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About Membership

AANZPA offers a range of membership categories as outlined below. All members receive communications about AANZPA conferences and meetings along with occasional newsletters and our annual journal. Membership of AANZPA also brings automatic membership to the AANZPA regional association in your area.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is open to those who have a demonstrated commitment to the Association and its goals and principles through undertaking ongoing training with an AANZPA accredited Training Institute or Campus for at least six months. An Associate member will have a current Training Agreement with an AANZPA accredited psychodrama Training Institute or Campus and get supervision when applying the psychodrama method.

Your application must be accompanied by your sponsor’s letter which is completed by an Ordinary or Distinguished Member who is involved in your training. This will be followed by payment of the relevant membership fee. Associate Membership is a requirement for advanced trainees. Associate Members are not eligible to stand for the Executive Committee of AANZPA Inc. or vote at general meetings. In all other matters, they have the rights and responsibilities of Ordinary Members.

Ordinary Membership

Ordinary Membership is open to practitioners who hold a current practice certificate issued by the AANZPA Inc Board of Examiners on payment of a fee. Ordinary Members are eligible to be nominated and elected to the AANZPA Executive and to vote at the AGM.

Affiliate Associate Membership

An Associate member of AANZPA, who no longer has a Training Agreement with an AANZPA accredited psychodrama Training Institute or Campus, is designated an Affiliate Associate. This category has been created for Associate members who no longer participate in on-going training and supervision with a Training Institute/Campus or are taking a break from training. Affiliate Associate category is only available to those who have already been an Associate member.

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

When an Affiliate Associate has a new Training Agreement they may apply to be designated an Associate member.

 

Other Membership Categories

Distinguished Member

AANZPA may also appoint Ordinary Members as Distinguished Members. Any Ordinary Member may apply to the Executive Committee to become a Distinguished Member of the Association and the Executive Committee may in its absolute discretion admit an Ordinary member of the Association to be a Distinguished Member of the Association.

Honorary Distinguished Member

The Association may, upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee, admit any person (whether an ordinary member or not) to be an Honorary Distinguished Member of the Association.

Non-Practicing Member

The category of Non-Practicing member may also be made available to Ordinary Members in certain circumstances such as retirement from practice.

President’s Mailing List

President’s Mailing List is available to people who are not eligible for membership to AANZPA Inc and who wish to be assured of receiving publications and notices of events. These people may include those with overseas qualifications who are resident in Australia or Aotearoa   New Zealand and waiting for certification by AANZPA Inc, international applicants, professional associations and other interested professional people.

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AANZPA Membership Fee

Applies from 1 July 2017

  • Ordinary Membership $280.00
  • Associate Membership $145.00
  • Affiliate Associate Membership $145.00
  • President’s Mailing List $80.00
  • Non–Practicing $80.00

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

  • July to January (Pre Conference) $145.00 (Full Fee)
  • January to June (Post Conference) Discounted rate $75.00

Conditions of Membership

  1. Payment of membership fees is continuous and applies until a letter of resignation is received by the Membership Secretary.
  2. All Members agree to comply with the AANZPA Code of Ethics.
  3. All Members will maintain a relationship of ‘good standing’ with AANZPA.
  4. Ordinary Members are eligible to be nominated and elected to the Executive Committee of AANZPA Inc. and to vote at the Annual General Meeting.
  5. Ordinary members will keep their currency up to date or be in touch with the Currency Committee.
  6. Associate Members and Affiliate Associate Members are not eligible to stand for the Executive Committee of AANZPA Inc. or vote at general meetings. In all other matters they have the rights and responsibilities as Ordinary Members.
  7. Associate Members will maintain a Training Agreement with their AANZPA accredited Psychodrama Training Institute or Campus.
  8. Associate Members will let the Membership Administrator know if anything changes that affects their membership or their Training Agreement is not current for the year.
  9. Associate Members will receive supervision from a supervisor approved by an accredited Training Institute or Campus for their psychodrama related work.
  10. Affiliate Associate Members who re-join a training program and have a current Training Agreement may apply to be an Associate Member using the normal membership joining process.

The Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics (Updated February 2018) provides guidelines for understanding 'good practice' that AANZPA has evolved over many years.

The Complaints Procedure

The Complaints Procedure (Updated July 2016) gives us an orderly way to deal with any complaints received.