James Madison University

Clinical Comprehensive Exam

The Clinical Comprehensive Exam is modeled after the format used in the American Board of Professional Psychologists examinations, and is completed at the end of the student’s course work. This exam covers both assessment and counseling skills, and typically involves two separate cases. Students must submit a written analysis, as well as a videotape of their counseling performance. They then must defend their performance on these cases orally before at least two Core Faculty Members.