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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Art Therapy (under development) [18 VAC 115 ‑ 90]
Action New chapter for licensure
Comment Period Ends 3/31/2021
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3/30/21  9:09 am
Commenter: Angelica Bigsby ATR-BC , LPC(Prince William County Community Service Board)

The need for Art Therapy licensure in Virginia

The state of Virginia must complete the process of creating art therapy license protection. There has been an increasing need for alternative therapies to help clients work towards productive and manageable lives. I work with people with serious mental illness within the local government community service board; art therapy has provided a unique lens to help clients manage their symptoms and gain insight into improving lives using evidence-based practices. 

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