5 Reasons the ASWB Social Work Licensing Exam Updates Aren’t as Scary as You May Think

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ASWB TEST QUESTIONS

I WOULD FIRST LIKE TO SAY THHANK YOU AS THIS ARTICLE WAS VERY IMFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL. AUGUST 22 OF THIS YEAR I SAT FOR MY SOCIAL WORK EXAM AT THE BACHELORS AND I DID NOT PASS. I RECOGNIZE THAT ANXIETY ASIDE FROM ME WAKING UP 3AM THE MORNING OF THE TEST PLAYED A PART, HOWEVER, I FELT THAT THE QUESTIONS ON THE EXAM WERE NOT GEARED TOWARDS WHAT IS ACTUALLY TAKING PLACE IN THE SOCIAL WORK FIELD. THEY SEEMED MORE OLD SCHOOL TEXT BOOK BASED. IN RESPECT I MUST SAY NOT ALL OF THE TEST QUESTIONS WERE THAT WAY BUT IN MY OPINION MANY OF THE QUESTIONS WERE NOT REFLECTIVE OF THE ACTUAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN THE REAL WORLD. READING THIS ARTICLE, AND FINDING OUT THAT IN 2018 SOME CHANGES WILL BE MADE ON THE EXAM GEARED TOWARDS MORE REALISTIC SCENARIOS OF SOCIAL WORKERS INTERACTIONS IS REFRESHING. I CONTINUE TO STUDY AND POLISH UP IN THE AREAS OF THE EXAM THAT I DID NOT SCORE AS HIGH. I LOOK FORWARD TO RETESTING IN NOVEMBER OF THIS YEAR, AS WELL AS FEELING RENEWED AND REFRESHED FOR INCOMING TESTERS IN 2018. I AM GREATFUL THAT THE ASWB RECOGNIZED THAT SOME CHANGES NEEDED TO BE MADE CONCERNING THE EXAM.

Kaneisha Dennis 165 days ago

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I just passed the LCSW exam in Texas. It was my 4th time... I did it though.
I realized that I really needed to understand the concepts in dept.... yes really know the theories underhand them . Know what the exam items were asking of me. Reasoning questions . No sws normally don’t think jay I’m in the exploration or goal attaintment phase of the helping process but this is what the test is about . One must know these basic Sw concepts processes theories frameworks and understand the presets have problem and meet the client where they are and identify what setting u are in because u have to practice within the scope of ur license. School social workers handle things different then a social worker in a clinical setting . Safety and hierarchy of needs clients self determination must be respected and must be promoted and I had to really come to terms with taking this test letting go and just doing it. I had to do it like it was my first tjne. I had a great time with a study group and attending a supervision group each month to refresh . I really learn by all styles and I have to talk and process and visually and auditorialy learn from videos and webinars . I studied with my best friend who isn’t a Sw and taught her Sw! I passed because I was determined to grow during this bizarre pause in my career ! I can move forward and focus on my skills and enhancing them

Jillinda (Jill) smith, LCSW 54 days ago

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