Summary of Art Therapy licensure efforts in U.S.

posted Jan 12, 2019, 4:12 PM by EATA President

State Regulation of Art Therapists USA from AATA 1/2019

Delaware:LicensedProfessionalArtTherapist(LPAT)andLicensedAssociateArtTherapist (LAAT)issuedbytheBoardofMentalHealthandChemicalDependencyProfessionals.

Kentucky:ProfessionalArtTherapyLicense(LPAT)issuedbytheKentuckyBoardof LicensureforProfessionalArtTherapists,whichisattachedtotheOfficeofOccupationsand ProfessionsoftheKentuckyPublicProtectionCabinet.

Maryland:ProfessionalClinicalArtTherapyLicense(LPCAT)issuedbytheStateBoardof ProfessionalCounselorsandTherapists.

Mississippi:ProfessionalArtTherapyLicense(LPAT)issuedbytheMississippiStateBoardof Healthwitha3-memberProfessionalArtTherapyAdvisoryCouncil.

NewJersey:ProfessionalArtTherapyLicense(LPAT)issuedbyafive-memberArtTherapy AdvisoryCommitteeundertheStateBoardofMarriageandFamilyTherapyExaminers.

NewMexico:ProfessionalArtTherapistLicense(LPAT)issuedbytheCounselingandTherapy PracticeBoardundertheBoardsandCommissionsDivisionoftheNewMexicoRegulation& LicensingDepartment.

Oregon:LicensedArtTherapist(LAT)andLicensedCertifiedArtTherapist(LCAT)issuedby theHealthLicensingOfficeoftheOregonHealthAuthority.

II. States Licensing Art Therapists under related licenses:
New
York:CreativeArtsTherapistLicense(LCAT)issuedbytheOfficeoftheProfessionsof

theNewYorkStateEducationDepartment.

Pennsylvania:Arttherapydefinedinregulationasaqualifying“closelyrelatedfield”forthe professionalcounselinglicenseissuedbytheStateBoardofSocialWork,MarriageandFamily TherapistsandProfessionalCounselorsunderthePennsylvaniaStateSecretaryofState.

Texas:ProfessionalCounselorwithSpecializationinArtTherapyLicense(LPC-AT)issuedby theTexasStateBoardofExaminersofProfessionalCounselors.

Utah:Arttherapistswithclinicalarttherapymaster’sdegreesrecognizedbytheUtahDivision ofOccupationalandProfessionalLicensingasmeetingtheeducationrequirementsforthe AssociateClinicalMentalHealthCounselorlicense.

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Wisconsin:RegisteredArtTherapistwithLicensetoPracticePsychotherapyissuedbythe WisconsinDepartmentofSafetyandProfessionalServicestoqualifyingarttherapistswithboard certificationbytheArtTherapyCredentialsBoard(ATCB).

III.States Recognizing Art Therapists for purposes of State Hiring or Title Protection:

Arizona:StatelawauthorizestheStateDepartmentofHealthServicestocontractformental healthandbehavioralhealthservicesofCertifiedArtTherapists;definesArtTherapyfor purposesofstatelawandprovidestitleprotectionforcredentialedarttherapists.

Connecticut:ArttherapyisdefinedinStatelawforpurposesofqualifyingwhomayprovideart therapyservicestothepublicandrestrictinguseofthetitle“arttherapist”topersonsholding nationalarttherapycredentials.

Louisiana:StateDepartmentofEducationregulationsrequirelicensesbasedonATCB credentialstoqualifyforhiringasarttherapistsinpublicschools.

AATA,October2017

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