|Action||New chapter for licensure|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/31/2021|
Benefits of Art Therapy Licensure
The licensure of Art Therapists in Virginia increase accessibility of mental health services to the residents of Virginia, providing much needed services to our veterans, children, and especially in these times, those impacted by COVID-19; offering support, recovery, and healing. This new license will increase the retention of Master's level, credentialed mental health clinicians in Virginia (there are currently 2 Master's Programs for Art Therapists in VA), as well as create jobs in mental health care, drawing in skilled professionals from across the United States.