Virginia Health Officials Want Licensing System for Music Therapy



Virginia’s health regulators are asking state lawmakers to green light a licensing system for music therapy.

The Daily Press reports that regulators want to set credentialing standards for therapists as well as set up a system for the state to look into any complaints.

Music therapy is used to help people with various medical conditions develop everything from language skills to motor coordination. It can provide a drug-free way to regulate moods in people with depression or foster socialization in those with limited means of communication.

It gained popularity in veterans’ hospitals in World War II as doctors became interested in music’s ability to heal soldiers with both physical and mental problems.






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