Counseling Comprehensive Exam Counseling Comprehensive Exam (Comp Exam) • Required for all counseling students (except for the 30-hour Human Services degree program and School Counseling) • Graduation requirement Prerequisites • COUN 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 510, 512, 521, 522, 667 • Hold a 3. 0 GPA • Good standing in the program Two Part Exam • CPCE – Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam • Published by the CCE (Center for Credentialing Education, an affiliate of the National Board of Certified Counselors) • Integration • Specific to Liberty University Passing the Comp Exam Must pass BOTH parts • Passing Scores • CPCE: 67 out of 136 (version 100112) • Integration: 14 out of 20 Retaking the Comp Exam • Passed one part, failed one part • Retake only the part you did not pass • Failed both parts • Retake both parts. CPCE – 8 Core Content Areas • Human Growth & Development • Social and Cultural Foundations • Helping Relationships • Group Work • Career & Lifestyle Development • Appraisal • Research and Program Evaluation • Professional Orientation & Ethics • 160 Multiple-Choice Questions • 17 Questions per Content Area Integration • Integration of theology and psychology. Based on COUN 506 • 20 Multiple-Choice Questions • May be available on Blackboard by Spring 2013 Time Limit • 4 Hours Test Fee • COUN 670 and/or 671 will show on ASIST • $45 charge on student account for the CPCE, each time you register. • $0 charge for the Integration Maximum Number of Attempts • Students may take the COMP EXAM no more than 3 TIMES. • If unable to pass after 3 attempts, you will need to transfer into the 30-hour Human Services degree program to attain your Master’s degree. CPCE Study Tips • No official study guide • Any study materials developed for the NCE (National Counselor Exam) • http://www. bcc. org/Exams/Study#NCE provides a list of study guides available for the NCE. • Study Guide for the National Counselor Examination and CPCE [Spiral-Bound] by Andrew A. Helwig CPCE Additional Study Tips • – Liberty Counseling Comp Exam Facebook Study Group • Encyclopedia of Counseling by Howard Rosenthal • This reference is available as an e-book through Liberty’s Library and can be downloaded for 7 days. Integration Study Tips McMinn, M. R. (1996). Psychology, theology, and spirituality in Christian counseling. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN: 0-8423-5252-X. Entwistle, D. N. (2004).
Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers. ISBN: 1-59244-799-6. Integration Study Guide – on our web page Exam Results • You will be notified via email in 2-4 weeks Exam Dates • Third Saturday of February, July, and October. • End of COUN 667 Intensives scheduled throughout the year. Fall 2012 Exam Dates • August 31st at 1:00 p. m. • September 7th at 1:00 p. m. • September 14th at 1:00 p. m. • October 20th at 8:00 a. m. Registering for the Exam [email protected] edu • Email from your Liberty email account • Your Name • Student ID • Requested Test Date • At least 2 weeks in advance
CPCE Off-Site Testing Send an email to [email protected] edu for more information • It may take as long as 6 months to 1 year to secure a site • All off-site testing must be approved by CCE Testing Coordinator, Laura Hall • The Integration Part will NOT be offered when you take the CPCE off-site. You will need to secure a proctor ODAS Office of Disability Academic Support • LU Online Students: [email protected] edu • Residential Students: [email protected] edu Comp Exam Web Page • www. liberty. edu • Counseling in the search engine • Click on the link for “Counseling Official Page” • Click on the “Comprehensive Exam” Link Questions?