Welcome to the NZ Society of Diversional Therapists Inc


The goal of the NZSDT Inc. is to provide quality service and education in all aspects of Diversional Therapy. By providing activities that improve the lives of those in our care and promoting the highest standards of Diversional Therapy, through understanding, education, and the encouragement and cooperation of fellow Diversional Therapists.


As a professional organisation full registration is open to individuals currently employed in the field of Diversional Therapy. This includes Diversional Therapists, Motivation Therapists, Activity Therapists, Activities or Recreation Officers and Occupational Therapy Aides.


All DT’s follow the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the NZ Society of Diversional Therapy, which is also a requirement of all tutors and assessors.

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December 2017 – January 2018

Posted on: 05/12/2017

It has been an amazing year for Diversional Therapists, positive changes to pay structures for many, progress on further education at UNITEC and a good number of graduates at conference. Let hope 2017 is just as rewarding.


The Executive has been working hard all year and will take a break from the 23 December to the 15th January.


Next news update for the website will be February 2018, however items of interest when they come to hand will be still available on Facebook.


If you have time over the Christmas break you could have a look at Summer School 2017 plus previous editions on the NZSDT website, see side menu Education tab, then the top menu Resources and see the Reference Tools.


The perfect New Year resolution is to attend conference Canterbury CAN 2018, looking forward to seeing many of the members in Christchurch.


The President and the Executive wish all members a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Be safe over Christmas if driving or at the beach.

NZSDT Executive