April 22, 2021


We are thrilled to announce that Governor Bill Lee signed SB 101 on April 20, 2021, officially enacting the Professional Art Therapist License in Tennessee! The law will take effect July 1st, 2021.

AATA congrats the Tennessee Art Therapy Association (TATA) and Tennessee’s art therapists! This achievement would not have been possible without the committed effort of many volunteers over several years and the leadership of TATA Government Affairs Committee Co-Chairs Paige Scheinberg, ATR-BC and Catherine Harris, ATR-BC. You will hear more from them soon on our blog!

This win will go a long way in making art therapy services more accessible in Tennessee and is a critical step in AATA’s goal to secure licensure in each state. Tennessee is the 19th state including the District of Columbia to recognize art therapy through licensure or title protection, and the 11th to enact a specialized art therapy license. Find details on the map below and on our website, and learn more about AATA’s advocacy agenda here.