Negative Reinforcement: There's nothing 'negative' about it

Submitted by Heidi Tobe on Mon, 10/04/2021 - 02:00pm

So, after a 2 month hiatus to cover recent changes to the NASW code of ethics, we are back with another ASWB practice question! This month we continue our series comparing recall vs. application vs. reasoning questions. Every two months this year, we're taking a topic that could show up on the ASWB exams and comparing two ways it could be tested. In February and March we covered Narcissistic Personality Disorder. April and May were all about Antisocial Personality Disorder. In June and July we covered the differences between Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2. This month we are diving into a commonly

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ASWB Exam Registration - What You Need to Know

Submitted by Amanda Rowan on Mon, 08/30/2021 - 02:05pm

Hello Social Workers! If you are looking for information about the ASWB exam registration and how to get starting, congratulations! That means you have already shown your determination and commitment to becoming a Social Worker. Now, all you need to do is pass your exam. First things first... Before moving forward with ASWB Exam Registration, here are some important things to know: That the Association for Social Workers Boards is in charge of developing and administering the four ASWB exams. These exams are the ASWB Bachelors Level Exam, the ASWB Masters Level Exam, the ASWB Clinical Level

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ASWB Practice Question: Bipolar Disorder

Submitted by Heidi Tobe on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 03:00pm

Last month we discussed the differences between Bipolar Disorder 1 and 2 and offered an application question to test your knowledge on this topic. This month we’re back with a reasoning based question to help show how the same topic can be tested in different ways on the ASWB social work exams. Let’s start with a brief overview of the differences between Bipolar Disorder 1 and 2 (be sure to check out last month’s blog where we go into greater depth on these differences). Bipolar Disorder: 1 vs. 2 The biggest thing to keep in mind is that as soon as you have a manic episode present, the

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ASWB Practice: Antisocial Personality Disorder Recall

Submitted by Heidi Tobe on Mon, 04/05/2021 - 03:00pm

This year, we’ve decided to try something new with our social work blogs to help highlight the different types of questions on the social work exams. When covering a new topic, we’ll take the first month to do a recall question on that topic. After that, the next month we’ll take the same topic and do a reasoning based question. While both the master’s level LMSW and clinical level LCSW ASWB exams have more reasoning than recall, you want to be prepared for both types of questions. For the months of April and May, we’ll cover the topic of Antisocial Personality Disorder. The last two months we

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ASWB Practice Question: Narcissistic Personality Disorder Recall

Submitted by Heidi Tobe on Mon, 02/01/2021 - 03:00pm

Over the next several months, we are going to be trying something new with our social work blogs to highlight the differences in the types of questions that show up on the ASWB exam. One month we are going to do a recall question of a topic. The next month, we are going to take the same topic, but do a reasoning question on that topic. Both the LMSW and LCSW exams have more reasoning than recall, however, you definitely want to be prepared for both. This month and next month, we are exploring the topic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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Revised CAMFT Code of Ethics: How will it affect your licensing exam? Part 3 of 3

Submitted by Robin Gluck on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 07:01pm

2019 CAMFT Code of Ethics At this time, any questions on the exam that are about the 2019 CAMFT Code of Ethics are pretest questions. Questions regarding the 2019 CAMFT Code of Ethics will not be scored until the next cycle for the law and or ethics or clinical (written) exams. The new cycle for law and ethics starts October 1st and the next cycle for the clinical (written) exam starts December 1st. As we’ve noted in parts 1 and 2 of this blog series, the changes to the Code of Ethics, while important, do not substantially alter how you would answer questions on the exam. Following is a review

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How to Provide the Best Counseling for LGBQTIA+ Clients?

Submitted by Kristie Overstreet on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 08:59pm

Many clients in the world are looking for a clinician just like you to help them. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Plus(LGBTQIA+) clients are especially at risk when looking for a competent and skilled provider. Whether you refer to the community at LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQIA+, or another combination of acronyms, they needed affirming behavioral healthcare. The plus at the end of the abbreviation is to include all of the other identities not spelled out. Your goal is to provide the best counseling experience for your LGBTQIA+ client. Here are a few practical tips that

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Is the Field of Addiction Counseling for You?

Submitted by Kristie Overstreet on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 08:40pm

Are you considering going into the field of addiction counseling? Do you have an interest in helping people struggling with out of control behavior? If so, your clinical experience is needed in the field of addiction recovery. As a substance abuse counselor, you can find a job in a hospital, outpatient, or private practice setting. Your clinical skills in mental health and substance abuse can make a big difference in your client’s life. Here are a few things to consider as you question if the field of addiction counseling is right for you. Exploring your views of addiction One of the crucial

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