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NBCC Visions is our official newsletter. It is published electronically every month and delivered to all NCCs via email.

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Special Considerations for Counseling Military and Veteran Populations

Published: 11/9/2022

W. Bryce Hagedorn, PhD, NCC, MAC, LMHC, QCS, decided to become a counselor for military-connected populations after his combat experience during the Gulf War.

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Counseling Military Families: A Q&A With Rebekah Cole

Published: 11/9/2022

Rebekah Cole, PhD, NCC, LPC, is an active-duty military spouse who understands the challenges faced by military families. She’s dedicated her career to helping the counseling community understand its potential to serve military members and their families.

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NBCC Needs Your Expertise!

Published: 11/9/2022

Make an impact as a subject matter expert for the continuing development of NBCC’s examinations. Put your experience and expertise to work ensuring effective and fair examinations for counselors across the country.

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Career Development Counseling for Military and Veteran Populations

Published: 11/9/2022

Transitioning from military service to civilian life comes with many challenges, including deciding on a new career and knowing the proper pathway for success. We connect with Seth C. W. Hayden, PhD, NCC, CCMHC, ACS, LPC, CCCE, on his work with service members, veterans, and their families.

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Invisible Wounds of War: Veterans and Mental Health

Published: 11/9/2022

The trauma that many veterans experience during combat, deployment, and military service has increased rates of depression, PTSD, suicidal ideation, and other mental health concerns, creating an urgent need for counselors and access to care.

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Register for the Mental Health Connections Virtual Conference

Published: 11/9/2022

NBCC and the NBCC Foundation will host their third international virtual conference, Mental Health Connections: Building a Global Counseling Community, from Nov. 30–Dec. 2, and NBCC credential holders and students are eligible for a 20% registration discount on the registration fee.

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Tips to File a Claim from Lockton Affinity Health

Published: 11/9/2022

Claims happen, and when they do, it can be stressful. Being aware of the process required to report a claim can help reduce stress and improve your claim success. Learn the best way to report a claim with tips from Lockton Affinity Health, an NBCC partner.

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NBCC Signs Memorandum of Understanding With the African Union Southern Africa Regional Office

Published: 10/19/2022

NBCC was honored to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union Southern Africa Regional Office. With this MOU, both parties commit to improving the availability of mental health services in the region.

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Making a Difference in the Intergenerational Substance Use Crisis

Published: 10/19/2022

The opioid crisis in the United States has resulted in hundreds of thousands of lives lost and others suffering from addiction. Counselors can help to address the epidemic through systemic initiatives and on professional and personal levels.

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Q&A: NAADAC President Mita Johnson

Published: 10/19/2022

We recently spoke with the president of NAADAC, Mita M. Johnson, EdD, NCC, MAC, ACS, LPC, LMFT, LAC, SAP, MFT-S, BCTHP-II. Dr. Johnson shared her thoughts with us on addiction and the state of addictions counseling today.

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NCC Spotlight: Kervins Clement

Published: 10/19/2022

Kervins Clement, NCC, CFLE, CRT-IT, LCMHCA, LCASA, is a doctoral student and a 2021 NBCC Minority Fellowship Program Fellow. We spoke to him recently about counseling clients with love and sex addictions

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Examination Sensitivity and Bias Review Committee Works to Ensure Fairness and Representation

Published: 10/19/2022

NBCC’s Examination Sensitivity and Bias Review Committee was established to review assessments and ensure that our examinations and assessment processes are fair and representative of candidates despite differences in ethnicity, gender, native language, and other characteristics.

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Motivational Interviewing: Helping Clients Make Positive Changes

Published: 10/19/2022

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a helpful technique for addictions counselors, using open questions and reflective listening. Todd Lewis, PhD, NCC, LPC, has taught MI throughout his career and helps us understand its benefits.

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NBCC Minority Fellowship Program Provides Training and Community

Published: 10/19/2022

NBCC’s federally funded Minority Fellowship Program provides financial support to master’s and doctoral counseling students who commit to serving underserved communities. The program is much more than just a monetary award, however. Throughout the year, fellows receive numerous support services from the NBCC Foundation, including training opportunities and mentoring.

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NBCC, TPC Win Six APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

Published: 9/23/2022

Congratulations to NBCC’s Communications Department and the editorial staff of The Professional Counselor, who recently won six APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.

