Examination Preparation

This list of preparation materials is for your convenience, and includes our own preparation guides as well as paid advertisements from other study programs. NBCC does not endorse or otherwise support the products, services, or communications of other organizations, businesses, or individuals, including the information provided in this advertisement.

National Board for Certified Counselors

National Board for Certified Counselors

All guides below are developed and distributed by NBCC and can be ordered from our online store.

NBCC’s Official Preparation Guide for the NCMHCE:

  • Is designed to help you become more familiar with simulations in general and with the specific problem types that comprise the NCMHCE
  • Has five clinical simulation problems (the actual examination has 10) developed and reviewed by content experts in the area of clinical mental health counseling
  • Costs $44.95
Dr. Arthur’s DSM-5 Study Programs for NCE and NCMHCE / Career Training Concepts, Inc.

Dr. Arthur’s Study Materials for NCC & LPC Licensure

Visit: www.counselorexams.com or call 888-326-9229.

NCMHCE: Arthur-Brende Scenario Simulator

  • Purchase up to 36 online scenarios
  • Free sample: www.counselorexams.com/ncmhce
    (No registration required)
  • Overview of DSM-5 disorders

"I passed the NCMHCE on the first attempt using Dr. Arthur's
study program. The online practice scenarios were priceless.”

-Roxanne Miller

NCE: Dr. Arthur's Study Guide for the NCE
  • Contains important CACREP Information
  • 750+ questions
  • Pre-Assessment and Practice Exams with answers
  • Optional – two additional online practice exams

Upon ordering, Dr. Arthur is personally available for consultation.

Publisher: Career Training Concepts, Inc.
3640 Hewatt Court, Snellville, GA 30039 ● info@careertrain.com

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS)

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS)

AATBS specializes in preparation for mental health licensure examinations and continuing education.

We offer licensing exam prep packages, study tools, and workshops for the NCE and NCMHCE.

What’s included in a Study Package?

  • Comprehensive Study Volumes
  • Exam Readiness Audio Lectures
  • Online mock exams (CasePRO and TestMASTER)
  • One-on-One Coaching with an Exam Expert
  • Additional add-ons: Workshops, flashcards, and more!

Every Package comes with our exclusive Pass Guarantee!

Since 1976, AATBS has successfully prepared thousands of candidates for the counseling licensing exam. Let us help you with your career goals!

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Dr. Linton's DSM-5 Online Study Programs - CounselingExam.com

Dr. Linton's DSM-5 Online Study Prep for the NCMHCE 6th Edition

  • DSM-5 Comprehensive Review
  • 100+ Simulations
  • Diagnostic Alerts
  • Instructional Narrative Process
  • Instructional Pick It Apart
  • Learning Activities
  • Step by Step Video Strategies
  • Group, Supervision, Service Delivery
  • Unlimited Access 24/7
  • Assessment Tools
  • Flash Cards
  • Case Dissection
  • Secrets to Passing
  • Medical Rule Out
  • Theories and Techniques
  • Audio/Video Materials

Try our FREE simulations and receive e-mails for a week at CounselingExam.com

Available: 600 page review of the NCMHCE DSM-5 in eBook and Paperback formats

A complete set of CDs covering the NCMHCE DSM-5 is available on the site

Visit: www.CounselingExam.com or Call: (407) 463-4113 for more information

Dr. Linton's DSM-5 Online Study Prep for the NCE 6th Edition

  • Comprehensive Test Data Banks
  • Covers all CACREP Areas
  • Case Studies
  • Missed Question Bank
  • Instructional Narrative Process
  • Missed Question Bank
  • Learning Activities
  • Over 5000 Questions
  • Full Length Diagnostic Exams
  • Matching
  • Progress Reports
  • Flash Cards
  • Video Strategies
  • Audio/Video Materials

Take our practice exams for FREE and receive e-mails for a week

Available: 630 page review of the NCE DSM-5 in eBook and Paperback formats

A complete set of CD's covering the NCE DSM-5 is available on the site

Visit: www.NationalCounselingExam.com or Call: (407) 463-4113 for more information

Dr. Howard Rosenthal's User-Friendly Exam Prep

Dr. Howard Rosenthal's User-Friendly Exam Prep (www.howardrosenthal.com)

Includes DSM 5 and New 2014 ACA Ethics!

