Universities and Students
While graduate students are well equipped with counseling theory and skills, the preparation necessary to pass the National Counseling Exam (NCE) and Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) can seem vast. Not knowing what or how to study inspired Dr. Sandra Aljami to create these workshops. She filled this by gap by providing students and universities the needed strategies to successfully prepare for the NCE and CPCE. Our motto is: You know more than you think you know!
As a result, Eikōn Professional Services (EPS) offers a two half-day workshop on preparing for the National Counseling Exam and full day for the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE). The workshops includes preparation using the eight CACREP core content areas: Human Growth and Development, Social and Cultural Diversity, Helping Relationships (Family), Group Work, Career Development, Appraisal, Research and Program Evaluation, Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice. We have had huge success with students and graduates passing the exams on the first try. Also, we've had professionals who have been out of school for 10 years plus and passed the NCE on the first try! We have a long history of partnerships with universities.
We provide face-to-face clinical supervision as required by the state of Maryland for graduate professionals seeking licensure. The 100 hours needed are to begin after the awarding of one’s masters degree. Of the 100 hours needed for face-to-face clinical supervision hours, EPS offers services to supervisees; minimum 50 individual clinical supervision hours and or the 50 hours of group clinical supervision.
Supervision is essential to helping supervisees integrate the therapeutic process, actualize their learning experiences, enhance their professional development, gain greater depth into the client and their treatment goals, and to provide a learning environment of self-awareness, reflection, and professionalism.
The Mental Health Community
Virtual Voices: A Simulated Training Experience in which participants undertake a series of tasks including: social interaction in the community, completing a psychiatric interview, undergoing cognitive testing, and participating in a mock day treatment program. The workshop objectives are threefold: 1) for participants to develop insight and compassion into the struggles patients/clients are challenged with i.e., auditory and visual hallucinations when seeking treatment and interacting with the public, 2) to identify the characteristics of a “Recovery Model” to mental illness, and 3) to practice a client-centered approach of collaboration between the mental health provider and the consumer.
Who Should Attend:
This training has been developed for a wide range of professionals working in a variety of settings, such as patient & client advocates, psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists/psychologists, family members and friends, ER registration, case managers, care providers, social workers, therapists, policy makers, psychosocial rehab programs, and Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment Programs (PHP). The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists have approved this continuing education program for 3.0 contact hours in Category “A”. CEU certificates are available upon completion of the workshop.