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Thank you Rob for the great study guides and for doing the workshop. I feel the workshop really showed me what I needed to focus on. I passed the first time with an 82. What a relief!! Thanks again!! Good Luck to all! Laura R., LMFT
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Family Solutions has been helping thousands of MFT's become LMFT's since 1992, the year of the AMFTRB licensing exams' inception. Family Solutions offers real support designed to augment your previous training into a personalized approach to pass the exam. We work with you, tailoring our resources and support to what you actually need to pass the exam. Here is a small sampling of the ongoing feedback we receive on a regular basis.

Jeri S., LMFT, North Carolina 05/26/2016

Hi Rob!

I wanted to let you know that I PASSED the MFT Exam, thanks to your help! I received the letter last week stating that I scored a 171!!! I was thrilled, to say the least.

Thank you for your study program. It helped tremendously.

All the best to you,
Jeri S., LMFT

Renea B., LMFT, Missouri 05/19/2016

Whew! So sorry that I will not be joining ya'll here on the forum in the future. Passed the test! Just by a hair! Passing was 144 and I got a 148. Took 4 weeks exactly, to get my results. If I would have mastered Systemic theory, I would have faired better. I agree with something I read here about generic therapeutic practice. It's frustrating but you really have to be adept at picking THE BEST possible answer but at the same time, not overthinking it and trying to force a theory on a question. Not exactly happy with how they do that!

I watched the CD's, took copious notes on those and then just kept taking the practice exams. Every question I missed, I hand wrote out and hand wrote the correct answer beside it. I think one of the things that helped me (or that I really liked because I love genograms) was the theory genogram tree. If nothing else, it gave me great confidence when I went in. I know that there were bits of info here and there that just "stuck" better by doing that. Probably made the difference for me.

Thanks Rob!

Renea B., LMFT

Alicia D. H., LMFT, South Carolina 04/13/2016

I am proud to announce that I indeed passed the MFT exam! Thank you so much for the Family Solutions Program. The virtual workshops, Model CDs, workbook, and practice exams were extremely helpful.
Since I suffer from ADHD, I have difficulty focusing on materials. However, the Family Solutions Program is geared to help those who are visual, auditory, or kinesthetic based learners. The use of humor and
Metaphors in the teaching allowed me to recall answers while taking the actual exam.
I am thankful for the times I was able to reach out to you, Rob, through email and phone calls. You were approachable and willing to help! There is no way I would have passed without your guidance.
Much Thanks again!
Alicia D. H., LMFT

Keri W., LMFT, Michigan 04/11/2016

Dear Rob:

Your ability to advise and appropriately direct a unique learning program for individuals like me is why I successfully passed my first attempt in taking MFT state board exam. Thank you so much! Initially, I felt pretty overwhelmed when reading the MFT testing domains and associated content posted on the AMFTRB website. Seeing the knowledge requirements made me realize that I needed a structured and organized study plan with consolidated materials, otherwise too study many resources from different organizations would only make me feel more besieged. It felt somewhat risky to put “all of my eggs in one basket” but it was also necessary. I purchased the FSI Home Study program and was very methodic in my approach by reading thoroughly, but in manageable chunks, the FSI study guide. I also studied the MFT worksheets and charts, the HIPPA and Crisis Management materials, watched the workshop DVD, and took the FSI practice exams for measuring my progress.

I am grateful for FSI and for your sincere dedication and care in helping people navigate how best to learn the material and pass a test that at first, seems so overwhelming and difficult. What is most amazing is that learners using your online resources are “known” to you. In other words, we are not just names with credit card numbers who are purchasing products from your website, we become students in your care regardless of the frequency in email contact. I am certain that others know this to be true as well. There are times when weeks and weeks would pass as I worked on my own, and also times when I would write with a few questions from time to time. Your responses were prompt and specific to my needs – as if you knew me personally, somehow based on my practice exams and access to the study materials on your website.

Becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist has been a long-term goal and passion of mine. Thank you for helping me overcome the most intimidating part of the journey towards doing the professional work that inspires me so deeply.

Sincerely Yours,

Keri W., LMFT

Maxine P., LMFT, New York 04/09/2016

Hi Rob,
Just wanted to tell you I took the exam in January and got an 84.

However, I was not confident when I left the test. I should have done more study on dsm diagnosis as well as ethics.

Can't complain though under the circumstances. :)

I enjoyed your study materials and it has led me to read more about Erickson and Haley, in particular.

Wouldn't mind finding some additional training in strategic therapy and hypnotherapy.

Thank you so much for helping me pass the test.


Maxine P., LMFT

Elizabeth Z., LMFT, Connecticut 03/31/2016

Hi Rob,

First of all, I want to thank you for all that you do at FSO! I passed the LMFT exam on my first attempt, largely thanks to your materials.

thanks again,

Elizabeth Z., LMFT

Claudia K.,LMFT, Massachusetts 03/04/2016

Hi Rob

On February 19th, I took the exam and on March 2nd I found out that I had passed. I needed 140 out of a possible 200 and I received a 171!!!! I just wanted to say thank you for the preparation that I received by using your approach and materials. I know that I could not have done it without this level of preparation.
I went from a "53" to an "86" average over the span of a month.

I don't know where to begin. I received my degree in 2003 but worked in a different field until 2012. At that time I was almost 50 and having to start over to re-define what I wanted to do with my life. I purchased all of the FSI study materials, when I changed career paths. In 2013 I began working as a therapist and began trying to get up the "intestinal fortitude" to take the licensing exam.

