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Interview with Alyson Carr About the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam
Robin Phillips interviews Dr. Alyson Carr on the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam. Topics include: how to prepare for the NCMHCE, how to manage and overcome test-taking anxiety, why the counseling exam is so important, the role of the DSM-5 in the exam, what to do on test-day to increase your chances of success, and much more!

Sleep and the EPPP
Our earlier article,"Sleep and Self Care," considered evidence that a proper night’s sleep is fundamental to emotional, psychological, physical, and mental well-being. In this post I want to continue the discussion by suggesting that sleep is also fundamental to good memory.

How Practice Tests Help with EPPP Anxiety
For many of us, the EPPP is a throwback to the anxiety we felt at school when preparing for standardized tests. But unlike tests in middle school and high school that we might have spent weeks preparing to take, the EPPP is a test we spend years preparing for. For many, this is a recipe for total anxiety.

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.

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.