LCSW Exam Prep: ASWB Clinical Level Exam

LCSW Exam Prep: ASWB Clinical Level Exam
Price: $295.00

National LCSW Exam Study Program

Our 2020 Licensed Clinical Social Worker Exam Study System prepares social workers to pass the CLINICAL Level Exam administered by the ASWB. This LCSW Exam Study System is fully updated to reflect the content on the 2020 ASWB exam. Included in the online study system is access to:

  • An organized, step-by-step study plan that allows you to create a personalized, easy to follow schedule.  Many students waste valuable time trying to figure out what to study and often miss out on key topics OR end up over studying topics that are unlikely to show up on the exam.  Our plan keeps you focused and efficient - covering exactly what you need to know for the ASWB's Licensed Clinical Social Worker exam and nothing you don’t.
  • Online audio workshops with downloadable handouts – listen when you want and how much you want.  This means you can study on the go - in the car, on a walk, at the gym, or cleaning your house. The audio and visual study materials work for all types of learners.
  • Effective study tools for the ASWB Clinical Exam — Top 50 Topics Tested, Law & Ethics Quiz, DSM 5 Audio Lectures and Outline, Quick Studies and Quizzes for key terms and content that will appear on the LCSW test.
  • Clinical examples that help you learn instead of memorize. To pass this exam you need to understand how to approach the reasoning-based questions that make up the vast majority of the LCSW exam, including being able to identify what the key clinical concept of each question is. Our study program brings content alive with real life examples similar to the ones you will see on the LCSW exam.
  • Clear test-taking strategies you will use on exam day to figure out what they are asking and what the best answer is. Our study program for the national LCSW exam also focuses on anxiety management to keep you thinking clearly.
  • ASWB practice exams with over 750+ practice questions that include detailed audio or written rationales, & reflect the actual kinds of questions you will see on the ASWB Clinical Level Exam.  Our questions were written by social workers who passed with scores of 90% or higher on the ASWB Clinical Exam, so the questions accurately reflect what you will see on the test (unlike many other practice tests and programs you will find out there in the test prep world).
  • Experienced coaches available via email for questions and support who will always get back to you within two business days (but are often able to get back with you even sooner!).

The LCSW Exam Prep program takes roughly 57 hours of study time to complete once. We recommend studying between 2 and 12 weeks. Access to the program expires after 4 months, but it is FREE to extend or repeat the program. We are with you until you PASS the Licensed Clinical Social Work Exam! Once you sign up, you can access the program & digital resources immediately. Nothing is shipped - it is all online. Get started now to prepare yourself to PASS the ASWB Clinical Exam with confidence!

Still unsure if our LCSW Exam Prep is right for you?

Here at the Therapist Development Center, we understand that taking the ASWB Clinical Level Exam can be daunting. Many of you have jobs that are dependent on you passing this LCSW exam.  Others have been out of graduate school for a long time and feel out of touch with the broad amount of content tested on the ASWB Clinical Exam. Finding the right LCSW Exam Prep can be challenging with so many options - books, workshops, apps and other on-line options.

Many social workers come to us after using other LCSW study guides and failing, finding themselves feeling defeated or hopeless that they won't find the help they need. They report that they were overwhelmed with a pile of books, that the day long workshop only covered a small portion of the content tested, or that the online program they went through didn’t teach them how to answer the types of questions that showed up on their exams.  We totally get it. We created a robust study program for the ASWB Clinical Exam that offers multiple learning methods, so your brain can learn both the content you need to pass, and the strategy needed to break down the unique types of questions that show up on this exam. The good news is, once the social workers who previously failed started studying with us, they quickly found themselves with a renewed sense of confidence and were able to successfully PASS their ASWB Clinical Level Exams.


