Dr Armon J Tamatea
Qualifications: PhD Massey, PGDipPsych(Clin) Waikato
Iwi: Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-A-MaahakiSchool of Psychology Email Armon Tamatea (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Armon Tamatea is a clinical psychologist who served as a clinician and senior research advisor for the Department of Corrections (New Zealand) before being appointed senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Waikato. He has worked extensively in the assessment and treatment of violent and sexual offenders, and contributed to the design and implementation of an experimental prison-based violence prevention programme for high-risk offenders diagnosed with psychopathy. Armon is principally involved in the post-graduate diploma of clinical psychology programme in the School of Psychology. His research interests include psychopathy, New Zealand gang communities, and exploring culturally-informed approaches to offender management. He is also New Zealand editor for Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Armon currently divides his professional time between teaching, research, supervision, and clinical practice in the criminal justice arena.
Clinical psychology; psychotherapy and behaviour change; criminal justice and foresnic psychology; personality disorders (especially psychopathic personality).
Tamatea, A. J. (2017). Culture is our business: Issues and challenges for forensic and correctional psychologists. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 49(5), 564-578. doi:10.1080/00450618.2016.1237549
Tamatea, A. (2016). Psychopaths and three reasons why we need them. In TEDx Tauranga: What Fits Your Future?, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand.
Tamatea, A. J., Patel, S., & Skelton, A. (2016). Hard, soft, fuzzy & distinct: Towards an ecological perspective of risk assessment. In 36th ANZAPPL Annual Congress: The Perils of Belief: Contending with the consequences of cults, conspiracy and contagion. Conference held at Auckland, New Zealand.
Tamatea, A. J., & Gledhill, K. (2016). Toxic genes: Clinical, legal and ethical considerations of epigenetics in psychopathy and offender risk assessment. In NTE 2016 Research Forum. Conference held at Rotorua, New Zealand.
Associations and Memberships
Registered Clinical Psychologist
New Zealand Psychological Society [NZPsS] member, including the Institutes of Clinical Psychology [ICP] and Criminal Justice & Forensic Psychology [ICJFP] (2000–)
Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopaths [SSSP] student member (2007–)
Australia and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse [ANZATSA] Executive Committee member (2009–)
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Phone: +64 7 858 5157
Fax: +64 7 858 5132