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NCE Test Prep Workshops

    • February 18, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • February 19, 2022
    • 4:00 PM

    *This workshop is sponsored by National Louis University as a service for its students. It is open to current and former NLU students only*

    Registration includes a PDF handout that will be emailed to you.

    Friday, February 18, 2022 from 9am-4pm and
    Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 9am-4pm
    This event will be held ONLINE.

    A link and sign-in information will be sent to attendees.

    NCE Workshop Format                          
    The NCE workshop is offered in a 2-day format. It is on Friday, February 18, 2022 from 9am-4pm and Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 9am-4pm. This is a review course. Attendees are encouraged to spend additional time in study preparation outside of this workshop. This workshop is designed to help counselors approach the exam realistically and confidently by understanding the structure of the exam and the content it attempts to measure. Attendees will experience an overview of the test and test-taking strategies.


    This NCE workshop is conducted by Dr.Ashley Mitich 

    Ashley Mitich EdD, LCPC, NCC earned a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. Currently, she is enrolled in a PhD Organizational Leadership program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

    Her experiences include being a Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor at North Park University (2019-present). An Associate Director (2013-2014) and Interim Director (2018-present) of Applied Professional Practice (APP)/ Office of Placement and Training (OPT) and Assistant Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  She oversees the practicum/internship training for Master’s and Doctoral students. Dr. Mitich is responsible for orienting the members of the learning community to the training site search, application, interviewing, and acceptance processes. She oversees the evaluation of student performance by site supervisors and faculty. Dr. Mitich is responsible for developing training sites in the Chicagoland area and regularly evaluating the quality of training that they provide.

     Overall, she considers herself a clinician, supervisor, researcher, leader, and educator. As a clinician, she is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She works with patients ranging from eight to 28 years of age, focusing on individuals and families dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, effective parenting, family of origin, and relational issues.

     As a researcher, she plans use a scale she developed to measure people's attitudes about non-resident fathers. Her goal is to determine myths people believe about non-resident fathers, based on several factors, including culture, income, attachment, views of parenting, and socio-economic status. In addition to fatherhood research, she also focuses on areas of attachment, infertility, boundaries, mom guilt, and counselor identity through leadership. She shares her interests by publishing and presenting at the state, national, and international.

     As a leader, she has been on several committees within the university:

    • Student Affairs Committee
    • Internet and Technology Committee
    • Institutional Review Board
    • Academic Review Committee
    • Curriculum Development Committee

    Within departments:

    • CACREP Development
    • Chi Sigma Iota
    • Curriculum Development

    Within the Profession:

    • Editor for Illinois Counseling Association- Contact
    • Illinois Counseling Association Publication Committee
    • Reviewer for International Journal of Psychology
    • President of North Central Association Counselor Education and Supervision
    • Association Counselor Education and Supervision On-Site Conference Coordinator

    As an educator, she has taught undergrad, masters, and doctoral level courses in psychology and counseling. She has established several of the courses in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. (Lifespan Development, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Advanced Treatment Planning and Psychopharmacology, Sexuality in Counseling, Assessment, Research Methods and Program Evaluation, Family and Couple Systems, Dissertation Proposal, Leadership and Advocacy in Counseling, and a NCE study class).

    NCE Exam Format
    The NCE is a computerized exam, comprised of 200 multiple choice questions. Topic areas include: Human Growth and Development, Social and Cultural Foundations, Helping Relationships, Group Work, Career and Lifestyle Development, Appraisal, Research and Program Evaluation, Professional Orientation, and Ethics.


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I recently passed the NCE Exam, and I owe that in part to the NCE Prep Workshop that I attended.  It provides a great overview of the material offered on the test, along with a binder to refer back to and study from.  I would definitely recommend the NCE Prep Workshop for anyone looking to take the NCE.  It was great! -Valerie


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IMHCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Counseling Education Provider. ACEP No. 6274. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. IMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
The webinar program "Shifting Gears from Mental Health In Business" does NOT qualify for NBCC credit.

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