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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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3/27/21  2:46 pm
Commenter: Hannah Phillips Hale, Mainstream Mental Health Services

Please support this
Please support the Art Therapy License Bill, so that art therapists can become licensed and provide these therapeutic and healing services to more patients, clients and communities in the state of Virginia.  Allowing art therapists to go through the licensure process will improve access to mental health services, help VA to retain masters level mental health clinicians, and potentially bring more Art Therapists to the state.  Talk therapy does not work for everyone and the expressive/creative arts therapies can be so beneficial and life changing for many!!! I have experienced it and hope you support us, so that more people can experience it as well!!!  Thank you for your consideration. 
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