Indigenous psychotherapy, COVID-19, and the online space: Yarning about challenges and opportunities

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Gina O’Neill, Taz Clay, Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan, Bianca Stawiarski, Gavin Morris, Gávi Ansara & Keith Tudor



This article is a transcript of a yarn, or, kōrero, about Indigenous psychotherapy in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand during the period of COVID-19. The authors discuss the challenges and opportunities presented to Indigenous psychotherapists and clients following the shift to online therapy as a result of government restrictions on social contact and travel.


Keywords: yarning, kōrero, Indigenous psychotherapy, COVID-19, telehealth, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Māori, Indigenous healing practice, online psychotherapy


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Gina O’Neill