In our weekly segment of Coaches' Corner, our coaches discuss the topic of anxiety. What is a healthy level of anxiety and what do you do when you are too anxious to focus?

Quality Over Quantity: 3 Ways to Focus Your Studying
Do you get anxious when you look at all of the topics and prep questions you need to cover for your exam? It would be easy for you to get lost in all of the information that you are expected to know. Here are three tips to stay focused on quality, not quantity!

How to Manage Test Anxiety and Gain Confidence for Exam Day
Taking a licensure exam is especially daunting for those plagued with test anxiety. Many experience panic attacks, a rapid heart rate, and negative thoughts and comparisons on test day. Thankfully, test anxiety is common and manageable. How can you overcome test anxiety and gain confidence on exam day?

The Cost of Failing: Why Passing the First Time Matters
In this article, we will explore the negative costs you may face during the licensure exam study process and solutions on how to overcome them.

Use Criticism as Fuel for Your Counseling Career
Are you discouraged from setbacks on the road toward becoming a counselor? You’re not alone. Whether it be a failed licensure exam or constructive criticism, becoming an experienced counselor can be discouraging. But, you have a choice. You can either let the setbacks keep you down, or you can transform them into fuel for success. It’s all about balance.

Lessons on Resiliency from the Special Ops
A self-image rooted in other people’s perceptions of us, or in cognitive distortions like “I’m fake” or “I’m not smart enough” can lower the resiliency and self-confidence needed during the licensure preparation process.

In this special edition of Coaches’ Corner, our in-house exam coaches have fielded 13 common questions regarding licensure preparation and test taking. Ranging from questions on dealing with burnout to the best way to approach practice tests, this video is a must for anyone preparing for a licensure exam.

Bounce Back After Exam Failure
Bouncing back after a failed exam can be difficult. What do you do after a failed attempt? Where do you begin? Why do people fail in the first place? AATBS coaches, Melissa and Jennifer, answer these questions and give tips on how to strategize for a successful next attempt in our Coaches Corner live-stream from the end of August.

Transitioning Back to the Routine of Studying for Your Licensure Exam
Depending on the shift in your schedule, you may find yourself with either more time or less time to study than you did during the summer. A successful transition back into routine takes planning, prioritizing, and consistency. Use these avenues to achieve your goal of passing your licensure exam before the holidays!

How Cognitive Distortions May Affect Your EPPP Success
Did you know that cognitive distortions could hold you back from success on the EPPP? In this video, Renee St. Jacques explains that her own negative mentality about the EPPP and the study process (including negative self-talk such as “I'm a fake,” “I'm not smart enough,” and “the EPPP is bad”) had real-world effects, hindering her ability successfully to prepare for the EPPP. Renee shares what she did to address this and how the same techniques can help you as you prepare for the psychology licensing exam.