Mental Health Quiz 


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

a. Anonymity b.

Communicability c.

Transferability d.


 0.5 points QUESTION 2

1. Divisions can be categorized as divisions or divisions. a.

specialty; preferred b.

passion; work setting c.

passion; specialty


work setting; specialty

0.5 points QUESTION 3

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the four ACA regions? a.

North Atlantic b.

Eastern c.

Midwest d.


0.5 points QUESTION 4

1. Portability allows a.

a multicultural approach to counseling. b.

professionals to use standardized practices. c.

professionals to move their license from state to state.


 the public to know that they are protected.

0.5 points


1. The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) is an example of a a.

Both of the above b.

work setting division. c.

None of the above d.

passion division.

0.5 points QUESTION 6

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

California b.

Florida c.

Maryland d.


0.5 points


 1. Which ACA division is nicknamed “the heart and conscience of the counseling profession”?


Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) b.

Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) c.

International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) d.

Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC)

0.5 points 


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

school districts. b.

state legislatures. c.

national government. d.

county/city legislatures.

0.5 points QUESTION 9

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


NBCC recruits non-profit organizations to sponsor certification testing. b.

NBCC manages specialty certifications for clinical mental health and addictions counselors.


NBCC oversees the national certification process. d.

NBCC manages certification examinations.

0.5 points


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

allow graduates of counselor education programs to call themselves licensed professional counselors.


prohibit individuals from performing the activities associated with professional counseling.


require individuals to meet state licensure requirements. d.

allow individuals to practice the profession of counseling so long as they do not call themselves licensed professional counselors.

0.5 points


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


certification, inspection, licensure, and registration b.

inspection, registration, certification, and licensure c.

inspection, licensure, certification, and registration d.

registration, certification, inspection, and licensure

0.5 points QUESTION 12

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


Many states accredited graduate school counseling programs in conjunction with national accreditation processes.


Credentialing procedures are different from state to state. c.

Credentialing laws are established by the national government. d.

Professional policies and laws, particularly credentialing, are still being established.

0.5 points QUESTION 13

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


portability. b.



cross certification. d.


0.5 points QUESTION 14

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


denial of accreditation. b.

8-year accreditation. c.

permanent accreditation. d.

2-year provisional accreditation.

0.5 points


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.

Accreditation b.

Licensure c.

Certification d.


0.5 points QUESTION 16

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


is 4,000 hours. b.

is 5,000 hours. c.

is 3,000 hours. d.

varies by state.

0.5 points


1. is NOT a level of credentialing procedures. a.

Inspection b.

Accreditation c.

Certification d.


0.5 points QUESTION 18

1. Licensure and national certification a.

support future skill development. b.

are costly and sometimes unnecessary. c.

guide counseling students through their respective graduate programs. d.

allow professionals to use their leadership and advocacy skills.

0.5 points QUESTION 19

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


National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) b.

American Counseling Association Foundation (ACAF) c.

Chi Sigma Iota d.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

0.5 points QUESTION 20

1. Licenses and certifications require

a. qualification by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

b. continuing education.

c. a minimum of 3.0 as a graduate GPA.

d. 3 years of graduate education.

Clinical Mental Health Assignment

Completing this assignment will require you to think about the context in which you will someday serve clients—the historical context, the network of mental health services currently available to clients in your community, and the labor market context that may influence your selected area of practice. This assignment will also invite you to envision yourself participating in a professional organization that supports clinical mental health counselors and the counseling profession.

Using SafeAssign

This course requires you to use the SafeAssign tool. The SafeAssign source matching tool is available to you via a link in the courtroom. SafeAssign supports the development of your skills in preparing written coursework. Use your originality report to help ensure that you have used outside sources ethically and effectively.

■ Note: Submitting a draft of your work to SafeAssign allows you to make revisions before submitting it as your final work for grading. Submitting an assignment to SafeAssign does not submit the work to the course room for evaluation. This must be done separately; look for directions at the end of the assignment instructions.


Note: Use the Practice Plan Template in the Resources to complete this assignment.

● Begin the assignment with the section labeled Historical Background. In this section:

■ Identify a population whom you would like to counsel someday (for example, children, teens, seniors, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with a particular disability or disorder). Provide reasons why you think you would find this area of counseling rewarding.

■ Concisely summarize key factors pertinent to the history and development of this area of clinical mental health counseling, including key events that have influenced counseling services available for this population.

● The next section is Network and Practice:

■ Conduct an Internet search of all agencies that offer mental health services for your selected population in your community. Describe the network of mental health counseling services available for a client from your selected population across the continuum of care, considering inpatient, outpatient, partial treatment, and aftercare options.

