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.