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.

Social Work ASWB Masters Practice Test Second Edition

  • Filename: social-work-aswb-masters-practice-test-second-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780826147233
  • Release Date: 2017-11-30
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



Written by a highly-respected social work educator rather than an unknown at a test preparation company, this full-length practice test with answers and rationales covers all the content areas of the updated 2018 ASWB® Masters exam. A valuable diagnostic tool to improve test success, the 170 questions mirror the exam in length, structure, and content. Reviewers applaud the book’s test-taking strategies for each question which are based on the author’s extensive knowledge of the exam. In-depth rationales for correctly answering each question help readers identify gaps in knowledge and errors in problem solving. Additional test taking tips make this book an invaluable resource for those who want to pass the ASWB® Masters Exam on the first attempt! Highlights include: Updated to reflect ASWB’s revised 2018 test blueprint used for test construction. Content available via an app in addition to the print version so test takers can study using multiple mediums. Written by a renowned social work educator who has helped thousands of test takers pass the exam through her invaluable workshops. A full practice test with 170 questions that mirrors the actual ASWB® Masters Exam in length, structure, and content, with detailed explanations of the correct answers. Test-taking strategies for each question along with the detailed rationale for the correct answer help readers identify gaps in knowledge and errors in problem solving. Questions are distinct from those in the author’s Social Work ASWB® Masters Exam Guide, 2e. The Social Work ASWB® Practice Test, 2e can be used on its own or in conjunction with the Social Work ASWB® Masters Exam Guide, 2e. Students applaud the invaluable tips for how to read and answer each question and assess one’s learning style which provide a powerful diagnostic tool and help foster exam confidence. The Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) are identified for each question so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. An evaluation of results helps readers identify the content areas and competencies that need further study.

Social Work ASWB Clinical Practice Test

  • Filename: social-work-aswb-clinical-practice-test.
  • ISBN: 9780826134370
  • Release Date: 2017-11-30
  • Number of pages: 144
  • 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® Clinical exam. It can be used either on its own or in conjunction with the author’s Social Work ASWB® Clinical 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 Clinical exam Includes 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.

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 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 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 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

Association of Social Work Boards Masters Exam Secrets

  • Filename: association-of-social-work-boards-masters-exam-secrets.
  • ISBN: 1609712218
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 153
  • Author: Mometrix Media
  • Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc



***Includes Practice Test Questions*** ASWB Masters Exam Secrets helps you ace the Association of Social Work Boards Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ASWB Masters 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 Masters 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 ASWB Exam review including: ASWB Overview, Why is Licensing Needed?, How to Register, Registration, What to Expect, Scoring, Four Levels of Licensing Examinations, Bachelors, Masters, Advanced Generalist, Clinical, Category Example Questions, Bachelors Examination, Masters Examination, Advanced Generalist Examination, Clinical Examination, The Practice Analysis, Recall: Level One, Application: Level Two, Reasoning: Level Three, General Questions Concerning ASWB, Passing scores, Different Jurisdictions, Tests Administration, Exam Locations, Stages of Clinical Practice, Beginning Stage, Establishing Relationships, Contracting, Researching, Examination Content Outlines, How to Use the Outlines to Study, and much more...

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

Positive Psychology 101

  • Filename: positive-psychology-101.
  • ISBN: 9780826126986
  • Release Date: 2015-11-06
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Philip C. Watkins, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



Does happiness matter? What are happy people like? Can people enhance their sense of well-being? One of the most important movements in psychology during the past two decades, positive psychology is a discipline that seeks to understand the factors that contribute the most to a well lived and fulfilling life. Written by a highly respected scholar and educator of positive psychology, this is a concise, accessible introduction to this popular field of study. Appropriate for anyone seeking an introduction to positive psychology and an ideal brief text for relevant college courses, this book surveys the origins and current state of what is known about this evolving field. It places a particular emphasis on well-being as the leading edge of positive psychology research and practice. The text encompasses the key theories and current research supporting positive psychology, and discusses its three ìpillarsî: subjective well-being and positive emotions, psychological traits, and positive institutions. It introduces the foundational concepts underlying positive psychology and describes the specific strengths and virtues upon which it focuses. Woven throughout is the premise that gratitude matters to oneís happiness. The heart of the book explores such major questions as: What is happiness? How do oneís circumstances impact happiness? What are the traits of well-being? Are relationships important to happiness? With a nod to the expanding parameters of human interactions today, the text examines the impact of electronic relationships on well-being. It also discusses and responds to the most significant criticisms of the positive psychology movement and helps readers to understand how the science of positive psychology can enhance their own well-being. Insights into the past and future of positive psychology conclude this thoughtful text. Key Features: Addresses the origins and major tenets of positive psychology Provides a concise and accessible introduction ideal for college courses and seminars Emphasizes well-being as the leading edge of positive psychology research and practice Helps readers understand how positive psychology can help them enhance their own well-being Written by a noted scholar and educator of positive psychology

The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults

  • Filename: the-mental-health-and-substance-use-workforce-for-older-adults.
  • ISBN: 9780309256650
  • Release Date: 2012-09-26
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Author: Committee on the Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations
  • Publisher: National Academies Press



At least 5.6 million to 8 million--nearly one in five--older adults in America have one or more mental health and substance use conditions, which present unique challenges for their care. With the number of adults age 65 and older projected to soar from 40.3 million in 2010 to 72.1 million by 2030, the aging of America holds profound consequences for the nation. For decades, policymakers have been warned that the nation's health care workforce is ill-equipped to care for a rapidly growing and increasingly diverse population. In the specific disciplines of mental health and substance use, there have been similar warnings about serious workforce shortages, insufficient workforce diversity, and lack of basic competence and core knowledge in key areas. Following its 2008 report highlighting the urgency of expanding and strengthening the geriatric health care workforce, the IOM was asked by the Department of Health and Human Services to undertake a complementary study on the geriatric mental health and substance use workforce. The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands? assesses the needs of this population and the workforce that serves it. The breadth and magnitude of inadequate workforce training and personnel shortages have grown to such proportions, says the committee, that no single approach, nor a few isolated changes in disparate federal agencies or programs, can adequately address the issue. Overcoming these challenges will require focused and coordinated action by all.

Social Policy for Effective Practice

  • Filename: social-policy-for-effective-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781315397962
  • Release Date: 2017-02-24
  • Number of pages: 760
  • Author: Rosemary Kennedy Chapin
  • Publisher: Routledge



For use as a text in foundations generalist social policy courses, either at the baccalaureate or master’s level, this book examines the process of defining need, analyzing social policy, and developing new policy. A clear philosophical base and a common theoretical framework underlie the discussion of each component of the policy process. Each chapter builds on the knowledge foundation provided in previous chapters to equip students with skills necessary for effective policy practice. Four themes are interwoven throughout the book: the importance of thinking critically about social policy, the benefits of using the strengths perspective in policy analysis and development, the critical role social policy plays in all areas of practice, and the absolute responsibility of every social worker to engage in policy practice. Routledgesw.com now contains 6 cases; the Sanchez Case has been revised to include much more policy content. Instructor materials include extra readings, PowerPoints, test questions, annotated links, syllabi, and EPAS guidelines. As with the third edition, instructors can choose chapters relevant to their course and custom publish them at www.routledge.customgateway.com

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