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.
I found this program extremely helpful getting ready for the exam. I went through two times, and I found all the information about how to think about the questions, the exam and ideas for exam day to be really great. I have recommended this study system to all of my friends! I hope to have the same success on my second exam!
I PASSED!! This program gave me the foundation and training needed to be able to use rationale to pass the exam. The final mock exam was the same format as the real exam and so the familiarity increased my possibility of passing as well. I recommend not using the program until you are approved to take the exam (the program recommends this as well). I made the mistake of purchasing it months in advance and was not motivated to study and when I did, it wasn't on a consistent basis and I needed to start over again. Also, *everything* Amanda recommends is key to passing. During the exam, I personally found that taking a break every 50 questions to drink juice was helpful and at question 100, I took a bathroom break, drank juice, and ate a banana. I also wore ear plugs that the facility provided and at home, I oftentimes took the exams with ear plugs so it helped to create a similar testing environment to my benefit.
This exam really is like a marathon and the proper preparation is essential to success. I want to stress again that everything Amanda recommends to succeed is essential to your passing the exam. I scored only 71% on the final mock, which I took a few days before the real exam and that was after 6 hours of studying and working on the computer, which was a mistake. Because after that, I had to take 2 days off before the exam and go out in nature to heal my burn out-- my mind literally seemed to stop working. During that time I did not study whatsoever. And before the real exam, I only reviewed for 1 hour so that I would feel refreshed. This worked for me only because I overdid the studying without having enough balance in life. Life circumstances can get in the way of studying routines, so be prepared to postpone if need be. I chose to cram so that I could still make my Hawaii vacation I have planned after I pass my vignette exam! Good luck to all of you!
Thank you for enhancing my critical thinking skills with your study material. The organization/lectures/practice test provided the information/skills needed to pass the exam. I appreciate the materials provided were concise and manageable. I was prepared for the feeling of not passing during the exam, which I experienced. I also took the 5 min break which was hard to do in real time but I know made all the difference.
I took the MFT SWE yesterday and passed - thanks to the Therapist Development Center and Amanda Rowan. The TDC study materials are comprehensive and straight forward; while the insightful rationale discussions pull the material together with clarity and real world application. However, the real gem of your program is your overall approach to exam preparation. Your guidance in preparing myself for exam day was quite possibly the key to my passing the exam the first time I took it. Thanks to your program, I was not only equipped with the knowledge to answer the questions on the exam, but moreover, I was prepared to successfully navigate the experience of taking the exam. Thank you.
I used a different test company for the first exam, and although I passed on my first attempt, I found it confusing and anxiety provoking. I read reviews on the Therapist Development Center and thought I would give it a try for the vignette exam. I literally only studied for 5 days and felt prepared enough to move my exam up. I PASSED and felt very confident throughout the process. I strategies and frames were a game changer and I am now referring this program to all of my friends and colleagues Thank you again for making this so user friendly!
I am so glad I chose to use TDC. This program allowed me to be fully prepared not only with what to expect on the test but with testing strategies. Although throughout the test I could not gauge if I was passing, the moment I saw "passed", I knew it using this test prep material was the best choice I could have made. THANK YOU!!!
The thing that helped me out the most was the ability to reason out and find the right answer in questions that seemed to have no good options offered. I felt confident during the test that I could use the strategies to work with the complex questions.
This program was the only program I used to study for this test and it's literally PERFECT. Helped me with exactly the right buzz words to look for and what to watch out for...it was fantastic. I only studied for 1 week and passed with no difficulties. Thank you so much!!
After a 12 year journey since my first quarter beginning my Masters program, I am done and completed. I PASSED BOTH MFT TESTS WITH FLYING COLORS! I have recommended this study program to all of my colleges and thankfully they took my advice and they passed too! I am forever grateful for this program making the long toiling journey into a smooth and rewarding end!
I just passed the MFT standard written exam and I decided early on to ONLY use Therapist Development Center. The materials and specific strategies gave me everything I needed to pass the test and to build my confidence going into the exam. My coach was very responsive when I had questions on the materials. I can't say enough good things about this approach. I would recommend it to anyone trying to take this exam.
PASSED!!!! Thank you TDC for making my re-testing experience a great one (and I actually had fun studying!) I went into this time super confident and knew I was passing the test the whole time. The framing was a God send and I am recommending TDC to everyone I know. My only regret is not using TDC for my first test (I passed, but studied and agonized for WAY too long) and using it on my first CVE attempt. I know for sure I would have been licensed much sooner had I known. Thanks again you guys! I will give you a huge hug Amanda if I ever run into you!
TDC was great in preparing me for this exam. I graduated way back in 1987 from graduate school, and although I have always been an administrator in the behavioral healthcare industry, I decided to go back and start doing all my hours over again to get licensed as an MFT after the birth of my twins in 2007 so I could be home with them. Although having spent the last 6 years gaining hours, and the administrative oversight and experience over the years, I hadn't been in graduate school formally for over almost 30 years! TDC was instrumental in helping me organize all the information, and focus on what I needed to be focused on to pass this exam my first time, all while continuing to balance my day to day life as a parent, spouse and busy volunteer - volunteering in my twins' classrooms and on the PTA, seeing clients at a community mental health program, and still feeling like I had a life outside of my preparations for this exam. The coaching response was also amazingly supportive, and immediate. Although I had no idea how I was doing during the exam, and felt like I was not likely passing it, I kept remembering Amanda saying during the exam to tolerate uncertainty and that feeling you aren't passing as 95% of examinees feel that way. Each time I began to feel that way, I would hear Amanda's voice, and remind myself that feeling was normal, and immediately my anxiety would be lowered and kept me focused and on track. Thank you TDC! I am looking forward to the Clinical Vignette study program and passing this last exam in this long journey to becoming licensed!!
First I used Gerry Grossman, then I tried AATBS. I felt Gerry Grossman was helpful in refreshing what I learned in Graduate School, however after spending countless hours taking practice exams and studying the lengthy material I began to burn out. I then gave AATBS a try, I would say the practice exams on AATBS were somewhat helpful, but at times I felt the rationales were convoluted and discouraging, and at times would contradict Grossman, adding undue stress and negativity to an already difficult process.
I decided to give TDC a try. All I have to say is it was amazing! Succinct, informative, user-friendly and it restored my confidence in the knowledge I had already attained throughout the years working as an intern. Furthermore, her test-taking strategies were extremely helpful, which really proved positive during the anxiety-provoking in vivo examination process.
Thank you, TDC and to your helpful team (Asya) for giving me the confidence to pass. I have already referred many colleagues to your program and will tell many more.
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.