This study used content analysis to examine the amount of family intervention based training required by six core mental health disciplines (Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work) in each of the 50 United States.
This case study examines the methods used by California's licensed marriage, family, and child counselors (mfccs) to profess their right to a distinctive niche within the contentious system of mental health occupations.
The question of accreditation, and its impact on the quality of counselor education programs, is a serious and complex issue. The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) administers the National Counselor Examination (NCE), to qualified accredited and nonaccredited programs, which provides national recognition and standardized assessment of the minimum required knowledge for counselors.
This study seeks to define the California Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor's (MFCC) professional identity in terms of a demographic profile, the perceived frequency of specific activities performed, the relative degree of importance of each activity, and the practice setting.