The College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing
Practices (CATSIHP) was established in October 2019 as a forum to
support members and to advance their professional interests.
The core aim of CATSHIP is to provide leadership, representation and
advocate and promote self-determination, cultures, values and belief
systems of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through
increasing access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healers and
practitioners and improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander peoples.
Vision: The College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Healing Practices will foster development of collaborative
dialogue, working relationships in recognition, respect and significance
of Indigenous healing practices.
Aim: The aim of the CATSIHP is to support, develop
and accredit Indigenous Healing Practices, by supporting development and
delivery of accredited Indigenous Healing programs and culturally
grounded healing practices.
Purpose: The purpose of CATSIHP is to support
development of a skilled qualified workforce with skills and capacity to
progress Indigenous Healing Practices.
The Indigenous Healing Practice Training Standards were launched in October 2021. Read our announcement and Q&A with former CATSIHP convenor, Carlie Atkinson.
The 8 keys areas of the Indigenous Healing Practice Training Standards and the foundations of the College are:
To find out more about being involved with the College, download CATSIHP Terms of Reference.
The Leadership Group formed to lead the work of the College is co-convened by Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson and Bianca Stawiarksi.
Contact: [email protected]