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Refresher Workshop  (Track I):

The sessions last 3 hours in length each and provide a review of the most critical components of each NCE test content area. Each week (8 weeks in length) a different content area is focused on. Total face-to-face hours (24 hrs). Virtual sessions are available.

Focus Workshop (Track II):

Sessions provide specific and extensive instruction on a single specific NCE content area.  Focus workshops are 4 weeks in length and last 3 hours each. Total face-to-face hours (12 hrs). Virtual sessions are available.

Classic Workshop (Track III):

Designed for students interested in enrolling in two workshops concurrently, this workshop is for 8 weeks and meets for 4 hours.  Students who enroll in track III and fail the NCE will have their re-take exam paid for and given a 50% refund. Virtual sessions are available

Independent Study (Track IV):

The sessions are a unique learning opportunity for individuals who desire instruction that is delivered in a non-traditional manner (i.e. one-on-one tutoring, SKYPE).  The sessions last 3 hours each and are 4 weeks in length. Total face-to-face hours (12 hrs). Virtual sessions are available.

Standard Workshop Topics:

  • Counseling Appraisal/Statistics
  • Research & Assessment/Testing
  • Careers Path & Development
  • Counseling Theories  & Approaches
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Social/Cultural Ethical
  • Helping Relationships
  • Group Process

Previous Course Schedule—Flint, Mi:

Week 1: Statistics

Week 2:  Research & Assessment/Testing

Week 3: Career  Development

Week 4: Human Growth & Development

Week 5: Counseling Theories 

Week 6: Helping Relationships 

Week 7: Social/Cultural Ethical 

Week 8: Group Process 

Note: Dr. Recco will be present at courses that he is not instructing. He will serve as the instructors’ aid/class aid.


Our instructors are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or they are  Limited Licensed Professional Counselors (LLPC) that have passed the NCE (within the last 3 years).

Our Success:

To date, 93 percent of our participants passed the NCE on their first attempt. We believe that the students’ success on the exam is due to:

  1. Instructors’ putting forth good effort and having good teaching skills.
  2. Our ability to build rapport and relationship with students.
  3. Decisions to follow best practices and promising approaches.
  4. A commitment to follow traditional mental health approaches, time tested business principles and creativity.

Workshop Enrollment Size:  

The maximum enrollment for a workshop is 10-12 persons.

Workshop Content:

Our curriculum covers 8 of the 9 content areas (counseling field experience is not a specific course, but is referenced and discussed) found on the NCE.

  1. Human Growth/Development
  2. Social/Cultural Foundations
  3. Helping Relationships
  4. Group Work/Process
  5. Career/Lifestyle Development
  6. Assessment/Testing
  7. Research/Program Evaluation
  8. Professional Orientation to Counseling

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