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NBCC Announces Expansion of the Credentialing Gateway

Published: 9/23/2022

The Credentialing Gateway has expanded to include access to NBCC certifications! The Credentialing Gateway will replace ProCounselor as the credential management portal for counselors. The new and improved portal makes it easier for counselors to apply for and maintain both NBCC and CCE credentials, organize important documents, update contact information, and more.

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SHORES Acronym Can Help School Counselors Address Suicide Prevention

Published: 9/23/2022

SHORES is a mnemonic device created by Jenny Cureton, PhD, LPC, and Matthew Fink, MA, to help school counselors address protective factors against suicide. We spoke with Dr. Cureton and Diane Stutey, PhD, NCC, LPC, RPT-S, to find out how counselors are using this tool.

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Trevor Project Releases Report Examining Multiracial and LGBTQ Youth Suicide Rates and Mental Health

Published: 9/23/2022

A new report by The Trevor Project shows that stressors experienced by young people with a multiracial and LGBTQ identity may make them more susceptible to poorer mental health.

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NBCC Promotes Equity and Inclusion with Sponsorship of ACES Regional Fall Conferences

Published: 9/23/2022

The ACES Regional Conferences are powerful incubators of counselor education policy, and NBCC is pleased to provide funding support to advance equity, inclusion, and engagement at these events!

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Q&A with Eric Sparks, Deputy Executive Director of ASCA

Published: 8/24/2022

As the new school year begins, we spoke with the Deputy Executive Director of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Eric Sparks, EdD, CAE, who shared his thoughts on the importance of school counseling, the challenges within the field, and how the role continues to evolve.

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Understanding Mandated Reporting for School Counselors

Published: 8/24/2022

Mandated reporting for child abuse or neglect is a legal and ethical responsibility for counselors and other professionals, and the laws vary from state to state. Staying up to date on your state’s requirements is essential.

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Counselor Education: Setting Professionals Up for Success

Published: 8/24/2022

Counselor education programs are designed to prepare students to be responsible, ethical, and professional as they serve the public. Each program is unique, but they are all building blocks for a solid foundation. We interviewed counselor educator Todd Whitman, PhD, NCC, ACS, LPC, LCPC, about setting counselors up for success.

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Free Toolkit for Mental Health Professionals Addresses Equitable Access to Care

Published: 8/24/2022

The Multicultural Development Institute has developed a free interactive online resource designed to help mental health professionals and organizations address racial inequities and stigmas that lead to disparities in treatment.

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Winners of the 2022 National Certified School Counselor Awards Announced

Published: 8/24/2022

The National Certified School Counselor Awards were created to recognize the achievements of outstanding school counselors. We are happy to announce this year’s winners, who have all made extraordinary efforts in their school communities.

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Chi Sigma Iota Recognizes Excellence in Counseling Worldwide

Published: 8/24/2022

Many members of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), the Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International, join as students, but CSI’s wealth of professional development opportunities, awards and grants, and other benefits were also created to help professional counselors and educators to grow and succeed throughout their careers.

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Educating the Public Through Bullying Prevention Programs

Published: 8/24/2022

Bullying has been shown to impact children’s mental health in many ways, including the potential for depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and suicidal ideation. It remains widespread in schools, where it has also been linked to lower academic performance and absenteeism. Fortunately, there are many programs and resources available to prevent and respond to it.

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Mervin Brandy’s Research Addresses Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health

Published: 8/24/2022

Mervin Brandy, the director of State Licensure Operations at the Center for Credentialing & Education, recently co-authored an article in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities focused on the social stressors identified among different genders and races.

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MFP Alumnae Share Their Advice on Building a Successful Private Practice

Published: 7/20/2022

Starting a private practice can be an exciting and somewhat daunting experience. This month we interviewed three NCCs who are alumnae of the Minority Fellowship Program with thriving practices about what has worked for them as entrepreneurs to help you maintain and grow your business to the next level.

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Navigating the No Surprises Act: News Counselors Can Use

Published: 7/20/2022

The No Surprises Act was created to protect the public from surprise bills for health care, including mental health services. Though many counselors already implement some of these requirements as best practices, there are some important new regulations to be aware of.

