Studying in a group can be invaluable in preparing for the examination. Analysis of test results indicates that candidates who studied in a group performed slightly better on the HTCE than those who were not in a study group. Individuals participating in study groups share their strengths as well as identify their weaknesses; find that difficult concepts often become clear as each member offers questions and discussion; and they benefit from the psychological support that members receive from each other during examination preparation.

Tips for study groups:

  • Contact therapists to find others interested in starting a study group. (Groups of three to six people have been shown to be the most effective.)
  • Set ground rules related to meeting times, study timetables and individual responsibilities of the group members before group gets started.
  • Prepare a master list of major articles and divide it up among the members of study group; each member can write a synopsis of the article to share.
  • Study with fellow therapists who are as serious and committed to academic excellence.

Find A Group

HTCC posts information submitted by therapists who are organizing study groups. Study groups listed in the directories below are not affiliated with HTCC. Please be aware that HTCC does not review or endorse any study group or its organization, content, or study method. Listing in these directories is offered as a public service to candidates and is not intended to imply any approval or endorsement by HTCC.