Social Work Exam Prep Reviews
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TDC is simply far more superior than any other program including ASWB, Pocket Prep, Apgar, and Phillip's videos on Youtube. The reason I say that because these other program LITERALLY freaked me out because they made feel there were far more items that I needed to learn. That is NOT true. These other programs go into far more details than needed. They bombard you with so much more than you should be preparing for.
TDC on the other hand, they know what they're tlaking about.
Their approach is on point.
Their organization is on point.
Their questions is on point.
Their quizzes are on point.
Their tests are extremely comparable.
Amanda's audios are on point.
I literally can't stress her enough.
Today, when I went to the exam, I literally took her in there with me. Well, that's what she told me at least lol. Her final lecture is a pep talk and she tells you to take her in there with you for imaginary consults. Yes, sounds delusional, but it worked! WWAD (what would amanda do?) lol The reason behind this, is because after listening to the entire program and relistening it to it again, she sort of resonates in your mind. And that PRECISELY is what helps you to logically choose the right answer. She was amazing. Her team (idk what their names are) but they were amazing too cuz they responded to the questions almost instantly. Thank you all for helping me kickstart my career. I'd love to work for you guys in the future too. Not sure how but this was the best learning process!
TDC is the best investment one can make to study, prepare for, take, and pass the exam. I utilized the audios, handouts, and mock exams for the LCSW exam and found them exceptionally helpful. I am an extremely anxious text taker and found audio learning to be a grounding experience. I was so appreciative of the test taking strategy skills and Amanda's encouraging voice as she suggested to take her with you into the exam room. I kept hearing her voice as I was reading the answers to questions asking was what the first and what is the next thing that needs to be done. I stayed on task, stayed focused, and was able to minimize my anxiety throughout the four hours. I finally passed the LCSW (May 16th) and cannot tell you how happy and pleased I am that I utilized TDC. The program is worth the investment. The suggestions and guidance are right on point. TDC made the difference. The sense of accomplishment after dedicating the time to practice and learn is amazing. Thank you for creating such an incredible program. I cannot recommend the Therapist Development Center enough!!. It was exactly what I needed to finally pass!!
TDC is incredible and without it I would not have been able to get into the right mind frame to focus, study, take all the practice material and PASS. With an infant at home and working part-time; prioritization and time were of the essence. I did not have the emotional capacity to fail so I followed the directives of Amanda and her team as without it I would not have been able to PASS. I did NOT use any outside material as I trusted Amanda and her team were preparing me for the LCSW exam as comprehensive as possible. If you follow the exact directives she provides and carve out that time to really focus you WILL PASS!! TDC doesn't have you fighting the LCSW exam but rather it has you use your study preparation as a measure of the type of social worker you are. I loved the focus on ethics, as I agree that there needs to be more ethical social work practice in the field. It gets you to ACTUALLY think rather then memorize some stuff. My initial exam date was actually programed in mid-March but was cancelled do to Coronavirus. I was devastated but I called a at the end of the April after taking a 3 week break from studying ( at which point I had already completed the program twice as suggested by Amanda) and decided on Monday to take the test on Saturday. And PASSED it on the first attempt. I was really calm as I felt fully prepared. Thank you so much to Amanda and her team!!! They are INCREDIBLE and so responsive. If this program can work for a mom with an infant and part-time job; I have NO doubt it can work for anyone!!! This program is worth EVERY single dollar!!!!! Just follow their directive and you too will be an ethical critical thinking social worker!!
I have taken my LMSW Exam many times before and I usually would use a study guide. I even gave up and thought that my dream of becoming a social worker would not ever happen. I was encouraged by my coworkers to try again. Someone referred TDC. I prayed about it and made the decision to use TDC. I spent two months studying, listening to the recordings, and praying to God to help me to pass. The website is extremely user friendly!! I am an auditoral and visual learner so this program was perfect for me. I reached out to Coach Heidi for additional guidance and was very patient and practical. She was INCREDIBLE!!!! Today I just took my LMSW and I PASSED!!!!!! I am EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR THE TDC PROGRAM!!! God used Amanda, Emily, and Heidi to help me to manifest my dream!!!!! I plan to highly recommend TDC to everyone!!!! Thank you very much for making a difference in my life!!!!!
