HI DR HUTCH,
THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT JOB, I PASSED MY LCSW EXAM IN NEW JERSEY YESTERDAY. I WILL RECOMMNED YOUR SITE TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PASS AND READY TO STUDY.
USA - I wanted to thank you for giving me an extension. I took the test today and passed! Your website was very helpful and I have told many social workers about it!
USA - I just wanted to thank you so much for your services at socialworkexam.com. I passed my MSW licensure exam yesterday! I'm so grateful to your website for helping me study and pass! It was incredibly helpful and when I take the clinical exam, I will definitely be back to subscribe! Thanks a million!
USA - Dr. Hutchnson, The website was helpful.
I also went to a one day test prep
Just wanted to let you know I passed the licensed clinical exam the first time
I am so grateful -
thanks for creating a helpful site
you offer a lot of material
USA - Good Afternoon, Linton, Today I took the LCSW exam for Indiana and passed. The first thing I did when I got logged into my seat and terminal for the test was to write Feelings, Access, Refer, Educate Advocate, Facilitate, Intervene on the dry erase tablet so it was right there in front of me. It helped.
IN USA - Dr. Hutchinson,
I am so overjoyed that I passed, too!!! Since I failed the first time (missing a passing grade by 4 points) I was reluctant to try again but I made the decision that in order for me to move forward I had to take it again. So I enjoyed the summer and figure I would hunker down in the fall/winter. My attitude about the exam changed and I stopped letting the exam get the better of me.
My studying technique included a daily study schedule for about a month and a half.
1. I took an initial diagnostic exam and used it as a guideline for my review during the following weeks emphasizing all of my weak content areas
2. After my diagnostic exam I did questions ever day in the morning and evening for about a month. I reviewed recall information, theories and theorists and all of my weak content areas. During this time I did the questions at my pace with out the stress and worry of the exam conditions, etc.
3. After that, 4 weeks in, I decided to take another first full exam under the examination conditions. I then reviewed all of my incorrect choices and continued to take three more exams (a 3 to 4 days apart for each) under time conditions. I then schedule my test shortly thereafter.
As I would take the full exams I would see my progress and that boosted my confidence as well and I became less fearful of the test. Most important of all is the resource you have made available. Your website is incredible and once I committed to investing the time required to study I was able to pass. The Subscribers Gotta Know, You can do it!!! and the Tidbits are invaluable. Thank you a million times over. I appreciate your time.
Happy New Year!!!
USA - Dr. Hutchinson,
I have had some time to reflect on my testing experience and have a few thoughts to share. Hopefully, they will be helpful.
Without violating the agreement to not discuss exam content, I feel it would be appropriate to say that the sample questions supplied via the website were more than ample in preparing me for the actual exam. The website content more than covered the information in the exam.
My testing site offered a dry erase tablet and I used it to write done the tool offered to determine the order of action steps; feeling, assess, refer...
My testing site offered noise canceling headphones, which were very helpful!
USA - Hello, I just passed my Master's Exam in the state of Indiana! Thank you so much for this wonderful site. It made all the difference. I will be using this site again when it is time to prepare for my clinical exam!! So, don't go anywhere.
USA - I passed my LCSW exam with flying colors. I studied your online tests for at least an hour nightly for a month, and took 2-3 practice tests on days I could spare more time. I have to say that your practice tests and website "over prepared" me for the test, because once I got there the questions on the real test were laughingly plain and easy with the preparation you provided me.
USA - I PASSED THE ASCW LICENSE EXAM!!!!!!! On the first attempt, I earned my Master of Social Work Degree in 1998 - and have not taken a test of that magnitude in years. Your website made all the difference. The practice tests, case studies and daily information/tip/inspiration kept me going. I have endorsed your website on LinkedIn, and if any colleague should ask me how I did it - I will let them know about you. There is a lot to be said about positive reinforcement to bolster and maintain interest - thank you!! You are the bomb!! Alana
USA - Hello,
This time I am emailing to share some amazing news with you...I passed the licensing exam! Socialworkexam.com was definitely instrumental in my success. I enjoyed using the different apps, found the ebook to be thorough, and the practice exams were unquestionably helpful. I drilled on the practice exams for weeks which covered the numerous required topics and made me comfortable with the material and question format.
Thank you once again for accommodating my situation relating to the hurricane.
All the best,
P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!
USA - Just wanted to let you know I sat for my test yesterday and passed on my first try! This site was my only study source.
USA - No question - thank you. I took my LCSW test today and passed!!! This would not have been possible without this website. I've told my friends about it.
USA - Thank you. I was my third time taking the test. I have to say that your program is very good. I passed.
USA - I passed my LMSW in Arizona after fail two other times . I passed because I studied your tools !!! Thank you !!!! Misty
USA - I passed my LCSW exam today!!! I needed to get 102 correct in order to pass & I got 134 right. I have used this site & it has been a God send. Thank You!!
USA - Just wanted to let you know I passed the exam today! I finished grad school in 1998, but was grandfathered in. Moved to a new state and had to take the exam today. I credit your site 100% with my passing. I made notecards out of the info from the daily emails and probably took a million practice tests. I'd encourage people to really study the First, Next, Best info, my test was full of those. THANK YOU! I'm passing this site along to everyone I know.
USA - I think that your inspirational messages really helped. When I felt overwhelmed I would only open the inspirational message. The learning messages were good in the beginning, but managing anxiety (inspiration) became more important closer to testing time.
A few tips that I would make:
Try to focus on reducing any stressors the week prior to testing. If the testing site is more than 1.5 hour away from your home consider staying at a hotel near the testing center. Call the testing site to see if you can leave a drink and/or snack in your locker.
During the test, I recommend taking a break mid way and drink water/juice and eat a quick snack (i.e. string cheese or almonds). The testing time continues during your break time, but a break (about 8 minutes) helped me to stretch, get refreshed and gave me a bit of time to breathe. Try to answer each question as you go (make your best guess for questions you are unsure of and flag the question for review). Manage your time by tracking how many questions are answered first hour and aim for completion of at least 95 questions at second hour ... take a break. Return from break and answer the remaining questions pacing yourself to manage time and try to leave time for review of flagged questions.
USA - Just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!! this site is awesome and helped me pass the LCSW exam!!!! Take Care!!
USA - I did not know where to leave a comment, but I wanted to share that having the resources to use to study (book, audio version of the book, practice questions, tests and other amazing tools) really helped me prepare for the exam and I passed the first time! I praise God for the success and for the resources He provides for us. Thanks again - I will refer your website to anyone I know who is getting ready for their exam! Sincerely, Sylvia
USA - I just wanted to let you know that I passed the LCSW yesterday. Your website was so helpful! I went into the exam so nervous and felt so confident by the time I was half way through it! Thank you so much!!
Lisbon, NY USA - I did it! Thanks again for all of your help! The website is terrific!
MI USA - Hello, I passed my masters level test for NY last week. I felt calm and confident after spending many hours on your website in preparation for the test. Thanks so much for your help and making it interesting and fun. Linda
NY USA - I just passed the LCSW exam in NY and I have to say, your site is what helped most in the studying process. I used this site for my LMSW and passed on the first try too! I actually tried another site for studying and nothing made me feel as confident and prepared as this one. Thank you for your suggestions on anxiety and stress. I felt calm and comfortable throughout the exam. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
NY USA - Hi, I don't have a question, I just wanted to let you know that I passed the NJ Master's exam on the first try yesterday and your site was really helpful in that process. I am relieved it's over but looking forward to getting my license, then starting the LCSW process. Thanks, Mark
NJ USA - Thank you so much for the exam prep content. I passed my exam today!! The Feelings, Assess, Refer, Educate, Facilitate, Intervene information was the most helpful piece of information for me. The DSM case studies were the second most useful for me. Thank you, again. Believe the fee was reasonable for the amount of content that was available to us.
USA - I found that your case study questions in your practice tests were much harder than the actual test which was a good thing because it really honed my skills for those questions. At times I would get discouraged when I wouldn't do so well on your practice exams, but I would recommend to people that they do a lot of these regardless of how well or poorly they do, it really prepares the mind for what is coming and it doesn't seem so overwhelming when you are in the actual test. I stuck to the "farmer aladdin raises.." tip even when I began to doubt because it seemed too simple that that was what they were looking for so many times. So I would tell people not to over think the answers and to concentrate on application of knowledge for the test rather than memorizing facts. Each candidate is given a notebook and pen at the beginning of the test. I took a few minutes before I started the test and wrote down things I had studied so I wouldn't have to strain my brain in the middle of the test, including the "farmer aladdin raises..."
USA - Just wanted to let you know I passed my LCSW exam on the first try yesterday! I only missed 20 questions! Your practice tests were invaluable in helping me prepare. Thanks!
USA - No question! I just wanted to thank your website for the tips and study help. I passed this afternoon! I failed the first time. I had taken a course and studied on my own. Your website was extremely helpful, in particularly the practice exams, which helped prepare me. I will most definitely recommend your site to colleagues and interns!!! Thanks again! -Sara
USA - Good morning Dr. Hutchinson:
I want to inform you that I took and passed my LMSW exam.
Thank you very much for your help. I will always remember your kindness toward me. You make proud to be a Social Worker because you practice what the Social Work Code of Ethics preaches. You're Honest, Trustworthy, and Helpful! Sorry for the late notification!
USA - I passed my exam yesterday!!! I am now an LCSW!! So happy ... You guys helped me along the way!
USA - I wanted to let you know that I passed my exam yesterday, 07/31!!! I failed it the first time in 2008 and have been scared to take it ever since. But I got the courage to retake it and your website helped me passed the exam!! I really appreciate all the information and all the great pre-tests I took :) YAY!!! I passed...thanks again for your support and help!!!
USA - Hello! Hope Im finding you in good spirits. Just wanted to let you know that I found this site last month. I used this to study with and I passed my test as LMSW. I began taking this test in 2002 some years ago but I didn't take it because of finances. My esteem was going down hill quickly. But I know that God helped me with the test and finding this site. Thank you so much. It took 10 years but I didn't give up. Thank you Janice.
USA - I passed my LCSW exam on 7/13/12!!! Thank you sooo much for your daily emails, practice exams, definitions, Gotta Know, etc!! It was all very helpful in passing my exam. I found all of your information soo very helpful, especially since I graduated from graduate school 17 yrs ago!! Your materials truly helped me gain the knowledge and confidence to pass my exam the second time around!!!
I am encouraging everyone I know who has an LSW to use your web site prior to taking the LCSW exam!!! Thank you for all you do and have done!!!
USA - Thank you for being a resource in my preparation for the clinical SW exam. I passed the exam today!
USA - Just wante to let everyone know that your TIPS for taking the Masters exam took me over the top. Proud to say I have my LGSW.
USA - I passed my LMSW
USA - Good Morning!
I just wanted to send an e-mail to say that I PASSED THE CLINICAL EXAM!!
I used the www.socialworkexam.com alot as a study guide!! I appreciated the daily e-mails, especially the inspirational ones!!
I will recommend the website to any colleagues studying for the exam!
USA - Dr. Linton,
I passed my LMSW exam today. I just wanted to say "Thank You". With
the help of your website, I went to the exam site feeling confident
and self assured that I would pass. Great website! I have already
recommended it to my friends.
USA - I finally passed my test after two attempts.Your website has been extremely helpful. Thank you
USA - Hi again,
So nice to know you are a person, not just an automated machine!
Here we go, I didn't watch the time, expect to spend the entire time and you WILL have enough time.
ALWAYS read the question twice. Quite a few questions had an alert that I did not pick up on in the first read, such as "after you have acknowledged their concerns", that will be an answer, and if you catch i,t you can rule it out right away.
Also, have your students really focus on the first, next and best answers. I read those questions 3 times to identify alerts, it ALWAYS helped me rule out another answer, and there were LOTS of those questions. The other 2 things you said were to wear layers, that is important, comfort is important.
Also assume you are "in a perfect world" (not your job reality experience) when choosing your answer.
The final thing that I did, go to the restroom when you have to go, even if it is 3 times during the exam. If you are focused on your bladder your are NOT totally focused on the question. They stop the clock when you go, so GO if you have to!!
Thanks again, now......you got a job for me?
Really, with the greatest appreciation, it has been a pleasure, Amanda
USA - I PASSED THE LCSW!!!!!!! I stayed the full time, read each question 2x and tried to breath, your site is great, it made the difference I needed. Thank you forever. Amanda
USA - i just passed! yaay! thanks for the exam prep help!
USA - I passed the clinical exam today on my first try!! Your website was very helpful to me!! I so appreciate the opportunity to practice and learn!! Thanks again!!
USA - I just wanted to thank you. I put off taking my LSW for 2 years out of my fear of tests. After using your program, I had the confidence to take the test. I passed the first time. Now I plan on taking my Clinical exam within a few months. After using your course to study with again. Thanks again, Patty
USA - I want to thank Dr. Linton for his study program. I passed my LCSW exam with flying colors June 9th, 2012 on my first try. I attribute your program to my success and have already referred friends to this website so that can have the same success I did. Thank God and Thank YOU!!!!!Deborah
NC USA - I want to thank you for your wonderful study program. I passed the LCSW examinations yesterday after 4 attempts and your practice exams were a real help. I would encourage everyone who is taking the exams to purchase this program. Thank you so much.
USA - I passed the test yesterday with a score of 125 (needed 101)of 150
the sight really helped, I think I answered over 2000 multiple choice questions in 30d ays
Thanks alot Linton
USA - Without a doubt I passed the ASWB clinical exam because of your materials.
I scored 129/150 and needed 101/150. It was a difficult version.
Doing the practice tests over and over daily helped me the most.
After studying on my own for months and feeling bogged down, I purchased and used your materials daily for 5 weeks non-stop. The acronym was very useful too. I used the flip cards to review, but mainly, I think the practice tests were most productive for me-- after a while you can recognize the correct answer easily, and learn how you misread the question and can notice the clues in the stem, but daily practicing is a must.
I can't thank you enough and feel very grateful to you for your humor, encouragement, thoroughness, even the smiley green faces-- combined they all worked their magic! Sincere thanks. Best wishes to those still studying...truly, Linton was correct: it was ALL in there!
USA - I passed my exam and I attribute it to your site. I have told my collegues about your site as well.
Thank you so much for the help Dr. Linton ! I can breathe now!!!!
USA - I just wanted to let you know that I passed the LMSW exam this morning on the first try! The questions on the actual exam were much easier than the questions on all of the practice exams on this site. I felt so prepared and so confident and I know that this site prepared me very well! All of the practice exams were incredibly helpful and really prepared me for what what kinds of questions to expect. Thanks so much for the wonderful site!!
Lavergne, TN USA - I didn't know where else to post this comment but I just wanted to say thanks for the support in preparing for my Bachelor's exam. I passed and I couldn't do it without this aid.
USA - Thank you so much for all your help in this process and journey. I took the LCSW exam today, in Texas, and I passed with flying colors. This resources was such a support in helping me build confidence in my knowledge and gave me the edge to go and ACE the test. Thank you!!!! - Rebecca
Austin, Tx USA - i took my LCSW exam and passed! i surpassed the 103 needed to pass by getting 121 questions right! im still in shock! thank you so much Linton! i took the test back in 2007 and missed passing by 1 point. your sight was the key to me passing. God bless you for creating this site!
