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NCMHCE/LCPC Test Prep 12 CEs

  • December 06, 2014
  • 9:00 AM
  • December 07, 2014
  • 6:00 PM
  • National Louis University - Lisle


  • You must be a CURRENT IMHCA member.
  • You can join before registration for $115 for a 12 month membership and get the IMHCA membership discount

Registration is closed

Saturday 9am-7pm
Sunday 3pm-6pm

NCMHCE Workshop Format
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.

Workshop Agenda:
-Review of Ethics
-Treatment Planning 
-Intake Interviewing and Assessment 
-Treatment Outcomes
-Case Examples  
-Overview of the Test
-Test-Taking Strategies

Dr. Fran Giordano, LCPC, is the Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program at the Family Institute at Northwestern University. She has extensive experience conducting training workshops for counselors.  In 1998, she received the Counselor Educator of  the Year Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association and she also received the Counselor Educator of the Year Award from the Illinois Counselor Educators and Supervisors in 2006. She is the President of the Illinois Counseling Association. She is also a Past-President of IMHCA and a past member of the State of Illinois Counselor Licensure Board.  She is the 2002 recipient of the IMHCA Distinguished Service as an Illinois Mental Health Counselor Award.  She has been presenting test preparation workshops for the NCMHCE exam for eleven years.

NCMHCE Exam Format
The NCMHCE exam is a computerized exam. Items on the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE) are designed to sample a broad area of competencies, rather than recall isolated facts. Therefore, the items assess clinical problem solving ability, including identifying, analyzing, diagnosis, and treating clients through the use of effective treatment planning principles. The exam consists of ten clinical mental health counseling cases. Each case is divided into 5-8 sections classified as either information-gathering or decision-making.

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Lisle, IL 60532

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