Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL)

National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) Review

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The Cleveland State University National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) Review course is designed to assist those who are preparing to take the NCMHCE. Earning a passing score on the NCMHCE is a prerequisite to obtaining the Professional Clinical Counselor License (PCC) in Ohio. campusnet

The NCMHCE examination consists of 10 simulated clinical mental health counseling cases designed to sample a broad area of competencies, not merely the recall of isolated facts. The cases assess clinical problem-solving ability, including identifying, analyzing, diagnosing and treating clinical issues. Each case is divided into approximately five to eight sections that are classified as either information gathering or decision-making.

Our NCMHCE Review course includes the following in-class topics:  

  •         Overview of test and Scoring (1 hour)
  •         Overview of 10 Simulated Clinical Counseling Cases (1 hour)
  •         Assessment and Diagnosis Content (1 hour)
  •         Counseling & Psychotherapy Content (1 hour)
  •         Administration/Consultation Content (1 hour)
  •         Supervision Content (1 hour)

Numerous examples of the NCMHCE test questions are analyzed and discussed in the class.

The class is specifically designed for those who currently have a professional Counselor license as well as those who are preparing for the NMHCE to receive the Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) license. 



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to recieve information on upcoming NCMHCE Review classes



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