USA - I am writing to thank you for your wonderful website! I passed the LMSW exam in NY 8 years ago and only recently prepared for the LCSW. I paid a great deal of money for another popular review site and was overwhelmed by the material and did not find the methods helpful. A friend recommended your site for review and as soon as I logged on I immediately scheduled my exam. I felt confident that the information format and presentation would help me to prepare in an organized manner. I was right! I passed the exam quite well yesterday!! Based upon the questions on the exam, I felt most prepared by your tips and tricks for figuring out the correct answer. Thank you for your work on this site. I have already refered a number of friends and colleagues!
NY USA - I passed the LCSW exam today and scored a 112, nine points above the required 103. I can honestly say the 9 point difference was credit to your website. I originally signed up for a week but extended the membership drilling all the material plus the practice exams are crucial. Your study tips saved me as well. I recommend it to anyone looking to pass this exam on the first try. I'm a terrible test taker so If I can do it, anyone can. Now that is done with, can you help me find a job? Thanks again.
Chicago, Il USA - I want to thank you for your site. I passed my test today. I took the test back in 2009 and failed it but due to your helpful tips on how to pass and the website enabling me to study I passed. Thank God!!!
USA - Dr. Hutchinson, thank you for your study guide and sample text...I passed my LMSW last Friday 4/20/12. I'm still pinching myself.
USA - I don't have a question, I just wanted to let you know I passed my LSW exam and I couldn't have done it without this website!!! The tips that your website gives on how questions will be asked was what helped me to get the answers correct, especially the farmer aladdin thing. Thank you so much!
USA - Dear Dr. Linton,
I used your exam prep and I passed my clinical exam. I now have my LICSW. Thank you.
I wanted to mention that the podcasts are very helpful.
USA - I passed!!! Your website has helped me out so much! Thanks again!!
USA - Dr. Hutchinson, I tried to call you through Google but I'm having computer problems. Any who, I wanted to tell you that I've finally passed after my third attempt for the LMSW. Please tell your readers that your website made a difference because you offered videos, various case studies, and it was unique to my learning style. I wanted to say thank you for having this site available!
USA - 04-24-2012 I want to thank you and your team. I passed the exam here in Michigan. Your website was invaluable and I plan on paying it forward to anyone I know by telling them to utilize your website.
USA - I took my LCSW exam on 4/23/12 and PASSED on the first TRY! I have never done well on standardized tests and was worried I would never obtain my license. Your site taught me not only important topic areas but also how to read questions and give the best answer. After studying on my own for 3 months, I bought a subscription for your site for a month and found the games, lectures, videos, outlines, flashcards VERY helpful! The practice exams overly prepared me and I breezed through the exam remembering the Feelings, Assess, Refer, Education, Advocate, facilitate and Intervene! The section with practice questions using First/Next/Best was crucial to my passing. Thank you for your helpful advice in daily emails, it helped tremendously with test anxiety! I do not believe I would have passed using only other study material, your program really brings the information together. Thank you again!
USA - I took my Master's exam yesterday and passed for the first time! I finished my degree in 2004 and took the exam in 2005 and 2007, failing both times. I decided I needed to conquer my fear and the exam. I studied totally different and your exam prep website made the difference. I worked through almost all of it, loved the flash cards, practice exams, etc. Your gift gave me the courage and I loved the daily inspirations.
Thank you! My job requires a licenses now and so I get to accept the promotion on Monday.
USA - Just wanted to say that your website aided in my journey to obtaining my license this past Wednesday. I would recommend this website to fellow collegues or friends in the future. Good job and great resource!
USA - Just wanted to let you know I took my LCSW exam yesterday and passed with a 90%, getting 135 out of 150 questions correct. I signed up and used your website for a month prior to the exam, and found it very helpful. Your test questions had similar content to the exam. Thanks!
USA - I passed the exam today, thank you, the practice tests were very helpful. I also loved the daily emails.
USA - I passed the exam last week (LMSW). It feels great and your quizzes were right on point!!!
USA - I PASSED MY LCSW EXAM TODAY!!!
It was my second (and last!) try. 105 questions correct was what was needed
today - I scored 127 correct!
Thank you so much for your help and support - the site and daily e-mails
were extremely helpful, and the daily encouragements even more so! Of the
site, I found the practice exams the most helpful, since it resembles the
"real" test so much.
USA - No question. I wasn't sure where to submit my comments after the test. I took it last Friday and passed the first time (LCSW)! Thanks for your help. I found your website more difficult than the test.
USA - Hi,
I just wanted to say that I utilized the SocialWorkexam.com website to study for the LISW exam and passed today. The website really assisted me in understanding how to answer the questions on the exam and assisted me in focusing on my weaker areas. Through God and the website is as able to get 121 correct of the needed 101. Thank you for all of the hard work that has been put into the website.
Aiken, SC USA - I passed! This site was very helpful, providing questions similar in fashion to those in the exam.
USA - I have been sharing this website with many of my colleagues as they are on
their way to licensure. Your site saved by bacon. I think ultimately it
over-prepared me but that's much better than the alternative. I passed the
exam 2 weeks ago with a very comfortable score and feel like a weight has
been lifted from my shoulders. Thanks very much for having this as a
resource. Your daily motivations really did help me to hang in there.
It's been over 10 since since graduate school and so I had little patience
in the beginning, feeling like I was not retaining the information. Your
motivations help me to just stick with it and the information finally stuck
USA - How did you get so good at what you do? I just passed the exam and was well prepared for both the test and consolidating a lot of course materials I needed to integrate since graduating. Many, many thanks. I will refer and recommend others to your site and wish you well as you keep up the good work.
Hillsborough, NJ USA - I passed LCSW on 3.2.12. I was using ur site to study for about a week. I would say that daily tips which i got on email were very helpfull! thanks, Margaret.
NYC, NY USA - Im not sure this is the best way to contact you but I wanted to say thank you. I passed my LSW exam in NJ today and it was my third try. After my second failure, I signed up for this web site and passed!!! woohoo! Madeline NJ
Toms River, NJ USA - Just wanted to say thanks! I took my LCSW exam and passed on Monday. Your questions were very helpful.
USA - I want to let you know with the assistance of your program I passed the LMSW and this is my third time. Thank you a lot your program really help me.
USA - Dear Linton,
I just wanted to let you know the good news that I passed the LCSW exam. On the days when I was sick of studying and felt like giving up, your encouraging emails really helped.
Thank you for all the support and encouragement.
USA - I used your site to take the general last year and got a 96%! so naturally am looking to use your site to prepare for the clinical. They told me it was the highest score they had ever seen- and it was totally due to your prep.
USA - I took the test this morning and passed!!!! I'm sure if I had not had your online practice test to learn how to take the test and get relaxed with it, I would be sing a sadder song right now
USA - Passed the exam yesterday.
I was licensed 35 years ago. South Carolina didn't accept that little accomplishment, and
required that I re-take the exam.
Thank you for the great hints and study materials.
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
Just a quick note to let you know that I passed my License of Social Work Exam just yesterday, on the first try. I used almost all of your materials, and owe a lot of my success to your test prep site and supporting applications. As one with a fair amount of test anxiety, being able to take exams in both practice and real time mode was very helpful, as was all the reinforcement quizzes, mini-tests and the like. Excellent! The case studies were great as well as they helped to reinforce the material and application of knowledge. Flash cards were also very helpful for memorization. I needed to pull a lot of information from my "grey cells" as I had received my MSW in 1996 and pursued the doctorate (all but dissertation) until 2000. Amazing how much knowledge is retained, but how much detail is lost! Your product is an excellent one for preparing, and passing the exam.
USA - Linton and team~Thank you! I passed my LSW exam yesterday! Without this website I would have been lost. You did an amazing job breaking down the questions, spotting core words and logical steps one should apply! Thank you again...your site rocks! I will revisit when it is time to take the LCSW!
USA - I just passed my licensure exam for the Advanced Generalist test. I want to thank you for your website and resources. They were a tremendous help.
USA - I passed...the first time! The program is a wealth of information. The program is diverse and interactive. I wish I had discoverd it soon. I will tell as many people about it as possible. Feel free to quote any of the comments.
USA - I just wanted to extend my deepest gratitude for your study system. I used your services for both my L.S.W and L.C.S.W exams, passing by a significant amount both times! Thank you soooo much! I truly believe my success was largely due to your program. I have and will continue to recommend your site to everyone I know! Thanks again :) Lyndsey
USA - I wasn't sure how to email you that I PASSED my Master's Exam this morning and wanted to thank the site for all the great help and resources. The questions on the practice exams were very helpful in preparing me for the questions that were on the actual exam. I studied every night for about an hour to 2 hours every night and I found the flash cards, case studies, practice exams, and the matching extremely helpful! Also the practice exams accurately reflect the actual exam I felt completely confident sitting for my test this afternoon! I will definitely recommend this site to colleagues! Thanks again!
USA - Your site had helped me so much by given visual/auditory material to study for the test. This was the best way for me to study, especially with the practice questions. Thank you for advancing my career with your amazing website!! I have had an interview one a month since obtaining my license in August. Thank you so much for helping all of us!!!!
USA - Thank you so much just passed my LCSW exam today in Florida. Your site made it easy to study. This was my first time up and I got a 115 ..thanks again. I recommend this site to anyone wishing to pass the lcsw.
USA - I'm writing to let you know that I just passed the LCSW exam! Thank you for putting together a comprehensive study guide with helpful tips and advice for taking the test. I found that the test was challenging and did not cover nearly the amount of information on your web site, but I had enough practice with your exams and knew that I had all the material needed in one place to prepare for this. I am going to recommend your site to a colleague of mine who will be taking the test in the near future. I also appreciated your daily motivating emails!
Thank you for making a worthwhile study guide!
10-21-11 Dr. Hutchinson -
I just wanted to thank you for the help your LMSW test prep materials provided. I especially found the first ten pages of the LMSW Study Guide, the test construction and "Helpful Tips" information, a valuable tool that gave me an incredible advantage today as I took (and passed!!) the test - first time out! I felt like I had wise and clever insider information that provided just that additional edge that I needed to feel a bit more secure going into the test - and that truly did help me successfully work through the test questions intelligently.
Thanks again for this excellent service. And I enjoy(ed) the tips of the day, too!
USA - I passed my LCSW exam! Yay! Thank you so much for your study aides, encouragement, humor, and motivation!
USA - Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I just passed the LMSW exam in NY this morning. Your website was my only source of study material and it prepared me very well for the test. I needed a 98 to pass and I got a 138. Thanks again. Brian
USA - Not a question. Hi Dr Linton, thank you very much for the practice questions, the video and alert sections of the review package. I passed my LGSW yesterday with flying colors. I crushed the myth that students with English as their second language cannot make it through in the examination because of difficulties understanding the questions. Your site made it easier to understand the pattern and style of the questions that you will meet at the LGSW exams. Once again thank you.
USA - Thank you so very much! I passed the LCSW exam in Texas yesterday with an 86%! First time! I worked on your Site for two months and the farmer Aladdin acronym applied to almost every question!
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USA - I PASSED! I took the CT LCSW exam today. In parting I would like to thank this webite for assisting me in meeting my professional goal.
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
I took the LMSW exam in New York in August 2011 and passed. I must say that your online tools such as your questions, flip cards, and e-book made me well prepared for this exam. Thank you!
USA - I took the LGSW exam today for D.C. licensure. I needed 97 to pass and answered 139 correctly. Your SW ebook was invaluable.
USA - I passed the LCSW test this morning on my 1st attempt. Thanks to everyone who assisted me in my study process. This computerized tool was very helpful.
USA - Just want to say thank you. I passed my LCSW exam.
USA - Dear Linton "Dr. Hutch,"
Thank you for your study guides, tips and practice exams- and humor! I also enjoyed the short inspirational and often humorous video clips. They interrupted my obsessive studying and lightened my worries. I passed my clinical exam this last Thursday (first time through) and once my finger prints get processed - I will have earned my LCSW (after a five year journey starting in November 2006.) I very much appreciate you and hope you have continued success.
USA - Dr. Linton
I just wanted to let you know that I passed my clinical exam the first time today with the help of your site! I found it extremely helpful in studying and being able to get a fresh set of questions/answers and the different categories. I also was motivated by the daily emails with info and encouragement! I am recommending it to anyone preparing for exam. Thank you so much!
USA - Dr. Hutchinson:
I study with your site for a while. I took the 2011 exam 3x. But today I PASSED the exam! I just kept pressing... When I used your site...I just kept going over the FIRST, NEXT. I believe that aid me in PASSING! Also making sure I go back over my MISSED questions (I NEVER did that Before) and GOD! Thank so much for your Motivation and inspiration......I just want to let everyone know...Don't give up...just keep pressing!!!!!!
USA - Hello. I took the LSW exam today and passed! This was the third time that I took the exam but the first time that I used your website. Doing repetitive questions daily is very helpful. I was also able to access questions via my I Phone.
USA - Hello Dr. Hutchinson,
I just wanted to let you know that I passed the 2011 LSW exam last week. With God's help and your program I did it! For a while there I thought that I would not pass, but I was determined to try my best and pass! Your daily tips and inspirational messages kept me going. I'm now sure that I would not have passed the exam without your program. I would recommend it to everyone preparing for this exam. Thank you again for making this program available to us.
USA - Dear Linton
I am so pleased that I passed the LCSW exam this morning; the first time. It was by far the most thorough I found. Had I known how much value added is in your site, I would have accessed it much sooner.
I also enjoyed the variety of learning modalities, memory aids and your positive encouragement. You and your wonderful program is a great asset to social workers.
With much appreciation and gratitude. Lyn
USA - Dr. Linton,
Thanks to you I have passed my Advanced Generalist Exam, Your program was very instrumental in helping me to pass especially the 2011 practice exam.
USA - Dr. Hutchinson,
Want to let you know that I passed my clinical exam yesterday -- and I am
certain that your website made all the difference! There are so many things
that helped -- the information on test-taking "strategies," the sample
tests, the theories and therapy styles sections, among others. I really
credit your site with my being able to pass, as I have been out of my
masters program for 15 years and would have not known where to begin! Could
not have done it without you -- I will recommend your site to ANYONE in my
Thank you for your website and your email communications/responses along the
USA - I wanted to start by saying I graduated in '95 and haven't even thought about Social Work since...my life went on in a different direction. Then I had to pass the exam because my life changed directions again. I studied on your site for 3 months and the ONLY thing I used was your site.
At the end of the exam it said you needed to answer 98 questions correctly to pass, and I answered 116 right. That excited me. I actually feel that YOUR questions were even harder than the ones on the Exam.
I believe knowing the Gotta Know & Definitions were really the two biggest things that gave me the knowledge I needed to Ace this test, not to mention that I took an endless amount of practice tests over & over! =)
So I really want to Thank You So much and tell you that the daily motivations and emails made ALL the difference to me and really made me feel confident! I will let everyone I can think of know about your site!
USA - I passed the LCSW exam on Wednesday. Thank you for your website. The practice was helpful in many ways. It provided applicable information, gave practice with taking the exam on computer, and helped me to pace myself so that I finished within the time frame provided. The practice also provided me with confidence and focus. Thanks again.
USA - I studied only this site for a month, and (today) I passed the CSW test today!!!! Thank you for your thorough,and informative site!!!
USA - I passed! After the test I realized I had over studied using multiple resources. Your study site was the MOST helpful and closest to the test questions that prepared me the best for the test.
Thanks again for your help!
