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Study Guide for the National Counselor Examination and CPCE, 6th Edition

Study Guide for the National Counselor Examination and CPCE prepares professional counselors and graduate students in counseling for state-level licensure exams and graduate comprehensive exams. It is also used for preparation for the National Counselor Exam used for national certification to become a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
The focus of this Study Guide is the eight content areas tested on the National Counselor Exam and the CPCE (Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination). This Study Guide is also useful for similar exams such as those taken by school counselors applying for the school counselor certification credential in their state.
The eight content areas reviewed in this Study Guide are:
Human Growth and Development,
Social and Cultural Foundations,
Helping Relationships (Theories),
Group Work,
Career & Lifestyle Development,
Appraisal (tests and measurements),
Research and Program Evaluation,
Professional Orientation & Ethics.
The Study Guide also examines the nature of the test questions, cut-off score determination, test-taking techniques, and study strategies. It also contains a CPCE Practice Exam and a NCE Practice Exam as well as the ACA Code of Ethics.
The Study Guide is user-friendly in that all the content information is double-spaced, outline formatted with considerable use of bolding of important items.

About the Author

Andrew A. Helwig is professor emeritus at the University of Colorado Denver. He recently retired after 22 years at this university and an additional seven years at other universities. He has taught five of the eight content areas examined on the National Counselor Exam and the CPCE.
Dr. Helwig is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. He received a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has conducted more than 240 workshops in 18 states for more than 4,000 counselors preparing them for the National Counselor Exam, CPCE, and similar exams.

I previewed several study guides as well as preparation courses offered for the NCE. Dr. Helwig’s study guide was concise and to the point. He provided material that was specific to the content of the test. I utilized the sample test questions included in the guide and found several similar questions on the test.If you are looking for an easy to use reference without alot of extra unnecessary material to review, this is it.The guide also includes test taking techniques and information on formulating a study plan for the exam. I used this guide and followed a study schedule to prepare for the exam. I am happy to say I passed the exam well above the score necessary for certification.

I purchased this book to study for the National Counseling Exam. It is very detailed and I found that many of the detailed items were on the exam. I passed the exam with flying colors due to this study guide, the study guide from NCE, and adequately studying. This study guide was much more extensive and more informative then the guide from NCE. I highly recommend it.

This study guide is awesome! It contains a manageable amount of information, all of which is impressively representative of what is on the NCE. You trulely do not need to spend hundreds of dollars on review materials, this study guide has all you need to pass the NCE.

Product Details :

  • Spiral-bound: 402 pages
  • Publisher: Andrew A. Helwig; Sixth Edition edition (April 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964837757
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964837751
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9 x 0.9 inches

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