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Membership’s are available for all DRTs, Activities Co-ordinators, Recreation Officers or anyone working in the field.

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Register as a Diversional Therapist today!



Be competent, be confident! Registration means that you meet the National Standards to practice Diversional Therapy in Aotearoa.

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Why become a Member?

Access to Professional Development Days, Local Seminars and Forums, National and International Conferences, Newsletters, Webinars any many more!


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Why Register?

As members become registered, there has been a greater recognition of our professionalism and competency in the workplace.

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What is a DT education?

Education is fundamental to the Diversional Therapist, its education and experience that makes for the proficient therapist practitioner

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Employment areas

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Partnership with Canine Friends

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Our History

The society has a long and successful history. Starting in the late 1980’s progressing from small local meetings of individuals from various rest homes and institutions, becoming a professional body actively involved in the education and development of the Diversional Therapy within New Zealand.

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Standards of Practice of NZSDRT

Diversional Therapists are accountable for their practice with the Consumer in a supportive environment.

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Code of Ethics NZSDRT

The individual Diversional Therapist is expected to achieve the highest standards of conduct and ideals of service in this caring profession, by observing the principles of the ethical code of the profession.

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Mission Statement
To improve the quality of life of the people in our care, through Diversional Therapy.
Ki te whakapiki I tekounga oranga o ngä tängata kei a mätou e Manaaki ana mä te haumanu kanorau