Social Work Reviews
I took my LCSW exam twice this year and failed. I signed up for TDC and passed on my third attempt. This program was tremendously helpful in breaking down the content so that I didn't feel overwhelmed. I went into my exam the third time with more confidence and knowledge. The TDC coaches were available when I needed them and were very helpful with answering my questions. I recommend TDC to anyone preparing for Clinical licensure. Thank you TDC!!!
I was absolutely prepared for the exam, felt cautiously confident, and when I sat for the exam, I was definitely relieved I had used the program to prepare. Thank you so much TDC!!!
It took me three times to pass the test. The first time I did not purchase the Therapist Development Center program. I feel if I would have purchased it and used it the first time, I may have passed on the first try. I missed by 9 questions. The second time I took the test I used the program, I missed passing the test only by 6 points. Bethany who was my TDC coach took the time to talk with me on the phone after I did not pass the test to debrief what I felt went wrong and why I did not pass. She was able to reset the program for me and also was able to talk with me on the phone throughout the second time completing the program. She was very supportive and gave me great suggestions to help me rethink the questions. I felt like the program prepared me well and the mock exams, quizzes, and audio lectures were very beneficial. I also felt like the Facebook site was helpful to hear what others are struggling against and also receiving suggestions from people as well. The Facebook site was good to compare my scores to what others have scored to help me realize I am on track. I would highly recommend others to use the program.
I was struggling to study for my ASWB. I purchased other books, an app for my phone, attended a NASW training, and continued to have intense anxiety because I could not organize the materials into a learning system. I was unsure of what to study and knew I needed an overview. The lectures, quizzes, and other supporting materials put in a systematic format for study really worked for my learning style. I was able to develop flash cards for memorization, and the mock exams helped me to learn how to critically think through questions and gain confidence. The program is very affordable when you compare the cost of buying all of the materials available from other programs individually. I highly recommend TDC, and will do so to other learners I encounter trying to get through the test required for their certification.
Thank you so much!!! It took me a while to get the courage to take the exam. Reviewing your material over and over was so helpful!
GREAT PRODUCT!! Will recommend to all my social work friends. Well worth the investment!! THANK YOU!!
Prior to purchasing the Therapist Development Center's (TDC) study program, I purchased the One Group Test Prep, spent hundreds of dollars, and failed the exam. Discouraged was an understatement. After hearing the success stories of TDC on Facebook, I decided to give it a try. It was the best decision of my life. Even after completing the Mock exams, Bethany was willing to review the questions with me and give me further insight. That insight opened my eyes even further. After completing my LCSW exam yesterday, the lyrics to "Oh Happy Day" rang loudly in my soul. With the help of my personal savior and TDC, I passed! The exam required 99 questions answered correctly in order to pass and I answered 110 correctly. "Thanks a million" goes to Amanda and Bethany; I am forever grateful.
I know I would not have passed the LCSW exam without TDC! I love that their program takes the learning and understanding approach, which also makes you a better social worker after the exam. No anagrams, no shortcuts, just pure social work... and that’s doing what works!
This program gave me the confidence to go into the test with a smile and the knowledge necessary to pass.
Thanks TDC for an excellent program. I took the test in May 2016 and failed by 8 points. I had used a study program book that I purchased which did not prepare me to the reasoning based questions. I felt discouraged to retake the exam until I witnessed two of my friends use the TDC program and PASS on their first try. I am now an LCSW thanks to TDC's well thought out program. I recommend this program to anyone seeking licensure. Thanks again.
Purchasing the TDC study prep program for the LCSW exam was a great investment! The program helped me visualize the test questions as if I was working with that client directly. Putting myself in my office with that client, meeting with my supervisor to discuss the case, or providing guidance to a colleague on their case were strategies that helped me immensely! While there were significantly less recall questions that I had anticipated, the information provided in the TDC program prepared me to be confident going into the test and pass on my first try! Thank you TDC!
I first took the exam two years ago, did not pass, and I was devastated. I wasn't even sure if I wanted to sit for it again. But after talking with my parents and the support they provided me, I decided to dust myself off and go for it again. But this time, I needed help with studying so I began do some research on study tools and came across TDC and felt that this program was exactly what I needed so I got it. It took me some time to get started; I would listen to the audios here and there. Honestly, I was afraid and unmotivated but I know obtaining my LCSW was my goal. So, finally this year I decided that I was no longer going to allow fear to keep me from studying and doing what I needed to do to accomplish my goal, so I began my journey to licensure with the TDC program. I studied about 2 to 3 hours daily (except Sundays). I didn't go anywhere without the quick studies and other materials. This program really helped me understand how to answer the questions and focus on what the stem of the question is. During the exam I focused on what Amanda said "it's not about choosing the best answer but putting them in order of what should be done FIRST."
I am so grateful I found TDC. I do not think I would have passed the exam using the typical study materials around. This was exactly what I needed and I felt very prepared. My coach Bethany was great, and always willing to help.
I'm so happy I passed the Law and Ethics exam. The coaches were very helpful and responded immediately to any questions I posed. They were friendly and easily addressed any concerns I had. I'd recommend TDC to others taking the exam. Good luck everyone!
I loved how organized the LCSW study material is in the TDC Program. Before I found TDC, I was overwhelmed on where to begin my studies. I also love that TDC is great for various learning styles since there is visual and audio sections! I loved that small quizzes are mastered, then half mocks and finally full mocks. I felt very confident going into the ASWB EXAM!!
I have no doubt in my mind, the reason I passed, was because of your program. I can't thank you enough for putting this study system together. Therapist Develop Center not only helped me pass the exam, but also has impacted my day-to-day practice and I am so thankful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Thanks TDC, your site was very helpful! I really felt your site prepared me for this exam. I was so nervous on the day of the exam but I made it through and passed on 3hrs of sleep. I will definitely use this site to practice for the licensing exam. Thank You!
I found your program to be incredibly helpful in guiding my studies. Even though you encouraged people not listening to lectures in the car, being able to listen to them 2-3 times each over the course of several weeks while driving to and from work was a great way to make the most of my time and really helped solidify my knowledge. Test aside, I also am coming out of the program with a much better grasp of the legal and ethical guidelines of practicing as a social worker in California, which as a recent transplant from another state will be so helpful in my professional life. Thank you!!
The mock exam explanations were very helpful. My final mock exam went terribly, but when I carefully read over the explanations I realized I was ignoring my gut and out-thinking the questions. I like the idea of the 'a-ha' moment and went with my gut in the exam and did well. Thanks so much for this program which was very helpful.
As a mom of young kids, I was afraid I'd never have the time to study appropriately for my test. TDC's plan made studying so easy to manage. Thank you TDC.