Workshop DVDs for the National Counselor Examination


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Dr. Helwig conducted a one-day workshop preparing counselors for the National Counselor Exam, CPCE and similar exams 245 times in 18 states for over 4,300 participants. This workshop is available on DVD. This is a recording of an actual workshop conducted in Denver preparing counselors and graduate students for the National Counselor Examination and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE).

The recorded workshop is over six hours in length and is contained on three movie quality DVDs.

Video: Dr. Helwig introduces his Workshop DVDs

More About the Workshop DVDs for NCE / CPCE

The basic content material of the workshop is the Study Guide for the National Counselor Exam and CPCE which should be used with the DVDs. Although the Study Guide used during the filming of the workshop was the sixth edition, the Workshop DVDs have been updated and revised so using the 7th Edition will work very nicely in following the DVD material. In short, the Study Guide provides organization and coherence to the workshop.

Dr. Helwig reviews content material which consists of theories, techniques, concepts, and people providing examples and explanations, as well as answers to questions of the counseling workshop participants. Some examples of test questions are reviewed and discussed to assist in exam preparation.

Four of the eight content areas on the National Counselor Exam and CPCE are presented and discussed very thoroughly during the workshop. These areas, often perceived as the most difficult by counselors preparing for the exam are:

  • Assessment (tests and measurements)
  • Research and Program Evaluation (statistics)
  • Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice
  • Career Development

The other four areas are reviewed briefly but with significant suggestions about specific content as to importance, likelihood of being on the exam, and strategies for studying the material. These four areas are:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Helping Relationships
  • Group Work

The workshop begins with a discussion and review of the National Counselor Exam, the content areas, numbers of questions on the exam from each content area, the work domain contexts, scoring procedures, and cutoff score determination. Test taking strategies are also examined including how to prepare for the exam and strategies to use while taking the exam.

The DVDs are movie quality with audio and visual content.

Also see the Study Guide for the National Counselor Examination and CPCE.