|Action||New chapter for licensure|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/31/2021|
As a Virginia resident and Art Therapy student, passing licensure for Art Therapists in Virginia would be extremely beneficial. Once I have completed my schooling, I intend to remain in Virginia and study for my license. Having such license will enable the opportunity to apply for multiple jobs within the state and if needed, nationwide, an option unavailable if licensure is not passed. The practice of Art Therapy is quickly growing and is known to be beneficial for individuals seeking treatment. Passing licensure in Virginia will provide more opportunities for clinical work, more outreach on the benefits of Art Therapy, and will improve the standards of Art Therapists. Thank you.