I was successful - to my own surprise - passing the Written Exam two months ago, using another company's program. I say "surprised" because the exam experience bore little resemblance to the real "in vivo" encounter. Perhaps the advantage then was simply that I had to wait 10 months from application time to the BBS until a date was established, so lots of study time. When I contacted Amanda five weeks ago, expressing anxiety that I did not feel the same company was going to equip me for the CVE, I made the switch to The Therapist Development Center. Through the online lectures and presentation of materials, things really started to make sense in a very focused way. I started hearing Amanda's voice inside of my own head, reasoning answers with a coherent rationale. While it would be foolish to say that the exam this morning was "easy", it actually became very "simple".
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm so happy with my experience and am very satisfied with this study program. The program was very straight forward, and personable. I'm highly satisfied with the experience.
I felt highly anxious about taking the MFT Standard Written Exam. I found the study materials and test-taking strategies offered by the Therapist Development Center to be encouraging, concise, and on-target with what I encountered on the exam. I highly
recommend the program.
I did everything suggested by TDC and passed both exams the first time and with confidence. I used my frames and the scoring system and there were no issues! Thank you!
I can't thank you all enough!!!! I just passed my MFT CVE today. I was using one of the "other" test preps and was feeling completely overwhelmed and lost! The Therapist Development Center prep course, on the contrary, was exactly what I needed when I needed it. The material is organized, focused, and manageable. Coaches get back to you right away to answer questions (and help calm nerves). Most importantly, their "we're with you until you pass" guarantee helped me to know that I was going to have support no matter what the outcome (at no additional cost). I would 100% recommend this program to anyone and I wish I had used it prepping for my first exam!
Love the way TDC distills the information. You took the stress out of studying and made learning easy. The strategies are great and I easily modified the strategies to fit my own needs/learning style. The exams were not easy but I felt confident in my abilities to figure out the best answer thanks to TDC. TDC was the only test prep company I used and it was enough for me. I passed both exams on the first try! Thank you!
WOW! Just returned home with a big smile on my face! I PASSED the MFT CV Exam (at last) and I am extremely grateful to TDC for it. To all of you at TDC I'm sending you one BIG thank you for the incredible support and service! A special thank you first to Amanda for creating this truly innovative, intelligent and superb training system, and second to Robin for her invaluable generous and continued support. Also thanks to Megen for her technical support. I would, as I already have and will continue to, recommend the system to anyone I will come across because it is the BEST way to prepare and approach this challenging process. Thank you TDC, forever grateful!!!
I took my test a couple of weeks ago and I am just now feeling emotionally balanced again. The test, for me, was an overwhelming experience. I went into the test with confidence and confidently attacked the test, but at about question 15 I realized that most of my questions were marked and I panicked. I felt as if I had jumped out of a plane and somehow what I learned online was supposed to save me. Well it did. When I saw PASS again I just praised God and wept and called friends and family and here I am waiting for my license to post. Unbelievable journey. I want to thank TDC and their amazing team. I would have not been able to do this so quickly and efficiently without them.
Great program, Amanda! I only used yours, and felt very prepared. Doing the Final Mock in exactly the same way (time, place, clothes, snacks, juice!) that I was going to take the actual exam gave me just the preview I needed. During the second half of the actual exam, I could tell my experience was similar... and recognized that I would probably pass - and I did! I am so grateful! I saw friends face the exams a few years ago with other prep companies, and I clearly had an easier time with your organization, system and information. THANK YOU!
The TDC program is AMAZING and truly one of a kind. I have struggled with attention issues my whole life, and this is the first time in my life that I had a positive studying experience and felt confident going into a test. I highly, highly recommend this program!!!
Your program was very helpful in organizing the material and in keeping me focused on what was important. With Asya's ongoing support I was able to keep anxiety under control and to keep going through the material. I listened to all the lectures at least three times. I first listened and took notes at my desk, and then listened while driving and while doing housework. Every time I learned something I missed. Overall I am very happy with TDC and am looking forward to studying for the CVE. Thank you TDC!
I am thrilled to say that I took my clinical vignette exam today and I passed. I took a friend's advice and decided to take this course against some more popular companies and I can say with 100% confidence that it was one of the smartest decisions and investments of my life. This program truly gives you the tools you need to pass the second exam. The strategies are clear, and easy to apply. You will see the difference once you take the sample vignettes and before and after applying these tools. Everything makes sense and this will also reflect when you take the mock exams. On the test day, I felt so confident answering about 90% of the questions. That is a very high number considering this test is going to make you suffer and have to guess between the two final answers but TDC's techniques really make a magical difference and the fact that it is audio workshops also helps a great deal since Amanda's voice is constantly in your head remembering what to look for, how to unpack the vignette and how to confidently get the right answer. Thank you TDC for putting together such a wonderful and helpful course that actually focuses on key stuff and it's number one goal is for us to pass the exam. I highly recommend TDC. It is worth every penny and you will NOT regret it.
I followed the program as written. I felt unsure whether I had passed but when that big word "PASS" popped up, I was jubilant and so thankful that I found this program. Onto the vignette......Will pass that too with TDC's help. Thanks TDC.
I passed both exams on the first try and felt very prepared on each exam day. TDC is the best study program because it doesn't waste your time. It is straightforward and prepares you for the actual exam. The program is set up to learn the material in a manageable amount of time while giving you all the information that is necessary. The customer service is AMAZING and always available to help. I needed multiple extensions due to the BBS delays in processing applications and TDC gave them free of charge. I highly recommend this program!!!
I feel huge gratitude for Amanda and TDC for creating such a smart, sensitive, strategic, and tremendously well designed test prep service. I have always struggled taking tests, often doing poorly despite putting in the effort to prepare. I suppose its safe to say I am one of those who suffers with a test-taking-phobia. Well, for sure these two tests were challenging due to my affliction, but I was able to pass both exams on the first try by following TDC's program, putting in the hard work, and as the TDC coaches say by "leaning in to the test and trusting in the training!" It worked, even when my anxiousness was soaring, I trusted in the leaning, the coaching, the strategy, and succeeded. I Highly recommend TDC with 5 stars!!!!!
I consider the knowledge and test taking strategies I learned from TDC integral to my passing on the first try. From an absolutely comprehensive DSM overview to wrapping my head around the multiple family systems, this course prepares you for the grueling marathon of the exam which I passed yesterday. Now onto the clinical vignette!
First of all I wanted to say thank you. Overall I felt you did a great job of covering all the topics in an easy-to-follow and very time efficient way. Thanks again! I would definitely recommend your program to others.
The frames were key to passing this exam. The study materal was on target and I never felt overwhelmed. I actually enjoyed listening to the audios. It felt as if I was in a classroom setting the entire time. Thank you.
I spent about 10 years trying to pass the Written MFT Exam, but after being recommended your program, I bit the bullet and paid for your course. After using TDC, I passed the Written Exam with no problem. Once I realized just how effective TDC is for preparing to take the exam, I knew I had to purchase the study program for the Clinical Vignette Exam. I did and IT WORKED!!! I have and will continue to recommend TDC to everyone who is preparing for the MFT or LCSW Exams. Money and time well spent! Thank you Amanda and TDC!
I found the Therapist Development Center study system not only to be anxiety reducing but a straight forward and non-complicated approach to learning. TDC taught me how to look at the question stems and evaluate them with a critical eye, and to not get caught up in what my might not make sense. By the end of my studying I felt absolutely ready, calm, and focused. I have recommended this study system to many interns already, and will continue to do so. In my eyes, this study system is the only way to go!