One of the frustrations students face when taking the social work exam is questioning how well the exam measures how “good” of a social worker they are. After all, even if we aim to be evidence-based practitioners, much of the work we do can be highly subjective and relational–hardly something a multiple choice test can… Read More Major Changes Coming to the Social Work Licensing Exams
Practice exams are one of the best ways of preparing for the ASWB Masters and Clinical exams. That said, like any tool, practice exams will only help you if you are using them properly. Use practice exams as a way to: Do not use practice exams to: Taking this into account, how many practice exams… Read More How Many Practice Exams Should I Take Before Taking the ASWB Exam?
Since research tends to be one of social work student’s least favorite subjects, I’m dedicating a second post to it 🙂. Maybe it’s PTSD from undergrad statistics, the desire to “just do social work” and help, or boredom with just how plain dry it can be for those who did not choose it as a… Read More The “R Word”: Research Methods and the Social Work Licensing Exams
One of the most important points to drive home is that the social work licensure exam is not a memorization test. While knowing your theoretical models and four major content areas is important, the licensure exam is designed to measure for competencies as much as it is designed to measure for knowledge. All together these… Read More What Are the Three Types of Questions on the ASWB Social Work Licensing Exams?
While it would take years to completely review the depth of psychoanalytic theory and its branches (Freudian/classical, Jungian, Ego Psychology, Object Relations, Self-Psychology…), the social work exam doesn’t expect you to be a fully trained analyst. Psychoanalytic theory can initially seem archaic or “out of use” to many students (A question I hear often: “What… Read More Psychoanalytic Theory and the Social Work Exam
Many students who contact me for tutoring often ask how long they should prep for the exam. For students taking the Masters Exam (the LMSW in many states), my general recommendation is to start studying as soon as you can after graduation. It can take several weeks to submit the required paperwork for your state—transcripts… Read More When and For How Long Should I Study For The Social Work Licensure Exam?
I often have students who contact me for tutoring who have had frustrating experiences with the social work licensure exam—either because they missed a passing score by a couple of points, or because they just don’t feel confident about being able to score well or maintain focus during a four-hour test. If you were like… Read More Top Seven Tips To Raise Your Exam Score And Confidence
There are only two weeks left to the semester across many social work schools in the country, and despite the emotional disruption of interrupting work with clients, not being able to have a traditional semester, nor even mark their achievements with the transitional ritual of commencement, many students have been tapping into their resilience to… Read More How To Apply For Your LMSW License In New York State
As an exam tutor and educator, it’s not uncommon that some of the students who come to me for support are students who feel discouraged after failing the social work exam, either on the Masters or Clinical level. There is also a lot of anxiety that can come from this since many students need the… Read More What To Do If You Failed The ASWB Exam
While telehealth (especially teletherapy) has been part of the healthcare conversation for quite some time, it has been brought to the forefront by the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic as social workers are suddenly forced to adapt by switching to remote work at a fly-by-night pace and preventing disruption of client care. However, as my… Read More Telehealth and Social Work Ethics