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Marketing Yourself With Credentials: A Q&A With Anne McSorley

Published: 7/20/2022

Helping clients understand your credentials enables them to make better-informed decisions. Executive coach Anne McSorley, a counselor for 35 years, shares her thoughts on how credentials can help take your business to the next level.

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TPC Welcomes New Editor, Dr. J. Richelle Joe

Published: 7/20/2022

The Professional Counselor (TPC) is proud to announce its incoming editor, Dr. J. Richelle Joe. A counselor educator and researcher who has previously served TPC as a peer reviewer and Associate Editor, Dr. Joe is passionate about the future of the counseling profession and the accessibility of its literature to practitioners, educators, and students.

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National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) Transitioning to New Format

Published: 7/20/2022

The National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) is transitioning to a new format that emphasizes the long-term, ongoing therapeutic process of the counseling relationship. This new format is based on a content outline that was developed by subject matter experts from a national job analysis survey of more than 16,000 credentialed counselors.

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New Guide and eCompendium Offer Evidence-Based Programs for Counselors

Published: 7/20/2022

Dr. Pierluigi Mancini, a member of NBCC’s Minority Fellowship Program-Addictions Counselor Advisory Council, recently worked with a research team to create an eCompendium of evidence-based programs and an accompanying guide as free resources for counselors.

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Counseling Confab: Disconnecting to Reduce Burnout

Published: 7/20/2022

Elizabeth Haarberg, a 2021 Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors Fellow currently pursuing a master’s degree in counseling, shares her thoughts on how counselors can help prevent or reduce burnout.

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Highlight: NBCC Government & Legislative Affairs Department

Published: 6/22/2022

NBCC’s Government & Legislative Affairs Department strives to engage counselors in advocating for policy at the federal and state levels to advance governmental recognition of counselors, increase access to mental health services, and protect the public. Since NBCC’s beginning in 1982, our government affairs work has played a crucial role in helping to lay and maintain the foundational bricks of the counseling profession.

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Addressing the Nation’s Youth Mental Health Crisis

Published: 6/22/2022

As the overall mental health of the nation’s youth continues to decline, how is the profession counteracting the impact of the pandemic and other concerns for our children? Read more about what NBCC is doing at the federal and state levels to promote mental health wellness among our most vulnerable.

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Loan Repayment and Behavioral Health Geriatric Workforce Initiatives

Published: 6/22/2022

The severe lack of resources in the U.S. continues to have a profound effect on millions of Americans struggling with a multitude of mental health concerns. In this article, we explore proposed legislation, and current indicatives and programs intended to address this deficit.

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Congress Considering Spending Bills as August Recess Approaches

Published: 6/22/2022

NBCC and other organizations are working to increase federal funding for the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), which provides annual scholarships for counselors interested in working in underserved communities.

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TPC Expands and Confers Annual Awards

Published: 6/22/2022

The Professional Counselor (TPC) recently recognized the winners of its annual awards, the Dissertation Excellence Award and the Outstanding Scholar Awards. This year, the Dissertation Excellence Award program was expanded to recognize each of the best dissertation submissions using either quantitative or qualitative research methods.

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Recognizing TPC Editor Dr. Amie A. Manis

Published: 6/22/2022

Next month, Dr. Amie A. Manis will begin her departure from the editor’s position at The Professional Counselor (TPC). In this article, we take a moment to reflect on the impact that she has had on the journal.

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Published: 5/13/2022

May is Mental Health Awareness month, a time to increase our focus on raising awareness of the importance of mental health, access to care, and reducing stigma. We spoke with some NBCC Foundation fellows and scholars to find out how they are advocating for mental health and making a positive impact in their communities.

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MHF Program Provides Global Community-Based Mental Health Awareness and Stigma Reduction Education

Published: 5/13/2022

NBCC’s Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) program is providing individuals outside the mental health field with education about mental health, language to talk about mental health, awareness of community-based resources, and basic skills to engage in conversations normalizing help-seeking and reducing stigma in their communities.

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Mental Health Connections Virtual Conference Accepting Presenter Proposals

Published: 5/13/2022

NBCC & Affiliates Global Capacity Building team is seeking presenters with international expertise for its third digital conference, Mental Health Connections: Building a Global Counseling Community. The virtual conference will take place Nov. 30–Dec. 2.

