Study Guides

Looking for a good old-fashioned textbook? Try Dr. Hutchinson’s Study Guide for the NCMHCE , available in a variety of formats! Please note that the study guide is non-refundable.
DSM-5 Study Guide
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Dr. Hutchinson's DSM-5 Study Guide is a 202-page review designed to help you hone your DSM-5 Diagnostic skills. This study guide provides a review of the mental disorders, cultural concepts of distress, medical issues, and v-codes found in the DSM-5. Case examples are provided to give you an idea of how a client with a particular disorder may present in therapy.

There is also a quick reference section which outlines durations and age requirements for disorders where that information is part of diagnostic criteria.


NCMHCE Narrative Study Guide
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Dr. Hutchinson's Study Guide for the NCMHCE Narrative Exam is a 321 page review of the following content areas:

TEST CONSTRUCTION 1. Professional Practice and Ethics
2. Intake, Assessment, and Diagnosis Assessment Indicators, Components and Characteristics
3. Areas of Clinical Focus
4. Treatment Planning
5. Counseling Skills and Interventions
6. Core Counseling Attributes

* Please note that the study guide is non-refundable
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