Professor Pat Dudgeon:
Professor Pat Dudgeon is from the Bardi people of the Kimberly area in Western Australia. Professor Dudgeon is a Professor and Poche Research Fellow at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. Her area of research and passion includes Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention.
She is the director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project and the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention. She is also the lead chief investigator of a national research project, Generating Indigenous Patient-centred, Clinically and Culturally Capable Models of Mental Health Care, that aims to develop approaches to Indigenous mental health services that foster and promote cultural values and strengths as well as empowering those who use the services.
Dr Clinton Schultz
B.Psych (hons) PhD:
Dr Clinton Schultz is a strong Gamilaraay man and registered psychologist with a keen interest in holistic wellness, particularly the wellness of workers in health and community services. Dr Schultz is a recently appointed Director on the Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) Board and deserving recipient of the IAHA Professional of the Year in 2019. Dr Schultz was also named Griffith University’s “Outstanding First Peoples Alumnus Award” winner in 2018.
Dr Schultz recently completed his PhD titled: Winanga-li-gu (Higher order listening), Guwaa-li-gu (higher order speaking), Maruma-li-gu (higher order healing) Factors of holistic wellbeing for members of the Aboriginal health and community workforce.
Dr Schultz uses his experiences to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and consult on organisational and cultural responsiveness. Dr Schultz is an Assistant Professor with Bond University Medical School, Director of Marumali Consultations and Owner of Sobah beverages.
Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, UWA. https://www.cbpatsisp.com.au/
National Empowerment Project (NEP)UWA https://www.nationalempowermentproject.org.au
Gayaa Dhuwi Proud Spirit
Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP)
Currently being updated.
Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association
Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Trauma and trauma informed practice: Dr Clinton Scultz https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m7ofhK_gcu9EJ9QO0xHZsr4seSDYNIEQ/view
Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Indigenous point of view – Dr Clinton Schultz http://sharingculture.info/davids-blog/social-and-emotional-wellbeing-indigenous-point-of-view-by-clinton-schultz
Reports, Journal Articles and Chapters
National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing 2017-23
Ways Forward Report. (1995)
All of the Working Together Book:
Pat Dudgeon, Helen Milroy, Roz Walker, 2014, Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice: 2nd Edition, Edited Book, viewed 29 April 2020,
Brockman, R., & Dudgeon, P. (2020). Indigenous clinical psychology in Australia: A decolonising social-emotional well-being approach. In P. Rhodes (Ed.), Beyond the psychology industry: How else might we heal? (pp. 83-93). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Calma, T., Dudgeon, P., & Bray, A. (2017). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing and mental health. Australian Psychologist, 52(4), 255-260. doi: 10.1111/ap.12299
Dudgeon, P., Bray, A., D’Costa & Walker. (2017). Decolonising psychology: Validating social and emotional wellbeing. Australian Psychologist, 52(4), 316-325. doi: 10.1111/ap.12294
Dudgeon, P., Cox, A., Scrine, C., & Walker, R. (2017). Facilitating empowerment and self-determination through participatory action research: Findings from the national empowerment project. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16(1), 1-11. doi: 10.1177/1609406917699515
Dudgeon, P., & Walker, R. (2015). Decolonising Australian psychology: Discourses, strategies, and practice. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 3(1), 276-297. doi: 10.5964/jspp.v3i1.126
Gee G, Dudgeon P, Schultz C, Hart A, Kelly K. (2014). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing. In: Dudgeon P, Milroy H, Walker R, editors. Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Canberra: Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet: Canberra. https://www.telethonkids.org.au/globalassets/media/documents/aboriginal-health/working-together-second-edition/wt-part-1-chapt-4-final.pdf
Komla Tsey, Andrew Wilson, Melissa Haswell-Elkins, Mary Whiteside, Janya McCalman, Yvonne Cadet-James & Mark Wenitong (2007) Empowerment-based research methods: a 10-year approach to enhancing Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing, Australasian Psychiatry, 15:sup1, S34-S38, DOI: 10.1080/10398560701701163
Mia, T., Dudgeon, P., Mascall, C., Grogan, G., Murray, B., & Walker, R. (2017). An evaluation of the national empowerment project cultural, social, and emotional wellbeing program. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing Te Mauri-Pimatisiwin, 2(2), 33-48. Retrieved from https://journalindigenouswellbeing.com
Poroch, N., Arabena, K., Tongs, J., Larkin, S., Fisher, J. & Henderson, G. 2009, Spirituality and Aboriginal People’s Social and Emotional Wellbeing: A Review, Discussion Paper No. 11, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, Darwin. http://nceta.flinders.edu.au/files/9413/5899/4472/DP_11_spirituality_review.pdf
Schultz, C., Walker, R., Bessarab, D.C., MacLeod, J., Marriott, R. and McMillan, F. (2010) Interdisciplinary Care to Enhance Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra.
Toombs, Maree (2011) What factors do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students say affect their social and emotional wellbeing while at University? [Thesis (PhD/Research)]
Schultz, C. (2013). Maintaining Strong Being: A new theory of resilience grounded in the lived experiences and knowledge’s of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Workers. Confirmation paper. Griffith Health Institute School of Public Health,. Griffith University. Gold Coast Qld.
Schultz, C., Walker, R., Bessarab, D., Macleod, J., Marriott, R., & McMillan, F. (2014). Interdisciplinary care to enhance social and emotional wellbeing including mental health. In P. Dudgeon, R. Walker & H. Milroy (Eds.), Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice (2 ed.). Canberra: Department of health and ageing.
Walker, R., Schultz, C., & Sonn, C. (2014). Cultural competence – transforming Aboriginal mental health practice and policy. In P. Dudgeon, R. Walker & H. Milroy (Eds.), Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health principles and practice (2 ed.). Canberra: Department of health and ageing.