LCSW Exam Prep: ASWB Clinical Level Exam
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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 memorizing. 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 are 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 licensing exam training 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 licensing exam training and LCSW exam prep program can be challenging with so many options - books, workshops, apps, and other online 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

I had terrible anxiety about this exam. It took me 6 years to muster the courage to schedule it. TDC was perfect and helped ease that anxiety. I passed :)

I passed on my first attempt! TDC helped me to feel prepared for the exam. Not only did they cover study material to know, but it also helped mentally prepare myself and have the mentality that I was prepared. Heidi was responsive when I emailed her questions and her responses really helped. Thank you TDC!!

I’m so grateful for for the Therapist Development Center study program. Between the Top 50 topics, discussions, quick study guides, quizzes and mock exams I had plenty to utilize to fully prepare for the LCSW exam. I completed the exam in just over 3 hours and I passed. I highly recommend this program. Sara, CA

I felt so prepared for the exam. Most questions were "first" and "next" questions and not a lot in any of the quick study guides areas. Group therapy dynamics was one that came up a few times that kind of tripped me up but for the most part I felt very confident, prepared and was able to attack the test. I only needed 103 to pass but I got 117 correct!
Thank you for your study system and quick responses to all my questions. The mock exams were all very helpful!

I passed my ASWB exam today on my first try with flying colors! I felt extremely prepared and confident thanks to TDC. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a practical, easy to use study system. Thanks so much TDC!!

I took the exam 2x in the past and failed both times by 1 point. I decided to purchase this program and I'm so glad I did! I passed the test with 25 more points than last time, which is a huge difference!!! have already referred 3 of my friends to use this program! Thank you so much for all of your support!!

I am beyond excited! I passed the exam! I felt the exam was difficult but also felt very prepared this time! I could hear Amanda's voice giving me advice on the exam as I struggled with a question. I am so thankful I purchased this study guide! It changed how I looked at the question and helped me to find the right answer. I am so grateful for all the help!

I felt well prepared for the exam thanks to TDC.

Thank you so much, the audio lectures were really indispensable. I never knew I was an auditory learner until I did this course! It was so helpful to be able to listen to lectures while I was walking places, out for runs, or driving in the car. I really think that made the difference for me! I also really appreciated the focus on the reasoning questions, as these made up the bulk of the exam.

Fear is my greatest enemy. 2006 is when I finished my MSW and I was 37. I avoided this exam for years. Paid twice to take the exam but didn’t, thus forfeiting (another story for another time). TWICE!
My current job that I love is what finally motivated me to take this program seriously. Facing a transfer if I wasn’t licensed by July 16th, I took time off from work and studied like I never studied before. The program has it all. The materials and the blessed audios were my saving grace.
I HAD become content with procrastination, fear, and fear of failure. TDC is the opposite of that. This program is worth the investment. You are worth that investment! Thank you coaches for your support. You rock!

There is no doubt in my mind that TDC (and whole lotta self discipline, deterministion, self care, and friend/family support) is the reason I passed the LCSW exam on my first attempt. The structured guidance, accessiblitiy of knowledgeable and encouraging coaches, comprehensive yet simplified study material (in various forms- audio, visual, etc), and TDC community support (via Facebook study group), are all the components of TDC that made the study process manageable and extremely productive. The format of the TDC program promotes retention and learning vs memorization. And now with my LCSW under my belt, I look forward to utilizing the concepts I learned through TDC in my daily social work practice and beyond! Thank you TDC!

I can’t thank you all enough!!! With lots of prayers and your program, I passed the LCSW today! The moment I read the first question, I knew I was prepared! The program is well organized and the lectures were not only informative, but encouraging! I’ve used other programs and the information is overwhelming and the quizzes left me feeling defeated. I really can’t thank you all enough and will be recommending your program!

