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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Course Reviews

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.

I am elated to have passed by exam on 12/2/19. I am grateful to the TDC team for being thorough re: the coverage in topics as well as the tips and tricks to prepare for the exam. Amanda, I did take your advice and I did take you with me into the exam. I read every word carefully and answered the questions in the way that I thought you would. The Code of Ethics was more than helpful in guiding me through the exam as well. I'm glad that I did follow my friend's suggestion to place my time, money and trust in the program; she passed her exam earlier this year.) Now that I'm over this hurdle, time to move on with other aspects of my professional growth.

Thank you, TDC!

I passed with flying colors on my first attempt! I really appreciate the different learn options available in this study system and how topics were covered in writing (quick studies) but also through the audio content as well. This exam can feel so overwhelming because it is so broad and general - having all the study materials laid out along with the sample schedule was great because I didn't have to worry about gathering the right study materials. I just had to create time to learn and absorb the material. The emphasis on critical thinking skills along with so many practice tests is what really helped me be well prepared for test day. Thank you so much for your help. I learned so much through this process and feel that participation in this program not only allowed me to ace the test, but also drastically improved my clinical reasoning skills as a clinician as well. Thank you!

AHHHHHHmazing course. Provides the tools and format to more than effectively prepare you for the exam. HIGHLY recommend it. The coaches worth their weight in GOLD! Don't hesitate, just go for it!!!

First of all I’m so happy to be on the other side! I passed on my first try! I actually used other materials to study, investing reading various study books cover to cover. I can truly say none of them were able to tell you how to take the test. TDC did. With the other guides I wasted time, money and energy trying to memorize info that was no where near the exam. Thanks again TDC! I just finished recommending you to others.

TDC really does prepare you for the clinical exam. Other people have used other study materials and they were not as helpful as TDC.

My name is Maria Allemana. I learned English as an adult, age of 27 and did my master degree in a second language. My native language is Portuguese (Brazil). I asked for ESL accommodations for taking the test but my state, IL, do not provide accommodations. I am now 50 years old and in the past (2014) I did not pass the LSW (for 3 points).
I took the LCSW test for the first time and passed it, on November 26th. I thank you so much for your coaching. The lectures and mock exams expanded my knowledge not only for the test but for my professional life after the exam. I followed the TDC program and took one full length mock exam, scoring 77%. I did not want to take another exam because I was afraid a lower score would affect my confidence.
DSM, community work (advocacy), school social work were topics that I saw in my test. I listened to the lectures more than 2 times by using it in my car while driving, specially the topics that were more difficult to me. On the day of the exam, I got to the center too early and was informed I could take the exam earlier. I did not review any questions because I used 3 hours and 45 min to complete. I was allowed to have unwrapped drops in my pockets.
In the middle of the exam I got discouraged because I was not feeling I was in the right direction. Then, I remembered what Amanda said: “You need to tolerate uncertainty, because you don’t know if you are right or wrong until you finish”. Then I looked at the clock and changed my attitude all the way until the end, and I passed.
TDC is excellent!

Finally an LCSW!! So thankful I listened to my licensed colleagues who recommended TDC, the program organization was so helpful to study topics one at a time without feeling overwhelmed with all the information, and the combination of audio, rationales and practice tests were so helpful to gain knowledge and sharpen critical thinking skills. I highly recommend TDC to everyone who's prepping for their licensing exam!!

Excellent self pace study program . The materials provided and content were extremely helpful. I passed the 1st time I took the test! I would definitely recommend the program....

Margarita Carson, MPA, LCSW

Thank you for making an impossible dream come true

The system aids you in setting a study schedule that will allow you to not only learn the needed content, but prepare to access that knowledge as you answer a large number of reasoning based questions. To pass this test you need a system that can help you review a large amount of information and then be prepared to apply it to a wide range of clinical scenarios. This system helped me to pass this test and to fill in knowledge gaps in my training. I am grateful!

This course was indispensable in passing the LCSW exam. It provided structure to the preparation process and was comprehensive. I do not think I would have passed without it. Thank you!

P.S. I passed with 116 correct responses and 103 correct were necessary to pass.

The LCSW test was very hard. TDC got me through on my first try! Thanks!!

I previously used TDC for the ASW Law and Ethics Exam and found the TDC prep to be extremely helpful in helping think in test mode and passing the exam. When it came to deciding which study guide for the clinical exam, I did not hesitate to choose TDC! TDC does a great job at not only providing test strategies and skills but also reinforcing the test taking skills learned. On the day of the exam, I walked in confident knowing that I would pass because of the great skills provided! Thank you so much! 

Thank you for your help. Incredibly helpful.

I felt very confident walking into the exam center today thanks to the TDC. I felt fully prepared and ready to take the exam. The tools and tips that were provided to me truly helped throughout the test.