MFT Exam Prep
Bridge Builders MFT National Licensing Exam
These prep classes are offered to the community of MFT students in cooperation with the Bethel Seminary – Marriage and Family Studies Program. The course runs over three Saturdays. Course dates are listed below:
|January 20th||February 24th||March 24th|
|June 23rd||July 21st||August 18th|
|September 22nd||October 20th||November 17th|
The cost of the entire course (materials included) is $295.
To register contact Mark Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 651-482-9361.
Additional information including course overview below:
Classes are held at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.
The Course is Spread Out: This course is spread out over a three-month period. Most courses are scheduled at one point in your preparation. Getting the material early in your preparation can be helpful but sometimes overwhelming. Taking a preparation course closer to your test date can help you absorb more material but you may find out late that you have studied incorrectly or have missed vital study areas. With this course you have the best of both. You have an early start, the material is spread out in manageable segments and you also have a practice exam toward the end of your study schedule.
Organization of Information: There is clearly an overwhelming amount of material covered by this exam. 102 “Practice Domains” and 74 “Knowledge Domains” can be addressed from over 20 theoretical perspectives. This course presents an original and unique approach to organizing all this material in a retrievable way.
By far, the most positive feedback from past students is how the organization of the material helped them remember a lot of material at once and bring the right items forward as needed for individual exam questions.
Length of the Course: In a three-day course we have the ability to spend more time spicing up the material by getting to know the primary theorists on DVD, hearing them explain their own theories in their own words. Lively discussions and examples all help bring the material alive and therefore more naturally learned.
State Licensure Exam: We briefly cover the state exam which is the final step before licensure. Despite the fact that this is usually two years or more after the national exam, students appreciate the overview and knowing what material to hold onto for later.
Study Groups: Study groups are always encouraged but by meeting three times over three months is is more natural and more likely for them to form and for students to benefit from follow-through.
And Just in Case: Any student can repeat the class at no charge. Students sometimes miss a class or reschedule their exam and want to retake or make up a class at a later date. Alumni can retake any part of the course if they choose for free.
Materials: This course includes original printed material outlining and summarizing the main theoretical perspectives. Unique terms are listed and defined along with helpful comparison and organizational charts. this course also includes journal articles pertinent to information covered on the exam. Corresponding flash cards are also available. Additional study materials and practice exams not included in the study materials are reviewed as well for those who want more.
Practice Exam: This course includes a 100 question practice exam.
AMFTRB based study: The Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board is the organization that creates the national exam used by Minnesota. The material for this course is designed around the100 Task Statements and the 74 Knowledge Statements outlined by this organization. Preparation strategies are also guided by their outline of test design and question construction.
Students Pass! Students from Argosy U, St. Mary’s, St. Thomas, St. Cloud State, the Adler Institute, UW Stout, Capella U, MSU, U of M, Bethel Seminary and others have taken this course. References are available.