Call for Review: NC Art Therapy Licensure Taskforce We are seeking to obtain Art Therapy Licensure in North Carolina!
Our Democratic support is Deb Butler We are seeking a Republican support
We need more LETTERS OF SUPPORT from art therapists and their colleagues from across the state - we want the entire state to be represented by letters when we present the bill. Ask colleagues or anyone in your community to write a letter outlining their support for licensure of art therapy in North Carolina. You are also welcome to write one yourself. Sample letters are attached.
The bill will be presented before the end of March - so we need letters ASAP. Please send electronic copies to this email address and copy Yael [email@example.com].
Additionally, we want to warn everyone that we will have very little notice when the bill is ready to be presented - likely only a day. Please be on alert for email and Facebook announcements to join us - if at all possible - in person at the Legislative Building in Raleigh as a show of support for art therapy in the state.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts: SECTION 1. Chapter 90 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new Article to read: “Article 43. “Art Therapy Practice Act. "§ 90-726. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the “North Carolina Art Therapy Practice Act.” "§ 90-727. Purpose. It is the purpose of this Article to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare and to protect the public from being harmed by unqualified persons by providing for the licensure and regulation of persons engaged in the practice of art therapy and by establishment of standards of education, training, and competency for persons engaged in the practice of art therapy. "§ 90-728. Definitions. The following definitions apply to this Article: (1)‘Art therapist’ means a person licensed to practice art therapy under the provisions of this Article. (2)‘Art therapy certified supervisor’ means a certified art therapist holding the art therapy certified supervisor (atcs) credential from the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc. (3)‘Art therapy’ means the integrated application of psychotherapeutic principles and methods with specialized training in visual art media, the neurobiological implications of art-making and the creative process, and art-based assessment models to assist individuals, families, or groups to improve cognitive and sensory- motor functions, increase self-awareness and self-esteem, cope with grief and traumatic experience, resolve conflicts and distress, and enhance social functioning. (4)‘Associate art therapist’ means a person licensed to practice art therapy under supervision issued under the provisions of this Article. (5)‘Board’ means the North Carolina Board of Art Therapy.
ATCB ANNOUNCEMENT Dear Credentialed Art Therapist, During the upcoming 2019 annual renewal and five-year recertification season, the Art Therapy Credentials Board is reducing paper use by going paperless. This year, the ATCB will not send renewal notices or recertification applications via mail.In May, we will email you that your annual renewal is due June 30, so please update your email and contact information via MyATCB.You can renew your credential three ways:Log into MyATCB, complete your renewal application, and pay your maintenance fee online;Log into MyATCB, print and complete your renewal notice, and return it to the ATCB Office along with your maintenance fee; orContact the ATCB Office to request your renewal notice be sent via postal mail or email.If you are a board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) and your five-year recertification is due this year, we will email you in late March.We hope you join us in reducing waste by renewing and recertifying online!Please contact the National Office if you have any questions. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 877.213.2822, or 7 Terrace Way, Greensboro, NC 27403.Thank you!ATCB Board of Directors and National Office Staff
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