Dear NJ MT,

As you may remember, our colleagues in the creative arts therapies introduced a bill in 2007 that would make art therapy, dance/movement therapy and drama therapy sub-specialties of counseling. The bill has a new sponsor, Assemblyman Gusciora, and a new number A-2113. The bill was re-introduced on February 7, 2008. This is the same bill that was introduced in the last legislative session by Assemblyman Panter. This bill is posted on the MAR ( and NJAMT ( websites. We will continue to monitor this legislation to ensure that the exemption language remains as it goes through the legislative process. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the task force at

In the spirit of service,

The NJ Task Force on Occupational Regulation
Kathy Murphy, Chair
Carol Ann Blank
Kristen Brennan
Leah Oswanski
David Ramsey

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