Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

  • Filename: social-work-aswb-bachelors-exam-guide-and-practice-test-set.
  • ISBN: 9780826132765
  • Release Date: 2015-10-15
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



“Dawn gave us the tools we needed to take the exam, and let me tell you—she was on point! Not only did she cover the content areas we needed to focus in on, but she also showed us how to read and interpret the questions on the exam.” —Ammu D. Kowolik, LMSW, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Students and social workers preparing for the social work bachelors licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Bachelors Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Bachelors “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focuses on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, human behavior, diversity, assessment, direct and indirect practice, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. KEY FEATURES: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all the content areas on the bachelors and associate examinations, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.

Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

  • Filename: social-work-aswb-advanced-generalist-exam-guide-and-practice-test-set.
  • ISBN: 9780826133533
  • Release Date: 2016-04-06
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



Students and social workers preparing for the social work advanced generalist licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Advanced Generalist Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Advanced Generalist “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focused on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, diversity, assessment and planning, direct and indirect (micro and macro) practice, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. Key Features: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all of the content areas on the advanced generalist examination, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.

Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide

  • Filename: social-work-aswb-clinical-exam-guide.
  • ISBN: 9780826172013
  • Release Date: 2015-05-11
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Dr. Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



“Dawn gave us the tools we needed to take the exam, and let me tell you—she was on point! Not only did she cover the content areas we needed to focus in on, but she also showed us how to read and interpret the questions on the exam.” —Ammu D. Kowolik, LMSW, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Students and social workers preparing for the social work clinical licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Clinical Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Clinical “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focuses on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, human behavior in the environment, diversity, addictions, assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, clinical interventions, case management, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. Key Features: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all the content areas on the clinical examination, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.

Social Work ASWB Bachelors Practice Test

  • Filename: social-work-aswb-bachelors-practice-test.
  • ISBN: 9780826134332
  • Release Date: 2016-08-09
  • Number of pages: 156
  • Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



This full-length practice test with answers and rationales, created by a prominent educator of social work licensure candidates, is a key resource for social workers preparing for the ASWB® Bachelors or Associate exams. It can be used either on its own or in conjunction with the author’s Social Work ASWB® Bachelors Exam Guide: A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success. The 170 questions contained in this resource mirror the test in length, structure, and content. These are unique questions, distinct from those in the author’s complementary study guide, that serve as a valuable diagnostic tool to improve exam success. With in-depth rationales and specific strategies for correctly answering each question, this resource helps social workers identify gaps in knowledge and errors in problem solving. Knowledge domains are grouped together so test-takers can identify the specific content area and competency being tested—a valuable asset for increasing understanding. In addition, the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) are identified for each question, so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. Tips for reading the questions, avoiding common pitfalls, and other valuable test-taking strategies, including an assessment of learning styles, add to this book’s value as a highly useful resource and diagnostic tool. Key Features: Written by a renowned educator of social work licensure candidates Mirrors the actual ASWB® Bachelors and Associate exams Includes a full practice test with 170 questions Provides answers with full rationales and specific test-taking strategies for all questions

Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

  • Filename: social-work-aswb-advanced-generalist-exam-guide-and-practice-test-set.
  • ISBN: 9780826133533
  • Release Date: 2016-04-06
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



Students and social workers preparing for the social work advanced generalist licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Advanced Generalist Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Advanced Generalist “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focused on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, diversity, assessment and planning, direct and indirect (micro and macro) practice, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. Key Features: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all of the content areas on the advanced generalist examination, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.

Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

  • Filename: social-work-aswb-clinical-exam-guide-and-practice-test-set.
  • ISBN: 9780826172020
  • Release Date: 2015-05-11
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



“Dawn gave us the tools we needed to take the exam, and let me tell you—she was on point! Not only did she cover the content areas we needed to focus in on, but she also showed us how to read and interpret the questions on the exam.” —Ammu D. Kowolik, LMSW, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Students and social workers preparing for the social work clinical licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Clinical Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Clinical “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focuses on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, human behavior in the environment, diversity, addictions, assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, clinical interventions, case management, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. Key Features: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all the content areas on the clinical examination, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.

Social Work Practice in Healthcare

  • Filename: social-work-practice-in-healthcare.
  • ISBN: 9781483353180
  • Release Date: 2015-04-10
  • Number of pages: 536
  • Author: Karen M. Allen
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



Social Work Practice in Health Care by Karen M. Allen and William J. Spitzer is a pragmatic and comprehensive book that helps readers develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effective health care social work practice, as well as an understanding of the technological, social, political, ethical, and financial factors affecting contemporary patient care. Packed with case studies and exercises, the book emphasizes the importance of being attentive to both patient and organizational needs, covers emerging trends in health care policy and delivery, provides extensive discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and addresses social work practice across the continuum of care.

