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LMSW Exam Prep: Gaining an Understanding of Countertransference

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 7:03pm

Countertransference has always been one of my favorites topics because it is something that everyone experiences while working with clients. While Freud was the first to coin this term, the way we view countertransference today has changed and been molded over time.

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The Best LCSW and MFT Exam Prep Program for Your Money

Submitted by Amanda Rowan LCSW on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 6:22pm

The exam prep process is not only stressful, it's also expensive -- especially for people who struggle to pass. I recently spoke to two different women who have both failed by a few point multiple times using other companies' materials. Both reported confusion about what they could have done differently and wondered if they should repeat the program.

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What Do You Need to Know About Intervention for the LCSW & MFT Exam?

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 6:44pm

Oh, the places we could go with this topic!  Intervention encompasses a majority of what clinical social workers and therapists do -- from the first interaction with a client until termination is complete, we're intervening. So, let's focus in and look at one way this topic can come up on the exam. Sample:

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Understanding Boundaries for the LMSW Exam

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 1:11pm

We are onto week two of the Social Work Exam Prep: The ABC’s Blog! This week we’ll be looking at boundaries and the impact they have on our work. Boundaries are an important part of social work because they are there to not only protect the client, but to protect you as the social worker as well. Here’s a sample question to start us off. Sample Question:

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Preparing for the LCSW & MFT Exam: Assessment

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 6:46pm

Well, folks, we've officially made it halfway through our list of Hot Topics!  This week we tackle Assessment.  The word itself is complex; it can refer to an individual document, a test, a process, or an entire segment of the treatment process.

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Picking the Best LCSW or MFT Test Prep Program for You: A Quick Quiz

Submitted by Amanda Rowan LCSW on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 7:08pm

We make choices every day.  But there is a lot more on the line when you go shopping for test prep materials.

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Getting Ready for the LMSW Exam? Let's Explore Assessment

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 9:52am

Hi everyone and welcome to The Therapist Development Center’s Social Work Exam Prep: The ABC’s blog! Each Thursday I will use this blog to post about various social work terms that may show up on the exam.  We will go through each term alphabetically and illustrate the importance of knowing these terms so that you are ready come test day!

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Exploring Elderly Issues for the LCSW & MFT Exam

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 6:47pm

The US Census estimates that in 2010, there were over 38 million people aged 65 and older living in the United States.  As Baby Boomers continue to age, this number and the proportion of the population it represents will certainly grow.

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Treating Families: LCSW & MFT Exam Prep

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 1:22pm

Happy Tuesday folks!  I know summertime doesn't exactly come with images of exam preparation...but the extreme heat in many places over the past few weeks can actually make it easier to stay indoors and study!

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What's the Best LCSW and MFT Exam Prep Program?

Submitted by Amanda Rowan LCSW on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 9:36pm

This is the big question most people are asking as they get ready to start their test preparation. Believe it or not, researchers have spent a lot of time studying this -- well not specifically LCSW/MFT prep, but the learning/testing process. But, before we look at this question, try a mental experiment.

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