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How to Maintain Self-Care in the New Year
Self-care is motivated by caring for our own well-being. In these early weeks of January, many of us have our sights set on a New Year’s resolution that we are inspired and ready to tackle. Why are New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to stick to?

Joining or creating a study group is a great way to connect with fellow exam preppers and to build support and confidence for your exam!

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.

Tips for Choosing the Best Answer on EPPP Questions
To prepare for this exam, a candidate needs more than simply knowledge of the field; he or she also needs to have a very specific set of test-taking skills. Such skills include knowing how to interpret the various questions as well as the best practices for choosing the most likely answer. This article walks you through some of these skills and best practices.

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.

Find Work-Life Balance While Studying for the MFT Exam
Drive, excellence, information and activity are necessary for MFT success and productivity. But these four components can actually steal productivity and throw off our work-life balance. How do you achieve a successful balance of studying for the MFT exam and your personal life? There is no clean-cut answer to solving a life imbalance but we can begin to solve it by noticing what is being stolen.

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.

As we talk to people preparing for their exams, one of the most frequent pain points is time management. How does one go about balancing studies with normal life?

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.

Transform Burnout into Productive Social Work Exam Prep: Part Two
Last week, we covered five indicators of burnout as well as the steps to overcoming the specific indicators. Those first five indicators are: exhaustion, lack of motivation, negative emotions, cognitive problems, and poor job performance. These five signs are only half of signals indicating burnout. Take a look to get the complete picture.