March 27, 2019


A bipartisan sponsored bill was introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on March 25th to create a Professional Art Therapist license under the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. Currently, Art Therapy is defined in board regulation as a “closely related field” for qualifying art therapists for the Professional Counseling License (LPC).  However, lack of a separate license has denied art therapists of a distinct identity and scope of practice and has created public confusion about who is qualified to practice art therapy.  HB 932 would add two art therapist members to the State Board and provide practice and title protection for licensed professional art therapists in the state.

Follow all art therapy licensure bills being considered in the 2019 legislative sessions: