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NBCC NCMHCE Exam Guide

The NBCC National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) measures an individual’s ability to apply and evaluate knowledge necessary to perform as a minimally competent professional counselor. A clinical mental health counselor (NCMHCE) is required to make important clinical decisions regarding the well-being of clients. Therefore, a clinical simulation examination is used to more realistically assess knowledge in such decision- making. The NCMHCE is a clinical simulation examination. Each simulation consists of three components: scenario, Information Gathering (IG) sections and Decision Making (DM) sections.

The examinee target population is entry-level counselors with appropriate counseling training as determined by the minimally
qualified candidate requirements.

There are six domains on the examination:
– Professional Practice and Ethics
– Intake, Assessment, and Diagnosis
– Areas of Clinical Focus
– Treatment Planning
– Counseling Skills and Interventions
– Core Counseling Attributes

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