3 About The Professional Counselor The Professional Counselor ( TPC ) is an official, peer-reviewed, open source, electronic journal of the National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates, Inc. (NBCC ® ) dedicated to research and commentary on empirical, theoretical, and innovative topics in the field of professional counseling and related areas. The TPC Journal publishes original, peer-reviewed manuscripts relating to: mental and behavioral health counseling; school counseling; career counseling; couples, marriage, and family counseling; counseling supervision; theory development; professional counseling issues; international counseling issues; program applications; and, integrative reviews of counseling and related fields. The intended audiences for the TPC journal include National Certified Counselors, counselor educators, mental health practitioners, graduate students, researchers, supervisors, and the general public. About the Digests Digests are an abbreviated version of The Professional Counselor journal articles. They are intended for the general public. Copyright © 2009-2012 The Professional Counselor