About Us

The Professional Counselor (TPC) is the official, peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic journal of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC), dedicated to publishing original, peer-reviewed, and innovative research and commentary on empirical and theoretical topics in professional counseling and related disciplines. TPC was created in 2011 to serve as an exciting new resource for the counseling profession, and the journal continues to be a leader in counseling 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.

The intended audiences for TPC include board certified counselors, counselor educators, mental health practitioners, graduate students, researchers, supervisors, and the general public.