MFT Candidates

  1. Ben from Becoming a Therapist Vlogs His Experience Studying for the MFT Exam with AATBS
    Ben from Becoming a Therapist Vlogs His Experience Studying for the MFT Exam with AATBS

    Follow Ben on his exam prep journey and learn more about what AATBS has to offer


    Ben Behnen: Hey there, I'm Ben and I'm here to help aspiring therapist. And today I'm gonna be talking about the national exam for licensure specifically. I just started studying for the marriage and family therapy national exam. And so I'm gonna be doing these vlogs as a way to one. Show kind of the process of what it looks like to study for this test.

    And two to talk about tips, tricks, things, I'm finding helpful things that have been challenging. And three honestly, probably just to vent when things get tough. Um, cuz I imagine along the way, it's gonna get tough and I'm not gonna be motivated and I still gotta keep. But I also want to be as helpful to you as I can, whether you're already deep in the process of studying or you're just starting, or you're thinking about studying, um, you know, I want this to be helpful as either a guide or, um, a place of empathy and understanding along the way for you as well.

    So there's a lot of different material out there as far as what you can use to study, you know, there's books, there's groups, there's classes, there's online material. Um, or you

  2. How to Pass The MFT Exam
    How to Pass The MFT Exam

    Some people have prepared by going back over and reviewing their textbooks and notes. This is a good start, but it is just a start. The most important thing you can do to prepare for your exam is to take practice exams. Knowing material is one thing but learning how to apply it in an exam-type environment is quite another. In school, you may have only taken “paper” exams and may be unfamiliar with the look and feel of a computerized exam. It is important that your practice exams be computerized. As you work through the questions the first time, make sure you read all of the rationales for every question, whether you get them right or wrong. Most computerized practice exams allow you to take exams in “study” mode or in “test” mode.

  3. Top 5 National LMFT Exam Tips
    Top 5 National LMFT Exam Tips

    Preparing for your LMFT exam is a critical part of your licensure process. It’s not just about passing your exam but it’s also about reviewing the important information that you need to be a practicing LMFT. Framing your preparation as a necessary and GOOD thing is the first step to getting ready to take and pass your exam. You’ve probably been out of school for a while, and there’s lots of information that you didn’t study, or did study but forgot. Now, in the context of having some experience in the field, this information will be invaluable to review. Things will make more sense to you now after working with real live clients. As your first step, choose to see your exam prep as an opportunity to become a better therapist.

  4. How to Apply Critical Thinking Skills on the MFT California Clinical Exam
    How to Apply Critical Thinking Skills on the MFT California Clinical Exam

    Once you have reached your goal of meeting the required supervised professional experience hours and passed the California law and ethics exam, you finally face the last hurdle toward licensure – the clinical exam! You will want to keep a few strategies in mind to tackle the exam questions efficiently.