USA - I can finally say I have passed the LCSW exam!!!! I have taken the exam 4 other times and your site was very helpful with studying and I would recommend it to anyone who has struggled with test anxiety and taking this exam. I wish I would have used the site previously. Ruth
USA - I am just writing to let you know that I passed the LCSW exam yesterday in Florida. Your website was very helpful in identifying the areas I needed to focus on my studying efforts. The practice exams were especially helpful and your test taking hints were useful. I write down "Farmer Aladdin raises expensive apples from India" and was set since most of the test questions focused on what to do first, next or the next best step to take. Thank you again for the way you have organized all the study materials! I will recommend your site to co-workers who have not yet taken the licensure exam. Thank you! Elizabeth
USA - I just wanted to let you know that I studied your practice information you sent me and I passed the ASWB Masters Exam today! Thank you so much for your help and support.
USA - I recently received my LGSW in Alabama, and sincerely owe much of it to this website which I highly, highly recommended. I strongly encourage students currently enrolled in Bachelor and Masters level academic programs to utilize the website as an addition to the assigned coursework. I am preparing to take the next licensure level course provided by your website without hesitation. Thank you for the invaluable information and support. Many kind regards.
USA - First, I would like to thank you for your wonderful customer service and your excellent tools and humorous approach to this exam preparation. I've struggled with anxiety during test taking so much that I did not pass the first time around, which was three years ago. Since then, I have felt very discouraged. Thanks to this website and the confidence building I was able to approach the exam in a more productive way and I PASSED MY LMSW EXAM one week ago, I could not stop smiling for days!!! I wanted to thank you for the motivation, techniques and information you offer through this website. I will definitely and strongly suggest this website to others and it will also be my first choice for future test preparation. Your practice questions were extremely helpful and very close to the ones I was able to answer correctly in order to successfully achieve my goal. THANK YOU SO MUCH XOXOXO
USA - I've taken my LSW exam twice in the past and I finally passed it today thanks to your program. I'll definitely be back for my LCSW and would recommend it.
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USA - Dr. Hutchinson,
I just completed my clinical exam. I passed!!!! This was my second attempt. Your program helped me tremendously.
Thanks for everything,
USA - I just wanted to send a quick thank you to you Dr. Linton and your website. I took my LCSW Clinical exam for the 3rd time and PASSED! Your website was an integral part of me passing. The first time I missed it by 5 points the second time by 2 points. I really needed some sort of mental edge and practice that was different then my usual methods. This was perfect!
USA - I just passed my clinical exam on Tuesday after putting it off for nearly a year due to extreme anxiety!! I owe you and your amazingly thorough website a big thank you. Without it, I don't know that I would have passed. I appreciate that you work to cater to all types of learning styles (because we know that exams don't do that!)and add a little humor into the mix. I am very grateful. Keep up the good work!
USA - Just wanted to send a quick email to you all to say thank you for such a comprehensive study program. I passed the 2011 ASWB Clinical exam today for the first time. I needed 104 to pass and answered 129 correct.
Your program accurately reflected the content and style of the exam.
Many, many thanks.
USA - I just took the 2011 clinical Social Work Exam for the first time a couple of days ago, and I passed!!! Actually, I needed to get 104 correct to pass, and I actually got 127 correct! Your website was definitely the best study resource that I used. I recently received my MSW in December 2009, and in undergrad I was a business major, so a lot of the psych theory and human development concepts were totally new to me. But your website provided basically all of the information that I needed to know. The only topics I had to get info on in other sources was community organizing and evaluation design. But even with that, this review website was the best money I ever spent! Thanks!!
USA - Linton-
I passed the LICSW this weekend. Big relief. Thanks so much for all your help on the website. : ) I appreciate it.
USA - No questions, just wanted to let you know I PASSED my 2011 LMSW exam today after using this program and I have been taking the exam since 2006!!
USA - I passed the LCSW exam today. Thanks for your help and your website! They were an important component of my preparation. You can discontinue the emails as I am done with the exam. Thank you for your help!
USA - Just wanted to say that I FINALLY passed the LCSW exam! This was my 4th try and without the ongoing support of this website, I would have not passed... The new changes for 2011 were definately working in my benefit and I felt was a lot easier than previous times ...Thanks again, I will continue to recommend this website because I feel that you really care about our future and that means a lot! Isabel
USA - I just passed my 2011 LSW exam in New Jersey today!! I cannot thank you enough for all the practice questions and support. I wouldn't have been able to do it without you. The best feature was taking all the practice tests-from the 20 question exam to the 170 full practice exam. All of the areas you have on your site were on the exam. I would reccomend your service to any social worker who is studying for these exams. Thanks to you I, too, can now sleep at night. I look forward to using your service again when it is time for my LCSW. Thank you Dr. Linton! Laura
USA - Dear Linton,
I passed my 2011 LCSW exam today for New Jersey!!!!! I cannot tell you the relief that I feel today. This is something I have been working towards for months and the day has finally come and I can sleep better tonight! Thank you so much for the wonderful website that you designed. It was extremely convenient for me to study during my lunch hour at work and whenever I got tired of reading books, it was actually fun to study on your website and flip the flashcards! Thank you for the wealth of information and practice questions that you have included on the website. I really appreciate all that you have done, and are doing to make peoples' lives easier.
USA - Linton, Just wanted you to know i passed the 2011 clinical exam. Your website was essential to my efforts. Thanks.
USA - I took my test this morning and PASSED!!! Just want to thank you for all your help!!!!
USA - :) I Passed my 2011 exam!! Thank you.
USA - I took and passed the 2011 LCSW in Colorado yesterday, in large part because of the items and hints you provided. Thanks.
USA - I passed my 2011 LSW thanks to your great website!!!!
USA - Thanks Dr. Linton
I passed the licensure exam on 24 Feb 2011
USA - I just passed the NJ 2011 LCSW exam!! I owe it all to your website. All of your tips, the practice exams, the podcast, the IPHONE APP were huge tools that I am convinced were the result of me passing today. The Farmer Aladdin was so useful when faced with those tricky questions!! A big huge thank you!! I will recommend this site to all my peers!!!
USA - Hello, from Hawaii!!! No question here. Just wanted to say that I passed my 2011 LCSW exam on my FIRST try!!!! I found your exam guide VERY helpful and wanted to say "THANK YOU"!!!!!!
USA - Just wanted to thank you for your help. I passed my 2011 clinical exam today and really feel your site had a lot to do with helping me pass.
USA - Hi Linton,
I passed the 2011 exam yesterday. A huge thanks I could not have done it without all of your help.
USA - Today I just passed my 2011 LMSW exam for Iowa. Thanks so much. I got my masters in 1980 and had not worked in the field since 1982. I have been in mortgage banking since then. I started studying in November 2010 using your website and internet google resources. Thanks so much.
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
I passed my 2011 LCSW exam in Atlanta today!! I had taken the exam several years ago and missed it by one point and it has been more than an up hill battle to get up the gumption to take it again. That test had been the bane of my professional existence for some years and today I slayed the dragon thanks to you and Farmer Aladdin. That mnemonic alone helped me to pass the exam and then some, I didn't just pass I passed with 23 answers to spare. It was the only thing I had written on my scratch paper (white board) and I used it the entire way through the exam. Your whole program was more than helpful,especially the daily motivations. They were at first corny, but really spoke to many of the roadblocks I had put up for myself. Your program was worth every penny and I will gladly recommend your program to my peers. I can't thank you enough.
USA - Thanks to your site I am now a LMSW. The site was the key to my passing I could not have done it without it.
USA - I just wanted to thank you SO MUCH for helping me pass my Kansas Master level exam. I owe it all to you and this website. You gave me the exact information I needed to pass and I did! I will be coming back when I decide to take my clinical exam. You are all amazing!! Thank you so much. I am now a licensed social worker and it feels good!
USA - Hi,
I just got back from my 2011 exam and I am thrilled to have passed in my first attempt. I wout not have been able to do this without the extensive question bank on your site . I am happy to have found this site and the 7 day subscription I took was perfect for me.
USA - Just wanted to say I passed my LMSW exam thanks to the site on Dec. 29th. I reccommend the site to anyone needing to pass the SW exams. Great Job Dr.L
Hi, I am the visually impaired person who you helped in Dec. I just wanted you to know that I passed the clinical Social Work Exam on Dec. 14th, the first time I took it. This was wonderful and represented a huge accomplishment given that I don't have easy access to study materials and my way of physically taking the exam was with a reader reading the questions to me and entering my answers for me on the computer, not easy. In addition, I had been out of school a long time and out of touch with theory. Anyway, I wanted to thank you for your kindness in letting me use the site.
USA - I am very glad to inform you that I passed ASWB Master's Level exam in NY - LMSW on 1/29/11. I had purchased your 3 month package.I would like to thank you sincerely for your help and without that I would not have passed.I got 106 answers correct where it required to answer 97 questions correctly.
Thank you once again
USA - I passed the 2011 exam today on my first try. Thanks for all the help.
USA - Yoo hoo! Just letting you know I just passed my 2011 bachelor's exam on my first try. I have nothing but good to say about your site. I love the fact that there are so many ways to challenge yourself. You can do any activity over and over. I learned the most that way. I know I could not have done it without this site. Thank you for offering it and if anyone asks me what I did to study I will tell them how much fun this site is.
USA - Hey Dr Linton i just passed my 2011 LCSW exam today on the first try. The site as well as the daily emails really prepared me for the test. I am so relieved to have this behind me. Thanks for the information as well as the daily encouragement. I will truly recommend the site to others who are preparing for examination.
USA - I took the 2011 licensing exam and passed with a score of
134 (89%). Thank you for your study website. When I first started studying for the licensing exam, I used a different
site which I found to be inadequate. For one thing, the other site had
two written exams in the back of the book they provided. I like written
exams because I can take them anywhere (I am the mother of an
8-year-old) but the answers to the practice exams were provided just
below the question which ruined the authenticity and caused much
frustration (having to hide the answer with a piece of paper).
Furthermore, their online exam was not reflective of the actual social
work exam (additionally, it was only one test with 170 questions - no
additional practice questions were available). Your site provided an
enormous amount of practice exam questions on every social work topic
imaginable. Your web design for taking the test was very authentic
(thus resulting in a great burst of confidence when you were in the
actual exam as you realized that you were already familiar with the
layout). I will recommend your website to others.
USA - Hi, My name is Gina and I just took the 2011 clinical exam in NY and passed! This site was awesome and I recommend it to everyone. It was very worth it!!! I used it in the past when I took the original CSW before the change in licensure!!! Thanks Again!
USA - I want to thank Dr. Linton for helping me past my 2011 LCSW exam today in Florida! It's been a journey indeed but the information you provided in the study materials and emails were very helpful in my passing. The acronyms FAREAFI and ASPRINS were absolutely key and very helpful. Thank you again!!
USA - Thank you for the great testing tips. I passed the 2011 clinical exam yesterday:) Whooo hooo!
USA - I purchased your exam prep package for LMSW exam (7 days of study material). I must say that it was very helpful and I successfully passed my exam the first attempt! Thank you for providing this website to assist social workers in refreshing their memory of material learned in the past in prepartion for the exam. I highly recommend other social workers planning to take the license exam to purchase and study your material. Again, many thanks!!! ---Kim from Texas---
USA - On 12-18-10 at 2:30pm, I passed the Clinical ASWB Examination! It has been a journey of several moons. I am elated and still in shock! Your on-line study program was helpful. I have shared your website to other colleagues who are in the pursuit of obtaining their licensure. Thank you so much.
USA - took the NY state LCSW exam yesterday, 12-18-2010 and passed. Your course was invaluable as I used every strategy and went through each section.
USA - Hello! I just wanted to say that I passed my LCSW (NY) exam today. I took it last December and failed by 4 points. I did not know about the acronymns (FAREAFI & ASPIRINS) at that time. I have to say those 2 acronyms helped me significantly this time around. The information on this site was so helpful as well; a lot of content covered. But I cannot express how glad I am to have come across those acronyms for the First/Next and Best/Most questions. Thanks Dr. Linton. It really is in there!
USA - I passed my LMSW exam today. Your website and Iphone app were very helpful to me. Thank You.
USA - I just wanted to thank you for your service. I took the Clinical Exam this past Saturday and passed. It was challenging. I do think that your practice test helped me greatly. Some of the questions were very similar in dealing with the FIRST or NEXT best step. By reviewing your material it made those questions seem less daunting. Again, thank you so much. Once I get my official letter in the mail I will start using my new acronym!!!!
USA - Thanks for your wonderful preparation guides! I passed my LCSW today!
USA - I think that the best advice is what you write in your email everyday, "it's in there". Most times the answer is in the question, if you take your time and read it thoroughly, then process the question in terms of what they are asking and then look for the answer that most closely responds to the question, you will have the correct answer.
USA - Just wanted to let you know that I passed the LCSW the first time. Got my MSW 23 years ago, with a concentration on Human Services Administration, so really never thought I could master this previously unstudied material and pass the first time. The website was helpful in giving immediate feedback about what I knew and didn't know, as well as reasons for the correct answers. The immediate learning was a wonderful reinforcement of the correct answers. It formed the basis for the exciting time of learning that I've just gone through. Thank you so much for that.
USA - Hi Linton,
How do I unsubscribe from these emails? I took and passed my exam.
USA - Dear Linton (or to whom it may concern),
I cannot thank you enough for your extremely helpful website. I took the LCSW this past Saturday and I passed!! I really appreciate the time & effort that was put into creating all the activities, videos, podcasts, flashcards, "What you need to know" emails, and the motivational emails. The resources gave me a place to start and helped guide my study approach. I listened to the podcasts on my way to work and reviewed the flashcards during dinner. The motivational emails boosted my confidence and lowered my anxiety- especially during the test. I truly believe that I would not have passed the LCSW without the use of your website. I have recommended your site to many of my colleagues and they agree that your site is well organized & caters to a variety of learning styles.
You were right, it was in there!
USA - Just wanted to let someone know that I passed the Bachelors test this past Monday. I used several of your study materials and through out the test remembered....ITS IN THERE and many times it was.
Thanks for the help, will be back for help for the Masters test
USA - I just wanted to say Thank You!!! I just came back from the Masters ASWB exam and I passed with a 129! Your site was so helpful in keeping me motivated and helping me to focus my studying! Thanks again!!! The FAREAFI was extremely helpful! The tips about reading the questions aloud and accurately was also something I did and helped to ensure I was reading the question right. The was actually somebody at the testing site who was coughing, luckily she didn't get there until I was almost done, but I laughed to myself remembering your suggestion to bring cough drops!
USA - Just wanted to say Thank You! I took my clinical exam last week and passed with no problem. Your next/first questions were extremely helpful. Thanks again. Jill
USA - I want to take this opportunity and thank Linton for the great website. I couldn't have passed without taking the numerous tests on socialworkexam.com. Thank You for providing me with the right tools and the support. I can move on now to achieving some bigger dreams... If I could pass the exam on the first time YOU can too. English is not my first language and I am out of school for 6 years now. To all of you out there reading this post trying to get some clues on how to pass this exam (been there done that) answer AS MANY reasoning and application questions you can (First/Next, Best/Least), and get a good idea of the logic behind the correct answer.
USA - Hello! Just wanted to say that I took my LICSW exam today, and PASSED! YAY! This website was critical in helping me organize my studying - very valuable and comprehensive information. Thanks!! I will most definitely recommend it to other social workers!
