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This boot camp is a 4-day training series.   Two hours each session total of 8 hours will prepare mental health professionals to pass the National Counselor Examination.  The duration of this exam is 4 hours in which you’re required to answer 200 MCQs.

Studying for this four-hour long test can be quite overwhelming, especially with the overload of knowledge available. This is where our team comes in.  At E Care Behavioral Institute, we provide comprehensive NCE exam prep to help prospective counselors to pass the exam.  Each day there will be a practice test that Dr. Janelle will go through and help you analyze the questions and choose the right answer.

The NCE Bootcamp will cover the eight CACREP domains on which the examination questions are based. The following is the schedule and content that will be covered. Please note key concepts from the domain will be covered to keep within the timeframe.


Day One:

  • Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice- Professional functioning (history, roles, organizational structures, ethics, standards and credentialing)
  • Social and Cultural Diversity —Issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society

Day Two:

  • Counseling and Helping Relationships —understanding of counseling and consultation processes.
  • Career Counseling —career development.

Day Three:

  • Human Growth and Development —nature and needs of individuals across the lifespan
  • Assessment and Testing —individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation

Day Four:

  • Group Counseling and Group Workgroup development, dynamics, counseling theories, group counseling methods and skills, and other group work approaches
  • Research and Program Evaluation —types of research methods, basic statistics, and ethical and legal considerations in research.


  • Assess study skills and plan for improvement
  • Practice time -management techniques for successful studying
  • Improve test performance.
  • Enable individual clinicians to develop knowledge and competence in the field of mental health.
Target Audience: Professional Counselors, Mental Health Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by NAADAC & NBCC
ASWB does not approve this training
State Board Approval
TX 2041-19
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
VCB EP # 143

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 4
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
Janelle Bettis, Ph.D, LCPC, ACS, NCC
Dr. Janelle Bettis is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator in the Mental Health Counseling Program at Bowie State University. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in the State of Maryland. Dr. Bettis obtained her Masters of Arts in Community Counseling and Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University, Northern Virginia. Dr. Bettis has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a myriad of diagnoses such as bipolar, depression, anxiety, ODD, ADHD. Dr. Bettis has worked in a variety of settings such as school, in home, clinic and within the community. Research interests include home-based counseling, social justice/advocacy, clinical supervision, public policy/legislation, counselors-in-training, community mental health, African American women’s issues, qualitative research methods. Dr. Bettis currently serves as Co-Chair of the Emerging Leaders Program and Webinar Committee for Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), and Committee Member of the ACA Public Policy Committee.