New Zealand Society of Diversional & Recreational Therapists Inc.

The NZSDRT conducts a combined Annual Conference to encourage networking amongst its national membership and holds the AGM, where the Executive Committee is elected to represent the affairs of the Society.


 

Services Provided

  • National Conference
  • Education Workshops and Seminars
  • Meetings and Networking
  • National Education Support
  • Four Issues of the NZSDRT Newsletter

Support groups for Diversional & Recreational Therapists are established in all main centres and many smaller areas throughout New Zealand.

 


 

The objectives of the NZSDRT

  1. To promote the highest standard of Diversional & Recreational Therapy practice
  2. To promote recognition and development of Diversional & Recreational Therapy Education
  3. To liaise with industry training organisations on behalf of Diversional & Recreational Therapists
  4. To encourage cooperation between Diversional & Recreational Therapists and others in related fields
  5. To promote the common interests of Diversional & Recreational Therapists

 


 

Where do Diversional & Recreational Therapists Work?

New Zealand Society of Diversional & Recreational Therapists Inc recognises that Diversional & Recreational Therapists practice in many area of the community:

 

  • Public and private hospitals
  • Health service providers
  • The community
  • Residential care facilities
  • Hostels or group homes
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Private consultancy

 

Diversional & Recreational Therapists have contacts with a wide range of the community, including those with physical disabilities, both healthy and frail elderly, people with developmental disabilities, people with mental illness, children and youths.

 

In New Zealand, employment titles include, Diversional Therapists, Recreational Therapists, Motivation Therapists, Activity Co-ordinators, Occupational Therapy Aides, all come under the umbrella of the “New Zealand Society of Diversional Recreational Therapists Inc.” (NZSDRT).