From the American Art Therapy Association (AATA):
On May 11, 2016, Governor Dannel Malloy signed Public Act No. 16-66, which includes Statutory Recognition of art therapists in Connecticut. Henceforth, the terms ‘art therapist’ and ‘licensed art therapist’ gain title protection in the state. Misuse of the term by any individual not appropriately credentialed or certified violates this section of the bill is subject to a class D felony.
The attainment of Statutory Recognition is a momentous event for Connecticut art therapists and the Connecticut Art Therapy Association (CATA), but represents one step in a broader journey toward state licensure.