Social Work Exam Prep Reviews
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What I liked the most was the organization of the study program. TDC made sure everything was covered, and I did not have to worry about what to cover for the exam. I loved the audio lectures and the helpful hints for remembering terms and information, and the reminders were sooooo helpful for remembering to start where the client is. Multiple questions asked what to do FIRST, and I was able to choose answers related to client perspective. I also liked the hints about imagining the clients were with me in the room, or if I was staffing with my own team. I thought, wait, I know this stuff. I really felt confident going in and I loved how Amanda said keep your head in the game and tolerate uncertainty!!! It was great coaching. Oh I almost forgot... after flagging some of my answers I revisited them and applied the "Aha" response. I only changed 1 because I really had missed a hugely important piece of the stem, which stated the social worker was NEW. I had missed it and my answer changed because of it. I'm on cloud 9 and even though I never want to test again, if I had to, I would use this study material.
I took the test for the 3rd time. I had other materials to study from, but I missed by 1-3 points. My colleagues told me they have been using TDC and passed the exam for the first time taking it. I tried and it helped. I reviewed the true and false questions (2x) and the final mock exams a few days before the exam. It really helped me to summarize what I learned in the program. When I took the test, the scenarios were still fresh. When the proctor gave me the results I was nervous. When I flipped the page I saw “congratulations!” I was overjoyed and in tears. I asked the proctor, "can I hug you?" She said no. I saw another man who finished his test and he gave me fist thump gestures a few times and congratulated me! Thank you TDC! I am looking forward to purchasing your National LCSW Clinical program.
TDC study materials were all I needed to pass this exam. As I was going into the exam, I felt confident that I would pass the Clinical exam, because I felt prepared. As I was taking the exam, I felt that all questions were related to all information covered by TDC. I am so glad I decided to purchase this study program! I passed on my first try! Thank You Heidi for all your support.
I recently moved to CA and am transferring my license. I was nervous about taking the Law and Ethics exam as it's been 15 years since I took my last licensing exam. Going into the test, I had only scored 72% on my Final Mock Exam so was also anxious about passing. But a friend told me that the real exam is often easier than the practice tests, which was true in my case. The TDC practice exams create so many nuanced scenarios and seemed more complex than the actual test. Once I started taking the real exam, my confidence returned, I felt well prepared and passed!
I want to thank the development team at TDC for designing a comprehensive, quality, and relatable study program! I greatly appreciated the lectures, as I am more of an auditory learner, as well as the quizzes. The mock exams were spot on in terms of exam breakdown, content, and terminology, and highly correlated with the real deal. This package thoroughly prepared me for passing the exam and I will be confidently sharing this as a resource to other colleagues!
After failing the exam the first time by using other programs, I heard TDC was the best route to go. I actually buckled down for a whole month and a half. I heard the lectures everyday on my commute to work and back. I took notes while listening to the lectures and I felt that doing that made my studying much better. Thank you Amanda for creating a great program!
I failed my Law and Ethics exam the first time, then I used TDC and passed the first time. Therefore it was a no brainer when it was time to prepare for the Clinical exam what study system I was going to use! Amanda you helped me diffuse this test like a expert on a bomb squad! I applied every strategy you taught me and the exam became a piece of cake! I think your Mock exams were more difficult than the actual exam, so I was confident in my ability to answer the most difficult questions on the exam. Thank you and God Bless you. My family and I are grateful for the help of TDC!
Thank you for being so patient with me. Life never stops and you were always willing to extend the necessary time for me to feel ready for this exam.
Thank you so much TDC team! I took my exam for the second time on March 21st and I passed. I needed 103 and got 112 correct. When I took the exam the first time around in December 2017, I needed 97 and got 96 correct. The first time through I did not have a strict study pace; essentially I didn't follow your design. I brushed up on some areas the second go around and was able to calm my anxiety and push through the uncertainty. I loved every aspect of this program! Thank you to all the coaches! You were all truly helpful and a God send. Thank you, thank you, thank you. My job is contingent upon me earning my LCSW and now I am on my way to securing my credentials.
