Standards for Military Family Readiness programs

2020 Edition

Non-Medical Individual and Family Counseling Definition

Purpose

Customers who participate in non-medical counseling identify and build on strengths, develop skills to manage situational change, and improve functioning in daily activities at home, at work, and in their community.

Definition

Non-Medical Individual and Family Counseling is short-term and solution-focused counseling provided to individuals, couples, and families. Emphasis is on helping customers cope with the stresses of daily living and adapt to the military lifestyle through personal growth, positive development, and improved individual and family functioning.

Currently viewing: NON-MEDICAL INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY COUNSELING (MIL-NMC)

VIEW THE STANDARDS

Note: MFR programs will only be reviewed under Non-Medical Individual and Family Counseling (MIL-NMC) when MFR program staff are providing counseling services directly. If counseling services are provided to the local military community through the Military and Family Life Counselor Program or Military OneSource, the section will not apply.

Note: Please see MIL-NMC Reference List for a list of resources that informed the development of these standards.

Note: The MIL-NMC standards were revised in September 2017 to reflect current practice. For more information please refer to the MIL-NMC Update Summary

Self-Study Narrative Evidence
  • Procedures for evaluating level and intensity of care (MIL-NMC 5.03)
  • Procedures for making referrals and following up as needed (MIL-NMC 5.03)
  • Description of how the MFR program promotes the physical, psychological, and emotional health and safety of customers (MIL-NMC 5.04)