Many counseling programs use the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) as a capstone experience. However, there is limited research examining CPCE results and how to best predict student success on the exam (e.g., undergrad GPA, GRE, demographics, various counseling course grades). The purpose of this session is to share the results of an empirical study that examined possible predictors of CPCE results (N ≈ 625). Implications for master’s programs and future research will be discussed.
Attendees will learn what factors best predict students' scores on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE).
Attendees will be able to examine implications for best practices regarding program admissions and measurement of student learning.
Attendees will learn how to utilize CPCE results to enhance their own development as a counseling practitioner, including areas of strength and growth areas in their work with clients.