Saturday, November 7, 2009

Roles for School Social Workers

  The attached very short article from WZZM13.com is about how a School Social Worker in Holland, Michigan is making a really big difference for the entire school.  Check it out!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Social Work License Exam Prep fell like a Tailspin?

Pull out of that Social Work License Exam Prep Tailspin!

Get Free Help Here! 
Look around on this site.

Or, go to Social Work Search for more help.

You can do this!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

ASWB Approved CEU Credits

Continuing Education Credits Online and Approved by ASWB.  Check out this listing here.
This listing includes providers and courses that are approved by ASWB.  This does not necessarily mean that these courses are acceptable by a given board or organization, however, with ASWB backing, the probability is pretty good.  Check it out!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Visualize the Potential Benefits of Passing your Social Work License Examinations


Who knows what is possible?
Following a series of successful steps, one might be fortunate enough to retire in a place like Southern Colorado.
You can do it!
Photo by WTB.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Special Education Vocabulary for School Social Workers

Just in case you are planning to go into School Social Work with related licensure in tact, this link will take you to the Colorodo BOCES Webpage, and from there, just click on "Special Education Vocabulary" for a posted list.
Much of this terminology can be helpful for other areas of Social Work. Check it out!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Got Ideas about How to Pass the Social Work License Exam?

Be nice. Add a comment to this posting to help out your fellow licensure candidates.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Few Basic Social Work Concepts One is Likely to See on a Licensure Examination

The following is a very brief list of a few very basic social work concepts one is likely to see on a licensure examination.
A list of types of questions where one might try to experiment with the following basic concepts is also available at this site.
Regardless of which examination one is planning to take, she or he should probably have a working knowledge of the following basic concepts, among others:

  • Multi axial Diagnosis.
  • Levels of Substance Related Disorders (use, abuse, addiction,dependency, recovery and relapse).
  • Chain of Command and Professional Courtesy.
  • Confidentiality versus Anonymity.
  • Rights versus Entitlements and Privileges.
  • Psychopathology versus Sociopathy.
  • Behavioral versus Cognitive versus Humanistic versus other types of therapy.
  • Human Development (phases, stages etc...).
  • Communication Styles (Assertive, Aggressive, Passive).
  • Culturally Competent Practice.

Some additional basic social work concepts and terms can be found here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Freud and Social Work

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar according to Sigmund Freud. How does this translate to the Social Work Examination process?

Well ....
In mastering the Social Work Licensure Examination one probably should consider early on that some of the best clues to the essence of the examination will be those provided for free or at a price by those who authored the test -- ASWB.

Read the related Social Work Professional Article.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Work on Your Standardized Examination Vocabulary

To the lower left of your screen, I have installed an English Standardized Exam Vocabulary Quiz. It emphasizes a command of antonyms, analogies and word parts.
Work with it.
It can probably help you improve your Social Work Licensure Examination Score. This quiz contains vocabulary for college bound and college graduate levels. If you have a significant degree of difficulty with this quiz, then you can be fairly confident that your level of command of Upper Level English Vocabulary is a factor in your Licensure Examination Success or Failure.
Give it a try. You have nothing to lose.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Are You REALLY Interested in Social Work???

If so, you might want to read this new book, "The Woman Behind the New Deal". It is about a Social Worker, Frances Perkins, who "was FDR's Secretary of Labor and his Social Conscience"
Many of the events that she (and he) struggled through yielded policies and programs that have since shaped our world.
A read of this book will help a budding professional social worker in her or his application of the mezzo span which extends from macro- and beyond micro-level social work.
Read this review by Tula Connell.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

All I Need is Another Exam

OK.. so you are getting ready to take yet another examination that will somehow provide evidence to those in power, that you too, deserve to practice Social Work on a higher level.
There is no question that Social Work University Degrees, Field Education experiences, and Professional Supervision experiences can be exhausting enough.
And now comes this big examination.
Chances are, if you are reading this right now, you will eventually pass the examination. Why do I say that? Obviously, you are someone who is on this website because you are looking for support and resources. That is one of the first steps in any successful venture of this magnitude.
Now it is time to get down and do the work it will take to know what you need to know in order to successfully navigate your examination. I can offer you the information on this site as well as a whole bunch of information on my other site at socialworkprofessional on wordpress.com.
I will provide what I can as it is possible. Meanwhile, there is already a lot of information at your fingertips.
Good luck! You can do it.

Curious About the Exam Content?

The ASWB has provided an online copy of their Candidate Handbook (2009-2010) which offers "Content outlines & sample questions" pages for each of the exams: Bachelors, Masters, Advanced Generalist, and Clinical.

Social Work Professional

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