I took the exam for the first time a year ago. I failed. I was extremely intimidated to study, especially without a plan for success. I finally reached out to colleagues for some guidance, as my aspirations outweighed my fears of the exam. I was directed to this program which is a GAME CHANGER when it comes to study tools. I gave birth to my daughter in March. This program is so efficient that I was adequately able to study, while being sure my daughters needs were provided for. The audio lectures and personal coach were a helpful and needed touch. I entered the exam feeling successfully prior to receiving my score. The “Pass” was confirmation of both my abilities and the solid foundations in clinical practice, this program offers. I needed a score of 103 to pass and received a score of 114. This program was a driving force in that accomplishment. I give God all the glory and extend a special thank you to the team at TDC. THANK YOU ! Thank you ! THANK YOU !!!!!!!
Each time that I went through the course I learned to focus on different areas of the exam that I had previously missed or overlooked. Sometimes it was even a matter of not thoroughly understanding the concept, but once I did, it made a huge difference. Breaking down the questions step by step and looking at FIRST, NEXT, BEST OR MUST steps really helps you think through those steps and realize that it's just a matter of prioritizing what is most important. It makes a huge difference in the learning process how many times you repeat and re-learn the information. The short quizzes were also very helpful as well as being able to re-take the mock exams and quizzes. Last of all, it's important to recognize what areas you struggle with and really try to focus in and learn how to overcome those weaknesses and turn them into permanent strengths. Overall I felt like that TDC did a great job in covering a lot of information.
Choose this website to study for your social work exam. I just passed my exam 2 days ago and the reasoning skills this site teaches are what you will be tested on. I had very few memory only questions. Nearly every question on my test required using reasoning skills to discriminate among various social work situations. TDC gives you quizzes and then goes over the reasoning why one answer is the best. When I was taking the test I could here the voice of Amanda and the others saying "a is something you would do but not necessarily first, C is a strong answer as a and b could be rolled into it" and so on. I used a Brand X site that only asked questions and told you if they were right or wrong. I know for a fact some of there answers were incorrect. Again, the way to pass the social work test is to bone up on your reasoning skills, that's what The Therapist Development Center teaches.
I looked at other testimonials on the TDC review's page. Many times I questioned whether the people who wrote the reviews were real? I had tried other programs who had amazing reviews too and made many promises. When I started this program I immediately emailed them asking them a million questions about their program to make sure that they were the real deal, and that it wasn't a gimmick. As soon as I started the program I realized that this program was unlike any other. Other programs teach based on acronyms. TDC helps you learn according to facts and rationals. They literally broke down every single question, every single answer, and taught you how to understand the questions according to what they are asking you. Another thing that is different, that you wont find in any other program is the breakdown of the Code of Ethics. Other programs do not go over it, or they give you just a couple of lines that you need to know. As I learned deeper about the code of ethics, I realized what a huge impact it had on how I answered my questions. This program is ABSOLUTELY amazing and worth the money. If you failed the exam a couple of times like me, or whether this is your first time, this is definitely the program you want! I failed 3 time before I decided to give TDC a try. Each time I failed, I failed by a point. Which told me that I knew the concepts, but I was doing something wrong. I should've taken this program from the very beginning. I feel that if I would've chosen TDC from the beginning it would have saved me so much time and money! I highly recommend this program to anyone taking the LMSW, or LCSW! I got my LCSW, and now I can move on to a new chapter in my life! I am so happy and thankful!!!
