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.
  • Discuss the techniques and methodology of measuring, describing, and evaluating data.
  • Discuss group counseling.
  • Improve test performance.
  • Discuss reliability and validity related to test construction.
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
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
VCB EP # 143
OCDP BOARD # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1018
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
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  • QUIZ
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Jodi Geis-Crowder has a passion for the helping profession to ensure access to care for all. She is also passionate about mentoring, supervising, and training others to reach their professional potential. Jodi has spent the past 25 years dedicating her professional efforts to ensuring that individuals in rural, frontier areas in Northeast Colorado and Southeast Wyoming have access to quality, culturally meaningful behavioral health care and substance use disorder services, delivered by trained, competent providers.
A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science, and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with three therapy dogs (2005, 2010 and 2019) and is a tester/observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a national credentialing organization for therapy dog teams headquarter in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Jodi is currently pursuing her fourth therapy dog registration with Cooper and recently adopted Philip Kade with whom she hopes to compete in frisbee dog competitions! Jodi’s passion for culturally appropriate human/animal bond and agriculture-related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal-assisted therapy programs and therapeutic horticulture for two community mental health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming. Jodi states, “I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to bring my passion for the natural world and rural culture into my professional work by developing programs that are culturally meaningful and support the rural way of life.” She further states, “My original therapy dog, Mr. Big, taught me more about patience and unconditional love than any other relationship in my life. It is astounding to me how much he continues to teach me about grief and loss through his passing.”
Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director and telehealth clinical supervisor, and education and training coordinator in her years at Centennial Mental Health Center and Peak Wellness Center. Jodi developed animal-assisted therapy, therapeutic horticulture, and peer specialist programs during her tenure at Centennial Mental Health Center and was the architect for and developed a centralized, telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center. Jodi has extensive training and experience in working in the telehealth model. She authored an article regarding transitioning to working remotely and provided support to others transitioning to remote work during the Covid 19 Pandemic shut down in March 2020. This article was used internally at Peak Wellness Center to support staff during this transition.
Jodi recently reduced her full-time hours to part-time with Peak Wellness Center to pursue consulting and teaching opportunities. She is passionate about supporting educational opportunities and identifying the potential for growth in services to ensure high-quality access to care for all.