Huia ki Poroutāwhao
Staff code #
07 562 2905
p.hirini@bti.ac.nz
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