Objects of AANZPA

The purpose of the Association is to provide an organisation, property and facilities through which persons may associate for the following purposes:

  • To promote spontaneity in the Members of the Association and through them the spontaneity, creativity and co-creation of progressive relationships that strengthen the health and well-being of society in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and in our relationships with those in other countries.
  • To establish and maintain a professional association of those qualified in the areas of psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and role training.
  • To establish and maintain adequate standards for psychodramatists, sociodramatists, sociometrists or role trainers through a Board of Examiners.
  • To develop means for certifying individuals as psychodramatists, sociodramatists, sociometrists or role trainers through a Board of Examiners.
  • To develop means for accrediting institutes for training in psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry or role training.
  • To promote the establishment and reputation of psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and role training in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand by:
    • encouraging research, evaluation and dissemination of information by individuals and training institutes, or through publication of journals and other relevant publications.
    • establishing and monitoring a code of ethics for members of the Association practising psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry or role training.