Will Baum, LCSW Founder of SWTP, Will started SWTP as a blog recording his own test-prepping efforts, just a few years after graduating the University of Southern California School of Social Work. SWTP soon became a full-fledged test-prep site offering its own practice exams, etc. Also a therapist in private practice (specializing in anxiety, addiction, and chronic pain), Will is the one you're most likely to be in contact with when you write to SWTP (try it). He's written for the Huffington Post, the New Social Worker, and Psychology Today.
Lead Exam Writers
Many have contributed to SWTP's five exams and two boosters. Two social workers have more questions on SWTP exams than any others: Amy Morin and Debra Stang.
Amy Morin, LCSW Lead test writer Amy Morin graduated from the University of New England School of Social Work, 2002. Her writing efforts don't stop with practice questions. She has authored three books (and counting): 13 Things Strong People Don't Do, a huge success which she followed up with 13 Things Strong Parents Don't Do and 13 Things Strong Women Don't Do.
Want some wind beneath your wings as you prepare to pass the ASWB exam? Check out Amy's TED talk, The Secret to Becoming Mentally Strong. Follow Amy's latest articles, books, and talks on her site, amymorinlcsw.com.
Deborah Stang, MSW is a contributing exam item writer at SWTP. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Social Work, Deborah's writing writing has appeared in WOW! Women on Writing!, TravelWise, Profiles in Diversity, Truman Health Systems, The National Hemophilia Foundation, and the Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors. Her practice specialties are Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, gay and lesbian issues, senior issues,She is the author of several books, including Visiting Grandma, Hospice Tails: The Animal Companions Who Journey with Hospice Patients and their Families, and 40 Simple Tips to Overcome Depression Now! Learn more about Deborah on her site debralynnstang.com/
Raymond Batista, LCSW received his MSW from the School of Social Work at Fordham University. To help social workers pass the licensing exam, Ray pulls from his real-world experience working with diverse populations across different practice settings including older adults, co-occurring disorders, addiction, and work with the Hispanic/Latino community.
Find Ray at thesocialworkexamtutor.com (tell him SWTP sent you!).
Eric Martin, LMSW got his MSW from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. While not helping social workers get prepared for the licensing exam (and not running or playing music), he works as a substance use therapist at a local community health agency in Manhattan, KS.
Will Eric accept if you add him on LinkedIn? Find out. Write Eric directly for tutoring--tell him SWTP sent you!
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