My name is Teresa and my experience with test taking has led me on an adventure of ups and downs. I finally came across your webb site via word of mouth after taking the LCSW test three times. I ordered one month and fell in love with everything your site had to offer. I continued to utilize your site as I have high test anxiety and had to take the test several times. Well, It took two years (a total of six times) in taking the test, but I finally passed last thursday and with a very high score might I add !!!! I just wanted to say thanks for supporting me in this long journey and keeping my path to sucess a positive one. I learned alot in myself and that I did have the knowledge inside just needed the confidence to know that I could actually do it. Your site socialworkexam.com was everything that a person needed to pass. I highly recommend this site to anyone that wanted to have that extra support and encouagement in taking this ever so stressful test. This site will truly teach you how to take a test question and break it down to where you can tell where the content is coming from in order to answer the question right the first time. The last time I took the teat, I would noticed my anxiety level and if I felt any kind of anxiety I would say out loud "I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthen me". I would then feel calm and peaceful and continue with the test and the rest is history....
USA - I want to thank socialworkexam.com and Dr Linton Hutchinson for the wonderful site and hints that he was able to give me in preparation for the clinical exam. I was able to take the test and pass it on the first try. The best advice that I got from the site was to know the first and second order questions. The mnemonic of Farmer Alladin was extremely useful. The amount of information that you need to study is overwhelming but the website made it fun. Thank you again for producing such a wonderful and useful site.
USA - Just wanted to say that I am a techie and I thought this website was the best study tool I had. I would take the test over and over, until I scored 70% or higher and when I had done this enough, I decided to take the NC licensure exam. I passed and have recently received my LCSW licensure last month and I am very thankful for this website. When people ask me how I did it, I recommend this website. Keep up the good work!
USA - Just wanted you to know I passed the LCSW yesterday thanks to your site!! Thank you for your dedication to helping those in the profession acheive their goals.
USA - Just wanted to say thanks for this great resource! I passed my LCSW exam in NC after being out of school 13 years, and on the first try- yay! I was at the end of my time-line so only had one shot before I would have had to do everything over, the transcripts, references, all that. So, I was thrilled to have passed, getting 134 right, when I needed 107 to pass. I loved the daily emails, variety of formats, and the fact that you could study in little chunks, with games or mini 5- or 10-question sets. These 15-20 minute chunks through the day were the majority of my studying, plus about two longer sessions per week for a month. I actually felt over-prepared, which helped once in the test- I knew I was doing well. The only other resources I really used were the code of ethics and the SW Dictionary to look up terms.
USA - I JUST passed my exam!!!!!! And I really don't think I could have done it without this site. I spent HOURS studying and reading books from school and other study books, but the information was so intense it was difficult to maintain. Your site has an amazing way of formating information so that it is more memorable. The games, the matching, the flash cards, the alerts, in addition to the practice tests made all of the much needed information easier to comprehend. It was also formated in a way that allowed me to successfully apply different methods to vignettes instead of just using rote memorization to recall specifics. I could never thank you enough, this is a wonderful site and I am glad I found it.
USA - This is an amazing site. I passed my LCSW this morning with flying colors. The hints about how to approach the case studies is what I believe worked the best. I just followed your story that farmer aladin raised expensive apples from india, just amazing, can't believe that I probally used that phrase for atleast 140 of the 170 questions, for others i probably used the 12 contextual coding steps. Again thanks you for your help and support.
USA - Thank you so much for all of your help in passing the exam. I just took the LCSW clinical exam in Indiana and got 129 questions right!! You only needed 103. Your site made all of the difference! I will definitely recommend it to my co-workers!
USA - I just wanted to let you know that I passed the LGSW (Master's) exam yesterday. I subscribed to the site one week before the exam and found it really helpful in my preparation. I was especially grateful for the daily encouragement and motivation. I will definitely recommend your site to friends and colleagues. All best - Jennifer
USA - I FINALLY PASSED! It took the 4th try but thanks to your motivational emails I kept the faith! I seriously used your site for 2 grueling months for a minimum of 4 hours a day everyday. It worked! The CD's were helpful but the tidbits where REALLY REALLY helpful. Thank you sooooo much!
USA - I spoke with someone last week about my practice test scores to try and evaluate my progress. I took the test last week for the first time and passed it. I am following up to let you know and thank-you for your help. The week of test questions I purchased was very helpful and fun too. I learned so much more, rather than pure memorization, by studying according to all of your questions. I feel as if I know much more and understand things that I did not before.
USA - Web site was VERY helpful!! I took the Clinical exam today and passed! Students should focus a TON on the FIRST BEST NEXT section, I felt like that was 90% of the clinical exam!
USA - Dear Linton, I Passed!! Victory is mine at last! I really don't think I could have done it without you. the intelligence behind this website is wonderful. As i said before, i could learn anything with this method. thank heavens I had you. Merci, Gracias, Danke, Namaste, and ever other way I can't say or spell of saying thank you is in order. Andrea
USA - Hello Dr. Hutchinson,
Thank you for the email, and you were a big part of my success in passing the exam on the first try. I have been out of school for many years, so finding a site that provided a variety of ways to learn the material was important for me. The questions on the LCSW exam were similar to the ones on the site and the what to do first, next, were part of almost every case scenario.I know that the podcasts and videos helped me to remember key points. I could hear your voice as I was trying to identify the distractor choices and alert words. Thanks again for creating such a comprehensive site, and the daily emails made it feel like someone really wanted me to succeed. Your customer service, even on weekends, is terrific.
USA - Linton, I passed my LCSW exam on Saturday July 31. I scored 124 and needed a minimum of 103. That was due in large part to the coaching tips provided in your study program. The amount of time I spent on the prep site was a good investment my scores are the proof. I actually enjoyed it toward the end when I was getting the hang of the strategy required to answer correctly. In short I am telling my colleagues "Don't screw around get on Linton's site and stay there if you want to pass your test"
USA - I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you that I passed! I cannot thank you enough for your help. I needed 105 to pass for FL (I live in TN, but was finishing the process in FL since I did my hours and other requirements there), and I scored 133!!!! That is 89%!!!!! I am still a bit shocked! Your site has been invaluable for me through this process.
USA - Dear Dr. L., Thank you very much for a great site--helped me pass my LSW on the first try--never thought that would happen. The most helpful aspect of the site was being able to see the explanation of the answer on the practice test--this was invaluable. Also, greatly appreciated the daily email with tips. Thanks so much!
Dear Dr. Linton
I am a baby boomer and I was a licensed professional in NY for years and years.
I thought that to get a clinical license in NJ would be easy. When the exam came I failed. Thank goodness I found your site! You have a great system, it does work! I spent some time in your virtual classroom and I passed.
USA - All I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU. I took my LCSW exam yesterday and passed. Your website was such a huge part of my success with taking the exam. I will continue to spread the word on what an amazing assett it was in my studying process and is likely the reason why I passed. Thank you again for everything!
USA - I took the LCSW exam first time taking it and I passed! I'm excited because your site gave me interactive tools to work with - opening a text book just is not my way of studying!
OK USA - I tried to send my testimonial and it failed. Let me just say "thank you!" No way I could have passed without your website. I found your various formats stimulating even a bit fun! I learned and was able to study longer, comprehend and RETAIN more than I had been able to do with any other study method. Oh yah, I passed--and not by a little, a lot! That was especially encouraging for me because, due to a combination of circumstances, it's been several years since I graduated with my MSW--27 to be exact!
USA - No question............just want to tell you that after failing my LICSW exam twice, I found your web site, used it almost daily for a month and am happy to say that I passed my LICSW exam today! It was a very helpful site and the different learning tools were so helpful. Great site and I would definitely recommend it to students/anyone studying for their exam.
USA - Just wanted to say Thanks. I took the LMSW exam on June 29th and PASSED. Thanks so much!!!
USA - 6/26/10 - Thank you, Linton for this wonderful resource. I passed the clinical exam (LCSW) today. It was challenging, but thanks to the superb videos and other creative ways of learning that are available on the site, I was able to pass.
USA - 06-21-10 Thank you, I passed my MSW Clinical Exam today, the study material and the quizzes help me so much. I still can't believe I finally passed, the exam was very difficult..... thank you so much
USA - I passed my clinical licensure exam yesterday. Thanks to your website as a resource! I especially was helped by the case studies on practically every issue you need to know and the encouraging emails with helpful tips. Thanks again!
USA - Just wanted to let you know "I'm Walking on Sunshine"; I took the CSW (Master's Level License Exam in my state) and passed on my first try! I will graduate in two weeks with my License (almost) in hand. I used your program and found it very helpful for getting me in the test mode. Farmer Aladin Raises Expensive Apples From India saved my life! Tidbits is a must have! Thank You!
USA - Dr. Hutchinson, I passed my LMSW test exam today for NY!!! I studied for six weeks straight from your program. Every single day for three hours, practice tests over and over... Well, it paid off. ;) I will definitely purchase your program again when I take my LISW in a few years!! Thanks, your program is amazing!!!
Long Island, NY USA - Well, for starters, you telling me that i had it in there was WONDERFUL, i knew i had gone through grad school and had done pretty well actually,but kinda felt numb or dulled even after school. But the broad spectrum of topics really helped me. i think you said at some juncture that if you take the time and read the question slowly and carefully, the question will stand out! and it worked! i really just took my time. Thank you so much Dr. Linton. I passed and on the first try and i don't think i could've done it without you. YOU ROCK!!!
USA - Wahoo! I passed the LCSW exam today!
Your site was a BIG help.
Thanks so much Crissy
USA - Do not have a question, just a comment...Thank you so much for the resource that you provide. I took my LSW exam on Saturday and had 135 correct/needed 103 correct to pass - so I passed with lots of room to spare! I used your site pretty much exclusively to study and took lots and lots of your practice exams. The night before my exam I took the ASWB practice exam and scored a 78% - even though I never passed one your 4 hour exams until two days before my test - it kept me motivated to keep trying to "beat" your exams which in turn bettered my chances on the exam.
Thank you so much - i will recommend your site to anyone I know that will be going through this process in the future.
USA - When I passed the LCSW exam on my first try today,
I thought of you and your web site and all the help that I know prepared me to pass.
Although I don't know you personally, because I spent so much time practicing, and you answered my questions promptly, and even gave me a few extra days for that extra assurance-I feel a connection with your site, (after all, this is about the only thing I have done for the past few months).
I have been out of school for 20 years, barely passed the LSW exam 3 years ago (didn't use your web site),
but this time practiced over and over the next first best, case studies, and most other portions of your site.
The week before the exam I took the ASWB practice exam, (from their web site), got an 88%,
then I knew I had the confidence to take the real test.
But I would have never passed either exam, if I didn't practice consistently, everyday, to stay in the mode. Even if I could only do 1/2 hour, just not breaking that cycle, kept me going.
When I studied, I changed to the practice mode and studied the rationale for your tests-
this was the most beneficial, helped to target my interventions.
You have a truly engaging way of teaching strategies, I didn't even mind the practice so much-
it became a game of sorts.
Now, I can read a book, watch a movie, but I think I will miss you!
Good luck to everyone else.
Feel free to contact me.
USA - Linton, I just wanted to let you know that I passed my LCSW exam today on the first try! I used a study manual and took the free clinical practice exams on this site over and over again. Thank you so much for these tools. Also the daily email tips were great!
USA - Just wanted to thank you all for such a great experience you provided in studying for the LCSW exam. I passed on my first try yesterday and I owe a lot of my success to your website. Thanks! Claire
USA - Aloha!
I just wanted to thank you for your site. I passed my Masters level exam this morning and I attribute much of my success in doing so the first time to your valuable site. I have and will continue to suggest your site to others.
USA - Hi Linton, I just wanted to say I took my LICSW Clinical Exam and Saturday and passed. Thanks so much for the website!
USA - Dear Linton,
Besides the fact the information you offered added to what I had already studied, and besides the fact that by practicing answering questions on your site I found myself familiar with how to answer the exam questions, I would like to thank you for your support, your encouragement, your faith and your generosity. ALL of it helped in making me able to pass the LCSW EXAM! Yahoo! So glad it is over... and Yes, I certainly will share with others all about your study exam preparatory site and encourage them to use it as well. In fact, one of my daughters is beginning to study for her LSW exam, and as a gift, I would like to offer her a subscription to your site....
Again, many thanks! I enjoyed listening to your voice, your humor.... it helped lighten the task of getting through all of that...
Wishes to you and yours for everything good in life.
USA - I just wanted to announce that I passed my NY LMSW exam, for the first time. I wanted to thank the website on its wonderful tips. I realized farmer aladdin raises expensive apples from india was very helpful. Also the website was able to give me the chance to practice for the exam in a lot of different ways which was very useful. I will definitely be taking advantage of the website for my LCSW when I decide to take that.
Thanks Dr. Linton!!!
USA - Dear Dr. Linton----
I just wanted to let you know that I passed the licensing exam yesterday. I studied your material up until it was time to walk into the exam. Thank you Thank you Thank you. I could not have done it without you.
USA - Hello Dr. Linton. Yesterday, I passed the LCSW exam. Thank you, thank you for this wonderful site and all of your help as well as your quick response to the emails. I requested additional information on MFT and minutes later site was uploaded. Seven years ago, I purchased your site for the LSW and passed the first time. Ten years later with the same site, I have my LCSW. All I can say, "To God Be The Glory", and for anyone listening study, study, study off of the site and purchase the CD's, study guide and other materials. Next my MFT license. "It's in there"!!! CC
USA - Dr. Linton
I passed my SOCIAL WORK CLINICAL EXAM. I drive all day, I could not even imagine how I was going to study. Then the skies opened up and I found SOCIALWORKEXAM.COM.
I used the CD's in my car over and over to become familiar with the theorist and the vernacular. I used the tidbits when I waited for an oil change or a doctor's appt. I used your site to test my knowledge and LOVED all the ways I could be tested. I know the "Farmer Aladin" key helped me pass. I just know it. Because I always knew what to do first on the exam. I loved the positive motivation messages on my blackberry in the morning. Just loved the entire process. Thank you Dr. Linton from a very happy LCSW - Carolyn
USA - I PASSED, I PASSED, I PASSED AND ONCE AGAIN I PASSED MY LICSW JUST THIS MORNING..... Dr. Linton I just wanted to thank you for developing a program that has allowed me to feel as I though I was prepared for the LICSW exam in Mass. I felt confident in answering the questions and I followed your advice I flagged questions I wasn't sure about and returned back to only those questions. I completed it in only 2 hours thanks to your website. I will absolutely recommend your site to anyone having to sit for any Social Work Exam. Once again thanks.
USA - Dr. Hutchinson: I just wanted to thank you for your program. I signed up 5 days ago in a panic that I would not pass my LCSW exam today. I had spent a lot of time studying from notes and old textbooks, but did not feel prepared. The online system lends itself to so much more study time--I could go 8 hours at a time, which I could never do with a book. I have been a social worker for 14 years and heard a lot of stories about people failing by 1 or 2 questions. I spent a great deal of time on the website and benefited tremendously from the practice tests, learning how to disect and understand the questions, and choosing the best answer. The test was WAY easier than the practice tests, which was good news! I passed with a 90 percent and could not be happier. I will tell my colleagues about this great way to study. Thanks!
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
I took my LSW yesterday and passed it the first time and I must say that the credit goes to you and your website. Although I have known for the past six months that I had the test coming up I did not begin to use the website or even begin to study until two weeks ago and I have been out of school for three years. I will be recommending this site to my vronies at work who are yet unliscensed! Thank you sooooo much!
