NCMHCE Test Breakdown

NCMHCE Exam Prep

The NCMHCE is a requirement for counselor licensure in many states.  Passing the NCMHCE exam will help you qualify for the Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) national certification.  Use the exam outline below to get a better understanding of the topics covered on the test.


NCMHCE Test Breakdown

NCMHCE Test Breakdown

Exam Administration
NCMHCE Test Length
• 3 hours, 15 minutes to complete
• Consists of 10 simulated clinical mental health counseling cases
• Each simulation is divided into 5-8 sections

Distribution of Content for the NCMHCE
• Assessment and Diagnosis
• Counseling and Psychotherapy
• Administration, Consultation, and Supervision

NCMHCE Secrets Study Guide
NCMHCE Secrets Study Guide

Overview of the NCMHCE Test Content

1. Assessment and Diagnosis
• Integrate client assessment and observational data
• Identify precipitating problems or symptoms
• Identify individual and/or relationship functioning
• Identify relevant family issues.

2. Counseling and Psychotherapy

• Inform client about ethical standards and practice
• Clarify counselor/client roles
• Implement individual counseling in relation to a plan of treatment
• Evaluate referral information

3. Administration, Consultation, and Supervision
• Maintain case notes, records and/or files
• Determine if services meet clients’ needs
• Communicate orally with others to maintain professional communications
• Assist clients with obtaining services.

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