Thank you so much for such a great study program! The study process was painless with minimal stress. I loved having a program where the strategies made sense. I passed both exams first time and learned a lot along the way!! Thank you TDC - I could not have done it without you!!
TDC is amazing! From TDC's guidance the whole way via lectures, being "in your ear" on test day, to the super responsive coaches, this is the way to go! I am an LMFT 8 years after I started this journey. Thank you SO much. It's well worth the money!
Using TDC is like a finding a key to unlocking to language of the CVE. For the first time I was able to decipher the BBS wording. I used the frames and other strategies to attack the exam. Because of all the tools provided I knew I was passing while taking the test! I can't thank TDC enough for their study system. It is the only method of study you will need!
The TDC prepared me very well for the intensity of the first CA MFT licensing exam. I kept hearing Amanda's voice saying "lean in", which I did and it worked. Thank you for the excellent program that you have put together.
I passed!!! This program is clear and easy to follow. I went through once doing the minimum amount of work and then a second time following all of TDC's directions. It worked for passing the test and I feel much better prepared as a therapist.
I PASSED my MFT CVE this morning, on the first try, just like I did with the first exam! What a relief, life can go on without this stress hovering over my head!!! I only used TDC's material and felt very prepared for both exams. The frames and being confident on my " X's" really helped me pass the CVE exam!!! On the super answers I would hear Amanda's voice saying: "Absolutely! Super Answer!". I can't recommend this program enough! Easy to understand strategies and amazing audio rationales. I felt ready to take the exam in 3 weeks but I used 5 so I could review a second time. It is simply magical!!! TDC, thanks again for creating such an amazing study system, I feel I grew as a therapist because of what I learned from your program, I looked forward to every audio session as if I were taking a fun class!
I just passed the MFT SWE on the first attempt! Everything TDC says is true. It is tough, and you won't feel like you're passing, but the strategies really helped. :)
Excellent study materials. At first I was skeptical, since the material was way too easy to digest in such a short period of time. But that's how the test is designed. I would definitely recommend to those who don't have the time nor patience for massive study guides.
By and far, I believe the Therapist Development Center (TDC) has an edge on the critical tools needed to pass this exam. I tried AATBS (testbank) and Gerry Grossman (study materials and testbank) and, in retrospect, can say they were fundamentally lacking. AATBS' clinical vignette exams are simply not representative of the actual test, and their rationales will only lead you into a place of frustration and confusion. With respect to Grossman, while his tests were more palatable, he was too focused on memorization and paid short shrift to developing the actual skills needed to get through the test. I believe using my TDC skills and strategies was the fundamental thing that got me through the Vignette Exam with a greater sense of ease and with confidence that I was passing when I arrived at the end. I recommend TDC highly.
I have had severe test anxiety since I can remember, but as soon as I looked at TDC's first "get organized" list, I knew this would work for me. What I liked the most was that she gave LESS information rather than MORE!! I spent 3 years in grad school, so I was most worried about which things to study. I love how she breaks it down to easy, simple steps and strategies. I purposely DID NOT look at any other material even when it was offered to me for free because I didn't want to overwhelm myself. I was pretty confident that I was passing the first test while I was taking it. TDC's strategy made sense to me very quickly for the second test and I just passed it this morning!! I wish I had TDC when I was taking the SAT's and the LSATS, who knows, maybe I would have been a lawyer if the TDC system was around back then :) Seriously, though, I couldn't be happier with the entire system from lectures to hand-outs, to not needing to go to a long, boring seminar. Loved studying right at my kitchen table or sometimes the car. Thank you TDC!!! This LMFT owes a lot to you!
I took the test once before and had to wait a year to take it again. I worked with both big test prep companies and was overwhelmed and I know I over-studied. I still did not go into the first exam with any confidence.
This time was different and I owe it to The Therapist Development Center. The techniques that TDC uses are right on the money and her delivery made me laugh out loud more than a few times. I was confident this time and went into the test with a completely different attitude. I am so grateful to TDC and their team for seeing the forest through the trees and knowing how to prep me for this exam. Thank you.
This is an amazing study platform. The testing strategies and rationales are superb. I never felt lost or stuck throughout the whole 4 hours! I was even able to obtain extra help with my test anxiety.
I loved the approach taken with TDC and think it was effective in preparing me for both exams. Overall great study program!
I just passed my Vignette Exam yesterday and am now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist thanks to the Therapist Development Center! I had struggled with passing the exam in the past, but feel as though the TDC study materials and the support of the staff helped me to understand the logic of the test and have the confidence to answer the questions without second guessing myself. I am ecstatic and recommend this program to all MFTs :) Thank you Amanda, Robin and all other TDC staff!
I passed the Written, first try and studied the 5 week plan. This is the only prep I used. Just like TDC says, when you're taking the test it does not feel like you're doing well. I kept thinking "that's normal, keep focused on the client in the question, be in the moment, choose your answer, and keep moving. Thank you TDC for developing this awesome system!
Today I took the SWE and passed. The TDC study program was excellent. The timing and content of the practice tests were invaluable. After my final mock I emailed in a panic and received contact during a holiday weekend. Asya was encouraging and offered assistance or alternative consultation. Her email helped me calm down and review my final mock and realize that I was making a few consistent errors. The test results helped me realign my thinking and continue in confidence. Another bit of invaluable advice was to make sure I did not over study and practiced self care during the final week. On test day I felt relaxed and prepared. At no time did I feel that I knew I was going to pass. I just kept repeating "Amanda said I would feel this way" and to just keep focused on the stem. Thank you TDC and team so much for this program and all of the training that helped keep my anxiety at bay. The Celebration is on!
TDC is amazing!!! This program is far better than anything else out there. I truly felt that the 1:1 individual coaching session helped me tremendously a couple days before I took the exam. I think the coaching session brought my points up by at least 10. It helped me see what I was doing wrong and how to think in order to answer the questions correctly. I am SO grateful for TDC and everyone else who helped me along the way (shout out to Asya!!!) I feel confident with the upcoming Clinical Vignette Exam!!! Let's do this!!
I just passed the Clinical Vignette Exam today, on the first try. I followed all of TDC's instructions about pacing, framing, and using the grid, and couldn't believe how easy the test was for me. I knew I was passing the test early on. Everything in the study program was relevant and useful and completely matched the BBS test in style and tone. I feel I got more than got my money's worth, and will highly recommend TDC to others. I used TDC for both the standard written and the clinical vignette and did not need, or desire, any other material from other test prep companies. I saved a lot of money in the process!
I felt very prepared for both exams and passed on the first attempt for both. I loved the prioritization and organization of the study materials. I felt that the other companies were overwhelming with information and created unnecessary work. I found the TDC test questions were much more aligned with the actual test than AATBS. Thanks so much! This program really cut down the amount of time I needed to spend studying because it focuses on what is most important.
I am still in shock that I PASSED the vignette test. It took me twice to realize that the other study materials weren't for me. Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU for this alternative way to study for licensure.