I would have never passed this test if it was not for the TDC program. I was dumbfounded to realize that despite having gone to one of the best social schools in the country, I was completely ill-prepared to take the ASWB LCSW exam. When I first looked at what was available, I appreciated how the program was divided in "segments/topics" which made it much easier to learn and digest. Being a kinesthetic learner, I appreciated being able to walk in nature and listen to the recorded lectures over and over again, which is truly the best way for me to learn. I also recorded myself the quick studies so I could listen to that as well. I deeply appreciated the quizzes, short and long mock exams, especially the long ones. I usually cannot sit for that amount of time and practicing these long exams gave me a point of reference when the real exam time came. A week prior to the exam, I got really scared that I was not going to pass the test and Heidi, as a great coach would do, stayed calm and told me what to do. I can truly testify of the quality of this program for two reasons. I was the director of training and development for a corporation for six years and also had a business coaching. I know both worlds and I truly can say that this program teaches to the test. Taking the test was the most challenging thing I had to do and after finishing and reading the word "pass" I was in disbelief. I emailed Heidi to let her know that I had passed and she told me that she had been thinking about me all day and that truly touched my heart. I don't know of anything else I could have done to pass this test and I am truly grateful to TDC for this program. I cannot recommend it enough if you want to pass the test.
I probably should wait a day or two before sharing my testimony to process my current emotions but here goes. I felt defeated after failing the exam not once but twice and the second time worse than the first time. I blamed myself for waiting 2 years after my degree to sit for the exam. Fast forward from 2016, I was desperate and setting goals for 2020. I told myself I'm a smart girl I won't allow this exam to conquer me, my self-esteem and my mental health. One afternoon I sought out to see if any others were failing more than once and came across TDC. I read every single review. Thank God I did! I purchased the course on January 18th. I passed today, February 15th. As you can see I studied less than a month. I don't wish the disappointment and sadness of failing on anyone. You can trust this program! I took 2 prep courses prior to making an investment in TDC. It will be worth your while. If you are someone who has test anxiety, Amanda will have you confident to take the exam. Amanda, it is true! I heard your voice in my head while selecting the best answer. I am babbling. I am overwhelmed with emotion just 3 hours post passing the exam. I can't thank you enough! I wish I had found this years ago! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Everything was organized and structured so I could jump in to studying exactly what I needed to.
I first started using Therapist Development Center when I initially did the Masters Level Exam. I had previously failed that exam 2 times and after the second time failing, I was extremely frustrated and felt defeated. I looked around everywhere for something that would give me the tools to pass. And thats when I found the Therapist Development Center online. I was nervous since it was a bit expensive and I had no idea what the program would offer. I completed the program, felt more confident than ever- and I passed that exam by 20 points! Fast forward a couple years, I then needed to take the Clinical Level Exam. I bought the study guide from Therapist Development Center immediately, without hesitation. I bought the study guide middle of December and just passed my test on February 13th! I would NOT have passed this exam without this study guide. If you are looking for a way to pass this exam, look no further. It is worth EVERY SINGLE penny! Thank you Therapist Development Center - I DID IT!
Jacob Cooper LCSW has arrived!!!!! I want to first and foremost give a special shout out to my coach Heidi. I came to TDC completely devistated after working my tail off and failing my first attempt by 5 Questions. I really needed to pass as I am tied into many different avenues that need my full attention including writing a book with a major publisher. Heidi never backed down and gave me her full attention and thorough responses in countless emails. It was wonderful to have a private tutoring session with her as well. I loved the break down of the program. The results are there if you follow all the steps and approach the test from a holistic approach. I am going to be honest that test was a grind to the very end and there were many here we go again moments. Heidi's voice was there to calm me down and find the inner confidence to presevere aka Mamba Mentality!! I couldn't reccomend it enough I have my life back and can finally give others and my goals my full attention. Highly recommend TDC. Bravo to this excellent program!!
