Research tends to be one of social work student’s least favorite subjects. 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 concentration. After all, many of us were attracted to… 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
Many students dread studying research content on the social work exam either because they hated stats in undergrad, just “don’t do math”, or feel like it’s antithetical to the values of the profession attracting more intuitive types (looking at you, INFPs). The truth is that research is as much at the heart of social work… Read More Research and the Social Work Exam
Happy new year! If getting licensed is one of your new year’s resolutions, here are some tips that you want to be mindful of as you go into the new year. 1—Start as early as possible. If you’re still in school, it’s not too early to do your research. Look up your state’s board of… Read More Five Tips for Getting Your Social Work License This Year