Social Work Reviews

I am grateful for friends who recommended your program, and that I had the good sense to leave AATBS in the dust (I did one of their mock tests after learning your program, but I made the mistake of reading the rationales for my incorrect answers - my mama feared I would dash one of her glass water glasses in anger! It is SO contradictory!!) I am recommending your program to my UCLA cohort. I would love to send you a photo of my scratch paper template =)  THANK YOU TDC!

Thank you so much for this excellent program, it broke things down for me in a way that I was able to comprehend much more! I have recommended you to many of my colleagues. I could not have taken this test again, thank you for helping me pass!

Having the visual and auditory material made it easy to comprehend and retain the information.  Thank you, thank you.  Your prep talk and positive affirmations made a difference on my outlook with regards to test taking.  The material is especially helpful for anyone with test anxiety.

It finally hit me that I passed the LCSW test and it has been a year. I spent years failing the exam and it left me feeling unconfident, confused and a failure. I spent so much money and time with other test materials only to fail. I was referred to Amanda and my world changed even before the test. Amanda has this voice that calms you and builds your confidence. She reassures you that she is on your side and she knows the struggle, fear, and pain. I took that test over 5 times using $1000s of study material only to fail again, but with this program and the support I saw the word "PASSED." It just hit me today. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL. 

Not only did I pass my exam, but I feel as though I am a more astute clinician after using your materials. I am also looking forward to the upcoming continuing education offerings from your company. I consider this to be money well spent, thanks so much!!

I passed the LCSW exam yesterday. Thank you for your fantastic study system! I’m so impressed with how well prepared I felt while taking the exam. You’ve created an organized, streamlined, and thorough program that gets right to the heart of what you need to know to pass this test. I will definitely recommend TDC to anyone I know taking the exam! Many, many thanks.

What a joyful day to announce that I passed the exam! I am thankful to have access to great tools through the Therapist Development Center to help with the process in a practical way. Listening to the audio and having the organized quick studies at my finger tips, were a tremendous help and the practice tests is one aspect that really took the mind into test mode. THANK you so much!!!! I recommend this to anyone in a position to take this exam in order to progress in your social work career.

Thank you so much for a comprehensive, organized, clear study system which helped me pass my exam.  You really helped me focus and learn all the pertinent info and test-taking strategies in a way that was refreshing and enjoyable...

I passed my clinical vignette exam yesterday! Although I was extremely anxious during the exam, I felt prepared and confident & knew that the answers I selected were correct. This is the only test prep I chose to use because it was highly recommended (over the others), and I am so happy I made that choice! Not only does TDC cover everything presented in the exam, you can't beat the price! I will definitely recommend this program to anyone who wants to guarantee they pass the exam the 1st time around! Thank you for all your help!

I wanted to say thank you again for your materials and email support.  I used your materials for the Written Exam and passed the first time. Yesterday, I passed my Clinical Vignette Exam on the first try.  Your tips helped me manage my anxiety and attack the test with strategy to demonstrate my knowledge.  I took both of your CV exams and scored very high but because of worry, I took additional tests from two other test banks.  Those tests shook my confidence and they were so different from your program.  When I finally took the real CV exam, I was thankful that I decided after taking those tests to instead refocus on what your program had taught me.  The real exam was nothing like the other test banks.  I wish I had heard about your program sooner.  Thanks so much!

I researched quite a few online prep companies after scouring old textbooks and realizing I was quickly getting overwhelmed at not having an organized curriculum from which to study.  Once I found TDC I called Amanda, and found her to be really in touch with a student like myself who’d been out of school for years and had a lot of text anxiety.  Our phone discussion ‘sealed the deal’ for me because I found Amanda to be reassuring and clear in her explanation as to what makes TDC unique among so many test prep companies.
I was immediately drawn to the idea of a streamlined, efficient approach that taught not only the specific concepts needed, but also offered very specific test taking strategies that addressed the reasoning emphasis of this multiple choice test.  I also loved the one-on-one support from Bethany, who was so responsive in quickly emailing back to answer all of my questions.  I’m a learner who benefits from both the visual materials as well as audio lectures, and I never tired of re-reading and listening to the curriculum repeatedly.  Having Amanda’s voice in my head the day of the test was an added comfort.

