Social Work Exam Prep Reviews
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I am a firm believer that I failed the LCSW the first time to due to extreme test anxiety and demanding competing priorities. I knew from the time I listened to "How to Study for LCSW Success" that I was going to do great on my next attempt. From the very beginning, Amanda and the team helped to reduce my anxiety by providing useful tools and techniques that I implemented throughout the studying and preparation journey. I stuck to their plan and put in the work. Thank you so much for creating this program for our profession. Well done!
TDC stuck by me until I passed. They emailed me back quickly with great insight, called me even, and most important they are very supportive. Second time's a charm for me. Thanks TDC! We passed!!
Thank you TDC!! I have been out of grad school for almost 20 years and finally focused on obtaining my LCSW. Your program was exactly what I needed to refresh educational components, build confidence and reduce anxiety so I could attack and conquer this exam. Being able to listen to the audio lectures repeatedly was a tremendous help for learning and recall. The day of my exam, I felt like I carried the TDC team into the testing center with me, fully prepared and relaxed! I highly recommend your program and am happy to spread the word of how incredible it is! THANK YOU!!!
Following this program I not only was prepared with content, I was prepared on how to read each question and determine what they were asking.
TDC's program really worked for me from beginning to end. It simplified content and concepts that, for me, had otherwise been vague or complex. TDC kept me organized and on track. I felt so confident and well prepared on exam day. I can't thank TDC enough for their well designed program. It's the best program there is to offer. Thank you TDC!!!
Thank you Heidi & Amanda! The testing material, especially the two final mock exams, definitely replicate what the actual test looks like and feels like. I found the lectures, quizzes, practice tests and mocks to be most helpful. I am so happy that I found you guys and will definitely refer my colleagues to use your material to pass the exam.
This program is just what I needed to prepare for this beast of an EXAM! It kept me focused and on task. You all do a tremendous job and I will definitely be recommending you to my colleagues that are having trouble passing this exam. You all are amazing and I can't thank you enough!
So happy I passed my LCSW the first time and I truly believe TDC was a big part of that. TDC prepared me by going over all the topics in a structured way that incorporated different types of learning styles. The practice exams with rationals helped me transition over to the actual exam tremendously and I would definitely recommend TDC to a friend or coworker; in fact I already have!
The Therapist Development Center helped me build self awareness for the time you have during the tests and to read the question for the words 'first,' 'but' and 'except.' Thank you TDC for this program and I will recommend it to my interns.
I found the TDC program invaluable when used correctly and thoroughly. It helped me pass the required exam and gave me a structure for continuing to improve as a Social Worker. Its strengths are not only in the "recall" material either. It provides valuable direction on how to learn the material and how to interpret the test questions. The support by a "coach" was invaluable; the responses to my questions were always quick and to-the-point. In a way, I wish I had been able to start the TDC program as soon as I began working as an LMSW. It would be a terrific "curriculum" for supervision of those who are working towards their LCSW, but are not yet close to taking the exam. I'm going to suggest that my agency reimburse LMSW's for the course fee, when the time comes for them to begin preparing for the exam. I give the program my full endorsement.
I am so thankful I learned about TDC. Not only did the program help me but the Facebook group provided peer to peer support which was immensely helpful as well. I cannot say enough good things about this wonderful study system! I went into the exam feeling well prepared and scored well above what I needed to pass.
I didn't do well on the exams prior to entering the TDC program. I felt very supported. I think practicing with the full mock exams helped a lot. The full mocks definitely resembled the LCSW exam. I would definitely recommend this program to others.
I PASSED! First attempt I got a 121 and needed a 103 to pass. THANK YOU TDC for all your incredible materials and support! I LOVE the dual written AND audio training. It worked!
I followed the program exactly as instructed, went through everything twice. In my last 3 days before the exam I didn't have much to do except the last minute quick studies because I felt completely prepared. I did better on the exam than I did on the full mock practice exams. The way the program is outlined keeps you engaged, motivated and on task. I highly recommend the TDC study system.
Ya'll (because I am from Texas)! Several of my co-worker recommended this program. They all passed using this program. This was just what I needed. I learn by seeing information, hearing information then writing that information. I was able to take notes from the lectures as if I were in class. This program was perfect for me. What I loved most was the information/organization. All of the information provided was spot on! Thank you to TDC for a great program. I have recommended this program to every social worker I know pursuing either their LMSW or LCSW.
I passed on the first try thanks to TDC. I went through the entire program twice and felt confident going into the exam. I think it was helpful to do the practice and mock exams and THEN go back again and listen to the Top 30 topics. This tactic cemented the information into my brain.
I PASSED. Praise God. I found TDC super helpful along with the coaches Bethany and Heidi. It laid a great foundation and I appreciated the support after I failed 2 times. I never gave up and I knew I would PASS. I talk highly of this program and what it provides and recommend it to all studying.
I am a mother of two, working full time in a housing and mental health program. I gave myself a little over a month to study and fit lectures into my schedule any chance I could (i.e. on the way to and from work, while doing chores around the house, and after the kids went to bed). I listened to the top 50 topics two times, the second time right before my exam, and reviewed the quizzes and quick studies the weekend before. I kept telling myself to think like Amanda and the phrase "what would Amanda do?" ran through my head often. While taking the exam, feelings of self doubt and nausea kept creeping up and I pushed them away by telling myself, "I know this stuff, I will pass." I could never have passed if I didn't use TDC and learn the proper way to study and think through each question confidently. Thank you TDC for giving me the best tools to pass this exam and become the best social worker that I can be!!
The Therapist Development Center gave me a foundational knowledge on the topics that are covered on the exam. I found this helpful due to receiving my BSW back in 2010 and my masters in 2017. While graduate school reviewed many of the social work concepts that I learned many years ago, there were some topics that I need refreshers on due to mostly practicing social work in community mental health settings. The most helpful lectures out of all of TDC was the Code of Ethics lectures which breaks down our ethical codes in a helpful manner. If I didn't have the opportunity to study with TDC, I would not have passed the licensure exam. Thank you, Amanda, and thank you to the rest of the social work team at TDC! Because of you all, I can now serve a plethora of clients in Northern Arizona. I appreciate all of the patience you all have had with me over the last seven months. :-)
Extremely grateful for TDC, as I felt prepared while taking the ASWB Clinical exam and passed on my first attempt. The suggestions in the beginning of the program associated with a study plan and self-care helped me the most.