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Identity Problem

Identity Problem

April 15, 2009  |  knowledge  |  vignette

This came up running vignette practice questions.  What exactly is an Identity Problem in the DSM?  An answer: Identity Problems are characterized by severe distress and uncertainty about issues related to identity, such as long-



knowledge  |  vignette



Social Work Test Prep: The Movie

Social Work Test Prep: The Movie

April 15, 2009  |  video

Mental health disorders may seem more common in movies and TV characters than in real-life, but the stats say something entirely different.



video



Social Workers and Depression

Social Workers and Depression

April 13, 2009  |  audio

A new Social Work Podcast is up. Interview topic: Social Workers and Depression. Since you, a social worker, are three times as likely to be depressed as the next person...enjoy! There are several factors that contribute to this increased risk.



audio



Free Online Social Work Practice Exams

Free Online Social Work Practice Exams

April 8, 2009  |  practice

If you're new to this site, welcome. Here's a collection of free online social work practice exams collected over time. Running practice tests seems to be everybody's agreed-upon way to best get prepared for the social work licensing exam.



practice



Vignette Test Prep

Vignette Test Prep

April 5, 2009  |  vignette

Okay, so maybe this one is simpler. Harder, but simpler. AATBS suggests reading their not-so-thick vignette strategies book then running the practice exams over and over again.



vignette



Vignette: It Begins

Vignette: It Begins

March 31, 2009  |  practice  |  vignette

One down, one to go.  So...getting started.  Looks like I'll do AATBS again.  Worked for the first and no one's warned me against it.  They suggest 60 days to study.  I'm going to try to get it done in six weeks.



practice  |  vignette



Passed! You're next!

Passed! You're next!

March 30, 2009

Relief! One down, one to go. You're next! How do you get to your social work license? Practice, practice, practice.  Speaking of "practice, practice, practice," here's a history of the joke that started that all ("How do you get to Carnegie Hall?").






Exam Day

Exam Day

March 30, 2009  |  exam day

So here's what it was like. What I did. Maybe helpful, maybe not.Took a few days off prior to exam day to make sure I knew stuff. Took the AATBS exam #5 in one sit-down, as suggested. Scored 76%--kind of iffy, right on the border.



exam day



Reality Therapy

Reality Therapy

March 26, 2009

Wiki(s) of the moment: Reality Therapy. The Reality Therapy approach to counseling and problem-solving focuses on the here-and-now of the client and how to create a better future.






Flash Card Review

Flash Card Review

March 26, 2009

Finally tried out my own flash cards. Not bad--a few mistakes, some typos. Here's what I was left needing to review. Thought it might be handy to have here (and that maybe cuttingand pasting would somehow save me having to reread them).








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