counseling

  1. NCMHCE Content Update Effective Early 2022
    NCMHCE Content Update Effective Early 2022

    According to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), these changes will go into effect in early 2022.  As a coach and an exam candidate/clinician we will only need to be concerned with a few of the changes that may affect our study and exam prep strategies.  Those changes, and how we will tackle them, I will discuss in the next few paragraphs.

    First and foremost, the NBCC uses this test to determine whether you possess the necessary skills to perform as an entry level Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), also known as an entry-level clinical mental health counselor.    You would demonstrate the “ability to identify, analyze, diagnose and develop treatment plans of clinical concerns” by passing this exam.  In addition, you will be scored on six content domains:

  2. The value of adding certifications
    The value of adding certifications

    If you are considering a new certification to add to your arsenal of clinical skills, then you are on the right path. Even if you can’t add the certification until months or years later, it’s important to take steps to add value to your resume and education. Here are more reasons why you should consider a new certification. 

  3. Should you provide telemental health?
    Should you provide telemental health?

    Have you thought about adding video counseling to your list of services? Have you considered your ability to reach more clients in different zip codes? Many virtual counseling platforms are available that give people access to counselors throughout the world. 

  4. Counseling for Counselors
    Counseling for Counselors

    In this profession, it is essential to know when to seek help. We spend most of our time trying to keep our clients engaged and avoiding no-shows. Our clients need counseling and it’s just as vital for us as counselors. Many counseling programs require their students to attend a counseling session to learn about the process and to ensure that they work on their own “stuff” that may come up later as a therapist.