I finally decided to take it in February 2016 and started to study in earnest in the beginning of January. I took my first practice exam on January 16th and I was devastated by the results. I received a score of "53" with the feedback; "Something is off with your studying!! Contact FSI immediately so we might get you on the right track to pass the AMFTRB Exam!!

After I scraped myself off of the floor, I realized that I had the Workshop DVD's that I had never used. I had one month left before the exam. I was tempted to push back the date when I realized I needed to put at least 175 hard hours into studying. I was determined to use the time that I had and to use the approach on the DVD's. I listened to the CD's in my car and dreamed about all the theories and took the practice exams multiple times.

Thank You
Claudia K.,LMFT

Ashton M., LMFT, Maryland 02/29/2016

Hi Rob,
I initially looked at the FSI study program and decided I didn't need to pay for a study program, I could do it on my own. I was wrong. After taking the online course, I finally PASSED. I believe it is the way the material is presented by FSI that made me more confident and better able to recall the information I already understood. By not taking the FSI initially, I more than paid for FSI with the additional cost of retaking the exam. I took the exam January 2016.

Ashton M., LMFT

Diane, K., LMFT, Indiana 02/19/2016

Thank you so much!! I listened to the CDs half way through my graduate program and continued listening up until I took the exam. Purchasing the material while still in school was very helpful to me, in order to hear and see the names and theories come to life. Almost the entire exam was "generic" family therapy and I swore I failed, but I'm happy to report I passed with an 83%!

Thanks again,

Diane K., LMFT

Rick M., MA, LMFT, Washington 02/18/2016

Thank you Family Solutions and Rob! I'm an LMFT now after way too many years holding on to my associate license due to fear. If any of you follow my plan with this material, you will pass. My only advise is to stretch that 100 hours longer than 3 weeks...that was a bear and not good for my mental health.

I am pleased to say that I passed the exam with flying colors thanks to this study material! I got a 157 out of 200 with the passing score set at a 136. I put this exam off for three years due to my horrific test anxiety, but the Family Solutions' material got me through!

For those of you about to take the exam, here was my recipe for success:

I had planned to study 175 hours over 2 months but some unforeseen circumstances put me in a position to only study for 3 weeks. However, I put 100 hours of studying into those three weeks and passed.

1) I read the entire study guide cover to cover (retaining very little I would imagine)

2) I listened to the audio CD's everyday commuting to work for a month (45min-1hour 4 days a week)

3) I watched the Intensive Workshop DVD's twice taking pages of notes.

4) I took the 100 question practice exam ten times. My scores in order: 63% 75% 73% 87% 86% 83% 86% 83% 86% 88% 92% 86%

5) Then I took the 200 question exam and got a 93%

The actual exam was a mix of easy questions, hard questions, and a lot of WTF questions. I know for a fact that this study material gave me the edge I needed to pass the thing. I found half of the exam to be a breeze thanks to this material, and half of it to be very odd. I walked out of the exam (exhausted) thinking I probably passed but also feeling like it would not surprise me if I failed. The exam is that ambiguous.

The recipe I listed above is solid. I would not have changed a thing. The DVD's and the practice exams are indispensable and were the most helpful of all.

Best of luck,

Rick M., MA, LMFT!

Dayle L.-R., LMFT, Hawaii 02/04/2016


Thank you for your help.

The study materials were very helpful. I was able to pass the exam on my first attempt.

Thanks again.

Dayle L.-R., LMFT

Alicia H., South Carolina 01/20/2016

I have to say that you have really helped me understand the models of Family Therapy. I am thoroughly enjoying the virtual workshops. Thank you for what you do to help others pass the marriage and family therapy exam.
Respect fully,
Alicia H.

Dr. Miranda S. H., LMFT, Florida 01/14/2016

Hello Rob,

Having just taken and passed the MFT Licensing Exam on December 18th, I am extraordinarily grateful to Family Solutions for their excellent study materials, structured and insightful guidance, and excellent attention to the individual study needs of the students in its program. As FSI recommended, I spent three months immersed in hard study hours. I reviewed the study materials, read the study guides, listened to the audio study aids, and took the practice exams at the same time every morning (rationale: my MFT exam was scheduled for 9:30 am). As a result I was able to greatly enrich my existing knowledge and skill level as well as to enhance my test taking abilities. FSI came highly recommended by colleagues who had successfully taken the MFT exam. When I determined to take the exam there was no question in my mind that I would use FSI as the resource to prepare me to achieve the best possible result. Special thanks to you, Rob Guise, for conducting an excellent, information filled, and enjoyable seminar as well as your subsequent support and insightful advice. I will highly recommend FSI to anyone who is in search of the best prep for the MFT Licensure exam.

Many Thanks and Best Wishes in the New Year,

Dr. Miranda S. H., LMFT

Sherri J., LMFT, Kansas 01/14/2016

To Rob Guise and company,

I am writing to express my heartfelt thanks for creating your program. I took the exam in December and attribute my passing grade to the time and energy spent using your study guide. I received a score of 148, which is above the cutoff of 136 for the clinical level status. I took the advice and studied diligently for a few months using your study materials.

The materials for the program are well written, well organized and in many ways solidified all of the information I learned in graduate school. Thank you again for creating this study program!

Sherri J., LMFT

Sherri J., LMFT, Kansas 01/14/2016

To Rob Guise and company,

I am writing to express my heartfelt thanks for creating your program. I took the exam in December and attribute my passing grade to the time and energy spent using your study guide. I received a score of 148, which is above the cutoff of 136 for the clinical level status. I took the advice and studied dillegently for a few months using your study materials.

The materials for the program are well written, well organized and in many ways solidified all of the information I learned in graduate school. Thank you again for creating this study program!

Sherri J., LMFT