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NCMHCE/LCPC Test Prep - 12 CEs

  • September 24, 2022
  • September 25, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • September 24, 2022, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • September 25, 2022, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • 9


  • 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
  • member of other state association

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NCMHCE/LCPC Test Prep Workshop (12 CEs)

Saturday, September 24, 2022   9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M

Sunday, September 25, 2022  9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

LIVE Webinar

                                 Presenter: Dr. Fran Giordano

The IMHCA Difference:

PLEASE NOTE: The NBCC has announced that it will change to the New Narrative Format for the NCMHCE on November 7, 2022. This Test Prep reviews the old Simulation Exam Format.

We have redesigned our successful NCMHCE Test Preparation training and have added a few fantastic features to make it better than ever.

Our goal is to teach you a strategy that will help you pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) licensing exam—with flying colors!

Most people will tell you that if you want to pass the exam, you need to study the material, review the areas you aren’t familiar with, and work through a bunch of practice questions before you take the exam. Those people are right. There are lots of different study guides, review materials, and websites out there to help you review the content of the NCMHCE and practice with simulations. It is very important to study, review, and practice, because there is no substitute for knowing the material, and being familiar with the format of the exam.

Our two-day training goes beyond that by incorporating Dr. Giordano in person instruction with her strategy called Linking Logic. It is a strategy for answering the kind of simulation questions the NCMHCE licensing exam uses. Linking Logic lets you show what you know on the exam, by giving you a clear and effective step-by-step method that maximizes positive point items and minimizes the negative ones. If you know the material and learn to use Dr. Giordano’s Linking Logic strategy effectively, no matter how tough or complicated the simulation might be, you will be able to choose the positive point items every time.

Linking Logic isn’t a magic fix, and it isn’t cheating. It is based on the simple fact that if you have a proven, successful strategy to use, you will go into the examination with confidence, and be able to clearly apply your professional knowledge to each simulation question. Linking Logic isn’t a study guide, either. You will find some content review and practice questions in the included manual, but they’re here to show you how to answer the questions, not to give you the answers. Everything in the included manual and the two-day in-person course is focused on teaching you the Linking Logic test-taking strategy, so you can choose the best answer to every question, every time, by finding the Direct Link.

 Workshop Description:

This is a review course with instruction and materials designed specifically for passing the NCMHCE by our world-class presenter, Dr. Francesca Giordano, a leading voice in the counseling field. Attendees are encouraged to spend time outside of the workshop studying and preparing – with the E-book Linking Logic: Strategies for Success in NCMHCE. This E-book was written by Dr. Giordano to work hand-in-hand with this course and it is included in the workshop registration. 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.  

PLEASE NOTE: This Test Prep reviews the Simulation Exam Format NOT the new narrative format.

 Test Preparation Methods Included in Registration:
  • Two-day intensive online instruction
  •  A PDF of the presenter's handout will be emailed to you
  •  A section of material and instruction dedicated to DSM-5 review
  • New, specially created online workbook Linking Logic: Strategies for Success in NCMHCE written by Dr. Francesca Giordano (available both online and as a downloaded PDF)
  • The ACA Code of Ethics Booklet
 Workshop Agenda:
  • NCMHCE Test Overview & Test-Taking Strategies
  • Review of Linking-Logic Principles
  • Clinical Decision-Making
  • DSM-5 Diagnosis – intensive review, including symptom identification and overlap

Additional Review of:

  • Assessments
  • Treatment Goals
  • Literature-Endorsed Interventions
  • The Role of Theory
  • Adjunct Services & Outcome Measures
  • Ethical Standards
  • Supervision, Administration and Consultation
  • Practice with Simulations
  • Individual coaching and questions answered
 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 clinical mental health counseling cases. Each case is divided into 5-8 sections classified as either information-gathering or decision-making.

Dr. Francesca Giordano, LCPC, 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 a Past-President of IMHCA and a past co-chair 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. In 2013, she received the Robert J. Nejedlo Distinguished Leadership Award. She is also a Diplomate in Couples and Family Counseling (2016) from American Mental Health Counselors Association. She has been presenting test preparation workshops for twenty years.

 A History of Success:
Dr. Giordano NCMHCE training with IMHCA is the longest standing face-to-face NCMHCE test preparation course in the Midwest.
 IMHCA’s Pass Guarantee:

If you do not pass the test after taking this course, you can retake the course at a reduced rate and individualized evaluation of your study strategy.


September 24, 2022 - Saturday
September 25, 2022 - Sunday


 Schedule (Both Days):
 9:00am - 12:00pm - NCMHCE Workshop
 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch break
 1:00pm - 4:00pm - NCMHCE Workshop
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation/Refund policy on NCMHCE Test Preps:
Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20.00 administrative fee (NCMHCE e-books are not returnable once we deliver the code - non-refundable $50).  
You can switch to another NCMHCE Test Prep workshop for no additional fee or penalty. The e-book component of the workshop cannot be returned. Upon cancellation, registrants will retain the e-book. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to  circumstances beyond our control. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, government regulation, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

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