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Bounce Back After Exam Failure
Bouncing back after a failed exam can be difficult. What do you do after a failed attempt? Where do you begin? Why do people fail in the first place? AATBS coaches, Melissa and Jennifer, answer these questions and give tips on how to strategize for a successful next attempt in our Coaches Corner live-stream from the end of August.

Transitioning Back to the Routine of Studying for Your Licensure Exam
Depending on the shift in your schedule, you may find yourself with either more time or less time to study than you did during the summer. A successful transition back into routine takes planning, prioritizing, and consistency. Use these avenues to achieve your goal of passing your licensure exam before the holidays!

Transform Burnout into Productive Social Work Exam Prep: Part Two
Last week, we covered five indicators of burnout as well as the steps to overcoming the specific indicators. Those first five indicators are: exhaustion, lack of motivation, negative emotions, cognitive problems, and poor job performance. These five signs are only half of signals indicating burnout. Take a look to get the complete picture.

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.