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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August 2016

Posted on: 30/07/2016

Great time had in Blenheim, the Meeting in the Middle, went very well.


Diversional Therapy Awareness
Week 5-9 September 2016

As a Diversional Therapist

what do you have planned for Awareness Week?
Let’s make it an informative year.
There is a world-wide need for understanding of what Diversional Therapy is all about, what it can achieve, the benefits to clients and the benefits to facility owners and managers.

It is important that those making decisions for family to also understand the need and the benefits so they can recognise and understand the quality of the services offered.

One effect of Diversional Therapy – Sunshine inside the building.


Awareness Week theme as advised at conference is;
“Take it to the Community”
This is an excellent theme for the next 12 months. We need everyone to know and understand what Diversional Therapy is all about and that it is necessary. Hoping to see several articles in the newsletter on Awareness in the community.


 The Divisional Society Australia

Has details of their National Conference 2016 and a cruise ship venue for a training opportunity in 2017 see full details.



“Food for the Mind, Body and Soul”
Professional Development Day 12 October 2016

Full details & registration form.




Lots of new items we have also reached 300 likes, many thanks to you all.