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Average: 5 (1432 votes)

Course Reviews

I am absolutely elated at what I accomplished today. I PASSED! This was my first attempt at taking the LCSW exam and I passed. A few years ago, I used TDC for my LMSW exam and passed on the first try as well. Please do not get discouraged and follow the program as outlined. On my my exams (full and half), my score ranged from 68 to 86 percent. I am so grateful that a program like this is exist and as a veteran, I appreciate the free program incentive. I will continue to recommend this program to any social workers I come across. This program is the best. To those of you who are taking the upcoming test...Good Luck!!

I would highly recommend this course to anyone preparing to take the ASWB exam. It provides an organized way to review all of the material covered in the test and also helps you to think through the questions in a way that this test wants you to think through them. Good pep talks too!

Passed the exam on my first attempt! (after much procrastination) If you can dedicate your time to listening, writing notes (to truly absorb the material), review quick studies, do the quizzes and practice tests, you will pass. Personally, I listened to the audios multiple times while driving, starting about 3 months before the exam. The week of my exam, I took off work and literally studied by butt off, listening to the audios, writing notes, and reviewing the quick studies and it worked! Information was covered that was tested on. I have had previous study guides, since the DSMIV, and always felt too overwhelmed to even know where to start. This program is broken down perfectly to address and review all the topics covered. THANK YOU TDC!

I purchased another company’s material for a lot more than the cost of TDC and it was overwhelming. Even my supervisor who has had her LCSW for many years agreed. I purchased multiple books that were supposed to prepare me before I had a coworker tell me about TDC. I found the program extremely helpful and Heidi very responsive whenever I reached out with the question. The material does exactly what it says in providing “everything we need and nothing we don’t/ I work long hours and studied daily on my commute and then on weekends. I highly recommend TDC. Thank you so much

Best decision I made was studying with the therapist development center! I just wish I did it the first time rather then taking the test blindly without preperstion.

Being taught how to rank questions was so helpful. i am recommending this program to all my friends and colleagues. I also found the worksheets so helpful in my study process. Thank you for all the tips and tricks!

I’m so glad I used TDC to study for the ASWB exam! I loved the quick studies, the problem-solving strategies, and the advice around self-care. It made passing the test feel attainable. I also really appreciated how quickly Heidi would get back to me when I asked for support from a coach! Thank you TDC!

thank you for helping me pass my test.

I found that out of all the study material I've come across, TDC was the best in preparing me for this exam. The test questions provided by TDC were the most similar to the exam. Also, I found the coach feature most beneficial. Coach Heidi did really well at explaining the rational from a different perspective for questions I struggled with & her turnaround time was amazing! I would say for those who are looking for an effective but easy to read/follow material, go with TDC. It was definitely worth the shot for me.

I thank you all so much for creating this program! Not only did it prepare me for the exam, but it also taught me so much that I needed to know to work as a clinical social worker. I have worked in mental health for 10 years but the well rounded information was so valuable! I took the exam twice before, failing by 3 points and then by 1 point. I then decided to purchase TDC and I felt much more confident and prepared! Thanks again!

TDC really prepared me to answer the questions the way the ASWB wants you to. The practice tests were the most beneficial part, and it was helpful to take them more than once and we able to review. The study guides were also great as I would take them everywhere. The program really condensed the material into what you need to study, as it was overwhelming to figure out where to even begin.

I took my exam today and I passed on my first attempt! Thank you TDC!!! I graduated more than 10 years ago and to be honest it was very difficult to refocus on studying for many hours. I went through program 2-3 times and took and reviewed practice exams for many times. It's very true you learn something new the second time reviewing. I was very anxious today, but hard work paid off. Trust the program, trust yourself & you will sure to pass your exam! Thank you again TDC!!!

Very helpful, probably wouldn't have passed if it was not for TDC. Thank you TDC!

