Monday, April 11, 2011

The Daily Muse: Do You Have a License to Play that Guitar?

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The music therapists in Oklahoma have been working with their state legislators to create a new law that will allow the state licensing of music therapists. Their desire to have state licensing instead of relying solely on the national board certification credential has stirred debate nationally among the ranks of music therapists. I am not sure that I agree with their decision to pursue state recognition, but the following news story does explain some of the reasoning behind the fight. I honestly wish there was another way to gain recognition, but we may all be headed for the pitfalls of state licensing in the long run if it means that we can be reimbursed for services through the state and private insurance. The story is here.

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