I cannot imagine having had the success I had passing this exam on the first attempt and being so test phobic after so many years out of school had I not used the TDC materials.  I totally agree with TDC that the key to success in this exam is to be careful not to study unnecessary information that overwhelms you or emphasizes pure memorization while ignoring the critical factor of test strategy.  The test is testing knowledge from a very specific vantage point, and students need to prep for success by having the advantage of a curriculum that offers tools and strategies in a user-friendly and efficient way that directs your learning towards the ASWB expectations.

Therapist Development Center (TDC) puts the simplicity that's needed into studying for licensing exams.  After having failed the CA LCSW Vignette Exam by 1 question after having used another company's material, I was afraid that I would not be able to pass at all because I felt like there was always too much to remember.  TDC changed that by helping me focus on only the things that will show up on the test rather than feeling like I'm going through grad school all over again with all the material other company's make you review.  Their strategies were based on people who had actually taken the tests and the types of questions presented in the course materials were exactly what showed up on the exam.  The way that things are explained are simple, straightforward and practical with no fluff.  Thank you TDC for helping me overcome a major hurdle in my path to grow as a social worker.

I PASSED!  Thank you to the TDC team for providing me with such a practical resource and guide that helped me not only pass the exam but also change my learning experience into something more meaningful and constant.  I was so overwhelmed in previous years by the amount of information that sat before me that I didn't know where to even begin.  Your program helped me to focus less on memorizing material and more on processing the information and critically thinking through appropriate clinical interventions.  This allowed me to view each question using a method that is ultimately a tool every clinician should use in practice anyway. Thank you for staying with me until I passed the exam by providing an extension when I needed it and "being in my head" on test day... really Amanda!  I heard your voice the entire time ruling out answers until I got to the right one!

Next, the LCSW Clinical Vignette exam - You'll be hearing from me in the next month or two as I register for your program on this one.  YAY!!!! I look forward to more brain training and passing the final test to become licensed in the state of California.

I took the California LCSW Standard Written Exam yesterday, July 1st, 2013, here in San Francisco, CA. I passed the test! (my first time!). Your prep course really made the difference for me. The stucture of your prep course was very important to me. I completed the course, then reviewed everything and took the 100 question mock exams and all the quizes at least twice. Thankfully, I don't have to take that exam more than once. Now on to the California Clinical Vignette exam prep course. I truly appreciate your affordable prep courses.

I can't believed I passed!  I have taken the test a few times and kept missing by only few points.  I used all your study material the way we discussed and finally passed. I used all the strategies you recommended and felt confident going into the test.  Thanks for helping me be succesful!

I used the Therapist Development Center for both parts of my exam and passed each one the first time! I went into each exam confident and sure of my knowledge of the material.  I felt well prepared and finished both exams within plenty of time.  The methods taught for the clinical vignette portion made everything so manageable.  This program is amazing!

I just wanted to extend my thanks! Your program really gave me the right way of thinking to attack the exam! I didn't have the full eight weeks to get through the program, and so I modified it to be a condensed version, but the program really gave me the tools I needed to feel confident and PASS the exam on my first attempt! I was even recovering from Strep at the time I was registered to take the exam, and so I wasn't feeling my best, but utilized the tools that were taught and succeeded! Thank you so much for your assistance!!

I just wanted to say thank you for this brilliant set up!  Walking into my test I felt prepared and knew I had the best possible chance of passing this wretched test!!!  When I hit the end button (they really make you sweat it out) I knew what word would be there but I felt happy seeing it!!!!! Thank you for a wonderful education!!

Thank you very much for your training program.  You made the studying quite enjoyable and stress free.   I just passed the first exam and will start studying for the second.  I will purchase your study program next week and jump into studying.  Lets hope and pray that a month from now I will have successfully completed both exams.  Thanks again!

I passed my LCSW exam today first try! You all were awesome. I have to tell you before I took your study course I was so anxious; it has been 12 and a half years since I took the last one. I got my Master's degree 13 years ago. Everyone I talked to warned me how hard it was and how many people fail it on the first go round. Your pep talks and lectures made me feel confident and well informed. Taking the exam I never felt out of my depth or that you hadn't prepared me. In fact on several questions I thought, now in what order would Amanda put these in. I have to tell you I researched study courses and several things impressed about yours. One was your website, another was the testimonials, and third was that you went to a school that I knew; one that I was confident prepared you well, which as a Clinician and as a Fordham graduate, was important to me.  Your course was everything I hoped it would be and I will recommend it to everyone who has to take this exam!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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