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Donate Used Books and Journals to Help Students and Professionals Worldwide

Published: 5/13/2022

By donating your used professional books and journals to the NBCC Foundation, you can help empower international counseling students and professionals who otherwise may not have access to current educational materials.

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NBCC Institutes Provide Immersive Multicultural Learning Experiences

Published: 5/13/2022

NBCC’s institutes program offers participants an opportunity to expand their multicultural knowledge by engaging with new communities through service learning during an 8- to 10-day immersive experience. Tentative locations in 2023–2024 are Bhutan, Canada, and Rwanda.

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Navigating the Evolving World of Telehealth

Published: 4/18/2022

Telemental health isn’t only growing, it’s rapidly evolving as our world changes. Proper training can help mental health professionals learn best practices, earn credibility, and expand their reach. Read more to learn about the BC-TMH credential and exciting new developments in the field.

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Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider Credential Honors Professional Expertise and Highlights Specialized Services

Published: 4/18/2022

More than ever before, counselors are serving clients who are mobile, working in remote settings, and seeking virtual, internet-based health services. CCE’s Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) credential highlights counselors’ specialized training and professional expertise in telemental health services.

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TeleMental Health Examination Revamped, New Content Outline Created

Published: 4/18/2022

After formal review by a committee of subject matter experts, we have completely revamped the TeleMental Health Examination (TMHE) and its content outline. The examination is taken by candidates seeking to earn the Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) credential.

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Managed Care Must Be Managed

Published: 4/18/2022

There are no easy fixes to improving mental health care on federal and state levels. But one area that needs immediate reform to successfully address mental health treatment access is the process of managed care used by health plans and health insurers.

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NBCC Supports the Counseling Compact

Published: 4/18/2022

The Counseling Compact is a contract among states that will allow professional counselors who are licensed and residing in a Compact member state the privilege to practice in other Compact member states. NBCC strongly encourages cooperation among Compact states in the areas of licensure and regulation.

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NCCs at Work: Advocating for Equitable Access to Mental Health Care

Published: 3/22/2022

NBCC is proud of the continued work of NCCs and their advocacy efforts. This month, we reached out to Zori Paul, Pamela Fullerton, Kapil Nayar, and Turesa Gilchrist to learn about the work they do to advocate for access to mental health care services in their communities.

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NBCC Foundation Strives to Increase Access to Mental Health Care

Published: 3/22/2022

NBCCF awards scholarships and fellowships to counselors working with underserved populations and offers capacity-building grants to communities around the world where access to mental health care is extremely limited.

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NCC Spotlight

Published: 3/22/2022

For John O. Nwosu, Jr., MEd, EdS, NCC, LPC, what began as a journey pursuing a career as a pharmacist turned into a quarter-life crisis, leading him to his current role as a school counselor, mentor, and advocate. Read more about Dr. Nwosu’s engaging work providing students with the tools they need to live their best lives.

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Leading for Equity: International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling

Published: 3/22/2022

Each month, we feature key leaders who are working to make a difference in the counseling profession. We recently asked Dr. Carol M. Smith, founding president of the International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling, to share her thoughts about her organization’s efforts to improve access to mental health care.

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Visit Us at the ACA Conference & Expo

Published: 3/22/2022

We hope you’ll stop by and see us at the 2022 ACA Conference & Expo, taking place April 7–9 in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a fantastic opportunity to connect, engage, and learn how you can transform the counseling profession.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2022 CACREP Grants

Published: 3/22/2022

Each year, NBCC and Affiliates awards grants to master’s-level counseling programs seeking first-time CACREP accreditation to demonstrate that their programs meet the highest professional standards. Read more about the grant process and last year’s awardees.

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Enter to Win One of Our 2022 NCSC Awards

Published: 2/8/2022

NBCC will award 10 school counselors $1,000 each in honor of their efforts to address youth mental health needs and suicide prevention. Learn more about this program and apply today!

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A Day in the Life of a School Counselor

Published: 2/8/2022

As a school counselor, Corey Daniel, NCC, plays a vital role in the mental health and well-being of the students at the North Carolina high school where she’s worked for 14 years.

