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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
  • Cost: $44.95

Mometrix Test Preparation Study Guides, Flashcards, and Online Course

Our NCE and NCMHCE products have helped thousands of students pass these exams. Some of our successful customers let us know they appreciated our:

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NCE Online Review Course

  • Online lessons and flashcards
  • 1000+ practice questions
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Both products include access to our 200-question practice test with answer explanations.

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

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Includes 750 questions with fully explained answers. Can be used with smartphones, tablets, and computers. Complements all other study materials. Pass or get your money back—guaranteed. Updated for 2019. Free, new question updates in real time.

Written by:

  • Diane Dean, MA, LPC, RN-BC— Diane is a Licensed Professional Counselor and educator with over 20 years’ experience in health care. She has taught at many colleges and universities, including the University of Pittsburgh.

    Stacy Fruhling, NCC, MAC, LCPC, LCADC— Stacy is an adjunct professor in psychology and counseling at Anne Arundel Community College and the Community College of Baltimore County.

    Lisa Slade, MS, NCC, LPC— Lisa is an adjunct professor in psychology, counseling, sociology, and human services at Caldwell University in the Graduate School of Psychology, at the University of Bridgeport, and at Housatonic Community College.

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Dr. Arthur's Study Materials for the NCMHCE and NCE

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NCMHCE: Arthur-Brende Scenario Simulator

  • Free sample: counselorexams.com/ncmhce/scenarios/1 (No registration required)
  • Phone consultation with co-author
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  • Multiple package sizes to fit every budget
  • 36 tutorial scenarios
  • 10 practice exam scenarios
  • Virtual flashcards
  • NCMHCE Study Supplement available in eBook and/or hard copy includes:
    • Overview of DSM-5 disorders
    • Strategies for taking exam and study suggestions
    • Techniques and application
    • Therapy terms
    • Instrumentation
    • Assessments/diagnoses
    • Treatments

"Without Dr. Arthur’s course and materials, there was no way that I would have passed one of the most important exams of my career. The sheer variety of practice scenarios and information gives you all that you need to get a real feel for how the NCMHCE is presented and the info that you need to know to pass.”
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NCE: Dr. Arthur's Study Guide for the NCE
  • Contains important CACREP Information
  • 1,100+ questions
  • Pre-assessment and practice exams with answers
  • Optional – Two additional online practice exams
  • Virtual flashcards
  • Phone consultation with author
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Dr. Howard Rosenthal's User-Friendly Exam Prep (howardrosenthal.com)

Includes DSM 5 and 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.

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Dr. Rosenthal's best Valedictorian Mastery Tool Kit can be purchased for under $185. Includes a risk reversal, better than money back pass guarantee. Perfect for the NCC, CPCE, oral and written boards and counseling comps.

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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
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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

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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
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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

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

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

  • 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
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NCEExamPrep seeks to provide quality, reliable and easy to use preparation material to help test-takers confidently pass the National Counselor Examination.


  • NCEExamPrep Study Manual:
    • Nearly 700 pages of comprehensive, concise, material covering all 8 of the CACREP content areas.
    • Printed, PDF, and Audio versions available.
  • WorkShop Videos & Practice Exams (1, 7, 30, 60, or 90 day unlimited access pass):
    • 4 hours of content recorded live.
    • 1 Hour 20 Minutes focus exclusively on Research &. Statistics
    • Full-Length & Chapter Practice Exams Online
    • "Simulated Mode" is just like the actual NCE
      • Timed, 200 Multiple-choice Questions (160 Scored, 40 Item analysis),
      • Question di5tribution based on new 2019 Work Domains.
      • Mark questions for later review before exam completion.
    • "Study Mode'' allows you to view answers as you go the questions before scoring.
    • Scoring report provides Overall Score, score by Work Domain, CACREP Area and Study Manual Chapter. Report can be emailed to test-taker.
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    • Products are combined for discounts when purchasing multiple items.
    • Full money-back offer with the Guaranteed Study Package if the Recommended Study Plan is followed and you still do not pass.

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