Northeast Career Center

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I saw this person several years ago (2006) as part of the requirements for ordination in my denomination. From the beginning, I experienced her as very unprofessional. Her materials were copies of copies of copies...very faded, crooked and tacky. She never was able to retrieve my resume from all the materials I sent her.

In person, she clearly had a preconcieved idea of who I was and was very clear that I was not a good candidate for the ministry....even though it is not part of her responsibility to make that assessment. She lied to me about how the MMPI results were to be interpreted (as I learned from going to another approved career center). She also said a number of weird things to me, e.g. regarding how I was dressed, that she did not put into the report. If it was important enough to mention to me, why was it not important enough to go in the report?

She was over 2 months late with the report and I had to threaten her in order to get her to complete it.

Ultimately, I decided not to release this report and went to see someone else. This was a very difficult and challenging decision, but one I'm glad I made. Her report was so strange and unhelpful, I didn't think there was much that I could do with it that would be useful.

Apparently my denomination was considering dropping her from our list of approved folks, but regretfully, they have maintained her as an approved center.

You will be very sorry if you go to see her.

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I saw this person several years ago (2006) as part of the requirements for ordination in my denomination. From the beginning, I experienced her as very unprofessional. Her materials were copies of copies of copies...very faded, crooked and tacky. She never was able to retrieve my resume from all the materials I sent her.

In person, she clearly had a preconcieved idea of who I was and was very clear that I was not a good candidate for the ministry....even though it is not part of her responsibility to make that assessment. She lied to me about how the MMPI results were to be interpreted (as I learned from going to another approved career center). She also said a number of weird things to me, e.g. regarding how I was dressed, that she did not put into the report. If it was important enough to mention to me, why was it not important enough to go in the report?

She was over 2 months late with the report and I had to threaten her in order to get her to complete it.

Ultimately, I decided not to release this report and went to see someone else. This was a very difficult and challenging decision, but one I'm glad I made. Her report was so strange and unhelpful, I didn't think there was much that I could do with it that would be useful.

Apparently my denomination was considering dropping her from our list of approved folks, but regretfully, they have maintained her as an approved center.

You will be very sorry if you go to see her.

Pros: None

Cons: Expensive; unhelpful; damaging

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My experience of the NE Career and Counseling Center was very unpleasant and emotionally damaging. I was referred to the NECCC for a career assessment. I spent six weeks answering and writing extensive questions and personality inventories (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Sixteen Personality Factors--16PF, etc.). My first three hours at the Center was spent filling out the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III). After a break we met for the first face-to-face interview, where I was told what her vocational and psycological assessment was, and she was certain the MMPI-2 and MCMI-III would concur. The next day we reviewed the results of the MMPI & MCMI and she said that the instruments confirmed her pre-concieved assessments.
Her final report included many factural and technical errors and incomplete information. She used portions of the MMPI & MCMI to support her argument and totally ignored other parts of the instruments that did not support her assessment. She based her report on written assessments, personality instruments, and about 10 hours of personal contact. She never contacted my licesnced psychotherapist who has had over 300 contact hours with me. I believe she crossed ethical boundaries and possibly legal boundaries in her assessment.
It was my experience that this assessment program was pre-determined, inaccurate, and incomplete. Although the final assessment report contained some helpful suggestions and observations, the final recommendation was not honest, nor helpful, in fact harmful. I would not recommend this assessment program to anyone.

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My experience of the NE Career and Counseling Center was very unpleasant and emotionally damaging. I was referred to the NECCC for a career assessment. I spent six weeks answering and writing extensive questions and personality inventories (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Sixteen Personality Factors--16PF, etc.). My first three hours at the Center was spent filling out the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III). After a break we met for the first face-to-face interview, where I was told what her vocational and psycological assessment was, and she was certain the MMPI-2 and MCMI-III would concur. The next day we reviewed the results of the MMPI & MCMI and she said that the instruments confirmed her pre-concieved assessments.
Her final report included many factural and technical errors and incomplete information. She used portions of the MMPI & MCMI to support her argument and totally ignored other parts of the instruments that did not support her assessment. She based her report on written assessments, personality instruments, and about 10 hours of personal contact. She never contacted my licesnced psychotherapist who has had over 300 contact hours with me. I believe she crossed ethical boundaries and possibly legal boundaries in her assessment.
It was my experience that this assessment program was pre-determined, inaccurate, and incomplete. Although the final assessment report contained some helpful suggestions and observations, the final recommendation was not honest, nor helpful, in fact harmful. I would not recommend this assessment program to anyone.

Pros: Beautiful location -- Princeton, NJ

Cons: Expensive

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I was required to undergo career assesment and counseling by my denomination prior to my ordination as a minister. I made a big mistake going to the Northeast Career and Counseling Center. Before sharing one word with me, the Director of the Center decided I was not a good ministry prospect and spent a lot of time trying to convince me to drop out of seminary. This was based on her particular interpretation of my Myers-Briggs test results ... Myers-Briggs does not directly address career choice. Other tests I took ... apparently ignored by the Director ... indicated ministry WAS a sound career choice for me. I was also told by an assistant, on more than one occasion, that my file was "larger than most." I did not take that as a compliment ... and it was not meant as one.

All told, my time at the Northeast Career and Counseling Center felt like an emotional and spiritual mugging. I would recommend anyone needing such counseling to go elsewhere.

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I was required to undergo career assesment and counseling by my denomination prior to my ordination as a minister. I made a big mistake going to the Northeast Career and Counseling Center. Before sharing one word with me, the Director of the Center decided I was not a good ministry prospect and spent a lot of time trying to convince me to drop out of seminary. This was based on her particular interpretation of my Myers-Briggs test results ... Myers-Briggs does not directly address career choice. Other tests I took ... apparently ignored by the Director ... indicated ministry WAS a sound career choice for me. I was also told by an assistant, on more than one occasion, that my file was "larger than most." I did not take that as a compliment ... and it was not meant as one.

All told, my time at the Northeast Career and Counseling Center felt like an emotional and spiritual mugging. I would recommend anyone needing such counseling to go elsewhere.

Pros: Convenience of location

Cons: Quality of "counseling" and assessment; clerical ineptitude

 

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