Social Work ASWB Masters Practice Test

  • Filename: social-work-aswb-masters-practice-test.
  • ISBN: 9780826134394
  • Release Date: 2016-12-02
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



This full-length practice test with answers and rationales, created by a prominent educator of social work licensure candidates, is a key resource for social workers preparing for the ASWB® Masters exam. It can be used either on its own or in conjunction with the author’s Social Work ASWB® Masters Exam Guide: A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success. The 170 questions contained in this resource mirror the test in length, structure, and content. These are unique questions, distinct from those in the author’s complementary study guide, that serve as a valuable diagnostic tool to improve exam success. With in-depth rationales and specific strategies for correctly answering each question, this resource helps social workers identify gaps in knowledge and errors in problem solving. Knowledge domains are grouped together so test-takers can identify the specific content area and competency being tested—a valuable asset for increasing understanding. In addition, the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) are identified for each question, so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. Tips for reading the questions, avoiding common pitfalls, and other valuable test-taking strategies, including an assessment of learning styles, add to this book’s value as a highly useful resource and diagnostic tool. Key Features: Written by a renowned educator of social work licensure candidates Mirrors the actual ASWB® Masters examIncludes a full practice test with 170 questions Provides answers with full rationales and specific test-taking strategies for all questions ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.

Real World Clinical Social Work

  • Filename: real-world-clinical-social-work.
  • ISBN: 1929109504
  • Release Date: 2015-09-17
  • Number of pages: 223
  • Author: Danna R. Bodenheimer
  • Publisher: New Social Worker Press



Social work graduate school is only the beginning of your preparation for professional life in the real world as a clinical social worker. Dr. Danna Bodenheimer serves as a mentor or a supportive supervisor as she shares practice wisdom on topics such as thinking clinically, developing a theoretical orientation, considering practice settings, and coping with money issues. She addresses the importance of supervision and how to use it wisely. A frank discussion on the important and rarely-talked-about issue of loving one's client is followed by a practical look at next steps-post-graduate options and finding your life's work in clinical social work. Altogether, Real World Clinical Social Work will serve to empower you as you find your own voice, your own way, and your own professional identity. What People Are Saying Reading Danna Bodenheimer's Real World Clinical Social Work: Find Your Voice and Find Your Way is like spending a weekend in a wonderful candid conversation with many of our favorite theorists! ....In language that is accessible, oftentimes metaphoric, and yet not at all simplistic, this book also introduces us to some of the clinical experiences of clients and therapists through an interweaving of their stories and theories. Just prior to presenting us with a thoughtful array of "post graduate options" for further learning and development, Bodenheimer explores the dimensions and dilemmas associated with still-controversial subjects like clients' transference and clinicians' countertransference, including feelings of love. Whether just entering the world of a master's-prepared social worker or having spent decades as an agency-based or private practitioner, an educator, or an administrator in the social services, spending time with Real World Clinical Social Work is a real gift to yourself and everyone you serve. Darlyne Bailey, Ph.D, ACSW, LISW Dean, Professor, and MSS Program Director Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College As students graduate from our MSW program, they often express a mix of excitement and anticipation about beginning social work practice. They almost always wonder, "Am I ready to do this work?" Dr. Bodenheimer's book is a wonderful bridge for new graduates as they move from the support of graduate education and agency supervision to independent practitioners. Using years of teaching and astute practice experience, she provides continued education, support, and clinical insight. While grounded solidly in practice theory, Dr. Bodenheimer guides practitioners to find their own practice wisdom and style that is so essential to the social work profession. No doubt, new social workers will find this an accessible, practical primer...and a life raft for embarking on the profession! Anne Marcus Weiss, LSW, MSW Director of Field Education University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice Danna Bodenheimer's book is the clinical supervisor you always wanted to have: brilliant yet approachable, professional yet personal, grounded and practical, yet steeped in theory, and challenging you to dig deeper. Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW Associate Professor of Social Work Loyola University Chicago Founder and Host, Social Work Podcast It is nearly impossible to begin a career as a budding clinical social worker without the accompaniment of a variably loud inner voice that says, "You have no idea what you are doing." Dr. Bodenheimer befriends the beginning clinician with this incredibly personable and accessible book and says, "Sure, you do." Dr. Bodenheimer uses herself as a vehicle for connection with the reader, and she speaks directly to that inner voice with compassion, understanding, and guidance. Cara Segal, Ph.D. Smith College School for Social Work, faculty Private Practitioner, Northampton, MA

Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees

  • Filename: social-work-with-immigrants-and-refugees.
  • ISBN: 0826133363
  • Release Date: 2008-10-27
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Elaine P. Congress, DSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



