I had originally spent way to much money on another study system which required a ton of memorizing and gave no help at all on how to actually study for, prepare for, and actually take the test. I felt doomed. I had been out of practice for nearly 4 years and my original Registration number was going to expire in a few short months, so it was now or never. I had already renewed it the most times allowed. I submitted my paperwork in July 2020, and my new supervisor suggested Therapist Development Center to me.
If you're looking for a one stop shop for test prep, TDC is it. I passed the CA BBS MFT Clinical Exam on my first try because of TDC. The audio recordings were absolutely invaluable, especially for someone like me who has ADD and a difficult time focusing on tedious written material. Thank you, Amanda. The quick studies and the quizzes are also very helpful. The mock exams are BRUTAL but I guess that's the way it should be... as the actual exam is not easy. But I felt as prepared as I could be, because of TDC. The final pep talk was actually pretty key as well.
The TDC program is fantastic. The study schedule is broken up into manageable chunks, like training for a marathon. I went through each segment of the program in sequence, including taking and then carefully reviewing all of the answers to the two full-length Mock exams at the end of the program. This was the highlight of the course - the two Mocks, and especially going over the rationales and understanding exactly what was appealing to me about the wrong answer and why the right answer was correct, prepared me to engage in the kind of reasoning that is required for the exam.
TDC successfully got me through both of the CA MFT Exams, as well as the MFT National Exam. Amanda's professional and academic expertise in the neurological processes involved in learning, and particularly in optimizing the test taking experience, helped to break down the study material into digestible bites that were easier to retain and recall in a testing environment.
So, I finally passed, Thank you for your presentation of the testing I absolutely was not studying right.. Previously, I had purchased study material that was doing a bunch of test and the study material did not prepare me for going into the test. I am unsure I would have passed if I hadn't listened to the end "pep talk" I have had the worst case of test anxiety. The flow was really great I liked how the study material was laid out because it was exactly as the test goes when going in and the audio was great too.
I was surprised to learn that I had passed the exam due to not being able to sleep the night before as I struggle with test anxiety. Not only did I pass but I got a higher score than on any of the practice tests, a score to be proud of. So this is a true testament that the information presented is done in such a way that we truly absorb it and we are able to digest it such that you can perform even on little to no sleep. I went through the program diligently (twice) and took the practice exams the maximum times allowed.
I passed my Law and Ethics test on the first try using TDC and then passed my Clinical on the first try too! Traditionally I do not do well on multiple choice tests. Even in college I was a straight A student, but scored only a C when I took multiple choice tests. Using TDC made all the difference in the world. Not only did the course prepare me 100% for the tests, you taught me how to successfully take this multiple choice test and control my anxiety throughout the process. I cannot thank you enough for this course.
The road has been long for me, I am not a great test taker in general. I failed the Law and Ethics 2 times using another program, which left me with a lot more anxiety getting prepared the next time around. I went with TDC due to recommendations from others in the clinic I was at. I was surprised on the holistic approach of preparing for these exams; coaching on how to think, self-care during the study process and a guarantee to stick with you until you pass!
TDC is truly amazing! I used the program for both my L&E and clinical exam. As a person who have always had issues with comprehension, TDC helped me with reading strategies on the day of the exam. TDC moc exams were actually harder than the exam. I was initially frustrated because i failed the exam twice. I was confused because the program made me so confident with the material. I thought to myself, I know all of this stuff what the heck!!! The third time taking the exam I had no anxiety. I thought to myself lets have fun in the same way I had fun learning!
I want to say thank you to the TDC family. I PASSED with the TDC study program! This was my second attempt at the exam. The first time I took the exam, I used the AATBS study program and failed. I will admit that I adapted the material to my own way of studying and that may have contributed to my failure. This time I decided to follow the TDC program to the letter. I am so thankful for this program because it taught me how to pass the exam, not just memorize the material. That’s what made the difference for me, leaning how the read the questions and think with my therapist hat on.