Despite a strong hand in the development of the practice, Kansas does not offer a license to art therapists. But the art therapy faculty at Emporia State University are trying to change that.
In 2001 attempt by the Kansas Art Therapy Association to get support for a licensure bill failed.
Legislators told the Kansas Art Therapy Association they needed 100 board certified art therapists practicing in the state for them to consider licensure.
But, says Emporia State University faculty member Libby Schmanke, they just can’t seem to get close to that number.