Encyclopedia of Counseling: Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination, State Counseling Exams, and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Encyclopedia of Counseling

Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination, State Counseling Exams, and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination, 3rd Edition

By Howard Rosenthal, Howard Rosenthal

© 2008 – Routledge

672 pages

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pub: 2007-12-17
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About the Book

In the third edition of Howard Rosenthal’s best-selling test preparation guide for the National Counselor Examination (NCE), students get more help than ever with an expanded section on marriage and family counseling, new material on web counseling, and updated material throughout. This resource now includes over 1,050 tutorial questions/answers and a new "Final Review and Last Minute Super Review Boot Camp" section. This guide is an ideal review tool for state licensing, the NCC credential, and preparation for written and oral boards. And because the new Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE), draws from the same subject areas, the Encyclopedia is a perfect study guide for the CPCE as well. Written in a unique question/answer format, with a quick reference index, this is also an essential student reference volume for use in any counseling, social work, or human services course.

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This effective, authoritative and easy-to-use exam preparation app offers over 300 questions to help you revise for, and pass, the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). Howard Rosenthal’s best-selling test preparation guides have helped thousands of students pass the NCE and CPCE. In this accompanying app, test-takers will find more than 300 interactive multiple-choice questions (and detailed answers), including nearly 50 brand-new questions and answers and a summary of the October 2012 changes to the test.

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"This newly revised version of the Encyclopedia of Counseling will serve as an excellent foundation for counselors and other mental health professionals who are reviewing and updating their knowledge. The lively question and answer format serves as an effective way to prepare for the awesome task of passing the NCE and the CPCE exams.”

- Dorothy McGuffin, MS, LPC, NCC, 2000 and 2001 Chairperson of the Committee for Licensing Professional Counselors, State of Missouri

"Your products live up to the claims. I passed the NCE with a high score and felt very well prepared. The Encyclopedia is very well designed to enhance learning and retention."

-Kalpana Murthy, MBA, MS, NCC, LAPC

"I just want to say thank you. The Encyclopedia made all the difference for me. It was like having a 24 hour coach at my beck and call. On the morning of the exam I walked in confident and ready to pass. And I did. I passed the CPCE with flying colors!"

- Rhonda Adams, MA

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Figures. Study Guides: My Own Humble Beginnings. How to End Exam Worries. Human Growth and Development. Social and Cultural Foundations. Theories of Counseling and the Helping Relationship. Groups. Life-style and Career Development. Appraisal. Research and Program Evaluation. Professional Orientation and Ethics. Counseling Families, Diagnosis and Advanced Concepts. Graphical Representations. Resources. Index. About the Author.

About the Authors

Howard Rosenthal, EdD, CCMHC, LPC, MAC, NCC, is professor and coordinator of the Human Services program at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley and the author of numerous successful publications on counseling, counselor training, test anxiety and test preparation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training
PSYCHOLOGY / Reference