Study Packages

CPCE Study Packages

About the CPCE

The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam is utilized by over 300 universities and colleges to assess counseling students’ knowledge of counseling information viewed as important by counselor preparation programs.

Content Areas:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Helping Relationships
  • Group Work
  • Career and Lifestyle Development
  • Appraisal
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Professional Orientation and Ethics

The CPCE is comprised of 160 multiple-choice questions and is scheduled in a 4-hour period.

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The AATBS CPCE program provides a comprehensive review of each of these content areas, and practice exam questions that parallel the structure and content of the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam.

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What resources are available to help me pass the exam?

AATBS has been successfully preparing candidates for licensure for over 40 years. We have many tools to assist you in your preparation. They include:

  • Comprehensive Study Volumes
  • Color-Coded Flashcards
  • Online Flash Cards
  • DSM-5: Fast-Flip Reference Cards
  • Workshop Summary Didigital Audio Library
  • Theories of Psychotherapy Chart
  • One-on-One Coaching with an Exam Expert


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