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This list of preparation materials is for your convenience, and includes our own preparation guides as well as paid advertisements for other study programs.

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 National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE):

  • Describes the NCE
  • Answers commonly asked questions about the NCE
  • Suggests test-taking strategies
  • Helps assess strengths and weaknesses regarding the subject matter covered by the exam
  • Assists in setting study priorities
  • Lists more than 40 potential resources for study and review
  • Provides 134 practice examination questions
  • Includes 38 former examination questions with justified responses
  • Costs $34.95

In an effort to reduce anxiety about the examination, we’ve tried to anticipate your questions regarding the nature of the examination and the testing procedure.

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. 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.

* The Special 15th Anniversary Edition, Encyclopedia of Counseling also known as the "purple book." A publishers' bestseller. Reads like a novel, imparts information like a post-graduate text. Loaded with memory devices. 654 pages. Includes 1050 tutorial questions and answers/final review.

* 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

Dr. Arthur’s DSM-5 Study Programs for NCE and NCMHCE / Career Training Concepts, Inc.

Dr. Arthur's Study Materials for NCC & LPC Licensure – Pass Guarantee!

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

NCMHCE: Arthur-Brende Scenario Simulator for the NCMHCE – Scenarios Online!
  • DSM-5 Updated
  • Purchase up to 36 Web Scenarios
  • Unlimited access 24/7
  • Our online scenarios emulate the actual NCMCHE exam, measuring your information gathering and decision making abilities
  • Try a FREE sample scenario: www.counselorexams.com/ncmhce (No registration required)
  • A 260 page overview of the DSM-5 disorders – available in eBook and/or hard copy

“I passed the NCMHCE on the first attempt using Dr. Arthur's study program. The online practice scenarios were priceless. The program is affordable and the study guide provides a wealth of information that I will continue to use.”
-Roxanne Miller

NCE: Dr. Arthur's Study Guide for the NCE
  • New Code of Ethics and DSM-5 Information
  • Contains important CACREP Information
  • Over 750 questions
  • Pre-Assessment Exam determines your strengths & weaknesses
  • Practice Exam with answers
  • Optional – Two additional online practice exams

"Dr. Arthur's Study Guide helped me develop a successful test-taking strategy. I recommend it to all the students I supervise."
–Don Durkee, Ed.S, LPC, NCC

Upon ordering, Dr. Arthur is personally available for consultation. Published by Career Training Concepts, Inc.

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS)

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS)

Now that you are ready to take the exam, let us help you to prepare so you pass the first time. You do not want to waste valuable time and resources when you are so close to becoming a licensed counselor. We offer several valuable resources to help you pass your exam.

Save 20% off Materials Package by using promo code: NBCC

NCE Materials Package Includes:
Two Comprehensive Study Volumes:
TestMASTER – Over 1,000+ practice questions - 5 full-length exams with rationales
Exam Readiness Lectures
Expert Phone Consultation

NCMHCE Materials Package Includes:
Three Comprehensive Study Volumes
CasePRO - 18 vignettes that closely replicate the NCMHCE in both form and content
Exam Readiness Lectures
Expert Phone Consultation

We also have workshops, flashcards, DSM-5 Fast-Flip Reference Cards and more!

“Just wanted to let you know I passed both the NCE and NCMHCE exams! Thanks to AATBS, I was able to pass my exams the first time. I am so grateful for the preparation I received from AATBS. I could not have done it without you!” - Brent Ketring

Call today! (800) 472-1931 or visit www.aatbs.com

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

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.CounselingExam.com or Call: (321) 377-6198 for more information

The Psychotherapists Training Institute

The Psychotherapists Training Institute

Discover the New Clinical Mental Health Counselor Handbook & Study Guide, 3nd Edition, 2015; Fully Updated for DSM-5, with revised ExamAce on-line 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, 2015, with
    • 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

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The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) does not endorse or uphold any claims made by vendors of study materials listed above. NBCC does not guarantee enhanced performance on any NBCC examination as a result of using study materials. No enhanced performance on any NBCC examination is expressed or implied for individuals purchasing or using any of the study materials listed above. NBCC does not guarantee the accuracy of information provided by study material advertisers.