Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Just Family Therapy

  • Charles WaldegraveEmail author
  • Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese
  • Warihi Campbell
  • Flora Tuhaka
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_239-1

Origins and Development

Just Therapy was developed by Charles Waldegrave, Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese, Warihi Campbell and Flora Tuhaka at the Family Centre, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. They wanted to push out the boundaries of therapeutic practice and apply a fresh critique to the experiences of social pain that they considered were not being adequately responded to by caseworkers and therapists. They focused on the cultural, gender, and socioeconomic contexts of therapy drawing on their experiences as women and men, indigenous Māori, Samoan, and New Zealand European (Waldegrave et al. 2003a).

In the development of Just Therapy, there was a plurality of starting points. Firstly, there was the vast body of international social science knowledge. Secondly, and of no less importance, were the traditions of healing and the processes of healthy relationships in the three cultures from which they came, Māori, Samoan, and Pakeha (NZ European). Thirdly, were the separate gendered...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Waldegrave
    • 1
    Email author
  • Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese
    • 2
  • Warihi Campbell
    • 2
  • Flora Tuhaka
    • 1
  1. 1.The Family CentreWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Family Centre Social Policy Research UnitWellingtonNew Zealand

Section editors and affiliations

  • Margarita Tarragona
    • 1
  1. 1.PositivaMente & Grupo Campos ElíseosMexico CityMexico