OH USA - I passed!! Thank you! I couldn't believe how easy the exam was. 90 percent of the questions were first/next questions!
Your site made a huge difference in figuring out what to study. Thank you!
USA - Dr.Linton,
Just wanted to let you know that I passed my LCSW exams in MA yesterday on my first attempt with flying colors.I'd love to thank you for the amazing content ranging from knowledge,practice,break out questions and the whole gamut you've up on your website(even the games!!). So thank you and your wonderful team for your EXCELLENT work & which is worth every penny invested for all the exam takers out there.
USA - Thank you so much. I passed my BSW exam the 1st time after using your site. I will commit more time to studying & utilizing different strategies. I WILL pass the MSW exam as well. Again, thank you! I will follow up with you in a month or so about getting back on the site.
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USA - 11-24-09 I'd like to thank you so much for assisting me in successfully passing my New York State LMSW exam. I look forward to using you guys again for my LCSW in a few years. Together we ROCK!!!!! Jean-Louis
USA - Hi Linton!
I am so excited and thrilled to say that I passed the Clinical Exam this yesterday!!! What a relief...this was my third time taking it and I know that your site helped me prepare for what I thought was an extremely difficult test. Your flash cards and review tests along with the matching vocab. was great. It was so interactive and the way it is presented is really user-friendly. Thanks so much for your help! Jodie
USA - I passed!!! I just want to thank you for all the help you gave me as I studied the last 3-4 weeks (can't remember now!) for my Master's level exam. Not only did you provide the necessary information to study, and information on how to take the exam, you provided such personal and one on one attention and response to my questions, that absolutely amazed me for an online site!! I know I wouldn't have passed that exam if you hadn't had what you did. The processes you used made it much easier than other sites I had briefly tried. I had been out of school for 14 years, and had taken the Master's exam 13 yrs. ago. It has certainly changed format and focus over time. What was especially helpful were the study questions of "what do you do first, second, next. . . Anne
USA - Dr. Hutchinson, I just wanted you to know I am ecstatic that I PASSED the LCSW exam!!!! I want to thank you and your staff for this incredible website. I took the exam once before without using this website and didn't pass. Then I signed up for the monthly fee about a month prior to taking the exam and received the best study material ever!! Thanks again!! Shannon
USA - I took my clinical exam for LICSW in NH yesterday and passed! I credit your study program in preparing me for this exam. Your daily emails (both the tips and inspirational messages) were a great help. The practice test questions were very similar to the exam questions and I felt very at ease with the format due to all the practice I'd had prior to taking the actual exam. I plan to tell everyone about your site! Thanks again!!!
USA - Dear Linton and group,
Just returned from the LCSW exam and am overjoyed to report that I passed on
the first try! I could not have gotten through the experience of mentally
preparing for the test and absorbing the material without the daily support
from your company. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for this.
I learned a great deal and was pleased to have access to a wide range of
information for a very reasonable fee. I can't think of any suggestions for
improving the website--I found it convinient and easy to navigate.
USA - I just wanted to let you know how much your site helped me pass the ASWB Clinical exam. I reside in Florida and took it in Sanford a couple days ago and PASSED! The best part was the Podcasts that you did they helped me while I was driving around I felt like I was able to study and it all made sense.
USA - I passed! I passed! I passed! After taking the DC LICSW Clinical exam three times, I finally passed! Thank you Dr. Linton for all of your hard work in putting this site together. You must have a terrific team of Social Workers that go out and research all of this material and keep the website updated with purposeful and useful, up to date information. Your website was a tremendous help and I even purchased a laptop just so I could take you everywhere I went. Thank you again for forever changing my life and getting me over this hurdle. (DC) Andrea
USA - Hello Linton,
I wanted to let you know that I passed the Masters Exam about 1 hour ago. I credit it to the questions that are avaialble on the website. Most importantly, I stuck with the "contextaul coding" which I have renamed the "12 Commandments of Social Work Practice". Thanks for all the tips, I was relaxed, read the questions aloud, read all the answers aloud and applied the principles. Sylvestina
USA - Just wanted to contact you and let you know that I passed my Masters Exam today and am proud to say I have my LSW! Thank you for all the great practice tests and tips on your website! Mary
USA - Just a note to say thank you! I could not have passed my exam without you! Your format is just like the exam! And just like the exam, you can see exactly what you need to pay extra attention. I even downloaded information to my Ipod from Itunes. I'm telling you, every social worker should at least checkout the information you have to offer! This is the one and only site needed! I have recommended your site to all of my friends who are studying to take the exam, especially the ones who have had to retake the exam.
USA - I passed on my third try, but first try after I subscribed to your website. The CD's were great and very helpful. Your practice test within the PDF book was really great. The process instruction Feelings, assess, etc., was very vital to passing.
The various methods of learning on the website made the task more enjoyable. It was really invaluable. I thank you!
Also, the daily inspirational really helped toward the end and throughout the process. I have recommended the site to my friends who are also studying for the exam. This test is very difficult.
USA - I just wanted to let you know that I took my LCSW exam on Friday for the second time and I PASSED!!! I was so excited!! And I owe it all to your online study course. It was perfect for taking this exam. I highly recommend it to anyone. thank you again so much. It was worth every penny
USA - I hope that you receive this-- I passed my LCSW Test today! Thank you for your help- your daily motivations really did inspire me...to everyone that is studying or using this site remember,,, it's in there!!! :) and it truly is!!!
USA - YOU WERE RIGHT... It was in there:-) I passed my NYS LMSW this morning and wanted to thank you. This site was instrumental in my success. Thank you again!
USA - Wanted to let you know that I passed my LCSW exam 1st time go!!! I have to say that your web site and layout help to reduce my stress at least by 30 % if not more once I saw the test layout. Your web site was so benefical for me that I have already recommended it to 3 other people who hope to take the exam soon. Thanks again for providing such a great help resource!!, Will
USA - Thanks to this website I became an L-MSW on my first attempt. The amount of quiz questions I answered and the daily email reminders to get studying really did make passing my exam possible! Thank you! -Jessica
USA - First and foremost I want to thank you for your website. I did pass my Social Work Exam for the Master's level!
I believe what really made the difference for me were the practice questions and reading the explanations
USA - Hi Doc,
For me, the key to passing the exam was repetition, repetition, repetition. I downloaded the podcasts and listened to them repeatedly, and I took practice exams over and over. Looking for the key words in each question was so important for me because I tend to speed through and miss important words in questions. I never felt that I was "ready" to take the exam, but knew I just needed to go for it. The week before the exam all I did was take your practice exams; which, incidentally I found to be more difficult than the actual exam. This was very helpful in teaching me to look carefully at the questions.
USA - Hi Linton,
Passed my clinical Social Work Exam last week -- first shot -- thank you!!
Your material was terrific, giving me a structured way to attack a ton of material. (and the Father mnemonic, which taught me to deal with feelings, assess, refer, etc was invaluable and definitely helped me to pass.) I'm 57; been a NY social worker 25 years, but am moving to Florida and needed to take the test to be licensed there.
USA - Dr. Hutchinson, Just wanted to let you know that I took the LCSW exam in NYC today & passed. I am so happy!!! I kept saying to myself the third time is the charm; and it was. I only wish I had known about your website the very first time out. Your questions were a lot more detailed and in depth than the questions I answered on the LCSW exam -- or I was just well prepared. Either way, thank you very much for everything.
USA - Hey guys, just passed the LMSW exam for Texas after using the program for a month. Thanks so much for all the help and for a great resource. I am passing this on to everyone I know. Thanks again! -Matt
USA - Dr. H
Great news...I passed my LCSW exam today from Indiana. It was not easy. I used the FARE-AFI when trying to make a decision on what was next, best, etc...based on what the question stated was already done. I benefited from the defense mechanisms section tremendously and doing the practice exams. THANK YOU so much for your insight and help.
USA - I must say that the exam what more difficult than I expected but I passed. I finished my MSW with a 4.0GPA, and have never taken a exam that difficult. There were many questions with "first" and "should" answers. I really used your Farmer Aladdin Raises Expensive Apples From India phrase; it helped me remain focused on exploring clint's feelings before other steps. It was also very helpful to have completed so many practice exams on your site; I was comfortable with flagging questions and coming back to review them.
Your material is good. Keep up the great work!
USA - Hi Linton. Thanks Linton!!! I pass the LSW today. I couldn't have done without your website. It was a big help. Please discontinue subscription.
USA - No question. I just wanted to let you know that I passed! Thank you; it was so so so helpful!
USA - Dr Hutchinson
Passed the clinical exam. Thank you for your awesome website tool/study guide. Just as with my previous studying for the masters exam, your resources made the process much more fun than it would have been otherwise! Have a blessed day and... thanks again.
USA - Please cancel my subscription and take me off of all mailings, I passed the test.
USA - I wanted to email Linton and just say that I passed my exam on April 4th 2009!! I used the site and thought it was amazing! The content and rational were well delivered and made great sense. It totally gave me the confidence I needed to pass the exam at the end of the week. I will do my best to pass along this information to others so that they too can get the polished skills set to pass this exam! Thank you! I will def use your site again to pass my LCSW! Thank you again!
USA - Dr. Hutchinson, Thank you so much for this site! It really helped me prepare for and pass my exam! In the study of Social Work I have found that there is little preparation towards passing the state board exam. Your site is a valuable resource. My only suggestion to future students is that they utilize all of the different areas of this site. There is a great deal of information that I gleaned from the Master's exam samples but there were more questions answered by the other areas in addition to the practice exams that were needed on test day. Thanks again for a valuable resource!
USA - Guess What? I passed! This was my first time taking the exam and after taking ten years off to be a stay at home mom, I PASSED! Thank you for your web-site because there is no way I would have passed without it. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
USA - Hello Dr. Linton Hutchinson,
Two day ago I passed my LGSW exam! Your site helped me out a lot. I usually don't perform the best on timed tests and have been out of the formal field for about three years. I wish you the best. Thanks again!
USA - I just wanted to let you know that this morning, I passed the NOTORIOUSLY hard DC clinical exam! I really appreciate your website, especially all the different approaches to learning (cue cards, lectures, games, etc). Thank you SO much Dr. H for the great exam prep! :)
USA - Dr. H: I took the LGSW exam in DC this morning and passed with a heart-stopping 93% !!!! I had been out of school for two years and never planned on taking the test, but when a new job required licensing, I had to find a way to study in weird places, at all hours, etc. and your online content was PERFECT! The best stuff was def. the case studies (what to do next, first, etc.) and the unbelievable amount of info about all the theories/therapies, etc. I really appreciated your daily emails, test taking tips, and positive attitude. I am going to go out and celebrate! -Tiffany (DC)
USA - This is a comment. Your website is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! I passed my test after two attempts. Finally on my third try I passed. I could not have passed without yur website. The information is on target. I thank you for all of your help. You have been a blessing to me and I greatly appreciate your site.
USA - Linton,
I took the LCSW Exam Saturday and passed. This was my first attempt - and
thanks to your help my only attempt - and I'm simply grateful. So, from
Tallahassee, Florida I say "thank you!" Your site is one that I searched
for on the web several months ago; I believe in late 2008 I bought a 60 day
membership and studied off and on for the 60 days. After it expired I took
a month off and renewed for 7 more days - up to the day of the exam. It
worked and it worked well. Your efforts in putting together all of the
training and education on the site is awesome; the format related to what
the exam looks like - is great. My hope is that you'll continue to update
the website for new users and that you'll continue to follow the latest ASWB
trends to further assist social workers in their licensure pursuits.
USA - I passed the Clinical exam today on the first try and wanted to thank Dr. Linton for all of the help I recieved from the Social Work Exam preparation website. I will recomend the site to friends preparing for the exam.
USA - Dear Linton,
I passed! Thank you so much for your wonderful site, and for generously extending my one-week membership to 9 days. The site is very strong in the clinical/theoretical areas.
I will spread the word.
USA - Dear Dr. Linton,
I passed my Bachelors exam yesterday and I just wanted to say that your e book was the most helpful tool for me, I read it 5 times, and studied every day for 5 weeks. I have been out of the field of social work for 22 years. I am so excited and greatful for your help. Thank you.....I begin a new this week. Lesley
USA - I have been eligible to sit for the exam for almost 8 years and procrastinated due to fear and test anxiety. I just passed the LCSW exam on my first try. Thank you for providing such a great way to study. The Farmer Alladin memory device was extremely helpful.
I passed the LCSW exam so I wanted to write and thank you for all your help
and support. I especially used the FAREAI (Farmer Aladin) strategy that
seemed to include about 1/3 of the test. I have studied for 7 months now
and listened to your audio study CD's religiously. It's paid off and I know
that I probably wouldn't have passed without your help. Thanks and keep up
the good work!!
USA - I recently passed the clinical exam, and wanted to express my appreciation for your website. Thanks for the tips, flashcards, practice exams, definitions, theories, etc. available on your site. They proved to be quite helpful.
USA - I passed my LCSW exam today!!!!!!!! This website was very helpful.....Jewel
USA - Thank for your work - I found your website and CD's to very helpful. Naturally I was anxious but otherwise did not find the test questions to be especially tricky or confusing.
USA - I subscribed to this wonderful website for a week and acquired so much help towards taking my LMSW exam. The tips were very useful and motivational!!! Needless to say i passed on the first attempt!!! Thank YOU
USA - Dec 26 2008: I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! took the test this morning and THANK GOD ITS OVER! thanks for the help tho i really enjoy and recommend the site!! happy holidays!
USA - Hello Dr. Linton,
I would like to let you know that I PASSED the LMSW Exam Yesterday. I passed it my FIRST time taking it! Your Site really DOES work just as long as you continue to take the practice exams. Thank You, Thank You, Thank YOU!
USA - Just wanted to tell you that I passed my LCSW exam today (86, only a 70 required to pass)!!!
USA - Dec 10: Congratulations! Another ‘socialworkexam.com’ success story! The program is awesome and very well-done. From the daily inspiration (a.k.a. – remind you when you look at your email what you should really be doing at the moment…) to the daily ‘gotta know’, from the practice exams to the more skill-specific study activities, from the podcasts to the step-by-step learning modules, this site has something for every type of learner. And, the humor that’s so generously scattered all around the site definitely made the studying less painful (I’m not going to say painless…gotta be honest here…). Yehudis
USA - No question- Just wanted to express some appreciation for socialworkexam.com - the practice tests helped me further research what I didn't know. I passed my LCSW exam thanks in part to your site. Thank you!
USA - Dear Linton, I am writing one of the best emails of my life. Today I passed my LCSW examination on my fourth try. This is really a very big deal as I had lost my clinical jobs since failure number one and have not worked in the field since then. And then I stumbled on your site and thought that I could just "play around" on it for the next three weeks and see what I could make of it. Okay, so I failed everything on the site (almost everything) but then as I took the tests over and over and over I realized that something in the method of how that site is set up is geared to really teach the material through humor and games and mnemonics which were priceless when I took and passed the exam on my fourth attempt. I made it. Because.... It IS in there!! Thank you for your website. And trust me, I will spread the word to many other people about this site. Frances
USA - I want to let Dr. Linton know that I took the LCSW exam and passed for the state of South Carolina
USA - Nov 23, 2008 I took and passed the exam today! Thanks so much! Your study guide was far more difficult than the exam, so the exam was a snap! Fran
USA - I passed my LCSW exam yesterday, November 18, 2008 on my third try. The exam test taking tips were invaluable, especially "farmer aladdin raises expensive apples from India.
