The Case Study Simulator is based on the New NCMHCE Format!

National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination

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Dr. Arthur's NCMHCE Case Study Simulator

The Online Case Study Simulator includes up to 48 online case studies divided into 4 sets of 12 that emulate the NCMHCE exam, measuring your abilities in 5 domains. Case Studies may be taken multiple times for up to a full year allowing you to learn at your own pace. Learn how to maximize your scores through practice using the exam format. Case Studies provide feedback for each answer you select - right or wrong. Learn why an answer is correct or incorrect so you can go into your exam feeling fully prepared.

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Online Case Study Simulator

The Arthur Online Case Study Simulator includes 4 sets of online case studies that emulate the actual exam. The case studies, written in the same basic format as the exam, give you additional information as you proceed through the exam to teach you why each selection is a good or bad choice. Each case study will be scored upon completion and you are provided an overall exam set score once all 12 case studies are completed. The case studies will give you practice using the NCMHCE format, both in structure and informational responses, so you will be properly prepared to pass your exam. Perfect for those experiencing text anxiety! You may purchase all 4 exam sets (48 case studies), or "pay as you go" getting 1 set (12 case studies).

NCMHCE Overview: Case Study Exam Guide

The NCMHCE Overview document is accessible as a PDF. It contains an Introduction section that will explain what to expect on your exam and also give you valuable information on how to approach the exam to maximize your scores. This is followed by a section that contains the most commonly-tested diagnoses from the huge DSM-5 that has been compressed and put into a format that is much easier to apply to the exam.

Money-Back Pass Guarantee

We are so confident our material will help you pass your exam that if you are not successful, we will give you your money back or grant you additional assistance at no additional charge. Your choice! The only requirements are you must purchase a minimum of 30 days prior to your exam and you have 90 days from the date of your exam to return any written materials received along with a copy of your exam scores. See guarantee policies for details.

Learn at your own pace

Unlike many other NCMHCE exam products, our case studies may be taken multiple times for up to one full year. This allows you to study at the pace that works best for you.

Personal Profile Page

You get a personal profile page containing status of case studies you have taken, scores, ebook download, your purchases, and access to exam sets overall scores with domain breakdown.


As part of any package purchased, you can schedule a phone consultation with Dr. Gary Arthur for up to 30 minutes.




  • One Exam Set of 12 Case Studies*
    (may be retaken multiple times)
  • NCMHCE Overview PDF Download
  • Money Back Pass Guarantee
  • 3-day Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Online account active for one year
  • Phone consultation directly with Dr. Gary Arthur for up to 30 minutes
  • Second Chance Upgrade**

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  • All 4 Exam Sets of 12 Case Studies
    (may be retaken multiple times)
  • NCMHCE Overview PDF Download
  • Money Back Pass Guarantee
  • 3-day Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Online account active for one year
  • Phone consultation directly with Dr. Gary Arthur for up to 30 minutes
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*  Upgrade Packages may be purchased later in sets of 12 case studies for $90 per set. You choose from 4 exam sets based on individual case study disgnosis that best fits your study plans.

**  Within two weeks of purchase you may exchange Starter Package purchase for Full Package for the difference in cost.

NCMHCE Overview Hard Copy

Add the NCMHCE Overview Hard Copy for only $29**

Price includes production & shipping costs. This hard copy contains the same information that is found in the eBook PDF.

Available for both Starter and Full Package.

** Must purchase Starter or Full Package. See Optional Enhancements on Checkout page or can be purchased later.
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Pass the NCMHCE or the purchase price will be refunded (less shipping and taxes)

The below policies are applicable to the Study Materials for the NCMHCE National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination Online Case Study Simulator.

Money Back Pass Guarantee Policy Terms

CTC offers a money back pass guarantee for The Arthur NCMHCE Study Program. Pass the NCMHCE or CTC will refund your money (excludes shipping and any sales tax).

  • The Study Guide must be purchased at least 30 days, and not more than one year, prior to the exam date.
  • If the exam is failed, the customer has 90 days to forward a copy of proof of failure to CTC. If the hard copy was ordered, the NCMHCE Study Guide must be returned. Note: The return expense is the responsibility of the customer.
  • Once CTC receives the exam scores (and hard copy binder if ordered), CTC will refund the credit card originally used via our online payment service (excludes all shipping charges and any applicable sales tax). The credit should appear 5-10 business days from the processing date.

Satisfaction Guarantee Refund Policy Terms

The customer has 3 days from the purchase date to review the purchased online services, including online Case Studies and PDF, to confirm that it is what he or she expected. If the customer has purchased a hard-copy of the NCMHCE Overview, he or she has 3 days from the date of delivery of the hard-copy binder. If unhappy with the content for any reason, the customer is required to notify CTC within these 3 days either by phone or e-mail that he/she is requesting a refund and will be returning the binder, if applicable. Further, to qualify for a refund, the customer may not have accessed more than 3 online Case Studies. Upon proper notification, CTC will turn off access to these online services, and a refund will be issued. For those customers who have purchased the hard-copy, it is required the hard copy binder be returned to CTC in good condition. Once CTC has received the hard-copy, a refund will be issued (excludes all shipping and any applicable sales tax). Note: The return expense is the responsibility of the customer.

For questions about the above policies, or any aspect of the Study Material, please call toll free 888-326-9229.

Gary L. Arthur Ed.D.

Gary L. Arthur, Ed.D., was a Professor Emeritus in the Counseling and Psychological Services Department at Georgia State University. He served as the Coordinator for the Professional Counseling Program and as clinical coordinator for the internship program. His research interests included clinical supervision, therapist safety, geriatrics, and assessment. He taught for over 43 years in the graduate program at Georgia State University.

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1 Based on number of refunds requested due to failed exams.