I just passed the LCSW earlier this afternoon. Prior to using your program I purchased two other programs. Really no comparison, the audio you offer is what made a real difference. The structure of the program kept me organized and less prone to anxiety. I will absolutely recommend your program to others. Heidi is awesome and very motivating. Thanks again!

I passed on my first attempt. I needed a 103 to pass and scored a 114. I felt like TDC covered almost everything that was on my exam. The tips and advice that I received from TDC was perfect and well appreciated. I took a break at question 85 and took two cough drops in with me. I was able to walk myself through each question to figure out which would come first/next. I marked questions I was unsure about and when I went back I started questioning myself and started getting anxiety about changing my answers BUT then I remembered Amanda saying not to change my answers unless I had an AHA moment and stuck to most of my original answers. Thank you so much for all your help

Thank you so much for all of your help, education and support!!!

It was over all a very helpful study program. I was very nervous do to close classmate failing the test twice. So i invested in the the program and passed on the first round. I need 103 to pass I got 125 right so over all I'm very delighted with the program.

I had almost given up hope after failing the LCSW exam for the second time by only 1 point! I had used LEAP twice and didn’t understand why I didn’t pass after I spent 3 months studying for the exam.  I was devastated, I didn’t know where to turn or where to go. I just knew that I needed to pass. I put my career on hold for almost three years because of this exam. Once I picked myself up, I did some research and I contacted the Therapist Development Center. Amanda called me back right away. When I talked to her I felt completed relieved. I was shocked when she told me that I would only need to study for 3 weeks!!! AATBS told me that I would need to study for 6-12 months!!!  What? I can have a life outside of studying for the exam?? It was a new way of thinking for me.

This program taught me how to understand the test questions, and how to think about the LCSW exam. I didn’t memorize material but I went into the exam with confidence. I passed my exam with an 80% and I only studied for three week and I had a life while doing it!!The exam was so much easier the third time because I had the tools I needed. Now, I can move on with my life and it has restored my confidence. I wish I could have found her program sooner!!! I highly recommend this program. It will save you time, energy and money!! I can’t tell you how happy I am to be able to move on with my life. It truly was an answer to my prayers. Thank you!

Just a note to express my sincere and heartfelt "Thanks" to you!!  I recieved my MSW in 1990 and as "life" is at times, it wasn't until this year that I pursued my LCSW.  I can't explain the anxiety I experienced and the difficulty in not dwelling on the fact that I had been out of school for all those years.  I originally bought a different LCSW exam prep program.  With that material, I quickly began feeling more and more incompetent especially when reviewing their rationales.  I believed in my heart that I was more competent  than the material made me feel.  It wasn't until one night while studying that I decided I wasn't going to go through with it, even though my job depended on obtaining my LCSW, that I came across your info on youtube--of all places.  That short snipit said exactly what I needed to hear to determine to not give up.  Well, thanks to your outstanding materials and techniques, I passed the LCSW exam yesterday.  I can't describe the relief I felt when I saw the words 'Congratulations' pop up on the screen.  Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.  P.S.  My husband also thanks you as this experience has been just as anxiety provoking on him, if not more, than on me.

I wanted to let you know that I took and passed my Clinical Social Work LCSW exam for New York State yesterday afternoon!  Thank you for your wonderful study guides, I think they made all the difference.  I felt like I was really learning the material, not just rote memorization!  Thanks again for all your help!  I am telling all my social work peers, if you are preparing for the LCSW Exam, this is the progam to use.

This LCSW Exam prep program is the only way I would have passed my exam.  I was so fortunate to hear about it before I set myself up for failure using AATBS's sub-par program. The TDC program is clear, concise and perfectly on target for what is on the test. The other perk is their availability, whenever I had a question she contacted me within 24 hours. I was so prepared for the exam that I finished with an hour left! I am a stay at home Mom with a 4 year old and a baby less than 1 and I was able to prepare for the exam in less than a month because their program is that good.  There is no other program I would recommend and I am so proud and grateful to be able to say that I am an LCSW!!!!