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Music Therapy License Created in New Jersey

January 22, 2020 03:51 PM

Music Therapy License Created in New Jersey

The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) are excited to announce that on Tuesday January 21, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy signed into law A2183, the “Music Therapist Licensing Act.” The bill creates a music therapy license under the newly-established State Board of Creative Arts and Activities Therapies.

Please help us congratulate the Chair of the New Jersey State Task Force (NJSTF) Paula Unsal for her tenacity and leadership in promoting state recognition efforts over the years; task force members Brian Abrams, Virginia Eulacio Cierniak, Lynn Coyle, Kate Leonard, Melissa Santiago, and Beth Walls for their dedication and passion; the Mid-Atlantic Region of the AMTA for their support; and all the professional and student music therapists in the state who attended Hill Day events, sent letters of support, and participated in advocacy efforts.

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