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Our exam prep coaches cover the topic of anxiety management in our weekly Facebook Live event: Coaches’ Corner.

One of the most common challenges facing people preparing for the licensing exam is how to balance studying with the other responsibilities and pressures of life. AATBS’s in-house exam consultants, Melissa and Jennifer, have talked to dozens of people who find themselves struggling with this dilemma. Earlier this month, they returned to Coaches’ Corner with a broadcast on this very subject: how to balance the responsibilities of studying with the demands of a busy life. You can watch the video at the link below.

Prepare for the NCMHCE with Techniques from the Special Forces
Mental toughness techniques used by the Special Forces can play a crucial role in successfully passing the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE).

Two of our incredible coaches, Melissa Mendoza and Jennifer Kolb, are back for another AATBS “Coaches' Corner” session.

The Amazing Power of
Discouragement and feeling like a failure can be detrimental to your success. However, failure is not final. If you believe in improvement, then you can pass the EPPP. 

EPPP Study and Sleep (Part 3): Six Ways to Improve Your Sleep
This post will build on these previous articles by examining six specific steps you can take to improve the quality of your sleep. These steps are for everyone, not just those with obvious sleep problems, since we could all benefit from better quality sleep.

Benefits of the Creative Counselor
Creative counseling has been increasingly popular since professor, author, and former American Counseling Association president, Samuel Gladding, began the practice in 1970. Creativity is directly linked to problem solving, which, Gladding asserts, is the goal of counselors with their clients. Through the experience of expressing emotions creatively, people can become more self-aware and, therefore, begin to progress towards healing.

Are Social Workers Compassionate Enough?
Compassion is perhaps the driving force of those who enter the social working profession, or any helping profession for that matter. Compassion and empathy may be the reasons we put our time and emotional energy towards helping others when it could be easier to look away.

Sleep and Self-Care
People enter the caring professions for a variety of reasons, but usually at the top of the list is the desire to help others. However, in our desire to help others it’s sometimes easy to forget that the quality of the care we can offer, and even our ability to continue offering that care, depends on remaining healthy ourselves.

Background Music’s Affect on Productivity
Do you listen to background music when you study for your licensure exam? It could be affecting your productivity.