■ Identify a potential professional niche for yourself within this network of services. Review information available in O*Net’s Summary Report for 21-1014.00 – Mental Health Counselors, the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), and the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provided in the Resources. Analyze the skills, educational requirements, and average earnings of a counselor working in your area of interest in your state.

● The next section is Supervision and Consultation:

■ Until you are fully licensed, you are required to work under the supervision of an experienced mental health professional. After reviewing the ACA

Code of Ethics and the requirements for your state, describe plans for receiving clinical supervision to help you make ethical and legal decisions on the job.

■ After licensure, the professional counselor has the right to consult with a colleague in any case, particularly when there is the potential for serious or foreseeable harm to the client or others. Describe resources in your professional community with whom you could engage in case consultation. Identify practices you would use so that your case consultation would meet ethical and legal requirements.

● The next section is Professional Organizations:

■ In this section, identify several national, state, regional, or special interest professional organizations that will support your practice as a

professional counselor. Describe several ways in which you will benefit from affiliation with these professional counseling organizations.

● In the last section Appendix A: Professional Counseling Disclosure Statement:

■ Using the feedback you received in the discussion in this unit, prepare a hypothetical Professional Counseling Disclosure Statement that would meet ethical and legal standards for practice for you to work with an individual in your chosen private counseling setting after you are fully licensed in your state. Include disclosure of the certifications, licenses, and credentials that you would need to acquire, as well as professional organization memberships that would support your area of expertise.

Review the scoring guide in the Resources to make sure you understand how this assignment will be graded.

Submission Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

■ Written communication: Write coherently to support central ideas, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.

■ Length of paper: 4–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page. (Do not include an abstract.)

■ References: Use at least four different resources. These can come from assigned unit readings, peer-reviewed journals, or other scholarly resources.

■ APA formatting: Follow current APA guidelines for style and formatting, as well as for citing your resources in the body of your paper and on the References


■ Font and font-size: Times New Roman, 12 points.

SafeAssign Submission Requirements

You are required to submit a draft of this paper to SafeAssign to generate a report prior to submitting the assignment for grading. When your paper is downloaded and viewable in SafeAssign, save the originality report. Check your work for any necessary edits. Once the paper is finalized and all edits have been made, submit your final paper in the assignment area. A final SafeAssign report will automatically generate once the assignment has been submitted. Refer to the SafeAssign page on Campus (linked in the Resources) for guidance.

■ Submit your assignment using the following file naming format: Your Name_AssignmentNumber_Assignment Title (example:Ima_Learner_u03a1_ClientDescription).

■ Please be prepared to provide your faculty member with a copy of the original draft SafeAssign report should this be requested of you.

Mental Health System Assignment

Prior to the 1970s, SA treatment was provided in mental health institutions. Since that time, treatment for SA has become increasingly separate from the mental health system. The treatment is usually provided at SA treatment centers or through the alcoholics anonymous (AA) twelve-step programs.

This separation has been a problem for people with dual diagnosis. When an individual presents with both SA disorder and mental illness, SA treatment facilities tend to refer the individual to mental health providers. Likewise, psychological services are not well equipped to handle substance-related issues and tend to refer those individuals back to SA treatment facilities. In other words, treatment providers do not address both issues at the same time.

 Most psychological service providers require individuals to resolve their addictions before beginning mental health treatment, and most SA treatment providers require the individuals to be psychiatrically stable before beginning SA recovery treatment.

In recent years, however, there has been a movement toward integrated treatment of SA disorders and mental illnesses or the treatment of both at the same time by the same service provider (Riggs, 2003; Sterling, Chi, & Hinman, 2011).

For this assignment, drawing upon the week’s information and ancillary research, address the following:

■ Discuss the integrated treatment for adolescents who have both SA disorder and mental illness.

■ Do you support the existing model of treating one disorder first, then treating the other, or do you support the newer model of treating both at the same time? Provide at least three reasons for your position and support your argument using information from at least two academic sources and cite those sources using APA format.

■ Create a description of a fictional adolescent struggling with both types of disorders (SA and a mental illness).

■ Be specific in your identification of which substance-related disorder and which mental illness diagnosis the adolescent has been given; provide details about the adolescent’s symptoms; and make a recommendation for the adolescent’s treatment.

■ Describe your recommendation, specifically mentioning whether it should be integrated or not.

■ Provide a fictional description of the progress the adolescent makes in that treatment as a way to illustrate how and why the chosen method of treatment is effective.