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Highlighting the NCSC Certification

Published: 2/8/2022

Earning the National Certified School Counselor (NCSC) certification ensures that counselors adhere to the highest standards of practice and have met stringent requirements in education, experience, ethics, and more.

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Catching Up With Our 2021 NCSC Award Winners

Published: 2/8/2022

The winners of our 2021 NCSC award have been doing great work in their communities and beyond! This month we caught up with four of them to find out how these funds helped their missions.

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Leading for Equity: CSI

Published: 2/8/2022

Each month, we feature key leaders of the counseling profession sharing their thoughts about their organizations’ efforts to improve access to mental health care. This month we spoke with President Cheryl L. Fulton and Executive Director Holly Moorhead of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International (CSI).

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Leading for Equity: The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Published: 1/12/2022

Each month, we feature key leaders of the counseling profession as they share their thoughts about their organizations’ efforts to improve access to mental health care. This month we spoke with President Mita Johnson and Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy of The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).

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Explore New Opportunities at the NBCC Foundation’s Virtual Career Fair

Published: 1/12/2022

Don’t miss Counseling Foundations: Your Path to Career Success, on Feb. 17 from noon–4 pm EST! Recent graduates and seasoned counseling professionals can meet employers, gain interview experience, and learn about exciting opportunities for counselors. Especially welcome are employers and candidates who are passionate about serving traditionally underserved populations.

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Help New Clients Connect With You Through Counselor Find

Published: 1/12/2022

Our searchable Counselor Find directory allows nationally certified counselors to list information about their practices online, making it easier for those seeking help to find care. This exclusive user-friendly platform is a great way to gain visibility while marketing your skills, and best of all, it’s free!

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Setting the Stage for the Future of Counselor Testing Online

Published: 1/12/2022

The latest research by NBCC’s Assessments Department shows that counselor examination volume for licensure and certification has remained consistent throughout the pandemic. Several new online testing options provide opportunities to more easily and efficiently fulfill the examination requirements for licensure and certification.

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NBCC Awards Grants to Counseling Programs Seeking First-Time CACREP Accreditation

Published: 1/12/2022

Congratulations to the four master’s-level counseling programs that were recently awarded NBCC and Affiliates grants to assist them with the costs of obtaining first-time accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)! Becoming CACREP-accredited is a remarkable accomplishment indicating that a counselor education program has been evaluated and meets the highest professional standards.

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Make an Impact: Apply to Become an NBCC and Affiliates Board Director or Trustee

Published: 1/12/2022

Are you interested in sharing your professional experience as an NCC or CCE credential holder to promote and advance the profession of counseling? Consider applying to become an NBCC and Affiliates board director or trustee and help make a positive, far-reaching impact on mental health care.

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EBCC: Building Partnerships to Expand Access in European Countries

Published: 12/8/2021

Counseling means different things to people in other countries, and EBCC is working to help define the profession in Europe by helping its partners create and implement certification and credentialing training programs.

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Leading for Equity: American Counseling Association

Published: 12/8/2021

Each month, we feature key leaders of the counseling profession sharing their thoughts about their organizations’ efforts to improve access to mental health care and strengthening health equity. This month we spoke with President S. Kent Butler Jr. and CEO Richard Yep of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

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NCC Spotlight

Published: 12/8/2021

Grata R.V. Garcia-Catipon's work as a contract counselor for the United States Department of Defense has taken her to countries around the world, where she works with military families. Her experience growing up with military family members and as a military spouse have helped her to connect with her clients.

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Bridging Gaps in Access to Mental Health Care in Malawi

Published: 12/8/2021

Gibozi Mphanzi, president of GCAM, and its co-founder, Diana Nyirenda, recently shared their insights about the importance of increasing access to mental health care in Malawi and what GCAM is doing to help foster health equity.

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The Mental Health Connections: Cultivating Equity Conference Has Begun!

Published: 12/8/2021

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about counseling in a variety of international settings and initiatives to expand awareness, training, and service capacity from international and domestic speakers during this three-day virtual event.

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NBCC Department Highlight: International Capacity Building

Published: 12/8/2021

NBCC’s International Capacity Building Department has built relationships and partnerships around the world working towards advancing counseling and access to mental health resources to communities everywhere.

