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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 at BTI in 2020. A practicing registered clinical psychologist (MNZCCP), educator and researcher, he has worked in a range of clinical, academic and advisory roles within the mental health and tertiary education sectors. He has previously taught at Massey University and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, and held clinical roles in child, adolescent and adult mental health services; forensic, hospital and community-based services; as well as Iwi and kaupapa Māori services. Paul continues to practice locally. He lives with his wife and children in Tauranga Moana.

Originally from the Horowhenua, Paul belongs to the Ngāti Huia ki Poroutāwhao, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Muaūpoko tribes.

Research

Peters, J., & Hirini, P. (2020). Putiputi and Puddy Learn About the Coronavirus. Children’s e-book https://werryworkforce.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Parenting/Putiputi%20%26%20Puddy_Covid-19_Janet-Peters.pdf

Hirini, P. & Collings, S. (2005). Whakamomori: He Whakaaro, he kōrero noa. A Collection of contemporary views on Māori and Suicide. In collaboration with the Departments of Public Health and Psychological Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine. Ministry of Health. Ministry of Health.

Coombs, T., & Hirini, P. (2005). Training in the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales: An Australasian opportunity to integrate cultural context in mental health outcome ratings. Australasian Journal of Rehabilitation Studies.

Hirini, P., Flett, R., Long, N., & Miller, M. (2005). Frequency of traumatic events, physical and mental health among Māori. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, special edition: Māori psychology, theory, research and practice, 34, 1, 20-27.

Glover, M., & Hirini, P. (Guest Editors). (2005). Special Feature Issue: Māori Psychological Theory, Practice & Research. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 34, 1.

Flett, R.A., Hirini P., Long, N., & Miller, M. (2004). Predictors of health care utilisation in community-dwelling New Zealand Māori. South Pacific Journal of Psychology, special issue on the development of psychology in Oceania-Pacific: Theory, research, and practice. 15, 1, 1-10.

Tassell, N., & Hirini, P. (2004). Māori child, adolescent and whānau workforce development. Te Rau Matatini publication series. TRM/04/07, Palmerston North: Te Rau Matatini: National Māori Mental Health Workforce Development Programme.

Hirini, P.R., & Durie, M.H. (2003). Workforce Profile. Te Rau Matatini publication series TRM/02/03. Palmerston North: Te Rau Matatini: National Māori Mental Health Workforce Development Programme.

Hirini, P., and Flett, R. A. (1999). Aspects of the Māori All Black experience: The value of cultural capital in the new professional era. He Pukenga Kōrero. A Journal of Māori Studies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mental health
  • Māori mental health
  • Indigenous psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Positive psychology
  • Mindfulness
  • Mātauranga Māori

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 at BTI in 2020. A practicing registered clinical psychologist (MNZCCP), educator and researcher, he has worked in a range of clinical, academic and advisory roles within the mental health and tertiary education sectors. He has previously taught at Massey University and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, and held clinical roles in child, adolescent and adult mental health services; forensic, hospital and community-based services; as well as Iwi and kaupapa Māori services. Paul continues to practice locally. He lives with his wife and children in Tauranga Moana.

Originally from the Horowhenua, Paul belongs to the Ngāti Huia ki Poroutāwhao, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Muaūpoko tribes.

Research

Peters, J., & Hirini, P. (2020). Putiputi and Puddy Learn About the Coronavirus. Children’s e-book https://werryworkforce.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Parenting/Putiputi%20%26%20Puddy_Covid-19_Janet-Peters.pdf

Hirini, P. & Collings, S. (2005). Whakamomori: He Whakaaro, he kōrero noa. A Collection of contemporary views on Māori and Suicide. In collaboration with the Departments of Public Health and Psychological Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine. Ministry of Health. Ministry of Health.

Coombs, T., & Hirini, P. (2005). Training in the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales: An Australasian opportunity to integrate cultural context in mental health outcome ratings. Australasian Journal of Rehabilitation Studies.

Hirini, P., Flett, R., Long, N., & Miller, M. (2005). Frequency of traumatic events, physical and mental health among Māori. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, special edition: Māori psychology, theory, research and practice, 34, 1, 20-27.

Glover, M., & Hirini, P. (Guest Editors). (2005). Special Feature Issue: Māori Psychological Theory, Practice & Research. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 34, 1.

Flett, R.A., Hirini P., Long, N., & Miller, M. (2004). Predictors of health care utilisation in community-dwelling New Zealand Māori. South Pacific Journal of Psychology, special issue on the development of psychology in Oceania-Pacific: Theory, research, and practice. 15, 1, 1-10.

Tassell, N., & Hirini, P. (2004). Māori child, adolescent and whānau workforce development. Te Rau Matatini publication series. TRM/04/07, Palmerston North: Te Rau Matatini: National Māori Mental Health Workforce Development Programme.

Hirini, P.R., & Durie, M.H. (2003). Workforce Profile. Te Rau Matatini publication series TRM/02/03. Palmerston North: Te Rau Matatini: National Māori Mental Health Workforce Development Programme.

Hirini, P., and Flett, R. A. (1999). Aspects of the Māori All Black experience: The value of cultural capital in the new professional era. He Pukenga Kōrero. A Journal of Māori Studies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mental health
  • Māori mental health
  • Indigenous psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Positive psychology
  • Mindfulness
  • Mātauranga Māori

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; Ngāti Raukawa ki ta Tonga; Muaūpoko; Ngāi Tūhoe
Staff code #
07 562 2905
p.hirini@bti.ac.nz
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