USA - Nov 18 2008: Dear Dr Linton,
Thank you very much for the helpful information you have been providing me the past few months. They were very hepful. I passed my LCSW on saturday. Again thanks for all your help.
USA - I am writing to let you know that I passed the LCSW exam 10/25 on my first try. I had taken 4 months of your online prep service, and studied extensively from your information, including the updated manuel, and other online sources. The exam is indeed more situational and less factual, but knowing the facts increased my confidence level.
So, I extend my thanks to you and your program for helping me achieve my goal of passing the LCSW exam! I am thrilled and thankful!
USA - Hi Dr. Hutchinson-
I just wanted to let you know that I PASSSSSSSED the advanced clinical exam yesterday!!!! Thanks for all your words of encouragement!!!
USA - To the staff at Social Work Exam.Com
As I have received a renewal request for my subscription, I am glad to report I do not need to renew!
I took the Bachelor's level ASWB test on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 and passed with an 89.
The woman at the ACT test site said that was one of the higher scores she sees for ASWB.
Thank you...I subscribed for two weeks and followed the recommendations. The 3 things that helped the
most was the Feelings, Assess..., is it a reasoning, memorization or application and the contextual
hierarchy. I wrote those down the first thing when I got in the exam room.
Also I ordered the Handbook of Review Materials for Social Work and the Statistical Review.
Those were awesome as they were portable! If I had the Statistical Review information, I would not
have struggled like I did in the Research Methods class. I am considering starting a MSW program
and that will save my life.
I am appreciative of the work you do. A heartfelt thank you!
MD USA - October 23 2008
Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I took the NY State Master's Level Licensing Exam yesterday ... and I PASSED.
Thank you for your excellent website and your daily personal and professional motivational e-mails. As the days drew closer and closer to my exam date, your personal motivational e-mails became more and more important.
The way your website is organized with guidance on how to approach the exam and exam questions, breakout focus points, in-depth academic information and exam questions on each of the topics covered in the licensing exam are excellent bar none.
Your website shows your personal dedication to the profession and the importance of the licensing process.
NY USA - I PASSED the LCSW exam this morning!!! Thanks so much! I believe that if there's one thing people should pay attention to, it's the acronym "Farmer Aladin Raises Expensive Apples from India" for Feelings, Assess, Refer, Educate Advocate Intervene---there were a ton of questions on the exam that I would have been stuck on if I hadn't written this on my scratch paper before I even started the exam! This site is GREAT!! Thanks again!!
USA - I just took the LCSW exam today for the second time and PASSED! Thank you, thank you, thank you! With so many "What to do first/next" questions on the LCSW exam I really think your test taking strategies is what the difference for me! Once again, thank you so much!
GA USA - Sep 2008 - Prior to your program, I was having the hardest time getting good study material on theories and which ones needed the most attention. Listening to your Ipods and reading materials helped me to have a better understanding of most of them. I do think one of the most important pieces of your program is that you can study one area at a time and continue until it is grounded in your mind. Other programs that I used gave example questions randomly and it was very difficult to concentrate on one area at a time. Repetition is the key to learning a new skill.
I started studying in June, right up until last night. Ugh!!! I am so relieved and glad it's over. I didn't believe I actually passed so I asked the proctor if it really said pass. There was another lady that took the test also today and failed. I told her about your program and I also told a friend. I am so thankful for your program because I know there is no way I would have otherwise passed.
Thank you again as I sincerely appreciate your efforts to help others too. I will most certainly tell everyone I know about your program as it is awesome!!! Linda
Fl USA - I just wanted to say thank you! Joining this site was worth every penny. I passed my LMSW exam today with flying colors! The site testing administrator told me I had the second highest score she had ever seen on the LMSW exam. I can't thank you enough for the good tips and the multiple ways available on the site to study. I don't do well simply reading information, and you have so many options for playing games with the test information that it makes it easy to retain.
USA - Linton:
I would like to thank you for the valuable service you provide preparing social workers for the Clinical Exam.
I took it yesterday and passed it--needless to say that your program had a significant impact on my success.
Please, let me know if you ever consider expanding these educational services to specifics aspects of field practice
such as group/individual therapy, and consultation, for the purpose of continuing education, professional development,
USA - Passed the LISW in May 08 thanks to your helpful website and study materials. Your understanding of various styles of learning plus the daily emails and affirmations made such a difference. Thank you
USA - Just wanted to send a quick note of THANKS!! I just got home from taking my test and I PASSED!! I believe that the site was very beneficial in my studies and it gave me a direction!! Thanks for keeping it so well updated and so comprehensive! WOO HOO!! Sincerely, Danielle
USA - Dear Dr Linton:
I took my LMSW today, for the first time, and was successful. Because of the wide range of questions and tips you provided in your program I was adequately preapred for the content and style of the questions presented.
USA - I wanted to thank you so much! I took my LMSW exam on Friday and I passed!! This site helped me out so much!!! Thanks!!!
USA - Hi Linton,
Just wanted to let you know I took my exam for my LCSW in NYS today and passed the first time. Apparently, this is very rare that people pass on the first time! I will give credit here credit is due your website was great help in my efforts to study. I will continue to refer students and colleagues to your site It was truly a lifesaver.
USA - Dear Linton,
Well. I passed!!!!! So thank you very much for all the help of your site.
It was a big part of my studying. And it kept me going, really. Helped me
organize in the beginning when I wasn't sure what to study. And the daily
emails with motivational videos and kind words were a Godsend. I have
already and will continue to recommend the site to people.
Thanks many times over!!!
USA - I just passed the LMSW exam in neighboring New Jersey for New York and New Jersey on my first try! I think I owe Linton and his website much thanks.
First, Linton updates his website, providing new ways to study and cover material. I know that because I had to spread a small bit of study time over a longhaul to cover content material and test taking process information.
Linton's humor and encouragement helped me tame my test anxiety--especially when it comes multiple choice tests which are so antithetical to my mindset. There were times when getting an encouraging daily word by email was very reassuring. The humor on the website was also a good antedote for how seriously stressed. Of course, reminders that test performance did not sum up my entire being were also welcome!
The study materials on Linton's webiste such as games, flashcards, matching, case studies, run downs on theory, quizzes were easy to manage short study sessions. A plus was the ability to download some material for when I could not get to the website. It all enabled me to incrementally increase my knowledge base.
Of all the materials, Linton offers, what I found most helpful and most unique was information that helped me with what apparently confounded me about multiple choice test taking. He helped me to learn to think INSIDE that box of how the examiners made up these questions. An opporutniy to discover and practice with his case study explanations, dymystified multiple filters of those questions -- classification for qustion type, area of focus for the question, and principles for contextual decoding. It proved an effective rubric for seeing all the scaffolding in each question and seeing my way clearer to those A,B,C, and Ds that used to catch me. In short, I learned how to think INSIDE the box. The new "Secrets to Passing" helped me learn further the focus of what to look for among those answer options.
And lastly, by the time I took the test, I had internalized Linton's gift of a mantra, "It's in there!" and to my relief, it really was.
So, with personal appreciation, I heartily recommend use of Linton's website because "IT'S IN THERE!" Good luck to you.
Suffern, NY USA - I subscribed to socialworkexam.com for 90 days and it really helped me.
The mnemonic really made the decisions in the scenarios easy.
The book helped to break things down in easy to understand concepts.
The daily emails were an easy way to study for a little bit every day.
Thanks so much - I could not have done it without you.
I also bought other study materials, but without yours I would not have passed my clinical exam.
I felt like I had the tools necessary to make stuff happen.
USA - I wanted to inform you that I passed my test on the 4th try. I PASSED My test!! Your website helped me passed. Thank you for the motivational e-mails they helped.
USA - I just took my bachelor's exam today and passed with flying colors! I graduated over 5 years ago and have not been working in the social work practice field. Recently, my job ended and a new one was opening up but only if I was licensed. A lot was riding on this exam! I purchased a membership for one week and in that short time was able to study and recall what I haven't been around in over 5 years time! Thank you!! I will tell anyone and everyone about this site with high recommendations!
USA - I passed the exam on the first try, and I benefitted GREATLY from a week of
studying using this web site- great studying tips, exam-taking tips, and
specific info. Also, the pep talks helped me put lots of positive energy
into it. Thanks. I will pass it on.
USA - Just wanted to let you know I passed the Clinical exam on the first try! Your materials were helpful and the varied formats took the dreariness out of studying. Thanks for helping me achieve this milestone!
USA - Dear Linton, I just got back from passing the LCSW first time taking it!! 90% of my preparation was from your web site alone!! It emcompassed everything and in test format leaving me very confident and prepared!! I will recommend this site to anyone I meet who is going to take any of the exams!! Thanks for the daily emails too, I read them all!!
NY USA - Dear Linton,
I just wanted to let you know that I took my LCSW exam this morning in Stratford, CT and finally PASSED!!!! (It was my 3rd time and I am 12 years out of grad school!) I am beyond excited and I just want to thank you so much for your fantastic site! I used it generously and not only did it help me with my knowledge of content but it also greatly improved my self esteem and confidence level. I will be sure to let all my friends and colleagues know about socialworkexam.com.... and now I can exhale and get on with the rest of my career and life!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
With warm regards,
Stratfort, Ct USA - I just wanted to let you know that I passed my LCSW exam today! Woo Hoo! Your site was unbelieveably helpful! I've already told 3 other people about it. Thanks so much! Madeline
USA - I took my clinical exam this morning and passed! This was my first attempt and your program really helped me feel prepared when I walked into the unknown of this exam. Thank you for developing this. I am going to tell everyone I know who is going to take a Social Work Exam about your website and materials. Thank you!
Cincinnati, OH USA - Dr. Hutchinson,
I am writing to express my gratitude for your website. I used the LPC site last year and the social work site this year and I passed both exams the first time. I shared your website with many of my classmates as they are preparing to take the Social Work Exam soon. The memory device: Farmer Aladdin Raises Expensive Apples From India was very helpful to me.
Thank you for your practice tests and daily email support!
A grateful licensee,
USA - Dear Dr. Linton,
Thanks so Much for the wonderful site! It was so helpful. The different categories helped and the exam tips. I remembered Farmer Alladin... I believe it made the difference. Your site kept me motivated to study...It was in there! Thank You!
USA - I look my LMSW exam today for the first time in 4 years after graduating and PASSED.
USA - Because I have an acquired brain injury I had extra time to take the test. Instead of the normal four hours I was granted 6 as an accommodation. Because you prepared me so well I finished the test in 3.5 hours. Your tips were so helpful. Questions excellent. The summaries you sent subscribers social work need to know were incredible. I currently know about 4 MSW's who will be taking the test at some point in the near future. I will definitely recommend Social Work Exam.com. Please increase your rates, too. It was worth every penny I spent. I'm shocked I'm done studying for the exam. Thank you again for all your help.
USA - My name is Jennifer and I'm e-mailing to thank you. You web-site helped my tremendously as I studied to take my LCSW exam. A friend and I were doing our own make shift study program and were all over the place. Your site helped us reign ourselves in and focus. I took the exam this past Tuesday and passed (the first time).
Again, thank you.
USA - I sat and passed the LCSW exam on Friday!! The website was very helpful. I had procrastinated for two years because I was so overwhelmed and unsure "how to know everything". With only two of weeks of studying and a subscription to your site I gained the confidence to go for it. The test certainly measures what a person in the field should know. There were no huge surprises. The practice tests, and the specific subject tests really helped me. I found the information about how to take the test incredibly helpful too. I will recommend the site to others. Thanks! Heather, LCSW
USA - Dear Linton:
I apologize for not answering sooner; however, I honestly cannot think of anything you forgot! I believe all of the questions on the version of the exam that I took through the were things you at least alluded to in your practice modules. I am so thankful I had them to use to study!
And, I am now in Private Practice. I was invited to join a prestigious and very good group of therapists, with one psychiatrist, in practice.
Thank you again,
God Bless You,
USA - I passed my MSW test the first try! I have been out of social work for 10 years and just returned. Your website was very helpful. The one thing I would say helped me the most, was understanding how to read questions and how to eliminate answers.
USA - Dr. Hutchinson,
I just want you to know that THANKS to your program, I passed my exam on the first try. I was very nervous because I was an Administration concentration in school, so clinical is not my strong point. But your program completely and 100% over-prepared me, and the test felt east because of it. So, I want to thank you and let you know I will be recommending this to my fellow colleagues taking the exam!
USA - Dr. Hutchinson, I am happy to report that I will not need to renew my
membership because I took the MSW exam today for the first time and I
PASSED! I found the practice exams and all the other learning tools helpful
with my study. I especially enjoyed your motivating e-mails and questions of
the day. I will surely use your website for my LCSW exam as well! Thanks
USA - Dr. Hutchinson:
Your site was very helpful. I passed the LCSW exam today on the first try. Thank you for the great review materials.
USA - I took the clincial Social Work Exam this past Friday and passed! Thanks to your site! I found the tips, practice exams and case studies, and definitions most helpful.
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
Yea! I passed!!
Twice now I have used your study site and twice I have passed my exams (LMSW, LCSW) on the first try. I make sure to tell everyone how helpful your assistance has been and how necessary your information was to my gaining licensure. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! This isn't just passing a licensure test to me, this is ensuring my ability to have a professional career that supports me and my children. I am so happy to have run across your site a few years back.
All the best to you,
USA - I just took the CSW (Masters) exam in Louisville, Kentucky and passed on the first try. The catch is that I've been out of graduate school for 3 years. So, needless to say, some of the knowledge had gotten a bit cold since school. Combined with reviewing my textbooks and notes, socialworkexam.com was perfect for preparation. - Anne
USA - Dear Linton:
I just want to thank you for providing the information I needed to pass the Social Work Clinical Exam in Kansas. I passed this morning, and so am now a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW). It’s been a long journey, and having your little tips and encouragement via e-mail, as well as the online practice, really helped me get through this last, grueling step!
USA - Dear Linton,
I PASSED the advanced clinical exam last week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You may not remember, but I had written you a few months ago, requesting help because I had to take the exam after moving to MI, in order to get my license, despite being an LCSW in NYS for many years. I used your materials daily and I really appreciated your advice, supportvie emails, information and numerous resources!!!!!!! It was so funny......when I saw the passing grade on the computer screen at the testing center, I gave a little (happy) shout in my private cubicle (with video monitoring). The staff person walked into my room and congratulated me. As I was signing out, he told me that he was impressed because most people that he sees do not pass that particular exam on the first try. He was telling me that many more people walk of their testing room in tears rather than with shouts of glee. Now, I have to update my resume and cover letters and go out there and get a good job!!!!! I am just so completely relieved to have this test behind me. I think (hope) getting the job will be the easy part.
USA - I would just like you to know, I passed the test! I took it two times before a former schoolmate told me about your site and I used it months before the test and I was confident and obviously knew how to answer the questions. For me, knowing how to approach the test and how to pick the examples apart was the most valuable part of your course. I am forever grateful and most importantly, your daily motivations were a bonus for me also. thank you,
USA - I just took my LCSW exam yesterday and passed. This website was totally awesome and helped me tremendously. It was the best money I have spent in a long time. I truly would recommend this site to any and all of my colleagues. Thanks so much Linton!
USA - Dr. H: I passed my clinical exam on the first try...thanks so much!!! I'm leaving for Iraq in a week.
