Youre Not AloneUse this presentation and the links includedto help you...● Study thoughtfully● Manage anxiety● Arrive preparedThousands pass this exam every year.Youre next!
Study Thoughtfully● The content of the social work licensingexam isnt a mystery. Licensing boardspublish detailed exam outlines that give agood idea of what you can expect:ASWB (Most of the US & Canada)BBS (California only)
Essential Knowledge● Board expectations (see ASWB or BBSsites)● NASW Code of Ethics● DSM Basics● Theory and Practice Basics
NASW Code of Ethics● Understanding of the NASW Code of Ethicscan help guide your answers on a largepercentage of exam questions. Learn it!NASW Code of Ethics
DSM Basics● Learn the big diagnoses—not everything.(Make sure youre studying the right DSM.DSM-IV-TR will remain on the exam till2015.) On the web:DSM @ WikipediaDSM @ Behavenet
Theory Basics● Use your MSW textbooks to brush up ontheory and practice essentials. Findadditional information online here andelsewhere:Wikipedia Psychology PortalThe Social Work Podcast (see early theoryepisodes)
Focus on Exam Process● Dont overstudy content. Learn the processof taking the exam—4 hours, 170 questions(200 questions BBS). Take real-time, onlinepractice exams!Practice tests @ Social Work Test Prep
Manage Anxiety● Use your social work skills. Take care ofyourself. Challenge automatic negativethoughts. You can and will pass this exam.Test anxiety tips
Arrive Prepared● Once youve studied the basics, taken somepractice exams, and are feeling somewhatconfident...youre ready! Try to get somesleep, arrive early at the test site, and go getlicensed!Good Luck!