I passed the LMSW exam on my first attempt by utilizing TDC’s LMSW Exam Prep. I received a score of 121, but needed only 99. I did not use anything else to help me study, as I found it difficult to determine what would be beneficial and what was not. I did not use acronyms and did not order any practice materials from the ASWB or elsewhere. I strictly used TDC’s study materials. The audio was crucial to my study style (thank you Amanda!). I printed off the quick studies, reviewed them fairly regularly, listened to the audio often and made good use of the tests that were offered in print as well as online. The program proved to be a stand alone comprehensive prep course that was easy to use. My score on the TDC LMSW pre-test was a 58 (failing). After studying the TDC materials, I scored 77 on the final mock exam (passing). Then, I passed the real exam on my first attempt! The scores speak for themselves. Thank you TDC!
I passed the ASWB Clinical exam (LCSW) yesterday!! I'm so happy I decided to use this program, as I had taken the exam previously and failed. Basically, I had lost confidence in myself and was second guessing my answers. Then I found the TDC program! After completing the whole program, scoring well on each full mock exam....I reached out to a coach for some last minute assistance and then decided to go for it! I listened to the pep talk multiple times, was sure to try all suggestions given such as; exercising the day before, eating a piece of fruit (banana), and even though I was terrified of running out of time....I took a break at the halfway mark! OH and don't forget to ask your test site if you can have the unwrapped cough drops on a kleenex/napkin! All of that led me to passing! Woo!! I feel such a huge amount of relief! TDC was just what I needed to raise my confidence and learn how to answer those first/next, most/best, primary, etc., questions! I can truly say NOT using any of the acronyms to put the answers in order was the "key" for me! Personally, using those made choosing an answer much worse and seemed to take more of my time. So a big...THANK YOU to TDC!!! I'm so excited!!
This program is the most comprehensive learning and preparation program I have ever experienced. Throughout my professional and educational development, I have purchased many prep programs and have attended a couple of seminars. However, the TDC is the most robust program thus far. As an audio/visual learning, it was suitable to my learning needs by providing audio recordings and printable study guides on all major topics covered in the exam. The quizzes and mock exams were extremely helpful in preparing for the actual test, as well as providing me with immediate feedback on content areas to study more. I also appreciated the opportunity to extend my program time, because at one point I felt I needed more time to prepare. The staff quickly responded to my request and extended it for free!!! Because of this program, the time I dedicated to studying, and many prayers, I PASSED my exam on the first attempt!!! One and done!! Thank you TDC for everything!!!
First I thank my God, Jesus Christ for blessing me to pass the exam. TDC was a blessing sent by God to me and I am so glad to have had it. Amanda is an amazing teacher, I felt comfortable with her from the first audio tape. Amanda's test taking strategies were very helpful. I believe the reasoning skills were most helpful to me in building my confidence. I not only then knew what I got wrong but why I got it wrong. The practice tests allowed me to gain insight into what areas I needed help. I prayed and called on God throughout the exam to help me and He did. Amanda at times I imagined you there with me reasoning through what comes first or next as I answered. I had confidence this time, that I didn't have the past times I took the exam. Thank you Amanda Rowan for your willingness to work hard putting this system together in an effort to help us become effective clinicians. Thank God for using you to be a blessing to so many. I have already recommended this system and will continue to do so.
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! I definitely feel like I was over-prepared. I am so happy that I chose this route.
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 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!!
After receiving my Masters degree from an esteemed college, with a 3.9 grade point average AND paying $300+ to take the recommended licensing study course; I was shocked and angry when I did not pass my licensing exam the first time I took it. The study course combined material for both the Masters level and Clinical, making it overwhelming and difficult to discern what material was most important for me to study. I felt very unprepared as I sat for my test the first time and even had to double check that I had signed up for the correct test. I found this program by googling " I failed my licensing exam" . The first story I read mirrored my experience. I was skeptical and nervous to purchase another study program, but after reading the testimonies and reviewing the website, I was hopeful. This program is amazing and I plan to use it again as a study guide for my Clinical. After completing the program I had so much more confidence, a better grasp on the material AND direction on how to actually take the exam. I have never written a review or testimony for any product, however I had to voice my appreciate and gratitude for this one, as this program is the reason I passed my exam the second time, by 20 questions! Thank you sooo much!!