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COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION STUDY QUESTION FOR SCHOOL AND GENERAL COUNSELING (revised 01-2012) The comprehensive examination for school and general counseling will consist of 100 multiple choice and two essay questions. The multiple choice section will include 20 questions from each of the five core courses: EDU 501. 502, 503, 524, 526. The essay questions will be based on a case study, and may come from any of the five core courses. Students must answer all questions. You may not, therefore, take the comprehensive examination until you have completed 21 semester hours that include the five core course, with a GPA of at least 3.0. The study questions below are intended as a general guide only. Examination questions may cover any course materials and may include, but are not limited to these questions. COU 501- Introduction to Counseling 1- Be familiar with the current ACA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Understand and be able to identify ethical issues concerning: - confidentiality and its exceptions - privileged communication - informed consent -dual relationships -issues concerning counseling minors 2- Be familiar with national, state and local counseling organizations and their publications 3- Know licensing and certification regulations 4- Know important people and events in the historical development of the profession 5- Understand the helping process, including the characteristics and behaviors of effective helpers, and conditions that constitute a therapeutic environment. 6- Know what the DSM-IV is, and what kinds of information it contains. COU 502 & 504- Theories and Techniques of Individual Counseling 1- Know the primary differences between psychoanalytic, humanistic, cognitive and behavioral approaches to counseling. 2- Be able to answer questions regarding theoretical assumptions, goals and techniques

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