New zealand association of child and adolescent psychotherapists inc.


Ko te ahurei o te tamati arahia ō tātou māhi

Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work


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Happy International Psychotherapy Day, September 25th 2023

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Te Manawa is a stylised Koru based on Philippa Cranes original artwork. We consulted with local pukenga atawhai/Maori advisors about the design and naming of this taonga, settling on te Manawa (the heart). The koru in this piece represents multiple symbolic ideas, the parents around a child, parents and therapist around a child, and the wider family, systems and community around the whanau. There are also ideas also relating to growth through the lifespan, unity and tranquillity. Simon Hall (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist) made this sculpture in cast bronze. Te Manawa is now mounted on a matai base with a protective box.

 Te Manawa was unveiled at the NZACAP conference in Christchurch 2009. The intention is for Te Manawa to be a presence at each NZACAP conference and handed over to each host as a reflection of the heart of our work