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What Do You Know About Hallucinations? LMSW Exam Prep

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 9:55pm

Social Work Exam Prep: Hallucinations

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Understanding Informed Consent: LCSW & MFT Exam Prep

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 7:06pm

What Do You Need to Know About Gender Roles for the LMSW Exam?

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 9:53am

Alright everyone, this week we are looking at the concept of gender roles.  This term can be somewhat sticky because it is often disputed and criticized by a wide variety of theorists.  Even just the term gender has many definitions and can vary person-to-person depending on what it means for that specific individual.  Before we get too much into it, let's look at a sample question.

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Understanding Psychological Phenomena: LCSW & MFT Exam Prep

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 7:40pm

Preparing for the LMSW Exam: Free Association

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 4:07pm

Apparently the F's are a little scarse for finding social work terms, so this week we are talking about a lesser discussed term: Free association.  Free association was developed and used by Freud throughout his work as a psychoanalysis.

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What Should You Know About Therapy Theories for the LCSW & MFT Exam?

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 6:21pm

Okay folks, this week we're turning to the topic of therapy theories.  This is one of the topics in which there's a pretty significant difference in the amount of information that you might need to know, and it all depends on your discipline.

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Studying for the LMSW Exam: Empowerment

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 2:01pm

I think empowerment is a fitting topic for this week as the Olympics have been constantly streaming through my T.V. While I love watching the events themselves, my favorite is hearing the athlete's stories and seeing the various obstacles they have faced in their lives.

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What Do You Need to Know About Medication Management for the LCSW & MFT Exam?

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 6:51pm

It's Tuesday, and even though I'm glued to the Olympics, it's time for another Hot Topic!  This week we're moving on to Medication Management.  This topic could include things like common medications, when to refer for a medication evaluation, and collaborating with a psychiatrist. Let's look at a sample test item: Sample:

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Are You Studying for the LMSW Exam? Let's Understand Defense Mechanisms

Submitted by Emily Pellegrin... on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 7:59am

Oh defense mechanisms.  I think we're all guilty of using them and with good reason.  They serve an important role in our lives and our client's lives by helping us cope with the many challenges that we face in life. Here’s a sample question to start us off: Sample Question:

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Are You Studying for the LCSW or MFT Exam? Let's Understand Termination

Submitted by Bethany Vanderb... on Tue, 07/24/2012 - 7:03pm

Oh, goodbyes...most of us aren't very good at them in our personal lives, but it's important that we become good at the process around saying goodbye in our professional lives.  Termination is a vital part of treatment and deserves our attention and respect.

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