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NCMHCE/LCPC Test Prep - 12 CEs

  • April 20, 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • April 21, 2024
  • 4:00 PM


  • 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


NCMHCE/LCPC Test Prep Workshop (12 CEs)

Saturday, April 20, 2024   9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M

Sunday, April 21, 2024  9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

LIVE Webinar

                                 Presenter: Dr. Fran Giordano

The IMHCA Difference:

We have redesigned our successful NCMHCE Test Preparation training to align it with the new narrative format, taking effect in November 2022. This Test Prep will prepare you to pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) licensing exam — with flying colors! Dr. Giordano’s Linking Logic strategy will be expanded to include the use of Interconnection, Planning, and Intentionality.

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, using the handout provided in the workshop. This workshop is designed to help counselors approach the exam realistically and confidently by understanding the exam’s focus on intentional treatment and integration of planned practices from intake through treatment to termination.  
Test Preparation Methods Included in Registration:
  • Two-day intensive online instruction
  • This is a lecture based workshop with case examples
  • A PDF of the presenter's handout will be emailed to you
  • A section of material and instruction dedicated to additional review resources
  • The ACA Code of Ethics Booklet
Workshop Agenda:
  • NCMHCE Test Overview & Test-Taking Strategies
  • Counselor Attributes, Skills, and Ethics
  • Information Gathering:  Intake and Assessment
  • Treatment Planning: Diagnosis, Goals, Interventions, and Outcomes
  • Use of Literature-Based and Theory-Based Treatment Techniques
  • Agency Flow Chart: Determining Level of Care
  • Outcomes, Adjunct Services, Service Coordination and Referrals
  • Practice with Cases
NCMHCE Exam Format:

The NCMHCE exam is a computerized exam.  The new format of the NCMHCE includes 11 case studies. Each case study will have a set of 13 multiple-choice questions, broken into three sections. The NCMHCE exam is a standard multiple-choice exam, requiring you to choose a single correct answer among choices A-D. The questions are derived from a piece of narrative provided at the beginning of each exam section.


Dr. Francesca Giordano, LCPC, has extensive experience conducting training workshops for counselors. Currently, she is the CEO of Veduta Consulting, a private practice in downtown Chicago.  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 thirty years.

 A History of Success:
Dr. Giordano's NCMHCE training with IMHCA is the longest standing 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.


Saturday, April 20, 2024   9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M

Sunday, April 21, 2024     9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


 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.  
You can switch to another NCMHCE Test Prep workshop for no additional fee or penalty. 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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