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LMSW Exam Prep: Understanding Prevention

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 8:44pm

What do you need to know about prevention when preparing for the LMSW exam? This week's LMSW exam prep term, prevention, is an important one and great to know while you're studying. Prevention plays a large role in social work by working to prevent problems that affect the lives of many of our clients. Let's take a better look at this term so you are better prepared if it shows up on the LMSW exam.

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Why is Privilege Important to Know for the LCSW & MFT Exam?

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 6:55pm

If you're preparing for the social work exam or the MFT exam, what exactly do you need to know about privilege?Like most of our topics, this one is bound to come up, not only on the social work exam, but in real life -- and it's important to understand what privilege is in the legal context, who holds it, and when it's waived.

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How to Understand Outreach: LMSW Exam Prep

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 4:20pm

Passing the MFT Exam: A TDC Success Story

Submitted by Amanda Rowan LCSW on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:59am

Here at the Therapist Development Center, nothing makes us happier than hearing about our clients' success.  For those of you gearing up to take you MFT exams, we want to share with you some of the inspiring feedback from those who have gone before you. Our goal in doing this is to take some of the stress out of this process. In fact, our overall philosophy is about getting you grounded and confident in your skills and abilities.

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What Do You Know About Insurance? LCSW & MFT Exam Prep

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 6:32pm

On the surface, insurance doesn't always sound like an exciting topic...it conjures up images of salespeople and paperwork and endless phone calls during which actually reaching a human being seems like a holy miracle.

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ASWB Exam Success Story: Passing the LCSW Exam

Submitted by Amanda Rowan LCSW on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 3:34pm

We know that it can be stressful and duanting preparing to pass the ASWB exam.  That's why we've decided to share success stories so that you can see that PASSING is not as difficult as you may think when you use the TDC Study System. "I had almost given up hope after failing the ASWB 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.

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LMSW Exam Prep: Understanding Negative Reinforcement

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 7:19pm

This week's LMSW exam prep topic is one that I've found is easy to confuse: negative reinforcement. We have B.F. Skinner to thanks for this term as he was the researcher who developed operant conditioning. Operant conditioning is a form of learning where a person's behavior is modified through both positive and negative consequences by using either reinforcement or punishment.

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What to Know About Releases and Referrals for the LCSW & MFT Exam

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 6:47pm

Well, we're into some topics that don't, at first glance, seem all that exciting.  BUT, practicing independently is exciting!  And you have to know how to keep yourself safe in the process.

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Do You Know What Magical Thinking Is? LMSW Exam Prep

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 4:49pm

October is just around the corner and I've already started to notice many pumpkins and Halloween decorations being put up around the neighborhood.  I think that makes this weeks LMSW exam prep term, magical thinking, very appropriate. Let's take a look at how this term may show up on the LMSW exam. Sample Question:

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

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:32am

I've never met a therapist who relished doing paperwork, but keeping appropriate records and understanding who has rights regarding the records will ensure that you're protected as a clinician.  If you're getting ready for a social work exam or MFT exam, chances are your understanding of this topic is about to be tested!

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