"This book is an optimal tool for instructors and students of graduate classes in social work and related disciplines." --Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health "I applaud social work students, professors, and social workers who seek to serve and empower the immigrant community. This text is a great tool toward raising awareness of the many issues immigrants face, and helping them find solutions." --Frank Sharry, Executive Director, America's Voice "The book is a major contribution to social workers and their clients as it addresses advocacy on behalf of immigrants and refugees during a social, economic and political period that restricts immigrants' rights and service access." --Dr. Diane Drachman, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Social Work Successful social work with immigrants must begin with an understanding of their legal status and how that status impacts their housing, employment, health care, education, and virtually every other aspect of life. Chang-Muy and Congress present social workers with the only book on the market to emphasize the legal aspect of immigrant issues as well as critical practice and advocacy issues. Topics discussed include historical and current trends in immigration, applicable theories for practice with immigrants, policy and advocacy methods, and the need for cultural competence. By providing comprehensive coverage of both the legal and practice issues of this complex field, this book will help social service professionals and graduate students increase their cultural sensitivity and work more effectively with immigrants. Key Features: Covers the latest aspects of the immigration debate and discusses how social workers are affected by emerging immigration policies Discusses special populations such as refugees, elderly immigrants, and victims of international trafficking Includes case studies on the most critical issues immigrants face today: legal processes, physical and mental health issues, employment difficulties, family conflicts, and more Instructional Materials Available! Free to instructors with a verified order of seven or more copies. Email [email protected] to request syllabus and PowerPoint slides.

ASWB Bachelors Exam Secrets

  • Filename: aswb-bachelors-exam-secrets.
  • ISBN: 160971217X
  • Release Date: 2015-02-25
  • Number of pages: 145
  • Author: Mometrix Media
  • Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc



***Includes Practice Test Questions*** ASWB Bachelors Exam Secrets helps you ace the Association of Social Work Boards Exam without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ASWB Bachelors Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. ASWB Bachelors Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ASWB Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Motivational Forces, Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory, Executive Function, Super-Ego, Personality, Driving Forces, Psychosexual Development, Displacement, Intellectualization, Somatization, Heinz Hartmann's Ego Psychology, Substitution, Margaret Mahler's Object Relations Theory, Gestalt Psychology, Heinz Kohut's Self-Psychology, Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Theory, Jean Piaget, Social Learning Theories, Cultural Competence, Ethnic-Sensitive Social Worker, Client Assessment, Signs of Suicide, Abuse Evaluation, Signs of Sexual Abuse, Elder Adult Abuse, Dementia, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Schizophrenia, Substance Abuse, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Panic Disorders, Factitious Disorder, Malingering, and much more...

Animals in Our Lives

  • Filename: animals-in-our-lives.
  • ISBN: 1598571575
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Peggy D. McCardle
  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company



This book is the first cohesive resource presenting the research on the positive effects of animal therapies and interactions on child health and development. Readers will explore current evidence on the physical and psychological benefits of animals and

101 Careers in Social Work Second Edition

  • Filename: 101-careers-in-social-work-second-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780826129062
  • Release Date: 2014-12-05
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Dr. Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: "This is a vital and necessary guide to the social work profession. This book clarifies the social work mission, goals, and objectives, and strengthens and promotes them as well." óCarmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSW Professor & Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University "The authors do an excellent job of illustrating the uniqueness, diversity, and richness of the profession. I strongly recommend this book for use in social work orientation, advising, and education." óSaundra Starks, EdD, LCSW, Professor, Western Kentucky University What do documentary filmmakers, conflict mediators, forensic social workers, researchers, mental health practitioners, human services administrators, medical social workers, and policy advocates have in common? They are all potential careers for social workers. The second edition of this popular guide to social work careers has been completely updated and expanded to reflect current trends in social work education and social work practice, including the employment outlook in various fields of practice, current accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements, along with new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of social work, the book describes both traditional careers and those that are off the beaten path in such arenas as forensic social work, social entrepreneurship, working in political systems, international careers, and community practice. Well organized and written in a conversational tone, each chapter describes a particular social work domain, illustrating specific careers within that field including best features, challenges, required core competencies and skills, and educational and licensing requirements needed to succeed. For each career the book also discusses employment outlook and includes recommended references for more in-depth information. Vivid stories from social workers across the country further help readers to choose a career that is a good fit. Additionally, the book includes updated job-hunting tools and websites, including international opportunities, and ways to offset the high cost of higher education. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists provide additional fodder to help readers choose a social work career tailored to their unique talents, interests, and passions. New to the Second Edition: Presents updated accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements Describes new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Discusses the impact of our current social, economic, and political climate on the profession Includes new career-planning and job-hunting tools Addresses how students can offset the high cost of higher education

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