I passed on my first try and I know that I couldn't have done it without TDC!!!! THANK YOU!!!
Great program! Very helpful lectures on key topics. Handouts definitely helped me to organize and prioritize!
I am so appreciative of TDC! I have been working in the field with my Masters for about 5 years. I was so anxious to take the test knowing I had not been a student for so long. I was overwhelmed knowing where to start. I heard about TDC from a former classmate and gave it a try. It was worth the money! I appreciated how the program broke the information down into manageable steps. I gave myself about 5 weeks to study and kept to my study schedule. It was so helpful to have a plan to follow! Heidi was great getting back to me if I had questions. I am very grateful for such a well developed program! Thanks for all your help to pass this milestone!
This system is the best for a working social worker because of its ease of use and flexibility. I like that I did not have to continually sign in each time I wanted to study. That made it easy to use on my phone, tablet or work computer whenever I had spare time to study. The recorded lectures and lessons are great to listen to in your car and helped maximize study time for me. I found that many of the questions on the mock exams were very similar to the ones on the test, so I felt well prepared while taking it. Furthermore, I felt that the mock exams were more difficult than the actual test, so I pretty much sailed through the actual exam. A million thanks, TDC!
I went through all the TDC study materials multiple times and passed the LCSW Clinical exam on my first attempt. I am very happy with the effectiveness of the TDC method. Thanks for helping me successfully pass the exam!
I came out of graduate school with the intentions of taking my LCSW exam soon after. Due to life circumstances, that wasn’t a viable option for me, and there I found myself trying to study for the biggest exam of my life with an infant. I had so much anxiety about how I would have enough time to adequately study for this exam. TDC breaks down every topic so thoroughly, and I went into my test feeling the most confident. I also have found myself being more assertive in my practice due to the knowledge that I feel like I have learned from TDC. It truly gave me the confidence not only for my test, but for my day-to-day too. I couldn’t have been more happy with the program and the resources it offers. I’ve told all of my interns and coworkers about it and will continue to sing its praises! Thank you for helping me not only pass this test, but for helping me the best clinician possible.
I felt fully prepared for the exam thanks to this study program! A coach answered all of my last minute questions that came up while I was taking the mock exams. She responded to my emails almost immediately even on a Sunday! I am a horrible test taker but I passed with flying colors and felt confident on most of the questions. Just do exactly as Amanda says and you'll be good to go!
I've never purchased a test prep program before and was hesitant to do so. I'm glad I listened to my coworkers and bought this program. This program put everything in one place, helped me plan out and organize studying, and most importantly taught me how to approach questions and navigate the nuances. Not only did I pass on the first try but reviewing the study materials has sharpened my clinical practice as well. Thanks TDC for putting this together to help us get through this final hurdle.
My first exam was taken "cold turkey"- no significant studying. I convinced myself to initially view the first try as a practice, which reduced the test anxiety associated with it. I didn't pass, but I was determined to pass it after obtaining some additional CE units. I made the two-hour trip to the Los Angeles hotel for the seminar, which was time-consuming and costly, but I assumed the in-person approach would give me a better chance of absorbing the material and passing. I was shocked that results of my second exam showed only a minor improvement from the first try. Now, the stakes were higher, and I had already lost money on obtaining units and exam costs. I then recalled what a colleague shared with me (when at the L.A. seminar), which was her plan to take this course in addition to the CE units. I remember liking the idea, but the cost scared me away at first. I later reconnected with her, and discovered she passed the exam on the first try. I finally purchased this course for myself, and passed the exam! I would have saved money in the long run if I had taken this course from the start.
Trust the TDC method! If it was not for TDC study plan and the coaches being by my side through everything I would not have passed! I'm so glad I paid for this study course because it was the best decision I ever made.
I just wanted to say thank you for the materials provided to us in this program. They were very helpful, and helped guide me throughout my exam. Thank you for the audios and rationales provided throughout the course. I used TDC for both my Law and Ethics exam, and my ASWB Clinical exam. I am happy to say that I passed both exams on the first try!