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Course SummaryTake a look at this test prep course if you need to study for the NCE exam. Made up of fun video lessons and mini quizzes, this course is aligned with all of the counseling topics that you'll need to know. Study whenever you're free, and use any Internet-connected device to access the course. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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About This Course
Use this guide if you are seeking to refresh your knowledge or learn new facts about counseling techniques, issues and approaches prior to taking the NCE exam. The lessons contained in this guide will help you better understand human growth and development topics, personality and learning development, abnormal psychology, identify and relationship development, and various counseling theories and types. Other areas covered in this course include school counseling practices, family and group counseling methods, counseling for alcohol and drug abuse, crisis management and bereavement, counseling assessments, counseling research methodologies, and legal and ethical issues. You can expect to encounter all of these topics when sitting for the NCE exam.
About the Exam
The NCE is used by many states to assess the abilities and knowledge level of potential counselors. Many states requires that candidates pass this exam to be eligible for counselor licensure. There are 200 multiple-choice questions on this computer-based exam, covering eight domain areas. Domains cover such areas as human growth and development, group work, career development, assessment, fundamental counseling issues, professional practice, and counseling process. A total of 160 of the 200 questions are scored. A modified Angoff method is used to score the exam, so minimum scores vary for each exam version.
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This extensive study guide provides you with the opportunity to review main subjects you will be tested on when taking the NCE exam. The lessons comprising this course are designed to help you develop a deeper understanding of mental health counseling, counseling intake and termination processes, building a counseling relationship, marriage and family counseling, school counseling from elementary to college, career counseling, and assessment strategies. Lessons also cover psychoanalytical theories, counseling theories and therapies, self identity, cognitive and physical development, personality psychology, and multicultural counseling. Self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson help to ensure your proficiency in each topic before moving on to other material.
To register, access the National Board for Certified Counselors and click on the Examinations tab. From there, select Register for a State Licensure Examination and go to the state board directory link. If a registration form is attached to your state's page, then download the file, print out and complete the form, and mail with payment to your local state board to obtain a registration. Once your registration is complete, you will be emailed a candidate ID number, which you can use to schedule an exam online or by calling Pearson VUE to secure a location and exam date. On the day of your exam, you must present two forms of ID.
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