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Diversional Therapy Australia is committed to promoting, fostering and advancing the development of the profession of Diversional Therapy in Australia and internationally. Its mission is to ensure that the practice of Diversional Therapy continues to be viable and relevant, contributing to the wellbeing of clients and the community, while encouraging education, professional and personal development in its members. Learn More.


Diversional Therapy Australia News

  • President's Piece - September 2014
    President's Piece - September 2014
    Published Tuesday, September 02, 2014

    Hello Members, I write this report with a mix of emotions.  Most of you will be aware of the recent passing of Dr. Peter Spitzer, also known to many as Dr. Fruit-Loop. Dr. Spitzer was the co-founder and medical director of The Humour Foundation and within that role had a close relationship with DTA. Last year, DTA entered into negotiations with The Humour Foundation in developing a Memora...

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  • A tribute to Dr Peter Spitzer
    A tribute to Dr Peter Spitzer
    Published Tuesday, September 02, 2014

    As I sit here and watch the movie Patch Adams I am reminded and even more appreciative of the contribution you have left not only for the profession of Diversional Therapy but the contribution to Australia's Medical Profession. As the co-founder of the Humour Foundation and the Clown Doctor program in Australia, most recently you also had a major role to play in bringing humour to aged care esp...

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