About Membership

AANZPA Membership Categories

AANZPA has a number of membership categories as well as a Mailing List. These are outlined in the sections below.

Ordinary Member

Ordinary membership is available to AANZPA-certificated practitioners.
Ordinary members are eligible to be nominated and elected to the AANZPA Executive Committee and to vote at the Association’s AGM.

Ordinary members are issued an Annual Practice Certificate by the AANZPA Membership Committee on payment of their annual membership fee.  Payment of this fee is also a declaration that the member is in good standing with AANZPA and has met the previous year’s Currency requirements.

Distinguished Member

Distinguished members are Ordinary members who are recognised as having made a significant and on-going contribution to the life of AANZPA. The AANZPA Executive Committee may appoint Distinguished members, or an Ordinary member may apply to the Executive Committee to become a Distinguished member.  In this circumstance, the Executive Committee may in its absolute discretion admit an Ordinary member to be a Distinguished member.

Honorary Distinguished Member

The Association may, upon the recommendation of the AANZPA Executive Committee, admit any person to be an Honorary Distinguished Member.

Non-practicing Member

The category of Non-practicing member is open to Ordinary members in certain circumstances, such as retirement from practice. This option is at the discretion of the Membership Committee via the Membership Secretary.

Associate Member

Associate membership is available to trainees who have had a current Training Plan with an AANZPA accredited psychodrama training campus for at least six months.  Associate members agree to receive supervision when applying the psychodrama method and to be familiar with, and comply with the AANZPA Code of Ethics.  Associate members automatically become members of the AANZPA regional association in the area in which they live.

Associate members have the rights and responsibilities of Ordinary members, except that they are not eligible to vote at the Association’s Annual General Meeting nor to stand for the AANZPA Executive Committee.

Application for Associate membership is via the online Associate Membership Application Form and is done in consultation with the applicant’s training campus.  The application must be accompanied by a letter from a Sponsor who is an Ordinary or Distinguished member involved in the applicant’s training. This letter is submitted via the online Sponsor Form.  Acceptance as an Associate member is conditional on payment of an Associate membership fee.

Affiliate Member

Affiliate membership is available to Associate members whose formal engagement with an AANZPA accredited training campus has ceased.

If an Associate member does not renew their Training Plan with their training campus, and therefore their Training Agreement lapses, they are automatically transferred to Affiliate membership.

Affiliate members continue to contribute and be connected to the life and culture of the Association and the AANZPA region in which they live.  Affiliate members have the rights and responsibilities of Associate members, except that they are not covered under the AANZPA Code of Ethics.

It is important to note that an Affiliate member may not represent themselves to the public as practicing under the auspices of AANZPA.  The AANZPA Ethics Committee is unable to receive complaints regarding an Affiliate member’s practice, so while they may choose to use the Code of Ethics to guide their practice, they should not give the impression that they are a practicing member of AANZPA.

If an Affiliate member develops a Training Plan with an AANZPA accredited training campus they can apply to become an Associate member via the Associate Membership Application Form.

The AANZPA Mailing List

The AANZPA Mailing List is available to people who wish to receive publications, notices of events, and the AANZPA journal.  Inclusion on the Mailing List is at the discretion of the Membership Committee.

AANZPA Associate Membership Application Form

AANZPA Membership Fee

Applies from 1 July 2024

  • Practicing Ordinary membership $375.00
  • Non-Practicing Ordinary membership $88.00
  • Associate membership $225.00
  • Affiliate membership $225.00
  • Mailing List $75.00

Unless you have made a payment arrangement with the Membership Administrator, fees that are unpaid on the 1st August will be subject to a $50.00 administration charge (does not apply to the Mailing List).

A Pro rata fee applies to new Associate members joining part-way through the membership year.

  • 1 July to 31 January (Pre Conference) $225.00 (Full Fee)
  • 1 February to 1 May (Post Conference) $112.50 (Reduced rate) Associates who join after 1 May pay the full fee for the following membership year, thereby receiving 2 months free of charge.

AANZPA Code of Ethics (PDF)


AANZPA Complaints Procedure (PDF)

Contact the AANZPA Membership Administrator

Conditions of Membership

  1. Payment of membership fees is continuous and applies until a letter of resignation is received by the Membership Secretary or the member lapses due to non-payment.
  2. All members maintain a relationship of ‘good standing’ with AANZPA and notify the Membership Secretary of any situations that may impact this.
  3. All members, with the exception of Affiliate members, agree to comply with the AANZPA Code of Ethics.
  4. Practicing Ordinary members maintain Currency of their psychodrama practice or communicate their circumstances to the Membership Secretary. Currency includes payment of membership fees, professional development, professional supervision and association with other Ordinary members of AANZPA.
  5. Practicing Ordinary members maintain a record of their Currency activities available to submit for review by AANZPA’s Currency Reviewers.
  6. Associate members maintain a Training Agreement with their AANZPA accredited psychodrama training campus.
  7. Associate members receive supervision for their psychodrama-related work from a supervisor approved by an accredited training campus.
  8. Associate members advise the Membership Administrator if anything changes that affects their membership, including if their Training Agreement lapses.
  9. When an Associate member resigns, or their membership payment lapses, their training campus is informed.
  10. Affiliate members who have a current Training Agreement with an accredited training campus can apply for Associate membership using the online Associate Membership Application Form.
  11. If a member’s fee invoice is unpaid, or a payment plan has not been agreed on, for more than 2 months after the due date of 31 July in any given year, the person’s membership lapses.

Benefits of Membership

  1. AANZPA members receive communications about AANZPA conferences, events and information, Socio (AANZPA’s online newsletter), and the AANZPA journal.
  2. AANZPA members can access the Members Only section of the AANZPA website. This section includes AANZPA theses submitted by Associate members as part fulfilment of their certification requirements.
  3. AANZPA members are eligible to be on regional committees and to vote at regional AGMs.
  4. Ordinary members* are eligible to be nominated and elected to the AANZPA Executive.
  5. Ordinary members are eligible to vote at the Association’s Annual General Meeting.

    * Ordinary member here includes Distinguished and Non-Practicing members