Coaching for the MFT & Social Work Exam

By Amanda Rowan on July 29, 2013

Coaching for the MFT and Social Work Exam

I talk to a lot of people who have taken the MFT or Social Work exam many times and complain that they had memorized everything and they still didn’t pass.  The word “memorize” tips me off right away — these people weren’t coached, they were trained. What’s the difference?

The difference is subtle but very important. Coaching builds your confidence in making clinical judgments. Training is about right/wrong thinking and a narrow minded focus on facts.

The MFT & Social Work exam is not about facts, its about the practice of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is an art. We are relying on our clinical judgment that should be grounded deeply in our ethical values. On the exam, there is rarely a “right” answer, but always a best answer. Good coaching helps you develop the mental tools you need to trust yourself to find that answer. Good exam coaching will help you perform on test day. Good exam coaching will help you PASS.  

Think our straightforward, sensible approach could help you PASS your MFT or Social Work exam? If you’re preparing for a social work exam, check out our Social Work Study Materials. If you’re preparing for an MFT exam, check out our MFT Study Materials. Learn more about our offerings at The Therapist Development Center.

Looking for more practice questions and some study tips? Check out our Social Work Exam Study Guide:

 

 

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