Why Earn the Clinical Military Counseling Certificate (CMCC)?
The CMCC is a certificate of completion program that promotes the highest standard of excellence providing best practices for competent and ethical clinical practice among counselors and other behaviorally-licensed professionals:
- Veterans with disabilities
- Active-duty service members
- Military family members
Five training modules offer clinicians comprehensive knowledge and skill-based material on the military culture, medical, psychosocial, behavioral, mental health, military family life, career transition and reintegration, and military resiliency. The training offers 12 hours of self-paced online continuing education using videotape presentations and interviews with active-duty service members, veterans, and military families. The CMCC training assists counseling and other behaviorally licensed professionals in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions in the military versus civilian culture. The unique aspect of this training considers the service member and veteran’s medical-physical health, with co-occurring mental health conditions that impact the mind, body, and spirit.
- Practice guidelines, research, and evidence-based practices for military counseling competence are shared based on the course instructor’s 10th professional text Clinical Military Counseling (American Counseling Association/Wiley Publishing, 2021).
- Over 6 hours of instructor-led videotape presentations with PowerPoint slides, and clickable links to military resources.
- Over 3+ hours of recorded videotape interviews with the following experts:
- Master Chief Petty Officer Pat Frede, U.S. Navy
- Duane France, MA, MBA, LPC, Executive Director, Colorado Veteran's Health and Wellness Agency. Director of Veteran Services, Family Care Center, Colorado Springs. Founder and Host of Head Space and Timing. Author of "Combat Vet Don't Mean Crazy: Veteran's Mental Health in Post-Military Life.
- Ellen Hey, Family Nurse Practitioner, Army Lt. Col. (Ret.)
- Jane McNeill, M.S., LPC-A, Military Spouse
- Dr. Noel Ysasi, U.S. Navy Veteran
- Bill Butler, M.S., LPC, NCC, Vet Center- Greenville, NC, U.S.M.C. MSgt (Retired)
- A 65-item multiple-choice certificate exam (can be taken until 80% of questions are answered correctly).
Online training is self-paced, and participants have up to 6 months to complete it.
- 12 clock hours of continuing education credit earned across multiple disciplines.
- An official CMCC “Certificate of Completion” (printed from your computer at the completion of the course).
This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
You have 6 months access to the course from the time of purchase.
Module I: The Military Culture
Module II: Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders
Module III: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects and Military Families
Module IV: Vocational Rehabilitation and Military Transition
Module V: Cultivating Military Resiliency of the Mind, Body, & Spirit
- Identify the unique within-group cultural differences of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard, Coast Guard, Space Force, and Active Reservist.
- Explain the differences in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of military vs. civilian or community mental health and related services.
- Recognize evidence-based treatment protocols for cultivating optimal mind, body, and spiritual well-being after exposure to combat operational stress/trauma.
- Identify the unique psychological, emotional, and mental health issues related to active-duty personnel, veterans, veterans with disabilities, and military families.
- Discuss the application of evidence-based mental health treatment services to active-duty personnel, veterans, veterans with disabilities, and their family members.
- Recognize how to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions in the military vs. civilian culture.
- Identify the unique medical, physical, psychological, social, emotional, spiritual, vocational, mental health, and cultural issues associated with a variety of chronic illnesses and disabilities among active-duty personnel, veterans, and veterans with disabilities.
- Explain the application of evidence-based psychosocial treatment services and resources available to active-duty personnel, veterans, veterans with disabilities, and military family members.
- Recognize the psychosocial adjustment issues that hinder the service member or veteran’s goals of education, career, independence, environmental accessibility and how societal stigma and negative attitude can reduce opportunities for optimal well-being.
- Identify the psychosocial impact that career transition and reintegration have on veterans and veterans with disabilities and how career development strategies can be facilitated to increase educational and career opportunities.
- Explain how to utilize and apply career and vocational assessments and perform a transferable skills analysis for those in transition from military to civilian life.
- Apply career counseling strategies such as career resiliency portfolio, job seeking, interviewing, and other career development skills for a successful transition.
- Recognize the psychosocial adjustment issues that hinder the veteran and disabled veteran’s goals of education, career, independence, environmental accessibility, and how to counter stigma and negative attitude in the workplace.
- Identify the psychosocial phases of healing the mind, body, and spirit of active duty within the deployment cycle, veterans, and veterans with disabilities.
- Explain how to utilize mental health resources for coping and resiliency skills and posttraumatic growth among service personnel and veterans.
- Apply specific models of resiliency training that cultivate a transformational journey of the mind, body, and spirit.
Mark A. Stebnicki, Ph.D., LCMHC, DCMHS, CRC, CMCC is Professor Emeritus and former Coordinator of the Military and Trauma Counseling (MTC) Certificate Program which he developed in 2015 in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation at East Carolina University. Dr. Stebnicki also developed the national Clinical Military Counseling Certificate (CMCC); a 12 hr CE program offered nationally through the Telehealth Certificate Institute. Dr. Stebnicki has been a counselor educator, researcher, practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in rehabilitation and mental health. He has practiced and published in the areas related to stress, traumatic stress, disaster mental health response, and the psychosocial aspects of chronic illness and disability. His primary focus is working with military service members, veterans, veterans with disabilities, and military families. Dr. Stebnicki has published 10 professional textbooks most recently he published two books in 2021 through the American Counseling Association/Wiley Publishing titled: Clinical Military Counseling: Guidelines for Practice and Counseling Practice During Phases of a Pandemic Virus. He also has published 40 journal articles and book chapters, and has provided over 100 presentations nationally, regionally, and statewide. He has served on many statewide and national professional counseling boards.
New Book by the instructor (Mark A. Stebnicki, Ph.D., LCMHC, DCMHS, CRC, CMCC)
Clinical Military Counseling: Guidelines for Practice
Clinical Military Counseling provides current research and ethical practice guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis, and mental health treatment of active-duty service members, veterans, and military families in a 21st-century multicultural environment. Author Mark Stebnicki discusses contemporary military culture; the medical and psychosocial aspects of military health, including the neuroscience of military stress and trauma; suicide; chronic illnesses and disability; and blast and traumatic brain injuries. In addition, he offers integrative approaches to healing the mind, body, and spirit of service members and veterans dealing with clinical issues, such as spirituality, moral injury, and trauma; complex posttraumatic stress disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions; the stresses of the deployment cycle; and military career transitions.
Now available in multiple formats.
Note: This book is not included in registration for this course but must be purchased through one of the sites linked below:
American Counseling Association
Wiley Online Library "o-Book"
Amazon (e-Book): e-book of Clinical Military Counseling: Guidelines for Practice
Credit Hours: This course consists of 12 credit hours.
This Course includes 12 CE hours.
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This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.
You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.
Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.
This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation. The courses may include required reading.