Preparation Training for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE)



Presented and developed by Brenda Butterfield, EdD, MSW, LMHC


Please note the location change.  This workshop will be held in Redmond

 One of the steps to becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is to pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE).  This training will provide you with the information and support you'll need to prepare for this exam; procedurally, educationally and psychologically. 

Passing the NCMHCE is a project....successful projects require planning, preparation, resources and most important of all....Confidence!  

For most attendees, this workshop is their first step in preparing for the NCMHCE.  This workshop will help you set up a realistic action plan by helping you to:

  • Understand the process
  • Assess your clinical readiness
  • Explore and gather test preparation resources
  • Assess your schedule/limitations
  • Identify a realistic test date.

Attendees will receive a variety of training materials to help them study along with the NCMHCE clinical simulation self-assessment examination published by the NBCC.  This booklet is filled with practice exam questions to help you become more familiar with the specific problem types that comprise the NCMHCE exam.  Be sure to bring your DSM 5 with you. (if you don't have one, we'll have a few for sale at a very reasonable price.)

During this training you will also be introduced to other student in the same boat you are which gives you the opportunity to find a study buddy or two if you like.

Then there is the guarantee:  If you don't pass the examination, you are eligible to take this course again for free. (just do it within a year....and bring the course materials along)




Continuing Education (CE) Information


6 CEs


Brenda S. Butterfield, EdD, MSW, LMHC


Brenda Butterfield, EdD, MSW, LMHC is a strengths based social worker, metaphysical therapist and innovative teacher.  Her unique educational background mirrors her wide array of clinical experience in child welfare, mental health, substance abuse and education both domestic and abroad.

Dr. Butterfield received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1989.  She earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington School of Social Work in 1998.  Recently she completed a Doctorate Degree in Education from the University of Minnesota in 2014, specializing in the Psychology of Teaching and Learning.

Prior to starting her private practice, Meta Counseling and Consulting, Dr. Butterfield was an award-winning faculty member of the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota- Duluth.  During her tenure Dr. Butterfield received multiple awards from students, colleagues, and community organizations for teaching excellence and leadership.  She has presented at national and international conferences and was invited to serve as a Guest Lecturer teaching psychology courses at the University of Birmingham in England.  She has worked and throughout Africa, England, Europe and the Middle East.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Butterfield has over fifteen years of clinical practice working with children, youth, families, communities, and organizations.  Recently Dr. Butterfield returned to the Pacific Northwest and transitioned out of teaching in higher education to develop her private practice.  Serving youth, families, women, and organizations by emphasizing empowerment through self-reflection and psycho-education are her areas of expertise.

Dr. Butterfield's work reflects the nexus of education, psychology, and social work.  Her services are best described as holistic, strengths based, and goal oriented.  She uses a metaphysical approach, and when requested a spiritual approach, to support the development of full human potential.  In addition to individual, family, and group therapy, Dr. Butterfield presents workshops and provides consulting services to organizations, mental health practitioners, and parents of children struggling to succeed in school.




Upcoming Dates and Registration


Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: $199.00 USD

Campus: Wong Fleming Conference Room, Redmond, WA
Map:       Directions to our campus location.
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