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 (1345 votes)

Course Reviews

It was a journey. Having a full time job, children, and grankids all living at home. It was never quite during the day. I woke up everyday at 4AM and begun studying from 4:30 until 6:30 with weekends off. I did what the audios recommend, good sleep before, work out before, and a good breakfast (AM Test). Thank God I passed

The course was an amazing study guide. It provided me with great detail on topics and explanations for all the questions. I believe having the quizzes and multiple tests made a huge difference in the way I studied. I felt overwhelmed when I first started studying for the exam since there is just so much material, however this course provided me with a form of study guide and schedule. Overall, the material was great and thankfully I was able to pass the exam.

Thank you!!! A friend told me to use this program for the exam and I am really glad that I did. I passed on my first try and felt prepared with the reasoning questions which made up the majority of the exam.

I passed my LCSW examination earlier this week on my first attempt and I am thrilled! I have put it off for so long because just the thought of preparing was so daunting. I purchased the TDC program because I liked the way it was laid out. The organization made sense, it seemed manageable and I appreciated the various ways that the information was taught so that I had a chance to actually absorb the material. While I really liked the lectures, the various tests were the most helpful part of the program. Specifically, the two full length mocks that helped me to realize that a four hour test really isn't all that bad. On the final full mocks I got an 85 and an 87. On the actual exam I needed 102 correct answers to pass and got 125 right, so my final exam score was only a few percentage points off from my TDC scores. If you are feeling hesitant to purchase this program, don't! The price is completely worth it, not only in regards to passing the test, but also just in learning so much information pertinent to our profession -I'm looking at you Code of Ethics! The actual exam didn't cover an iota of what TDC prepped me for, and although the test was hard, I definitely feel like I was over-prepared. I am so happy that I chose this route.

I cannot say enough good things about TDC. They broke down all of the topics for me into manageable chunks so I didn't get overwhelmed. They taught me how to think logically about each reasoning question (which show up a LOT on the exam). I was able to use their study system over 3 months, and took (and PASSED) the exam at 35 weeks pregnant! Thank you, TDC. I'm on my way to becoming an LCSW!!

I just want to thank the entire staff at TDC. I have struggled with standardized testing for as long as I can remember, and TDC really helped me prepare for this exam. I’m so incredibly grateful to finally be licensed, and will always remember the help that was provided through this coursework. Thank you so much for working with me through my struggles, and finally my success!

I felt super prepared using TDC. There was not a single recall element that was unfamiliar. The approach to tackling reasoning-based questions was super and left me feeling confident throughout. Finally, the support from coaches was wonderful! I am so happy I used TDC and will recommend to everyone who asks!

Thank you TDC for helping me pass the LCSW on my first go around! TDC gave me all the tools I needed to feel comfortable and confident for this test. I was definitely overly prepared by just using this study system which was a great feeling! Thank you so much for this program!

I took the test previously and did not pass. I recent took the exam for the second time after using TDC to study. Going in I felt very prepared. The audios helped me know how to think. I was able to use that during the test. I was able to think through each step like in the audios. The confidence I had helped reside the test taking anxiety. I would definitely recommend TDC to any therapist looking to past the exam.

Would absolutely recommend!

I think the material was very good preparation. It was absolutely worth it to go through it the second time. I appreciate that you gave me an extension when I had some unforseen delays in becoming approved to take the exam.

The lectures were really helpful. The information was well summarized. There were excellent test taking strategies and tips included.

I graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2004. I had not seen a lot of this material in 15 years. In PA license is not required, and in VA where I lived there is a license prior to the clinical. When I moved to California in 2011, the BBS was not administering the National Exam, so I spent a lot of time study an entirely different process. Once the ASWB was incorporated, I shifted my studies and purchases AATBS and was given 5 large books to surf through with mock test that only show you how your doing, but not how to engage the material, or answer questions. My husband said you need a study plan, a strategy, so you can relearn the material, and OH My God, I found Therapist Development. I repeated the material twice in its entirety and then one more time S1 thru S5. I felt very prepared. I was confident. The what to do First really did the job, going over the 50 topics Quick studies are amazing, and all the material is just phenomenal. The use of the coach Heidi was awesome even answering questions during the Holiday. Thank you Heidi. Amanda I could go on and on, just know that I took you in the exam a few different times.. and your two year old to get through some of the "normal development". I was not allowed to eat although i called and asked in advance. At question 90, I got up and drank water. I was truly feeling the difference. At question 120, I felt like given up. I actually said just quit, your not doing well. I felt like a panic attack, and I remember Amanda said people think they are having a panic attack, but it is sugar level being low. The next thing I heard was Amanda saying stay with it~push through and get through this EXAM!! and My God I did it~~ thank you and your staff. A glass of Red Wine & Chocolate well deserved!

I found the clinical exam to be a breeze after working on all the mock exams provided by The Therapist Development Center. I only had to take the exam once. The tutorials were invaluable. I highly recommend this program especially for nervous test takers. Follow the program as it was designed and you simply cannot fail!

I was told about TDC from a co-worker who took the exam and failed and then used the TDC program and passed. I had never taken the exam before so a couple of days before I got really anxious. I have always been told I was not a good test taker. I started thinking that maybe the program will not cover what I will need for the exam. I could have NEVER been more wrong. I would advise anyone that will be taking the LCSW exam to use this program. When I read the first question I smiled. It was just like being in one of the TDC mock exams. I am telling every person I know that will be taking the exam that they need to purchase from TDC. AMAZING!

After being out of school for a few years, I took the clinical exam and failed by 3 points. I wasn’t mad, I realized I needed to study and figured out what areas I needed to work on. I purchased other study materials that were overwhelming and didn’t give any recommendations on what to study specifically. It was a book and a mock exam. I couldn’t focus, had no clue as to what areas I should really focus on and I just felt lost. I didn’t even want to look at the book because it was information overload. After my colleague purchased the TDC material, she passed her exam and it motivated me even more to try it. Once I started the study materials, I felt like I had a plan. I stuck to it and the day I took the exam...I felt confident! The material is easy to follow and really helps you stay organized. I passed the exam and I’m really grateful! It’s definitely worth it.

It's a great program.

I really could not have passed the ACSW test without TDC. The course is so organized and structured, making it so much easier to keep on track and study in a very intentional format. An applicant can really get overwhelmed by all the material there is to learn but TDC really prepares you for what your really need to know to be a competent clinical social worker. Amanda really understands the human learning process and prepares you to study in the most efficient way AND maintain your regular life. I had to balance studying with a lot of other responsibilities, and honestly, if I had concentrated only on studying all the time, I probably would not have passed. Heidi was very patient in answering all my questions and reassuring me that non of my questions were dumb questions. I am amazed that I passed on my first try!! Thank you, TDC!!

I really appreciated everything about this program from the suggested study schedule, to the audio and numerous practice tests. I needed a lot of guidance, so this was great for my learning style. I really appreciated the audio on learning how to differentiate the diagnoses without having to learn the full criteria. The online practice tests and mock exams helped so much. The 2nd half mock exam, the 1st full mock exam, and the rationales really helped me understand how to figure out what the question stem was really asking and what answers they were looking for. I was initially very anxious about this exam and after completing the program I surprisingly went into the real exam with some confidence and a lot less anxiety than I anticipated.

This was a good program! This was the only study prep I used and I passed the exam on the first try! I listened to most of the audio workshops twice which I thought were really helpful. Take the practice tests. They'll give you a good idea of how long it will take you to complete the actual exam and the questions are similar to the types of questions you'll encounter on the test. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone taking the LCSW exam.