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Clinical Military Counselor Certificate (CMCC)

Clinical Military Counselor Certificate (CMCC)
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Online Self-Study
Downloadable e-book of course slides, a downloadable certificate of completion, and course video(s).


Serving military clients can be incredibly rewarding, but navigating their unique experiences and challenges requires specialized knowledge and skills that most therapists lack.

The Clinical Military Counseling Certificate (CMCC) program equips you with the knowledge and skills to become an expert in this specialized field.

Developed by Dr. Mark Stebnicki, a renowned counselor educator with over 30 years of experience, the CMCC program delves into the intricacies of military culture, military family life, mental health, career transition and reintegration, and military resiliency. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the medical, behavioral, and psychosocial factors that impact this population, including co-occurring mental health conditions that impact the mind, body, and spirit. They will learn how to competently assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions in the military vs civilian culture.

Through 12 hours of self-paced online continuing education, including video presentations, expert interviews, and interactive exercises, participants will learn evidence-based treatment protocols for PTSD, substance abuse, and other challenges tailored for active-duty military personnel, veterans, veterans with disabilities, and their families. They will be equipped with vocational rehabilitation strategies to help veterans reintegrate into civilian life.

Enroll in the Clinical Military Counseling Certificate Program today and empower yourself to make a lasting impact on the lives of those who have bravely served and continue to provide service to our country.


Course Content:

  • 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.

Instruction consists of 9 hours of video instruction required reading materials and a post-test.

Course Availability

You have 6 months access to the course from the time of purchase.

How to Obtain the Certificate

The process of obtaining the certificate:

If you are an approved professional (click here to view the full list of approved professional types), you will receive the CMCC certificate by completing this course.


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

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

CE Hours

Credit Hours: This course consists of 12 continuing education hours of credit.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0048.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if your licensing board would accept this course.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2024 – 05/02/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 12 clinical continuing education credits.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0435.

Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #193104, Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Psychologists #PSY-0128.

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0093.

Other Professionals: This course qualifies for 720 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.


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.

Additional Resource

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"

("o-Book" Summary)

Amazon (e-Book): e-book of Clinical Military Counseling: Guidelines for Practice 

 Additional Information about Clinical Military Counseling: Guidelines for Practice:

"Dr. Mark Stebnicki has done a masterful job of explicating the physical, psychological, social, cultural, demographic, and spiritual factors involved in military counseling. His book educates the reader in all aspects of effective military counseling and points the way to a new integrative paradigm for helping our troops and their families truly come home, heal, and live well."

-Edward Tick, PhD Author, War and the Soul and Warrior's Return
Director Emeritus, Soldier's Heart, Inc.

"This is a comprehensive tactical guide for behavioral health practitioners serving military service members and their families. Dr. Mark Stebnicki brings his unique expertise as a trauma and disaster specialist in addressing current therapeutic challenges, including COVID-19 and the unique military experiences of women and people of color. Clinicians committed to the holistic health of service members will find this to be a relevant, practical, and essential tool kit."

-Raymond Barrett, CEO
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC

How to Complete the Course and Earn Your Certificate

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.

A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.

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.

Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Who Should Enroll

Eligibility Requirements:

Anyone who serves those connected to our military can benefit from this course.

For a full list of the profession types that are approved to receive the CMCC certificate click here.

Course Policies

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Click here to view our Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a 10% service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

Click here to view our Grievance Policy.


Click here to communicate with a knowledgeable staff member regarding subject matter guidance, correction, grading, comments, or problem resolution.

Who should attend

This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching Methods

This is a non-interactive self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.

This course was recorded on January 12th, 2022

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2022-06-01 11:42
Very helpful information regarding the importance of recognizing mental health resources for veterans, active military members and their families.
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2022-08-24 14:47
Great course for those already working in the military field and for those that are Active Duty providers.
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2023-06-14 21:43
This is an excellent course for any course that works with military personnel or their families.
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2024-04-25 17:39
So much information. It will take time to digest all. Excellent!
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