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LCSW & MFT Exam Changes in California Won't Happen Until 2016!

Submitted by Amanda Rowan LCSW on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 2:05pm

At this point, most social work associates and MFT interns have heard about the planned changes to the LCSW and MFT exams in California.  On a daily basis I am contacted with questions about how the Therapist Development Center is planning for these changes. Well, here’s some big news…

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10 Things I wish I knew about......finding a paid MFT Internship

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 12:00am
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This article marks the first in a series of "10 Things I Wish I Knew about...." focused on helping MFT trainees and interns. Today we will discuss finding that gosh darn (paid?) MFT Internship. You finally have your Masters degree and have filed your application to be a registered intern. Congrats! Now your sights are squarely focused on finding a paid MFT internship to take you through those remaining hours. Easier said than done? Maybe, maybe not.

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LMSW Exam Prep: What is Xenophobia?

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:00am
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We are starting to get slim pickings for the blog terms this week.  As such, this week's term is xenophobia.  While it may not be at the top of the list of things to study, it still can't hurt to know it as you study for the LMSW exam. On that note, let's get started with a sample question. Sample Question: Which of the following BEST describes xenophobia?

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What Should You Know About Cultural Groups for the LCSW & MFT Exam?

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 12:00am
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As mental health practitioners, we are ethically bound to provide services in a culturally competent way.  Whether you're preparing for the LCSW exam or MFT exam, you'll need to demonstrate your ability to identify and address cultural issues on a variety of test items. Let's take a look at one way this topic might come up on your LCSW exam or MFT exam. Sample:

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What are Welfare Rights? LMSW Exam Prep

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:00am
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  Well this week we are looking at something that many of our clients may deal with or use which is welfare, and ultimately the rights to welfare.  While this may seem like an obvious term it can't hurt to take a closer look at it.  Let's get started with a sample question to help you prepare for the LMSW exam. Sample Question:

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Preparing for the MFT & LCSW Exam: Community Work and Advocacy

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 6:44pm

What pieces should you consider when you answer questions about community work or advocacy on your social work exam?

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LMSW Exam Prep: Understanding Values

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:59pm

What do you need to know about values for the LMSW exam?

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Studying for the LCSW Exam & MFT Exam: Research

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 7:17pm

What do you need to know about research to PASS your LCSW exam or MFT exam? Let TDC help!

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Studying for the LMSW Exam: Unconscious Motivation

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 11/22/2012 - 5:06pm

What do you need to know about unconscious motivation for the LMSW exam?

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The Role of Case Management: Preparing for the LCSW and MFT Exam

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 8:23pm

What should you know about case management before you take your LCSW Exam or MFT Exam? This week, many of us will be focused on travel, gathering with family and friends, and (hopefully) taking some time to reflect on all of the things we're grateful for. I hope you can add finding TDC to your list -- we are passionate about what we do and want nothing more than to help you PASS your LCSW exam or MFT exam with confidence! If you're in the midst of exam prep, this time of year can be very challenging: take Amanda's advice to heart -- aim to study 90 minutes per day 5 days a week and take time to do other things that are good for your brain in your downtime (like exercise and eating nourishing food). Our focus this week is on case management and before I get ahead of myself, let's look at a sample test item.

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