Content Areas for the NCSCE

The areas covered by the simulations include:

  1. School Counseling Program Delivery (including but not limited to):
    • Consult with teachers
    • Develop academic intervention plans
    • Adapt counseling for diverse populations
    • Facilitate conflict resolution among group members
    • Counsel the student(s) concerning divorce
    • Conduct violence prevention activities
    • Engage in ongoing evaluation of school counseling program
  2. Assessment and Career Development (including but not limited to):
    • Evaluate student's social functioning
    • Assess student's strengths and weaknesses
    • Assist student in understanding test results
    • Use test results for student decision making
    • Use interest inventories
    • Provide career counseling for student(s)
  3. Program Administration and Professional Development (including but not limited to):
    • Obtain student's evaluation of counseling outcome(s)
    • Manage school counseling program
    • Read relevant professional literature
    • Use resources to apply relevant legal statutes and regulations
    • Use technology for program data management
  4. Counseling Process Concepts & Applications (including but not limited to):
    • Counsel student(s) concerning personal change
    • Assess potential for student to harm self/others
    • Evaluate student's progress toward counseling goals
    • Assess student's psychological functioning
    • Explain counselor and student roles
    • Develop behavior management plans
    • Assess need for student referral
  5. Family-School Involvements (including but not limited to):
    • Consult with parents
    • Counsel student(s) concerning lifestyle change
    • Counsel student(s) concerning substance abuse
    • Facilitate family conflict resolution strategies
    • Educate student(s) regarding human growth and development