It has been a long journey for me to pass both MFT tests. I passed the first test on my third try, using Gerry Grossman. The first time I missed by 7; the second time I missed by 1! I finally passed on December 31st, 2014. Then I was eligible to take the second test. If it weren't stressful enough just to study, I have two little ones and another on the way. A good friend of mine recommended the Therapist Development Center and swore it was the best. I wanted a direction, a method, a way to frame the exam; I definitely got it with the Therapist Development Center. It is evident because I passed the second test yesterday on my first try, nine months pregnant! The method, the plan of attack, and the sheer knowledge that is given in the lectures and handouts are all you need to pass the test. With an extremely busy life, I studied for 2 weeks and was confident that I could tackle the test head on. That confidence only comes when you feel ready. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and your experience! If I can do it nine months pregnant, anyone can follow your program and be confident to pass!
I officially passed both exams using TDC! All I can say it thank you. This year was the hardest year of my life (for other reasons beside these exams) and this study program helped me to accomplish my goal of kicking the exams’ butts during an extremely stressful time in my life. The coaches were so helpful and encouraging. THANK YOU for everything!!! I can't believe I am DONE!
I felt as prepared as I possibly could have for the exam. Robin was an awesome coach as well; she worked with me on anxiety I had surrounding the second test (after hearing numerous horror stories and knowing several individuals, who utilized other test prep programs and failed). I felt calm and confident on test day. Thank you TDC for allowing me to pass both exams first time around and know that I will not EVER have to do that again.
I used the Therapist Development Center to study for the MFT Clinical Vignette Exam. I passed the exam the first time and felt well prepared while taking the exam. While preparing to take the exam, I felt that TDC assisted me in focusing on the necessary material needed to pass this exam. I was also reminded to work on my anxiety. I felt very supported by Robin Gluck when I reached out via email; she always responded quickly to my emails, provided me an additional resource (very helpful), and helped me believe in my ability to pass this exam. As I was taking the exam, I used all of the strategies that Amanda Rowan teaches throughout the discussions, especially framing, scoring, and using the grid. I felt that I could hear Amanda saying to be confident with my Xs and VVs, which led me to feel that I was already passing as I was taking the exam. I had 31 minutes left on the clock, which gave me enough time to review the answers I had marked. Thank you Therapist Development Center for making my experience in taking this exam a good one!
TDC is approachable, concise, and leaves you feeling confidant and prepared for the test.
Since this exam is a reasoning-based exam, I had a lot of trepidation about success on the first attempt. The biggest thing I gained by taking this course was "how to attack the question." There were many points during the anxiety-filled examination that I brought Amanda's voice in and "heard" her reading the questioning stem and the answers. I think some key strategies (like only change answers if you have an AHA moment) that she taught were ultimately the reason that I passed. I'm thankful I used this program, because I PASSED ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT!
I passed the Clinical Vignette exam several days ago. I was completely prepared because of the course. I had plenty of time, did not feel rushed at all, and felt like the questions were in fact somewhat easier than those on the Mock Exams. I recommend this program to anyone. It is very thorough and has everything anybody needs to pass.
I can't express how glad I am I prepared with this program. I actually spent $700 on another program and didn't read past the first page. I was really tempted to use that program since I had spent the money, but I took one look at the materials and knew I could not learn that way. After some research and advise from several colleagues and friends, I purchased this program. Three months later, I've passed both exams on the first try!! I am so happy I made this investment and used TDC. I couldn't have asked for a better program!!!
TDC does an excellent job of preparing you for the actual exam experience. The strategies are just what you need to figure out the questions on the actual exam. The exam questions almost seem familiar since the test and mock questions TDC uses are constructed in the same way. Most importantly, Amanda's coaching and setting of realistic expectations about what to focus on and how to prepare physically and emotionally were key for me in knowing that this testing experience was likely to be very different than anything I faced academically or in other settings. I am grateful that I passed and so happy I used this program.
Such an amazing program. I had Amanda in my head during the entire test guiding me until the finish and I was able to pass the first time!
The program was terrific. I passed the first time. I am thrilled with the structure and content of the training program.
This is a great program! The specific strategies and tips really gave me confidence on the final test day! I used the program for both exams and passed each time. Thank you so much and I definitely recommend this to anyone taking the MFT exam! I am officially licensed!!! Yay!!!
Amanda's method worked great for me. I actually enjoyed studying because I learned instead of memorized. The key factor for me was her method of reasoning through the questions--the focus on how to approach the test and the culture surrounding it. For example, I totally felt like I was failing miserably on both tests, but having been reassured that that was normal, I didn't panic. Lo and behold, I passed both on the first try! I felt that I really understood the purpose of the test, so even if I got a question that baffled me, I had the tools to reason out an answer I believed in. I did not use anything from any other system; I put my complete faith in Amanda. I went through the program exactly as she laid it out and also turned on the lectures while doing household chores. I kept catching new tidbits of information every time. I have recommended the system to all my fellow interns. Or I should say former fellow interns, because now I am licensed! Thank you Amanda!
I just want to say THANK YOU, Amanda! Your confidence, knowledge, and straightforwardness were huge aspects in helping me pass. Your program was perfect for me and I so appreciate you leaving out all the unnecessary "mumbo jumbo." :)
I can very happily say I passed the MFT Clinical Vignette Exam on the 1st try! I found framing the questions to be very helpful, as well as narrowing the answers down by locating the "super answers." Thank you so much TDC for helping me pass both exams on the 1st try!! I have been recommending TDC to all of my MFT friends! :)
Great great great! I felt confident on the first test and WAY confident on the second test.
The test prep helped clarify what the test questions were asking and helped consolidate the essential knowledge needed to pass the test.
This program is clear, straight to the point, and well organized. I felt 100% prepared when I walked in to take my MFT written exam. As I was taking the exam, I felt more confident than expected. What I found helpful from this program were the audios, which are accessible 24/7 without limit, and the rationales for the mock exams. Excellent program!
I just got home from having taken and PASSED the MFT Standard Written Exam. I used all of Amanda's excellent strategies, especially bringing her voice into the exam as my energy started to wane around question 120. It was indeed a mental marathon, and the "just mark and keep on moving" mantra ensured that I finished with a little time to spare. Thanks for the wonderful program. Now, it's on the Clinical Vignette!
I though the TDC program was excellent. I passed! And I really liked your program and Amanda's coaching style!