All of Dr. Rosenthal's materials are lively, easy-to-understand, and actually make exam prep enjoyable.

* New 2017 Encyclopedia of Counseling, The Authentic Purple Book, 4th Edition.The best Encyclopedia ever with nearly 100 pages more than the previous edition. A publishers' bestseller. Reads like a novel, imparts information like a post-graduate text. Loaded with memory devices. 762 pages includes 1100 tutorial questions/answers/new better than ever Super Review Boot Camp.

* 20 Audio CD Listen and Learn Vital Information and Review program turns a traffic jam or day at the beach into a world class learning experience. Totally different than the Encyclopedia. Upbeat presentations with alternative explanations covers all exam areas. Includes a test anxiety prevention CD, a last minute super review boot camp CD, and hundreds of practice questions. Informative and extremely entertaining.

* Human Services Dictionary. A one-of-a-kind resource provides definitions purposely worded to help you tackle tough exam questions.

* Membership in Dr. Rosenthal's exclusive Inner Circle. Receive information and updates that might appear in future Rosenthal materials.

Dr. Rosenthal's best Valedictorian Mastery Tool Kit can be purchased for under $180. Includes a risk reversal, better than money back pass guarantee. Perfect for the NCC, CPCE, oral and written boards and counseling comps.

Go to: www.howardrosenthal.com

The Psychotherapists Training Institute

The Psychotherapists Training Institute

Discover the New Clinical Mental Health Counselor Handbook & Study Guide, 3rd Edition, for the NCMHCE Licensing Exam.

ExamAce online practice simulations included.

Authored by Licensed Mental Health Counselors for all Professional Clinical Counselors. A premier program since 1995, PTI’s package includes:

  • The Clinical Mental Health Counselor Handbook & Study Guide, 3rd edition, Copyright 2017, includes:
    • Twelve content review chapters covering ALL NCMHCE content domains.
    • Examples in each chapter analyzing how content is used on the NCMHCE.
    • Test-taking section that analyzes case simulations and builds critical skills for the exam format, applying diagnostic, treatment planning, and professional practice skills.
  • Online practice simulations (ExamAce) that realistically simulate the NCMHCE experience
    • Reports that identify your specific content area strengths and weaknesses.
    • Explanations for all answer choices.
  • 450 Flashcards that include DSM-5 diagnoses, evidence-based treatment planning, and all NCMHCE content domains, keyed to Study Guide Chapters.
  • Additional Innovative Study Aides:
    • Crossword Puzzles
    • Key Word Concepts
    • 10 Steps to Diagnosis
    • 11-Step Case Analysis Model
    • Study Plans and Time Management Forms
  • Order your comprehensive PTI Package Today. CALL 1-888-201-1619
Mometrix Test Preparation Study Guides and Flashcards

Mometrix Test Preparation Study Guides and Flashcards

Our NCE and NCMHCE study guides and flashcards help you prepare to pass your test. Our NCE and NCMHCE products have already helped thousands of students pass these exams. Some of our successful customers let us know they appreciated our:

  • Current, updated information
  • Convenient, organized format
  • Full-length practice tests
  • Informative answer explanations
  • Useful study techniques
  • Affordable pricing

NCE Products

Both products include access to our 200-question practice test with answer explanations.

NCMHCE Products

Both products include access to our 10 practice simulations with answer explanations.

Order directly from us and receive our No-Risk One-Year 100% Money-Back Guarantee.

Website: www.mometrix.com

Phone: 1-800-673-8175

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