TDC made studying much less stress free. I dos not have to worry about what to study or feeling overwhelmed as I did when trying to study on my own. TDC lays out all the study materials in several different formats which appeal to all the learning styles. I am so thankful I decided to try out TDC

There are a lot of programs and study materials out there, but NOTHING COMPARES to TDC. The entire program is PHENOMENAL !!!!! I was able to study at my own pace and concentrate on areas that needed more attention. I would HIGHLY recommend this program to all social workers preparing for licensure. Don't waste your time, money, or energy on any other program !!!! This covers every topic on the actual exam and FULLY prepares you to PASS. The other suggestion I have is to REMEMBER to STOP AND BREATHE throughout the test. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THE SOCIAL WORKERS WHO PUT THIS PROGRAM TOGETHER. With my dedication and perseverance with TDC I PASSED, actually I ROCKED IT !!!!! THANKS TDC!!!

I took my ASWB exam on 10/15/19 and am proud to say that I passed on my first try! I chose TDC's study program because I used it to successfully prepare for the Law & Ethics exam 2 years ago. I decided to stay with TDC for the ASWB exam because I liked the format, the different types of study materials, and similarity to the actual exam (for this exam, the question stems provided far less information than the study materials, but it was enough to tackle the questions in the same manner as the prep questions). I followed the program almost to the letter, including putting study times in my calendar, and I stuck to it. It was not my usual method of studying, but after taking so many years to get to this point, I was all in. I did not want to take this exam again! I went through the entire program twice in an 8-week period, and my exam was cancelled at the last minute due to power outages. UGH! I reset my brain and spent the next 5 days listening to the lectures once more. I took Amanda's advice and took her into the exam with me. If I was unable to immediately make a choice, I selected an answer I thought could be correct, marked the question and moved on. When I went back, I was able to break the questions down and feel more confident in my answers. I had the "AHA" moment on 2 questions and realized I had misread 3 others, so I changed those answers and I resisted the urge to change any others, which is a huge challenge for me. Trust your first instinct! Walk in to the exam with confidence and try to keep calm. I completed my exam in just over 2 hours, including a 10 minute restroom and water break at the halfway point. I strongly recommend taking that break. It helped me reset my brain, and I felt much calmer and more focused when I went back in. I am pleased and proud that I followed the course so closely and was able to pass on my first try! Thank you TDC!!! --Sincerely, Alicia James, LCSW

TDC was very helpful. I did not do as well as I would have liked on the practice exams that TDC offered. I found that the practice exams were extremely helpful and I learned a lot from them. Even though I did not do well on the practice exams I was still able to pass the real exam. I also appreciated the lectures offered through TDC and how they helped me be able to think correctly for the test. I highly recommend this program for those who struggle with test anxiety.

TDC is truly a wonderful program. It breaks down the test topics into manageable pieces. TDC did a great job helping me to learn what to look for during the exam and assist in getting to the right answers quickly. Highly recommend TDC.

I passed my LCSW exam thanks to this amazing program! Thank you, TDC!! I firmly believe that I would NOT have passed without using TDC! I loved that all the topics were broken down simply into understandable terms without feel like I was being too overwhelmed with information. It calmed my anxiety and greatly reduced my stress. I highly recommend TDC to anyone who needs to take the LCSW exam!! The lectures, quick studies handouts, quizzes, and all practice/mock exams were extremely helpful in my learning and studying process. I cannot stress enough how much it helped me pass the exam. TDC fully and adequately prepares you for the various topics the LCSW exam will test you on. Thank you so much!!!

I decided to purchase the TDC program after reading many of the amazing reviews from previous users. I had recently purchased the Pocket Prep, but didn't find it particularly useful. I felt overwhelmed in trying to devise a study strategy and actually took out some of my MSW textbooks, but that quickly felt futile. The TDC program quelled this sense of not knowing where to start and what to include in preparing for the exam. I felt such relief in the clear structure of the TDC program and enjoyed studying and learning along the way! I felt as prepared as I think I could have felt at the conclusion of my studying. I did the program twice, but only completed one of the full final mocks and then added the ASWB clinical practice test which I felt closely mirrored the types of questions in the TDC program. This furthered my sense of preparedness heading into the exam. I am so relieved and happy to have passed on my first attempt and I do thank the TDC program for this success!