Social Work Reviews

I am proud to say that after receiving my MSW 19 years ago and taking more than 10 years off to be home with my kids, I fulfilled a long standing goal today of passing my LCSW exam! After being out of school for so long, I definitely needed a strong study program to help guide me through this process and TDC was just what I needed. I used TDC to study for my Law and Ethics exam a few months ago and loved the various components of learning. I passed both my L&E and LCSW exams on the first try and could not have done it without this program. I was very well prepared and actually scored better on the actual exam than I did on my mock exams! So thank you very much!! I will definitely recommend this program to anyone out there who is preparing for these exams!

04/28/2017

I am so glad I spent the time and money on TDC. TDC not only helped me with the content of the exam but also the thought process behind it. I passed my first try!

04/28/2017

I have had my hours completed since 2014! It was never a desire to pursue my LCSW. If it wasn't for the law change I probably would still not have done it! I studied for a week. I studied for about 4 hours a day 2 hours at a time. I put my headphones in my ears, closed my door and applied myself. I lacked confidence and of course some test anxiety but I took the pre test, mocks and I improved every time, building my confidence. It wasn't until the final mock did my score drop 10 points. I sent an email asking even if I would take the test because I read and saw that you should be in the high 70's and 80's- I was stressing bricks! I took the exam anyway and did not receive my results after test- more stress. I received my results in the mail today and I passed! Thank you TDC! The clinical exam is in my cart! You all are the best! Happy studying and success!
 

04/29/2014

As I completed each section of the program my anxiety lessened. Walking in to take the test, I was still a little nervous but felt prepared. Walking out I was on a cloud- I passed the first time and felt relieved and grateful! Thanks TDC!

 

04/29/2017

 MSWs and MFTs recommended this program to me. I was really skeptical because some clinicians also did not like the format of the program, however, I thoroughly enjoyed this program because of the different ways it taught the study materials (i.e. practice test, audio, etc...). I took my test in April and passed on the first try. I would recommend to study as much as possible, especially topics you're unsure about, and recognize the different between law and ethics and you'll be able to pass the exam.

 

04/29/2017

I praise God that you were part of the studying process for me and that I finally passed my test. I look forward to the next exam using your materials to pass.
 

04/29/2017

I had so much anxiety going into this test (much like any test that I take) and thankfully TDC did an amazing job of helping to keep me focused, helping me to take the immense amount of material and breaking it into sections that strengthened my critical thinking around the material rather than just memorization. Thank you TDC for helping me pass this test on my first try!!
 

04/26/2017

I felt prepared with the material that was offered. A sincere thank you.

04/26/2017

As I took the test I literally heard Amanda's voice in my head rationalizing the answers for each question. Thanks for teaching me HOW to take the test!

04/26/2017

I would highly recommend using this program for taking the Law and Ethics exam. I am also in need of still taking my LCSW exam. I am very glad that I found this program so that I can feel even more confident in passing the LCSW exam through using this program, since I know that the content and program material is of high quality. I did not use any other material to pass the Law and Ethics exam and there was no need to because the material provided in this course covers everything you need to know to pass the exam.
 

04/26/2017

I felt totally prepared to take the test. While taking the test I began to doubt myself, but I remembered I felt the same way taking the mock exam and reminded myself that I did well. I trusted the process and I passed!

04/26/2017

Your program is the way to go; information was really well organized and delivered. Thanks again!

04/26/2017

TDC helped me figure out how to decipher the question and answers and change my thinking. Thanks! I passed on the first try!

04/26/2017

I passed my LMSW Exam with 127/150 correct! Using the Therapist Development Center for preparing for my LMSW Exam was a key tool in my study tool box. I purchased my membership in 2014, but just sat for the exam in 2017. The Therapist Development Center kept their word, and extended my membership until I sat and passed. Test anxiety prevented me from taking the test sooner, but after passing I regret not taking the test earlier. This program really gives you everything you need to pass. I am especially grateful to the TDC for the updated material regarding macro-social work. That updated information was extremely valuable in taking the exam. #Blessed!

04/25/2017

I passed the ASWB test! I went into the exam feeling confident and prepared, however the exam was actually more challenging that I thought it would be. I tried my best to use the reasoning skills and tips/tricks that TDC had taught me which were extremely helpful (i.e., thinking what is most importance- first/next, eliminating wrong answers, WWAD - what would Amanda do). I felt that 4 hours was a sufficient amount of time and I was able to keep a steady pace with about an hour to review my marked questions (I had marked maybe 20-30 questions). With the marked questions, I only changed my answers if I had an 'Ah ha' moment as suggested by TDC. TDC was recommended by all of my licensed colleagues so I figured I could not go wrong by choosing TDC for my study program. So I must thank TDC for their awesome and amazing study program because I was able to pass with 124 correct while only needing 101 to pass. Thank you TDC!!
 

04/25/2017

I am very happy that I chose to use your study program. I mainly just listened to the lectures as that was all I had time for, and I was able to pass the test on the first try. The practice exams with the rationales were very helpful. I also appreciated being able to email Bethany for further clarification- she was excellent to consult with. I felt well prepared for the exam and had little anxiety while I was taking it. Thank you so much, Amanda and Bethany!!

04/25/2017

Thank you for your wonderful program. You helped condense a significant amount of material to make it less overwhelming and more organized. I passed on my first attempt and I know your program was a contributing factor.

04/25/2017

The study course for the LCSW CA Law and Ethics Exam is essential for passing the test the first time. I have been a LCSW in VA for the last eighteen years. I am moving to CA and need certification to practice in the state. Passing the Law and Ethics exam seemed like a daunting task to undertake while having a full time private practice to attend to. I was so grateful to find the Therapist Development Center online. The preparation study material more than met my expectations as my primary preparation tool for the exam. The lecture is thorough and easy to understand. The handouts are a handy tools, especially for those of us who are visual learners. The practice tests and final test exams helped me to manage my anxiety, learn to pace myself and ensure my readiness for the real, Law and Ethics exam. Robin Gluck was my coach throughout the study process. Robin went 'beyond the call of duty' as she answered all my questions, encouraged me and provided me information when I needed it the most. As a psychotherapist I have always been committed to the principles of confidentiality, self determination of the client, meeting the patient where they are, and ethnic/cultural diversity. The preparation material has given me a deeper understanding of the ethics we as social workers hold so dear, and expanded my knowledge base of the laws essential to practicing in the state of California. I believe the reason I passed the CA Law and Ethics test the first time is because I used this course as the backbone of my study material. Thank you Therapist Development for providing me with the means and the confidence to pass my exam.

04/25/2017

I passed on the first try. I went through the TDC materials and exams once. I did supplement with other study materials, but found the process of TDC and combination of audio, reading, and practice exam materials to be especially helpful. The TDC practice exams were close enough to the real test format that I felt prepared when I sat down for the real thing.
 

04/25/2017

I love the support that I have received from TDC. If I had any questions they were quickly answered and explained very well. I felt prepared for the LCSW exam and passed the first time!

04/24/2017

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