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.

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