USA - I just wanted to let you know that I passed. I was the only one taking the exam that day for which I was grateful. When I pressed the button and passed, the guy wondered if I was crying because I was happy. Whoopee! It's done. Now I can get to my golfing. Thank you Linton. Your site was fun, Doris
USA - This site was wonderful in preparing me for my LMSW exam. I purchased the one week program, but only had one day to study. The flash cards, practice exams, DSM IV information was fantastic. With much prayer and the help of these study guides, I PASSED. I completed my master's program 9 years ago.
USA - Hi. I want to thank you for your website. It was extremely helpful to me. I purchased the one month membership. During that month, I was able to get used to the style of the test by taking your practice exams and learning through all the the other exercises and learning tools. I think what helped me the most was your daily e-mails. I printed all of them out and studied them religiously! I also really liked that I could print out the packet of definitions and the packet of defense mechanism scenarios. They were also extremely helpful in my studying.
I did pass my exam! I can breathe now....aahhhh! I passed with a score of 75 (70 is passing here). Thank you Thank you Thank you!
USA - Linton:
I took my Master Exam today and passed! Hallelujah! I took the exam twice in 2005 and failed by two points. I had some personal issues going on like my son being in Iraq, and a knee injury, but I was trying to pass the exam to keep my state job. I had purchased 2 exam reviews on both occasions, and neither one hit the mark like yours! I only purchased one day, and when I saw all of he information that it contained, I thought Oh no, I am not ready. I stayed up until 1 am reviewing for the exam. I had already been studying for about six months and felt confident that I would pass this time. Your review gave me pointers and assurance, and introduced me to subjects that I had no idea about. That along with much prayer got me through.
Just want to say thanks, for being there for us who struggle with this exam. I am going to recommend your site to a co-worker that has been trying to pass the BSW exam.
USA - Dr. Linton Hutchinson:
Today was the third time that I was taking this exam and I passed my LMSW exam!!!!!! Yahoo....I've been through a lot of stress during these past few months and I strongly believe that it was "your" program that helped me to develop the skills that I needed to pass this exam.
Your inspirational daily e-mails were also of great help...just when I thought I couldn't take the studying anymore there came your e-mails to pick me up. I thank you,,,,again, & again.
I will recommend this website to all of my colleagues. It's in there!!!
With warm regards,
USA - I passed the LMSW exam today! Your site is a wonderful
resource where people can get a variety of learning
tools. Thanks for putting all this information
together for us!
USA - Many Thanks, Linton, for your website!!! I passed the clinical exam on Thursday, and will be deploying to Iraq. We'll be there for 12-18 months working with our troops and helping them with PTSD and cope with combat stress. There are only 6 social workers on our team, so it was pretty critical that I pass this exam and get my licensure. Thanks again, it was extremely helpful!
USA - I am 64 years old. I completed my MSW in 1967. I looked at taking in-person courses and went on the internet to compare online programs. I decided on your program based on price for value, ease of use, that I could study based on my time and availability, the comprehensive content and the ability to test and retest.
There was much new material for me to learn because of the new concepts and theories that have come forth since my time in graduate school.
I immersed myself in the content for the ABSW exam using socialworkexam.com. The tool pointed me in the direction of the information where I needed to focus then I planned and based my study strategies on how well I performed using your program tools. I took the test yesterday in Atlanta, GA and passed.
I truly enjoyed the adventure into the learning experience using your tool. I know that socialworkexam.com contributed to my passing the test on my first effort at it. I learned so much more than the exam touched on which I value for how my knowledge and capabilities have been enhanced.
USA - Linton,
I can’t thank you enough for your prompt response and kindness. It certainly takes my stress level down a bit. I have notice the new sections added and I have found all of the materials very helpful. The website has been worth every penny and the daily e-mails have also been a big help. I have told a few of my co-workers and friends from graduate school about it. The way I see it, you can pay for a one day prep course with hundreds of other individuals or you can spend the same money (or less) and have the exam prep ongoing for two to three months prior to the exam. Plus, I have really been able to focus on the areas that are the biggest concern. You personal attention has made me feel all the more confident in your product and in myself as I prepare to take the exam.
Thank you again!
USA - Just wanted you to know I passed my LSW Masters Exam today! Thanks for the great resource, the site was great for helping me prepare.
USA - I passed the LCSW exam on Saturday! I had three really tough weeks toward the end, and only had small blocks of time to study. Your site was extremely helpful. I worked on case studies, and lots and lots of practice questions. Even took the full-length exam. Thank you!
USA - Hi Dr. Hutchinson I took the bachelors exam for the first time and passed it. Your online practice provided valuable information. Thanks so much!
USA - Hi Linton- I wanted to tell you that I PASSED the master's level exam last week!! I have been out of grad school for 5 years and I was stumped as to how to prepare. Your site was very helpful to me and I don't think I would have done as well as I did without it! I will recommend it to people in the future. Thank you!
USA - Just wanted to relay that I passed the LCSW. This was the second time taking the LCSW and wished I new of the program before. The practice exams and case studies truly helped me get in the right mind frame for taking the test. The strategy of picking the BEST or FIRST answer is critical!
USA - I want to express my appreciation to you for constructing such a helpful website for those of us trying to obtain social work licensure. I was really stressed after not passing the masters level test (67). My job was dependent on my obtaining a license. My mother, an educator, found this site and was very impressed. She especially liked the fact that you were willing to provide free access to subscribers that did not pass the test after using your site. I did use it as one of my main study tools and on Saturday, I passed my test!!! At the test site I told others that did not pass about your site as well as friends from graduate school. Again, thanks--I feel as if a burden has been lifted.
USA - I just passed the Florida LCSW exam. The website really made me “learn” how to take the test. My heart was pounding when I pressed the button to calculate my score……….Thank you!
Naples, Fl USA - I wanted to let you know that after months of studying your site, I passed my LCSW exam!!! The case studies, definitions, and practice exams were especially helpful. I don't know that I would have been that prepared had I not found your site. Thank you again!!
USA - I wanted to let you know that after months of studying your site, I passed my LCSW exam!!! The case studies, definitions, and practice exams were especially helpful. I don't know that I would have been that prepared had I not found your site. Thank you again!!
USA - I passed my LMSW test yesterday and that is a pretty good feat for someone who got their MSW in 1973, and never had the luxury of being able to "save their license" status over the years.
USA - Just wanted to let you know that I just passed my Master's level exam for the first time! Thanks to your site, I felt well prepared. Not only was the content, including case studies and practice tests, very helpful, but the tips on exam question construction surely saved me on several questions during the exam. I will definitely recommend your site to others who are preparing to take their exam.
Thanks so much!!
USA - Just wanted to let you know that I passed the Masters Exam today!! It was my first try. I am a busy mother of two who does not have a lot of time to study. I m and your website was my main source of study material. I was very well prepared for the exam.
USA - Passed my exam yesterday for the LCSW first time. Thanks for the site.
USA - Dr. Linton,
I passed today. I wanted to let you know. I never studied so hard. I'm glad that don't have to study anymore (or at least till I get my Masters). Thank you for your website and emails. Before the website I was stressed and unorganized. The way you have different ways to study and organized all i needed to know and study really helped. I had to take a nap after my test since I studied till it hurt and couldn't sleep. :) Thanks again. I will look you up when i go for my Masters for sure! Maybe this next time i will study more than a month before the test.
USA - Thanks Dr. Hutchinson. Your site really helped me. I kept answering questions - I believe somewhere between 1,000 to 1,500 questions so I could get used the format. I also learned a lot of things along the way of answsering questions. I like the immediate feedback from the questions - whether I got them right or wrong and information about the answers that helped me to learn what I was doing wrong if I got a questions wrong. I also really liked the mock 4 hour exam like the one I took. That also really helped. Thanks, I will recommend you site to other social workers studying for the LCSW exam
USA - Just wanted to say, "I PASSED!!!!!!!!". I basically studied every night and weekend for about 3 1/2 weeks and your tools were a integral part of my passing. Thanks!
USA - I used your one week reivew, passed my exam. I would like to let people know that your site is relevant and hits the study needs to the point. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOUR SITE!!!! Thanks for a wonderful, useful and affordable resource.
Oh USA - I took the LCSW exam in New Jersey. I passed the exam and I owe it all to the website. The website was wonderful and prepared me for all aspects of the exam!
NJ USA - I passed my Bachelors exam. I found that working on the site really helped me in sitting through a four hour test!
Grovecity, OH USA - I recently took the LCSW Clinical exam and passed!
LA USA - Yesterday I took the Social Work Exam, Bachelors level and I passed! I spent many hours using SocialWorkExam.com and I found it extremely helpful!
Edan, OH USA - I took the Masters exam and passed after taking it two previous times. And I wanted to say if you are going to be taking the exam, you must use this site!
Morgantown, WV USA - I took the Masters level Social Work Exam and I must say that the site was incredibly helpful even though I had just finished school and I had been studying for a couple of months for this exam.
Madison, WI USA - I took the masters LSW exam two weeks ago and my experience with Socialworkexam.com was great, my only regret was that I didn't hear about the site earlier! The advice, the questions, the practice tests really prepared me for the exam.
IL USA - Hello Linton. I just wanted to let you know that I did pass my LMSW exam on my first try and your site really helped. I have recommended the site to two of my colleagues who are studying for their test. You site is informative and encouraging. I went from feeling really discouraged to knowing that I could pass and that made a huge difference in my confidence and attitude. Thank you for your site and your support. Have a great day.
Oxford, NY USA - Hi Linton! Guess what? I passed my exam yesterday!!! Thanks so much for your web site. I really found the questions to be most helpful, as well as the secrets of passing. It was good to be able to do the five questions at a time with immediate feedback. And most of all, I appreciated the encouraging e-mails. There were a few times that I could have sworn you were reading my mind!!
Thank you again!
USA - Linton~
I took the clinical exam this past Sat., March 18 and PASSED with a 73 the FIRST time. The test was harder than I thought it would be, but "it" must have been "in there." I thank you for extending my subscription and also for providing this website. It was a wonderful study tool and your daily emails and encouragement were much appreciated.
With fond regards~
USA - Dear Dr. Linton:
I will never be able to thank you enough for your
MIRACULOUS hard-hitting program & your generous
I took the exam yesterday morning....and the initial
print out (although, I am to wait for the document in 2
weeks) said I PASSED!!!!!
Boy, did that word look HEAVENLY!
I feel much more "well-rounded" as a social worker
after studying your materials (I had majored in
Community Organizing & Administration) and appreciate
the other aspects so much more.
After 15 years....post graduation....& not being
employed as a social worker (but in my other trade as
an occupational therapis)...and not being with any
social workers.....I am powerfully amazed at the
"restorative powers" of your program.
Again & again....THANK YOU!!!!
And, if I can ever give positive feedback to the "faint
of heart", please let me know :)
Blessings in Abundance upon you, dear Dr. Linton!
USA - I took my clinical exam today and I passed!!! I found your website very helpful and useful. The website is extremely user friendly and the info. is very thorough. The website help me decrease my anxiety and I liked the tips of answering the questions.
Thank you so much,
Houston, Tx USA -
Just wanted to let you know that I took the test today and passed. Thank you for all of your support and assistance. Your course is terrific and I will recommend everyone that I know who is preparing for the LCSW exam. YEAH!
I took the LCSW and passed!!
PA USA -
I would just like to provide you with feedback...I took my exam today, after using your website to study for one day. I passed my masters level examination, and feel that I would not have been able to do so without the use of your website. Thank you for the well worded study questions! Jen
USA - Thanks for helping me pass the ASWB clinical on the first try.? I had to take it for Georgia licensure as I had passed exams in California in 1990 (they have to do their own thing sometimes, written and oral) Thanks for the wonderful use of humor to make the learning process more fun and memorable.? Keep up the great work.
USA - Hello,
Thank you for the support and assistance. I found many parts of your website to be incredibly helpful for studying. I did indeed pass my Clinical exam and was granted my LCSW license the next week. Again, many thanks.
USA - I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I PASSED MY CSW EXAM TODAY WITH MY FIRST TRY.......THANKS YOU YOU AND YOUR WEBSITE!! I FOUND IT VERY HELPFUL AND JUST WISH I HAD USED IT SOONER IN MY REVIEW PROCESS. THANKS AGAIN,
USA - just wanted to let you know I passed the LSW (Masters) exam first time around. I took the exam last week (5/18) and credit the web site for getting me in the correct frame of mind to answer the questions with the information presented without reading further into the question. Thanks!
USA - I just wanted to write one of those letters to thank you for the website. I passed my LISW clinical exam today. The practice test questions were of tremendous help. But of even greater help were the exam preperation directions to help with test taking strategies. I recognized the different kinds of questions that were before me and had a strategy as to how to deal with them correctly. And one other thing, when my phone and electricity went down for 27 hours and I called your help number, the hours were very kindly given back to me. Thanks so much and keep up the great website!
USA - Dr. Hutchinson and Staff,
I just wanted to let you know that after having put off my LCSW exam for over a year because of fear and anxiety, I passed my first time around with 87% on 5/13!!!? It is all thanks to you and the educational and inspirational service you provide.? About a month ago, I stumbled onto your site and it gave me to courage to register for the exam and begin my review.? The most frustrating thing for me prior to finding you site was that I had no idea where to start the review process.? The question section of your site was most helpful because it got my mind thinking in the mode of the test it self, but the other sections like the memory and case studies and theorists were absolutely wonderful!? And another plus that kept me going were your daily emails of encouragement and the "Gotta Knows".? I can't thank you enough for helping me overcome my fears and get over this huge burden.?
USA - Linton, Just want to thank you for helping me pass the Exam! Your service
is truly the best out there - I know, I googled all over the net, but
yours was the most complete and most reasonable review course I could
find. The e-mails sometimes were the only thing that kept me studying
faithfully, and the questions on the exam were just like the practice
questions on your web site, in both content and format. The links to
other sites were extremely valuable to me as well, and I am now using
these as reference tools for my practice. Thanks again! Couldn?t have
done it without you! Sincerely, Paul
USA - I passed my exam today!! It was a very difficult test. Using your
program provided me the information to study which was very thorough and
organized. I have been out of graduate school for 16 years and did not
know where to start in preparing for this test. I appreciated the e-mails
that were sent every day for the time I subscribed to your service. I
have told my co-workers about the site. Thank you!
USA - I am telling everyone I know about the website!!? It has been a GREAT resource.? The test was all about reasoning and application.? You had to understand various theories and concepts?in order to answer the questions.? I might have had three questions that required me to recall a definition of terms.? So it is so important that as you study, you are not just memorizing information but how will you use it in everyday clinical practice.??I got through the test within 3 hours and had time to review questions I flagged.? Once I read those questions again, many of them I was able to figure out.? Another thing that really helped me is?your information?on the kinds of questions (ie fusion, comparison etc.)? that?info was extremely helpful...especially when it seemed like there were 2?right answers.??Passing this tough exam on the first attempt has given me a strong sense of accomplishment.? The information you shared?was very informative.? It helped me to?feel less overwhelmed and enabled me to organize?my studying.? Thanks again!? Sherri?
USA - I found the thing that helped me the most was simply the question types. I
have never done well on tests that use double negatives and twist and turn
around the answers-in fact I usually fail them. I studied the content
material some and found it interesting and helpful-I am a solution-focused
therapist (in training) and needed to be in the DSM mode for the exam -which
is all good stuff but different then the mindset I am cultivating to do this
style of work. The day of the test I took the four question styles (you had
definitions for them and examples that I printed out) with me in the car to
think about on the trip. It really saved me.