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Registration Open for Mental Health Connections: Cultivating Equity Virtual Conference

Published: 11/10/2021

NBCC and the NBCC Foundation will host Mental Health Connections: Cultivating Equity, an international virtual conference, Dec. 8–10. Register now to learn about the state of counseling from speakers all over the world while also earning continuing education hours.

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NBCC Simplifies CE Process for Qualifying CSI Chapters

Published: 11/10/2021

In support of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) International, NBCC allows active CSI chapters to offer qualifying continuing education credit without applying for and maintaining Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) status separate from that of their affiliated counselor education programs.

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Help the NBCC Foundation While Shopping on AmazonSmile

Published: 11/10/2021

Select the NBCC Foundation through the AmazonSmile program before shopping online and .5% of your purchase price will be donated to help fund the NBCC Foundation’s annual military and rural scholarships for master’s-level counseling students. A little goes a long way.

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Counseling Confab: Haiku of Hope

Published: 11/10/2021

In this month’s submission to the Counseling Confab, Pamela Fullerton, LCPC, CCTP, shares her recent experience at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) conference and what she took away from it.

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Leading for Equity: Dr. Beverly Smith, AMHCA President

Published: 10/8/2021

In our new NBCC Visions column “Leading for Equity,” we hear from American Mental Health Counselors Association President Dr. Beverly Smith on her leadership efforts to advance equity and justice within the counseling profession.

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National Coming Out Day Celebrated on October 11

Published: 10/7/2021

The 33rd annual National Coming Out Day was observed on Oct. 11 to support members of the LGBTQ+ community by promoting equality and civil rights and supporting their right to live openly and authentically by publicly affirming their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

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Meet Lisa Price, Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH)

Published: 10/7/2021

In 2018, Lisa Price became the second person to earn the BC-TMH credential, and the first in Virginia. Price says the BC-TMH has enabled her to virtually serve clients in her rural community who otherwise may not have access to care.

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NBCC Foundation’s Virtual Symposium a Success!

Published: 10/7/2021

The NBCC Foundation is delighted with the success of its 2021 Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities, which was held virtually Sept. 23–24. Over 400 attendees viewed presentations and engaged in discussions on topics focused on counseling skills, research, and resources.

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Introducing CCE Academy

Published: 9/15/2021

We are excited to announce that the entire library of courses from i-Counseling is now available on our new continuing education platform, CCE Academy. Our new user-friendly platform allows users to easily search and explore continuing education on a wide variety of topics.

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NCC Spotlight

Published: 9/15/2021

Bilingual counselor Dr. Camila Pulgar Guzmán strives to remove long-held mental health care stigmas within the Latinx community. As a Chilean immigrant, she also has a personal understanding of the challenges faced by those adjusting to new lives in the United States.

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2021 IMFP Mentoring Program

Published: 9/15/2021

Nominations for Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program (IMFP) mentors are now open through Sept. 19, 2021. IMFP mentors are ethnically/racially and gender-diverse individuals who possess knowledge and expertise of other diverse populations.

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Meet Your NBCC Team

Published: 9/15/2021

Darren Mullahey, NBCC’s Renewal Programs Manager, comes to us with years of experience in business and sales marketing and customer service, and he happens to be a decent pool player.

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NBCC Creed: Core Values and Beliefs

Published: 8/18/2021

NBCC’s Board of Directors recently met with its leadership and worked together to develop the NBCC Creed, an official statement providing a clear view of our beliefs about what we value not only as counselors, but also as an organization.

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2021 Counseling Regulatory Boards Summit: Protecting the Public. Propelling the Profession.

Published: 8/18/2021

NBCC and Affiliates recently held the Counseling Regulatory Boards Summit in Denver, Colorado. It provided an opportunity for state regulatory boards responsible for overseeing the licensure of counselors to come together and discuss key issues impacting all states.

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NBCC, TPC Win Eight 2021 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

Published: 8/18/2021

The results of the 2021 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence have been released and members of both the NBCC Communications Department and the editorial staff of The Professional Counselor (TPC) received a combined eight awards for their work!

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Affiliate Highlight: The Center for Credentialing & Education

Published: 8/18/2021

The Center for Credentialing & Education’s (CCE) mission is to advance professional excellence through credentialing, assessments, and business support services, offering credentialing to nearly 25,000 professionals globally in a variety of fields.

