Objects

 

The object 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 the 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.

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Purpose

The purpose of AANZPA is 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.

Vision

The vision is of able men and women all over the place expressing themselves relevantly in the ordinary here and now situations in which they live and work. This expression may be in silence, in building, in planning, in negotiating, in teaching, or in play, but it will be a responsive and creative expression, and expression that brings joy to the human spirit, that uplifts the soul, that makes us feel part of the universe again.