I tell all the interns at my agency to use your service
USA - Thank you for your words of and wisdom and kind congratulations.? I can't think of anything your sited didn't cover. ? The difficulty is that the social work profession is so broad and the subject covers so many fields. The exam site is over 2 hours from my home. I stopped studying at 8:30pm. Relaxed, went to bed at my usual time, got up at 5:30, left my house at 6:30 and got to the exam site almost 1 1/2 hours before the test.? I also made a "dry run" on Sunday.? I knew how to get there, where to park, found the building and the actual test room.?
The information you provide is great but taking a practice exam on the computer was even better.? It made a difference. I didn't do well in the practice exams.? I didn't expect to pass the exam.? Your sense of humor rates.? You can count on me to recommend your website.?
USA - I just wanted you to know that on April 12th I passed the LICSW exam!!! Thank you for all the support. This was my second effort. I could not have done it without your study exams. It was more than 13 yrs. ago that I completed my MSW in New York State. HAving to review for this exam was very challenging. THanks again
USA - I passed!!!!! I took it three times before, but never from using this site. This time I passed after I used your site! Thank you!
USA - I just passed my clinical exam for New Jersey. This site was the only study materials that I purchased. I felt secure and good about taking the exam. Thanks again.
USA - I just wanted to let you know that I PASSED MY EXAM!? I found your program really helpful and instructive.? I purchased a lot of material that simply over-whelmed me as opposed to the interactive program that you developed.? It helped sort things out and give me a direction into the studying maze.? Thanks very much.
USA - Thanks! There were a number of questions that were almost identical to yours - I will pass the word to friends and colleagues. I failed the test the first time - by 1 point. This was much easier and I was more confident having practiced questions daily for two months. I also used the daily info as study sheets - printed them and highlighted important points.
All in all, I am pleased that is it over. I graduated 15 years ago and
was afraid I was too far away from the theory.
I appreciate the kind words. Sincerely, Kathy
USA - your website was very helpful! i passed my LCSW the first time, AND finished the 4 hour test in only an hour and a half!!! thank you so much!!!!
USA - Just wanted to thank you for maintaining the site and providing such a wonderful learning/preparation/exam practice resource. I sat for the clinical exam on June 12th and passed with an 81. (While neither Freud nor Jung would be terribly impressed, I have always had difficulty with standardized tests and would have been happy with the lowest possible passing score :)? ). At any rate, Your site was incredibly valuable in assessing weaknesses/strengths, developing exam strategies, and providing much needed positive encouragement. Thanks!!
USA - I did it! I passed! Took the test yesterday, &
passed! Thank you for your help! Ann
USA - Hello Linton. ?I failed the LCSW 2x before & yesterday I finally passed. ?This time I joined your website to help me study. ?I took the test in NJ & your website was extremely helpful. ?I told 2 women at the testing site about your website b/c they failed the exam yesterday. ?I want to thank you!!! ????sincerely, Donna.
USA - I have been out of the field for 15 years.
I studied using text from another source as well as your gotta knows and took the testing format you have set up--a minimum of 300 questions per day for much the last three weeks.
The real test is not dissimilar to the presentation you have on the website. I started at about a 50% level with the questions. So much has changed, it took me 6 months to get to a 75% level but that 6 months was necessary.
I am writing to thank you for this very helpful tool. I am now job hunting and will keep you posted on my progress; I will have my new LSW to help me in the quest.
Best regards, feel free to use me as a reference. ccastle
USA - Just a note of thanks to you! I took the exam and passed yesterday! I found this website to be very helpful in preparing me for the kinds of questions that the exam asks. If anyone out there is considering whether or not to sign up for this course I STRONGLY suggest you do it!!! Thanks again!!!!
USA - problem: Just wanted to let you know I passed the clinical exam last week. I have been out of graduate school for nine years and used your course for about two and a half weeks. Thanks for all your help, the daily e-mails and positive reinforcement were greatly appreciated!
USA - Thank you for all of your help.I passed my exam on today thanks to your website.I am very pleased with the information that you made available to me. Again ,Thanks
USA - You can take me off of your e-mail list.? I took the exam yesterday and I PASSED.? Your site is awesome and I have referred your site to several of my friends.
USA - I PASSED!!!!!
I will not need to renew my membership because I passed this week on my
first try. Thank you very much and I feel the money was well spent. I have
told other students about your site as well.
USA - I passed my intermediate exam today! Your web service made all the difference. It helped me get back into the test-taking mindset after being out of school for a decade. Thank You!
USA - Well, it seems only right to let you know that I took the exam yesterday and
PASSED! What a relief. Thank you for all your help. My wife, who
graduates from SW school in May, is next.
Thanks again for all your help.
USA - today I passed the LCSW exam! Yes, it was extremely challenging! I barely made it through the 4 hours of reading those long case scenarios and then coming to answers I did not anticipate. Thanks for this site, I did find it helpful.
USA - I just wanted to commend you on your Social Work Exam prep site. I passed my LSW exam and now my LCSW on the first attempt. Your review was extremely helpful and served as a valuable tool in passing both of these exams.
USA - The good news: Thanks! I passed on Nov. 4. Your site definitely got me through this exam. Several of the questions were enough like your practice questions that I was able to answer them confidently and quickly, leaving me time to work harder on some of the more puzzling ones -- and there were plenty of those, too.
The bad news: I now have no reason to renew.
USA - Thank You! I passes my clinical exam and am now qualified for the LICSW
Licensure. I will definelty refer this sight to others. All the information
was helpful especially the info on diagnosis and assessment.
USA - I PASSED the Social Work Exam yesterday and I have to say that your
on-line review course was extremely helpful. I've been out of school several
years so you can imagine my anxiety about taking a standardized test. Being
able to take the practice exams in the different domains was especially
effective. It really helped in reducing my test aniexty and made the
difference between passing or failing. This test is very tricky! You really
have to prepare and study! By the way,I often found myself saying "It's in
there" whenever I got stuck answering a question. Anyway, thanks a million
for your wonderful review course and support. I will recommend your course
to anyone looking at taking this "dreaded exam". Irma
USA - Studying the questions on your site was my key study method. Every time I came across a medication, diagnosis, or theorist of which I was unfamiliar, I put it on a notecard & tried to build knowledge on that term (through looking at old textbooks, other web sites, etc).
The highlight of taking the test for me was coming across case studies or situations that were very similar to the ones presented in the test questions I had practiced so often on your site, especially in the "practice" question subsets. I was able to confidently answer these questions, which built up my feelings of mastery throughout the entire test.
Thank you for creating an excellent resource! I will definitely recommend it to colleagues as they pursue this process.
USA - I did it like a big dog!!!!! I not only passed, but I was able to BOTH complete the test and review all of my answers in 2 hours!!!! I have and will continue to actively recommend your site as it is the reason that I was able to DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!!
USA - Hi!
Just wanted to let you know that I passed the Clinical exam last week.
What a relief. Your site plus a home study guide were so helpful. Both
gave lots of practice answering exam questions.
USA - I was fortunate enough to stumble upon your website and know it is the reason I passed!
Definitely the exam tips and secrets of passing were extremely helpful. It was not so much
the questions themselves but the format and understanding the way the questions would be
presented that was so useful to me.
USA - I want to thank you for the program offered to prepare for the LCSW exam. I
took the exam yesterday and I passed. Your hints about test taking were the
best. These hints allowed me to have an advantage that I did not have the
last time I took and failed this exam.
USA - I PASSED the Clinical Social Work Exam this week! Thanks to you and your site. It gave me the confidence I needed, since I completed graduate school in 1983!!! The things that helped me the most were having the questions in individual categories and the questions themselves. I felt so comfortable going into the exam that it actually seemed easy! I have been telling everyone I know who plans to take the exam about your site. I hope you feel wonderful that you help so many like myself. God Bless You!
USA - I passed!! Thank you so much for this wonderful site! I have been out of
graduate school for seven years and taking the test was really overwhelming.
But this site and the review books really, really helped!
USA - Thank you so much for your review course. Just passed the exam this past Friday and after years of procrastination, your site gave me what I needed to succeed. I enrolled for only a month and with 2 hours a weeks of review everything was focused for my success. By the way, I never once passed one of your mini-exams. Again, my thanks for such a great course of study which was so economical. - Jack
USA - Kristin Passed! Just thought I'd say thanks for your site. I scheduled my
exam three weeks ago and only started studying last weekend. Your site was
well worth the fee and was helpful in narrowing down the areas I needed to
focus on in my studying. I've already given two other friends your site
USA - I passed my LCSW this afternoon!!! I am blind and your site works well with my screen reader and voice synthesizer, which is JFW for windows. I highly recommend this site for other blind social workers.
USA - Just wanted you to know that I took the clinical version of the test yesterday and passed! I will be an LCSW soon thanks to your website. I found it to be very helpful in organizing the information needed for the test. It was a great study site.
USA - i passed the aswb exam this weekend and your website was a huge help.
USA - I must confess, I really thought your site was too good to be true, and the letters from "former users"....I thought were a sales gimmick. I apologize for my pessimism. It's all true. Your site really works, I passed the intermediate on Monday---after being out of school for two years and after all that procrastination! The greatest helps were being able to practice any time of day, the quizzes and test taking pointers. Actually, there wasn't anything on the sight that wasn't helpful. One suggestion would be to add some theory definitions by themselves. Through your questions I actually learned some I'd never heard of, and a quick, short reference section to the theories would be a great refresher I think. Thank you so much. I'll be eligible to take my clinical by June, so I'll be back. Bobbi
USA - Linton,
i can't thank you enough! "It was in there!" This past weekend, i just
passed the liscensing exam in clinical social work (aka my clinical
monster). I am hysterically happy and pleased!!! I don't feel as if im
somehow stupid, incompetant or inferior to others in the field now. i
don't know how to thank you enough. So thank you!!! I can't believe it
was the clinical level. i can't believe its over and I can't believe i did
what i like best about your materials were the minisamplers and your sense
of encouragement. I liked getting questions right and seeing, as if
hearing you, "its in there!" Anyway yes it was and thank you from the
bottom of my heart. i will pass the word along.
USA - Passed! you can take me off the list. The run down you gave of what the
different buzz words mean ie most, best, probably was very helpful to this
53 year old who has been licensed for years. Only because California
refuses to give the national exam did I have to take thie stupid thing. But
over, done. thanks.
USA - Dr. Hutchinson
You were so right " It's always a hard call" but I thank GOD I made the
right one. Saturday I was down to question 148 when the computer shut down
as I was taking my Social Work Exam, then the lights went off. I took it as
a sign to reschedule as the exam lady said I could, but you know I had a
good feeling by then so I said "No, I'll wait", and what a wait it was
about four hours later they had everything up and running and my answers
were somehow saved.
I could just walk away from your site and never return again, now that I
PASSED my test by 1 point, but I think I'll just hit it whenever I need to
smile. Thank you, you are the best.
USA - Great news! I passed! Thank you -Thank you!! The questions and being able to
see the areas of weakness made it happen. Being able to get so many
questions at any time of the day or night and the practice, practice,
practice, paid off. You're terriffic.
USA - I missed passing the exam for the first time by 3% points. Subscribed for
one month of your service and between the questions, study tips, and email
information, I took the exam again yesterday and passed!!!
Thanks for the help!!!
USA - I really felt confident going into the test, but felt quite the contrary
when I pressed the button to end the exam. I held my face in my hands very
unsure of the results and prepared for the worst. I was extremely shocked
and elated when I saw "PASSED" on the screen before me.
I think one thing that really helped me to focus and helped me not give up
during the 4 hours was remembering your words "It's in there". Using the
subscriber question section really helped me in identifying my areas of
strength and weakness but I really believe that the "Secrets of Passing"
section was the most valuable tool in learning to discover the right answer
among the distracters.
USA - Linton,
Thank you for providing the affordable practice questions for the social
work exam. I took the intermediate level exam, and am happy to report that
I passed. I was particularly glad to have your program because I could not
afford the $200+ fees to purchase study materials from other vendors. It
was also valuable to me to have options for the amount of time I wanted to
have access to the site. Not only were your practice questions helpful for
practicing and improving my knowledge and ability to answer multiple choice
questions, but the humor kept it interesting. I also really liked the
simplicity of the program. It was very easy to use, and the 5 question
increments worked well for me.
USA - I am very happy to report that I passed my exam on March 14th. I have
been out of the clinical aspect of social work for at least 4 years. I was
certain I wouldn't pass. You web site was a miralcle for me. I also have
given this information to the dean of social work at school. Again thank you
Oh USA - Thank you for the invaluable information I received from this site. I took
my test today and passed!!! I attribute my success to several things one of
which was access to this wonderful site...Again, thank you!!!
USA - I took the intermediate exam today and passed! Your site was helpful in
ways that went beyond providing questions for review. This site was a
wake-up call to realize how serious this exam was and that doing well in
graduate school was no guarantee of passing. I was all A's, but found I
needed to review theories and concepts in depth to be able to feel confident
about passing. And then, once feeling secure, going that extra step and
rationalizing, analyzing and prioritizing real life situations. Wow, I'm
glad it's over!!! Thanks again!
Pa USA - Dear Linton,
Just to let you know that your service was so helpful to me. I passed the
LCSW test and appreciate your site's, support.
USA - I took my clinical test on Saturday and passed it! I found your site very
helpful and wish I had found it prior to the final week before the test. I
did take a review course at Case Western and plan on sending the two
instructors the website address with an endorsement. Hopefully that will get
the word out also.
USA - Thanks for all the help your site offered. I compared and searched a lot of
different sources and am GLAD I chose your prep. I did pass the clinical exam
- and I know it had much to do with your study site. Thanks. I will
definitely pass on the word!!!!!
USA - I passed the LCSW exam this morning. I am so
thankful that I stumbled onto your web site a week ago! You really helped
prepare me both with the information and the level of difficulty. Thanks! Susan
USA - Just wanted to let you know that I just passed the Basic Exam. It was due to the
"GOTTA KNOW" e-mails that I received from you, and your site. They provided me
with information that I had never received in school, and refreshed my memory of
specific topics and issues.
Thanks again for your assistance!
USA - Had to send a quick e-mail to say thanks!!!! Yesterday, I took (and passed) the clinical exam - thanks to the study site you created!!!!! I looked for and had a hard time finding study materials - this site proved to valuable in my search!!!!!!!!!!!!
I took the intermediate Social Work Exam yesterday and passed with an 84. I was so relieved. I used your test site and another exam prep source which was very helpful. I was an A student through out my social work classes, and thought I could rely on my memory. I failed several of your practice exams before I realized I needed to go back to the books again. Your test site helped me to understand how questions would be formatted. Thanks again! I will pass the word along.
Well, thank you for all the helpful information. I took the Basic on 9/29 and passed it. It was ONLY because of your wonderful information that I was able to do it. Thank you very much.
Milwaukee, USA -
Dear Dr. Hutchinson: I would like to say that I am very grateful for the service you have provided to me because of your questions and insights for the Social Work Exam that I took today I passed it with flying colors. The practice questions and test that I took online gave me the confidence and knowledge that I needed to pass my exam. I subscribed to your service for one month in an effort to help prepare myself for the Clinical Exam. I took it yesterday and passed. I wanted to tell you that I passed the LCSW exam this morning. Thank you for your help. One of the things I think was of the most help was that we formed a study group that met on a weekly basis for an hour to review the test questions from the study guide. It was of great help to me to have other perspectives and explanations concerning the rationale for the right answer