Revised 1992, 1993, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2015, 2016
Clinical mental health counselors have always understood that their professional work encompasses a broad range of clinical practice, including dealing with normal problems of living and promoting optimal mental health in addition to the prevention, intervention and treatment of mental and emotional disorders. This work of clinical mental health counselors serves the needs of socially and culturally diverse clients (e.g. age, gender, race/ethnicity, socio-‐ economic status, sexual orientation) across the lifespan (i.e. children, adolescents and adults including older adults and geriatric populations).