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Anxiety Disorders and the Social Work Exam

Anxiety Disorders and the Social Work Exam

September 8, 2023  |  dsm  |  practice

A client reports experiencing recurrent, sudden episodes of intense fear, sweating, and a sense of impending doom. These episodes are often accompanied by feelings of unreality or detachment from the self.



dsm  |  practice



Confidentiality and the Social Work Exam

Confidentiality and the Social Work Exam

September 6, 2023  |  ethics  |  practice

A client  struggling with substance abuse issues has shared sensitive information during a counseling session including illegal activities related to their substance use.



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The Mental Status Exam

The Mental Status Exam

September 1, 2023  |  knowledge  |  practice

You may not have used the Mental Status Exam (MSE) as a social worker. You may not have encountered much about it at school. But there's lots on it worth knowing as you prepare for the ASWB (and a social work career). Here are some of the essentials.



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ASWB Practice Questions Speed Run

ASWB Practice Questions Speed Run

August 31, 2023  |  video  |  practice

Need a jolt in your ASWB exam practice? Check out our new series of short videos, each containing a complete (fast) question, (speedy) answer, and (quick) explanation. We’re posting them semi-regularly on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram.



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Depressive Disorders and the Social Work Exam

Depressive Disorders and the Social Work Exam

August 28, 2023  |  DSM  |  practice

A social worker is conducting an initial assessment with a 35-year-old client who reports experiencing a persistently low mood, loss of interest in hobbies, and feelings of guilt and worthlessness...



DSM  |  practice



Alicia Passed the  ASWB Exam

Alicia Passed the ASWB Exam

August 24, 2023  |  passed the ASWB exam  |  success stories  |  LMSW

Alicia passed the social work licensing exam with SWTP!  I obtained my MSW in 2002 but never sat for the exam because I did have the need for it.  I got a strong foundation from NYU social work program that was primarily clinical.



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Psychotic Disorders and the Social Work Exam

Psychotic Disorders and the Social Work Exam

August 21, 2023  |  DSM  |  practice

Imagine an ASWB exam question like this:  A social worker meets with a client who reports hearing voices and occasionally seeing shadows… In other words, a client with psychotic symptoms. The question asks for the best diagnosis. How do you answer?



DSM  |  practice



Understanding Personality Disorders

Understanding Personality Disorders

August 17, 2023  |  knowledge  |  practice

Personality disorders are characterized by enduring patterns of inner experience and behavior that deviate significantly from cultural norms, causing distress or impairment in functioning.



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Substance Intoxication vs. Withdrawal

Substance Intoxication vs. Withdrawal

August 14, 2023  |  knowledge  |  practice

Substance withdrawal and substance intoxication both come up regularly in social work practice. Don’t be surprised to find them on the ASWB exam!  Here's a breakdown of each term, followed by some substance-by-



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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

August 10, 2023  |  theory  |  knowledge  |  practice

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a psychological theory proposed by Abraham Maslow in the 1940s. The theory suggests that individuals have a hierarchy of needs that must be fulfilled to realize one's full potential.



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