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NBCC Foundation Volunteers

Published: 7/14/2021

Volunteers fulfill a number of important roles with the NBCC Foundation and are essential in efforts to provide so many scholarship, fellowship, and other funding opportunities. Learn how you can be a part of the Foundation's mission to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change.

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NCC Spotlight

Published: 7/14/2021

As a member of the LGBTQ community, Leann Romitti, NCC, MSCP, LPC, is especially passionate about providing quality care and a safe space for every client in need.

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Meet Your NBCC Team

Published: 7/14/2021

Meet Chris Travis, our Application Specialist, and unofficial family chauffeur, who takes pride in his work reviewing submissions primarily for CACREP and regionally accredited applicants.

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Youth Have an Increased Need for Mental Health Services During Pandemic

Published: 6/17/2021

As the country begins to consider returning to pre-pandemic life, the need for youth and children’s counselors is at an all-time high. NBCC continues to support counselors and provide relevant resources to better engage with underserved communities.

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NCSC Award Recipients Announced

Published: 6/17/2021

NBCC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 National Certified School Counselor Awards. This year’s awards recognize school counselors who have invested extraordinary effort to meet the needs of their schools and community.

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CCE Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) Program

Published: 6/17/2021

Supervision is not only a requirement for licensure; it is also a powerful tool for improvement throughout a counselor’s career. Qualifying for the CCE Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential helps to identify supervisors with a strong commitment to the profession of counseling.

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Join the Grassroots Movement

Published: 5/12/2021

Grassroots advocacy means real people making their voices heard, raising awareness, and educating policymakers. As an NCC, you can offer expert advice about the counseling profession, as well as your personal insights into how lack of counselor recognition in federal programs and agencies creates a barrier to mental healthcare access.

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TPC Recognizes Outstanding Scholar Award Winners for Best Article

Published: 5/12/2021

The Professional Counselor (TPC) recently recognized the winners of its annual scholarship awards. Join us in congratulating this year’s winners

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A Tool for Helping Survivors of Loss Walk Through Complicated Grief

Published: 5/12/2021

Marilyn Willis, MA, NCC, LPCC, is the author of RESTORED: A Self-Paced Grief Workbook for Your Journey From Loss to Life, and offers insight into her process for writing this book and what it offers to its readers.

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NBCC’s Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) Program

Published: 5/12/2021

NBCC’s Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) program works to meet global mental health needs by offering trainings to people outside mental health fields in basic helping and referral skills. If you or your organization are interested in MHF training, learn more or contact us.

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Examination Sensitivity and Bias Review Committee

Published: 4/14/2021

NBCC and CCE are proud to introduce the Examination Sensitivity and Bias Review Committee, which will conduct ongoing reviews of assessments and processes to help ensure that our examinations are fair and representative.

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NBCC Visions is a resource for counselors, counselor educators, and counseling students. This monthly newsletter provides up-to-date legislative news about the profession; communicates information on certifications, scholarships, and volunteer opportunities; and shares ideas on successful counseling techniques.

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The Counseling Confab

The Counseling Confab feature is dedicated to National Certified Counselor guest writers with stories of successes; challenges; and advice, tips, and tools for other counselors. Our hope is to pique your interest in a new modality to study, provide practical tools to use in sessions, and strengthen your confidence in working with different populations.

Those interested in contributing should email newsletter@nbcc.org with their article for review. The structure of the articles that we feature is flexible, and we hope that writers are able to highlight their work and construct their stories in their own voice, in a way that speaks to their strengths. We ask that you limit your article to 1,500 words or less. Should your submission be approved, it may be edited for formatting or space reasons.

NCC Spotlight

There is no doubt that counselors do amazing work within their communities. Publishing articles and books; developing presentations, workshops, and training programs; receiving awards and other recognitions—NCCs are truly vital contributors in the mental health profession.

The stories that we hear are incredibly inspiring, and we want to share them! If you are interested in being highlighted in the NCC spotlight, or if there is an NCC that you would like to nominate, please contact us.

If you have had an interesting journey into the profession of counseling, work with underserved populations, advocate for your clients and for the profession, or specialize in a particular modality, we want to share your story! Email newsletter@nbcc.org with information on why you would make a good candidate to highlight.

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