Mental Health


1. Credentialing laws for the counseling profession have been left to the

  a. state legislatures.
  b. national government.
  c. county/city legislatures.
  d. school districts.

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1. __________ is NOT a level of credentialing procedures.

  a. Licensure
  b. Accreditation
  c. Inspection
  d. Certification

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1. Decisions of the CACREP board regarding accreditation of a program can include all of the following EXCEPT

  a. denial of accreditation.
  b. permanent accreditation.
  c. 8-year accreditation.
  d. 2-year provisional accreditation.

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1. __________ is the ability of professionals to move their licensed status from state to state.

  a. Portability
  b. Anonymity
  c. Communicability
  d. Transferability

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1. The __________ was originally chartered as the Military Educators and Counselors Association to support members of the armed services and their families.

  a. American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA)
  b. American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
  c. Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
  d. Military and Government Counseling Association (MGCA)

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1. Portability allows

  a. a multicultural approach to counseling.
  b. professionals to use standardized practices.
  c. the public to know that they are protected.
  d. professionals to move their license from state to state.

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1. The __________ has supported counselors-in-training by offering monetary awards for essay writing contests.

  a. National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  b. American Counseling Association Insurance Trust, Inc. (ACAIT)
  c. American Counseling Association Foundation (ACAF)
  d. Chi Sigma Iota

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1. ____________ was the final state to issue licenses for professional counselors.

  a. Virginia
  b. California
  c. Maryland
  d. Florida

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1. The reason for removing “development” from ACA’s previous title of the American Association for Counseling and Development was

  a. because only psychodynamic perspectives deal with development.
  b. due to a great deal of conflict over the title.
  c. due to new theories emerging that did not look at development as a part of the counseling process.
  d. to unite and reflect the common link of counseling between association members.

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1. In the __________ process, the state legislature passes a law that allows professional groups to document individuals within the profession that have met specific standards.

  a. inspection
  b. registration
  c. licensure
  d. certification

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1. The four levels of credentialing procedures, ranging from least prestigious to most prestigious, are ______________.

  a. inspection, registration, certification, and licensure
  b. certification, inspection, licensure, and registration
  c. registration, certification, inspection, and licensure
  d. inspection, licensure, certification, and registration

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true about credentialing laws for the counseling profession?

  a. Many states accredit graduate school counseling programs in conjunction with national accreditation processes.
  b. Credentialing laws are established by the national government.
  c. Credentialing procedures are different from state to state.
  d. Professional policies and laws, particularly credentialing, are still being established.

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1. The __________ is a voluntary, non-profit, non-governmental, independent corporation that advances professional counselor credentials.

  a. American Counseling Association Foundation (ACAF)
  b. Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  c. National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  d. Chi Sigma Iota

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1. The process by which states reach agreements that allow for out-of-state licenses to be accepted so long as all state fees are paid is known as

  a. certification.
  b. credentialing.
  c. portability.
  d. cross certification.

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1. Which of the following is NOT true about the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)?

  a. NBCC recruits non-profit organizations to sponsor certification testing.
  b. NBCC manages certification examinations.
  c. NBCC oversees the national certification process.
  d. NBCC manages specialty certifications for clinical mental health and addictions counselors.

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1. __________ protects public interest, ensures that graduate students have met high standards, and identifies educational programs that meet minimum standards for faculty composition, curriculum, and student services.

  a. Certification
  b. Licensure
  c. Accreditation
  d. Maintenance

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1. Licensure and national certification

  a. support future skill development.
  b. guide counseling students through their respective graduate programs.
  c. allow professionals to use their leadership and advocacy skills.
  d. are costly and sometimes unnecessary.

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1. Licenses and certifications require

  a. qualification by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  b. a minimum of 3.0 as a graduate GPA.
  c. 3 years of graduate education.


  d. continuing education.

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1. Title acts differ from practice acts in that title acts

  a. require individuals to meet state licensure requirements.
  b. prohibit individuals from performing the activities associated with professional counseling.
  c. allow graduates of counselor education programs to call themselves licensed professional counselors.
  d. allow individuals to practice the profession of counseling so long as they do not call themselves licensed professional counselors.

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1. The minimum number of supervised clinical hours an applicant must accumulate before applying for a counseling license

  a. is 5,000 hours.
  b. is 4,000 hours.
  c. is 3,000 hours.
  d. varies by state.