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IED v. AAB v. APD

IED v. AAB v. APD

August 5, 2009  |  knowledge

Sorting through the DSM alphabet: Intermittent Explosive Disorder Intermittent explosive disorder is characterized by repeated episodes of aggressive, violent behavior in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation.



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DSM-IV Training Guide

DSM-IV Training Guide

August 5, 2009  |  knowledge

Hey, check it out. DSM help in a book. Exam-prep-o-riffic. Happy browsing... UPDATE: Here's DSM-5 help via the same source. The ASWB exam assesses social workers' knowledge and understanding of the DSM.



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Primary Insomnia

Primary Insomnia

July 31, 2009  |  knowledge

Via emedicine: Primary insomnia is sleeplessness that is not attributable to a medical, psychiatric, or environmental cause. Case study A 56-year-old woman reports difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.



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Beck Basics Book

Beck Basics Book

July 29, 2009  |  materials

Want to learn CBT? Read Judith Beck's Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond. Want to know enough about CBT for the test? Here's a CBT summary at Psych Central.



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Social Work Test Prep Mailbag

Social Work Test Prep Mailbag

July 23, 2009  |  mailbag

Here, some questions from my inbox today, w/ my answers: [Re how I studied...] I coughed up the $$$ for AATBS--really expensive. It may be possible to get their materials (or others) second-hand through ebay or craigslist.



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Social Work Exam Review

Social Work Exam Review

July 21, 2009  |  knowledge

Rereading some old material as prep for exam #2, jotted down a list of stuff I'd half-forgotten or just plain didn't know any more. Follow links to (more complete) defs. Echolalia is the repetition of vocalizations made by another person.



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Back in Action

Back in Action

July 6, 2009  |  audio

I'm returning to studying--and blogging--after a month-plus hiatus. Time to get that vignette test prepped for and passed. I'll post useful-seeming stuff as I encounter it. Requests and such welcomed: info@socialworktestprep.com (or in Comments).



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Obsessed

Obsessed

May 31, 2009  |  video

Of note, Obsessed on A&E. It's CBT vs. OCD. A woman counts stuff, can't drive. A man washes and cleans. Therapists help. Much, much more than you'll ever need to know for the social work exam. But good to see therapy--and some recovery--



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Keep Up

Keep Up

May 25, 2009  |  materials

They say keeping up with what's going on in the wider world of psych is a help when it comes to licensing exam day. May also be useful in actually doing social work, doing therapy.For non-journal-reading types (i.e.



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Hypomanic Episode

Hypomanic Episode

May 12, 2009

What's a hypomanic episode? PsychCentral will tell you. Their page on the topic begins like this: A hypomanic episode is not a disorder in itself, but rather is a description of a part of a type of bipolar II disorder.








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