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 What One Woman Learned From Failing the National Counseling Exam
Failing the counseling exam is an abiding fear looming over would-be counselors pursuing their Masters degree and then their internship work. There’s a reason for this fear, seeing that 40-45% of people taking the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) fail. But could failing the NCMHCE or the NCE ever be a good thing? In an article for Counseling Today, Alyson Carr shares that her experience failing the counseling exam turned out to be positive because of the lessons she learned from it

Studies on the Link Between Psychopathy and Fear
Psychopathy has traditionally been linked to a lack of emotion, specifically when it comes to fear. Psychologists weigh in.

Being the MFT that Couples and Families are Looking For
When it comes to gaining client trust in the Marriage and Family Therapy field, credibility begins with the question: what are couples and families looking for?

The Psychology of Touch
The Psychology of Touch: How the Primary Sense Drives Human Behavior

The Internet’s Impact on Communication and Counseling
Sherry Turkle speaks on connection at the cost of conversation. Though she doesn’t mention telemental health, perhaps the online counseling community could be the best of both worlds.

You’re Never Too Old to Become a Social Worker
How do you think of yourself as you age? For many of us, when we think about the aging process, the first words that come to our minds are negative terms like “decline”, “senility” and “decrepit.” This is because our culture tends to associate aging with cognitive and physiological decline.

Leaving the Emotional Stress of Social Work at the Office
Does your career in social work affect your home life? Given the sensitive nature of this line of work, it’s important to know how to separate work stress from home life. Be the best in your social work career by learning how to separate work stress and home life.

Do Not Click This (Ways to Manage a Wandering Mind)
The problem of divided attention plagues students in other disciplines, whether potential counselors studying to pass the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification, or Marriage and Family Therapists trying to pass the National MFT Exam, or office workers struggling to stay attentive to their present-moment tasks.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution and Get Your MFT Certification
Think back on last year’s resolutions. Did you keep them? Chances are, some resolutions may not have been met, given that New Years’ resolutions are notorious for having a high failure rate. But this year, if MFT certification is one thing you are resolving to accomplish, it’s likely this is one resolution you cannot afford to break.

Back to Our Roots
When we first opened our doors 40 years ago, AATBS was one of the first to offer licensing exam prep for mental health professionals. Over the years we’ve been privileged enough to serve more than half a million therapists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors on their way to getting licensed.