History and Current Licensure Efforts
Since 2015, the Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association has been working diligently toward creating the LPAT (Licensed Professional Art Therapist). As states around us have successfully achieved this milestone, Pennsylvania hit a snag in 2020 when COVID-19 derailed our efforts. Since the new legislative cycle started in 2023, the Governmental Affairs Co-Chairs, along with a team of helpers, have been working to complete the required Sunrise application. This application serves as a formal request for the who's, what's, and why's of the necessity for this proposed license. If the application is accepted, it will then move to PA state legislation for consideration.