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NJ General Assembly Passes A2183

NJ General Assembly Passes A2183

NJ General Assembly Passes A2183!!! On our way!  New Jersey music therapists are celebrating passage of A2183, the Music Therapist Licensing Act, in the General Assembly on April 12, 2018. The New Jersey State Task Force (NJSTF) is pleased that this was accomplished so quickly.  Starting on January 29th and culminating with the April 12th […]

May 13, 2018 | By More
NJ Bill Needs Support!!

NJ Bill Needs Support!!

The New Jersey Bill Needs Support! Please check out the link below to help us advocate! Click here for a PDF version. Please Support Bill A2183/S1687 Music Therapist Licensing Act What is Music Therapy? Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals for people of all ages and ability levels […]

February 26, 2018 | By More
New Jersey Off to a Promising Start

New Jersey Off to a Promising Start

New Jersey Off to a Promising Start Submitted by Paula Unsal, Chair NJSTF The New Jersey Music Therapist Licensing Act bills have been re-introduced in the 2018-2019 session and are now known as A2183 and S1687 in the General Assembly and Senate respectively. After a disappointing pocket veto by outgoing Governor Christie in the last […]

February 18, 2018 | By More
Governor Does Not Sign NJ Licensing Bill

Governor Does Not Sign NJ Licensing Bill

The New Jersey Music Therapist Licensing Act A783 passed in both houses on January 8, 2018; but Governor Chris Christie did not sign the bill in his final days in office and the bill is no longer active.  The Governor also left the Drama/Dance Movement Therapist Licensing bill unsigned among the almost fifty bills suffering […]

January 17, 2018 | By More
Government Relations Report!

Government Relations Report!

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS (Current as of February 5, 2107) Respectfully Submitted: Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery margovernmentrelations@gmail.com “We Were Made For These Times” I am writing this article just hours after our 45th president was sworn into office. The divisiveness surrounding this event and those leading up […]

February 11, 2017 | By More
Another Successful Hearing for NJ!

Another Successful Hearing for NJ!

Another Successful Hearing! It seems we have heard this song before; but this time with the release of our 2016-17 session bill A783, The Music Therapist Licensing Act, from the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee, we have the potential to move forward toward our goal of adoption into law. Our bill when known as A4353 was […]

February 28, 2016 | By More
NJ Hill day Success!!

NJ Hill day Success!!

The New Jersey State Task Force (NJSTF) now has two sponsored bills in the New Jersey legislature, A4353 and S2971. These are identical bills called The Music Therapist Licensing Act and are in committees in the Assembly and Senate respectively. You may view the bill language under Resources on our MAR page, or to see […]

July 7, 2015 | By More
The Current Status of State Recognition Efforts in New Jersey

The Current Status of State Recognition Efforts in New Jersey

New Jersey Music Therapists are seeking state recognition through a music therapist license. In April of 2015, the Music Therapist Licensing Act sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Andrzejczak and Senator Jeff Van Drew was introduced to the NJ legislature. The primary purpose of this license is to protect the public by outlining the specific education, clinical […]

April 1, 2015 | By More