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The Professional Counselor (TPC) is the official, peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic journal of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), dedicated to research and commentary on empirical, theoretical, and innovative topics in the profession of counseling and related areas.

Our Goal

TPC was established to serve as an exciting new resource for the counseling profession with relevant material and interactive features.

Our Publications

TPC publishes original manuscripts relating to: mental and behavioral health counseling; school counseling; career counseling; couple, marriage, and family counseling; counseling supervision; theory development; professional counseling ethics; international counseling and multicultural issues; program applications; and integrative reviews from counseling and related fields. Each issue of TPC is accompanied by an engaging Digest, a collection of nontechnical summaries of the issue’s articles. TPC is a quarterly journal, publishing four issues each year. Individual articles and digests, as well as complete issues, are accessible to anyone at any time, and can be downloaded as PDFs at no cost to the reader.

Our Audience

The intended audience of the journal includes board certified counselors, counselor educators, mental health practitioners, graduate students, researchers, supervisors, and the public. The content is relevant, the format is interactive, and the reach is worldwide. We hope you enjoy TPC.