DSST* Study Guide

Fundamentals of Counseling

The only study guide that teaches you what you need to know to pass the Fundamentals of Counseling exam (with no prior knowledge needed), and is constantly updated based on student feedback to guarantee you the best possible results.

About the DSST* Exam

The Fundamentals of Counseling DSST exam covers the material that would typically be taught in an undergraduate introductory course on counseling. InstantCert's course for this subject is an overview of the counseling profession and the theories and concepts associated with counseling.

Topics Covered in this Course

Historical Development
Historical elements
Significant influences
Significant people
Counselor Roles and Functions
Counseling as a profession
Role expectations in different counseling settings
Professional associations
Group approaches
Family counseling
Self-help groups
The Counseling Relationship
Verbal and nonverbal behavior
Personal characteristics, lifestyles and capabilities
Authenticity, empathy, and confidentiality
Ethical and legal issues
Theoretical Approaches
Cognitive - behavioral
Social and Cultural Foundations
Multicultural issues
Societal concerns
Career Development
Decision making
Information sources
Human Growth and Development

Customer Test Results for this Exam

294 users submitted test results since January, 2006.
267 of those users reported a passing score (91%).

Below are ten of the most recent user-submitted test results. These are unfiltered, real results that were submitted by InstantCert students:

Date of ExamResultScore
Jul 29, 2020passed430
Jun 15, 2020passed420
May 15, 2020passed403
Mar 6, 2020passed416
Feb 27, 2020failed371
Nov 26, 2019passed430
Nov 20, 2019passed441
Oct 29, 2019passed411
Oct 22, 2019failed359
Jul 9, 2019passed400
Live, unfiltered results posted by InstantCert students

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