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Support Creative Arts Therapy Bills 


Creative Arts Therapies is a licensed mental health field that utilizes a variety of creative approaches to help children, adolescents, and adults to achieve cognitive, behavioral, developmental, physical health and social-emotional growth goals. The primary areas of specialized practice are art therapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy and music therapy.

Current Creative Arts Therapy Licensure Bills

HB 4513: Amend Mental health code to include Art Therapy

HB 4514: Licensure of Art Therapy


Create Access: Creative Arts Therapies have been proven to be effective, efficient, and evidence-based treatment for mental and behavioral health.  Licensing art, dance/movement, drama and music therapists increases access to a greater number of qualified clinicians, define the scope of their practice within Michigan’s current psychotherapy infrastructure, and provides for state-wide oversight of patient care.

Protect the Public: Licensure of creative arts therapists ensures that the public receives care from therapists who have met the educational and clinical requirements to provide safe and effective treatment. 

Retain Talent: With a growing demand for mental and behavioral therapy services, providing licensure expands and retains employment opportunities within the state.  

CAN Commitments

The Cultural Advocacy Network of Michigan (CAN) commits to:

  • Engage professional lobbyists to influence political decisions related to our legislative priority.

  • Include this legislative priority as a primary focus for legislative meetings and events CAN hosts throughout the year, including Cultural Advocacy Day.

  • Inform CAN’s community of advocates on relevant information and updates to our legislative priority.

About Us

We are a statewide, membership-based organization dedicated to ensuring cultural leaders have the tools necessary to provide services of the highest quality.

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