Friday, April 4, 2008

It's All About Me

I will post about something more meaningful later, but for the moment it is all about me!

I took the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) for the State of Texas this morning.

There were 160 questions. (Actually, there were 200, but for some reason they only score 160 of them.)

I needed to answer 99 of them correctly to pass. (This number varies depending on the version of the exam you are given.)

I answered 132 correctly! I can still hardly believe it.

What this means is that the National Board will send my scores to the State Licensing Board. They will decide whether or not to award me the privilege to practice mental health counseling in Texas.

If so, I will be a licensed intern under the guidance of a certified supervisor for a while until I am cut loose to practice on my own. It is a long process, but necessary as we are messing with people's lives and all.

I did not get here on my own. There were many, many prayer warriors and family members and loving friends that carried me along this journey. I appreciate every one of you, especially Mikel who made sure the girls were taken care of while I was in class or studying or writing papers or just crashed from exhaustion.

Thanks again, each and every one of you.

1 comment:

BB said...

Congratulations! First and foremost, it was YOU who did the work. All the hours, the books, the late nights, the cramming, the worry, the comprehension... we all supported you and knew you'd do well, but all that pales in comparison to what you've achieved by getting your master's degree and doing so well on the licensing exam. You overcame obstacles of many varieties to get this done!