Areas of Work

International Work

The Just Therapy team and members of the Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit are regularly contracted overseas for workshops, to present papers at international conferences and collaborate in international research work.

The following has been recently conducted internationally or is part of an ongoing international project:

  • Projects
  • Memberships
  • Workshops
  • Presentations


Resolving Residual Impacts of the Samoan Tsunami while Rebuilding Livelihoods
NZAID funded program: Resolving Residual Impacts of the Samoan Tsunami while Rebuilding Livelihoods, 2011-2013 – Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese, Tafaoimalo Loudeen Parsons, Charles Waldegrave, Peter King

Indigenous Housing as a Solution to Climate Change.
World Bank Development Marketplace Project, Samoa 2010-2012 Recovery of indigenous cultural knowledge in order to aid housing adaptation with the climate changes in the South Pacific. See more here . – Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese, Tafaoimalo Loudeen Parsons, Charles Waldegrave

IAFN Consultation: Violence and the Family
Hosted International Anglican Family Network Oceania Consultation on Violence and the Family, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, 28 October, 2010 – The ‘Just Therapy’ Approach to Stopping Violence in Homes and the Community – Charles Waldegrave and Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese


  • Member of International Advisory Board of United Nations State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, 2010 – 2011.- Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese
  • World Health Organisation Technical Meeting: From Evidence to Policy, Geneva, Switzerland 2-4 June 2010 – Charles Waldegrave


Belonging, Sacredness and Liberation: Primary values when working with families, Therapeutic Conversations X Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, 9 May 2012 – Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese and Charles Waldegrave

Working with Families in the Context of Economic Recession, Therapeutic Conversations X Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, 9 May 2012 – Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese and Charles Waldegrave

Working with Families in the Context of Climate Change, Therapeutic Conversations X Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, 9 May 2012 – Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese and Charles Waldegrave

Cultural Equity and Social Policy Winnipeg Narrative Therapy, Winnipeg MB, Canada, 26/27 April 2012 – Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese and Charles Waldegrave

Just Therapy and Authentic Cultural Partnerships Marlborough Family Service, St John’s Wood, London, UK, 13/14 June 2011 – Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese and Charles Waldegrave

Child Protection, Therapy, Family Services and Social Policy, Institute of Family Therapy, London, UK, 5/6 June 2011 – Charles Waldegrave and Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese.

Just Therapy Foundation Silvano Andolfi, Rome, Italy, 27 April 2011 – Charles Waldegrave

How Secure is the Wellbeing of Children: Sozialwissenschaftliches Fortbildungsinstitut an der Ev.Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit, Dresden, Germany, 21/22 June 2010 – Charles Waldegrave and Ruthard Stachowske; Young Minds and Developing Brains:  Children in the Early Years – Child Protection: Governance and Therapeutic Issues – Charles Waldegrave

MAAT-Institut für Frauenbildung und Projektberatung, im FrauenBildungsHaus Dresden, Germany, 17 June 2010 Community Development and Gender Relations – Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese,  Wellbeing in an Ageing Society: Resilience and Challenge – Charles Waldegrave

Women and Culture, Women’s Intercultural University, Yoni – Dresden, Germany, 12 June 2010 – Women Connecting to their Roots – Regaining Strength and Purpose – Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese


9th Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Melbourne, Australia, 23-27 October, 2011 – Wellbeing, Faith and Religious Practice during Midlife and Older Life – Charles Waldegrave. View all presentations by the ‘Just Therapy’ team here.

World Congress for Psychotherapy, Sydney, Australia 24-28 August 2011 –  Invited speaker – Charles Waldegrave

The 9th World – Congress of the International Council of Pastoral Care and Counselling, Rotorua, New Zealand 21-27 August 2011 – Keynote Address – Charles Waldegrave

IFIP Asia-Pacific Indigenous People’s Resource and Funders Summit, Bali and Lombok, Indonesia 27-29 March 2011 – Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Europe: VII European International Congress, Bologna, Italy 14-17 April, 2011 – Chaired Symposium on Inequality and Wellbeing – Income, Wealth, Housing, Poverty and Wellbeing – Poverty and Housing Tenure in New Zealand and Europe – Wellbeing and its Relationship to Faith and Religious Practice among Midlife and Older Persons – Charles Waldegrave

Keynote Address at United Nations State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, New York, November 2010 – Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese

Gerontological Society of America 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, 19-23 November, 2010 – Ageing, Wellbeing and Capability (Within the Symposium:  Caring, Sharing and Wellbeing) – Adequacy, Housing and Essential Items and Services for Older People – Comparing the Associations of Wellbeing, Faith and Religious Practice during Midlife and Older Life – Charles Waldegrave

27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia, 16 July 2010 – Measuring Living Standards and Assessing the Wellbeing of Older People – Faith and Religious Practice as they Relate to the Wellbeing of Older People – Charles Waldegrave

International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference, Melbourne,  Australia, 5 May 2010 – Policy Applications of Income and Housing Research on Ageing – Faith, Religious Practice and Wellbeing among older People – Charles Waldegrave

2nd Australian Positive Psychology and Well-being Conference 2010 Melbourne, Australia 13 February 2010 – Wellbeing in an Ageing Society – Charles Waldegrave