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Dr Armon J Tamatea

Armon Tamatea

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: PhD Massey, PGDipPsych(Clin) Waikato

Iwi: Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-A-Maahaki

About Armon

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.

Papers Taught

Recent Publications

  • Tamatea, A., Lascelles, N., & Blackwell, S. (2018). Psychological reports for the courts on persons convicted of criminal offending. In F. Seymour, A. Tamatea, & S. Blackwell (Eds.), Psychology and the Law in Aotearoa New Zealand (2nd edition) (2nd ed., pp. 193-220). The New Zealand Psychological Society.

  • Myers, J., & Tamatea, A. (2018). What do we expect of New Zealand clinical psychology trainees. In New Zealand Psychological Society Jubilee Conference. Conference held at The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Tamatea, A. (2018). Psychological reports regarding convicted offenders. In New Zealand Psychological Society Jubilee Conference. Conference held at The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Tamatea, A. J., & Waipara-Panapa, A. (2018). Māori, psychology, and the law: Challenges and opportunities for practitioners. In F. Seymour, S. Blackwell, & A. Tamatea (Eds.), Psychology and the Law in Aotearoa in New Zealand (2nd edition) (2nd ed., pp. 11-42). The New Zealand Psychological Society.

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Keywords

Clinical psychology; psychotherapy and behaviour change; criminal justice and foresnic psychology; personality disorders (especially psychopathic personality).


Contact Details

Email: armon.tamatea@waikato.ac.nz
Room: K1.01A
Phone: +64 7 858 5157
Fax: +64 7 858 5132