I PASSED on the first try!!! I can hardly believe it and am still shaking and in disbelief!!! But I slayed the beast! Thank you to Amanda and Asya for helping me through this process!!! I submitted my hours in the beginning of December, decided to enjoy the Christmas season and began studying the first week in January 2019. I plotted out my study schedule using the recommendations. and initially planned to go through everything twice and follow the 12-week plan. I ended up doing a modified version of that, only going back and listening to lectures on my weak areas.
I utilized another program on my first attempt at the National MFT exam. They sent me volumes of information with no way for me to conceive of how to use the information. It was if they expected I would just memorize books of information. Prior to my second attempt I purchased the program from the Therapist Development Center who sent me a well organized program that laid out a study schedule. Which in itself was so much better! However, between the lectures, tests, and test reviews I learned so much in a short period of time.
TDC was a tremendous help to me for my entire clinical experience, from Law & Ethics and all the way through to the end of my CCE! I took Law & Ethics and passed on my first attempt. I took the clinical exam twice within one year, and passed on my second attempt. I missed the clinical on the first time around by ONE point, and I had run out of time with about 20 questions and 10 minutes left. That being said, I was very aware that time management and anxiety management were the two areas that I needed to practice working through the most.
I am finally qualified for LMFT, after arduous years of hard work and sacrifices. TDC has been a big part of this process since passing my Law & Ethics, with your support and now passing the BIG LMFT Clinical Exam - that I thought almost impossible to pass! In the last months as life threw me a lot of challenges, I try to stayed focused with the TDC guide study...
I can not say enough about this wonderful comprehensive test prep program! I have used several other packages and attended several other 2 day seminars all in an effort to pass my exam only to unsuccessfully fail my exam. :( I switched my study program turned to TDC and within day one of listening to Amanda's voice my anxiety decreased and I began actually enjoying the prep study process. Each week gaining confidence in myself and my ability to learn and finally pass this exam. Thank you so much for preparing me for my mft exam!
I passed my exam and I'm beyond thrilled! TDC OVER prepared me for this exam and I'm truly grateful. I began studying in Nov 2018 for a month or so and did okay the first round, but once Dec hit and holiday festivities began, I decided to take a break and start again at the top of the new year! After going over the curriculum a second time my scores increased dramatically! (Good sign right!) Anyways took my 1st final mock exam and FAILED miserably and it took me FIVE hrs to complete (I'm a slow reader)!
I am so happy to share my news with you!! And I hope that the team and Amanda read it. I've struggled over my exam for a period of 6 years! Back when it was just one test, then it became Law & Ethics first, then the Clinical Exam. I took the initial test more than 5 times, honestly, I really did. Then, I decide that it was too much and would stop trying. Then I started making training investments in Gerry Grossman's 8-hour tutoring classes, one-on-one tutoring, and two-day 8 hour classes.
I passed!!! It's hard to describe the feeling of relief when they hand you that paper and you frantically search it to finally find the small words that say "Congratulations!" and "Pass". This was my first time taking the MFT Clinical Exam and TDC was the best preparation I could imagine. The lectures were thorough, the quick studies were helpful, the anxiety calming strategies worked, and twice I emailed them and got impressively prompt replies.
Thanks to the TDC crew, I was able to pass my MFT clinical! I remembered Amanda's story about being in a state of shock after the exam and not remembering her parents home number. I have a similar story: I was really upset for few days after taking the test because my best friend had not contacted me to see how I did on the exam. When I told her how I felt, she told me that I had called her immediately after the exam and we talked all about it! Truth: I have no memory of talking to her!
I have taken the CA MFT Clinical Exam twice and failed before using Therapist Development Center MFT Exam prep study system. I used another study prep program the first two times, attended their weekend workshops, took all the practice mock exams multiple times and it was devastating to fail each time since I felt I knew the material, yet just cannot seem to adjust my brain to how to take the exam. The exam felt like it was reading a foreign language. Additionally, the practice exams did not look like the real exam, I felt the test questions were much easier compared to the real exam.