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Poetry Writing

Research Is... and Social Work Is... Poetic Analysis as a Reflective Activity

BSW students at University of Alabama Birmingham were asked: What does being a professional social worker mean to you? How do you define research? A poetic analysis of their answers resulted in two poems.

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You are the embodiment of all we hope social workers will be—caring professionals who are known for their warmth, empathy, and genuineness. Congratulations, graduates! We are honored to call you colleagues in the ever-evolving social work profession. Read more

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Digital textbooks, discussion boards, online proctored exams, and virtual class sessions. Does this sound familiar? Use these 8 tips to decrease the distance in your distance education. Read more

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Doctor of Social Work (DSW) programs are on the rise. What is a DSW? DSWs are advanced practitioners who are scholar practitioners. Is this the path for you? Read more

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Over the last 18 months, demographic data related to licensing exam pass rates has been a topic of discussion and increased scrutiny. The ASWB Board of Directors is continually revisiting the question of demographic data release. Read more

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Items on the ASWB social work licensing exams go through several steps before appearing on an exam, including Differential Item Functioning (DIF) analysis. Steps include practice analysis, standard setting, item development, and form development. Read more

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Are you thinking about a doctorate in social work? Does the dissertation scare you? In this video and accompanying article, Dr. Veronica Hardy shares tips for social workers considering work toward a social work doctoral degree (PhD or DSW). Read more

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