Includes Practice Test Questions
How to Pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Licensing Examination, using our easy step-by-step ASWB test study guide, without weeks and months of endless studying...
On a beautiful late spring afternoon, this past year, a young woman received the devastating news. She had just gotten back her result on the ASWB test. It wasn't what she had hoped for. In fact, it wasn't even close to the expectations she had considering her excellent grades in her social work degree program.
She had failed the ASWB examination.
The worst part was that she knew that she could never fulfill her goal of becoming a licensed social worker without passing the ASWB test.
Then she remembered her friends and felt even worse. Some of her closest friends had already gotten their ASWB test scores back and had passed. They would probably easily go through the rest of the licensure process by their jurisdictional board and become licensed social workers. Before her test day, she had been procrastinating about preparing for the ASWB test, because she hated standardized tests, and this only confirmed her hatred.
"Why do you have to take the ASWB to become a licensed social worker?" she angrily wondered. She had already been looking forward to her future career.
She didn't look forward to having to tell the embarrassing news to her friends.
"What will I do if I can't pass this test?" she thought with dismay, slowly realizing the harsh reality of her predicament and its upsetting implications on her future.
How to Solve the Problem
Unfortunately, this hypothetical situation occurs all the time. Someone thought they were going to breeze through the ASWB and board licensure process. They had told all of their friends, made plans for the future, and then got an embarrassing reality check from their result on the ASWB test.
Contrary to popular belief, the ASWB test is not a measure of your academic performance, which is why test takers with a perfect record in their social work degree program rarely have a perfect score on the ASWB test.
The ASWB test is quite simply an objective measurement of the knowledge that should have been acquired by any candidate who is seeking licensure as a social worker.
Jurisdictional social work boards use the ASWB test as part of their evaluation procedure for candidates seeking licensure as social workers. While it may not be fair, a candidate's entire academic career and experience can be completely overshadowed by a single score on the ASWB test.
That is the whole purpose of the Social Work Exam Secrets study guide: to give candidates the keys to understand how to succeed on the ASWB test.
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You get at least 10 times your money's worth!
When you consider what's at stake with the exam, we believe the value of our study guide gives you at least ten times your money's worth.
In summary, here's what you get:
When you buy Social Work Exam Secrets, it 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
The comprehensive General Strategy review including:
- Make Predictions
- Answer the Question
- Valid Information
- Avoid "Fact Traps"
- Milk the Question
- The Trap of Familiarity
- Eliminate Answers
- Tough Questions
- Read Carefully
- Face Value
- 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
- Extreme Statements
- Answer Choice Families
The comprehensive ASWB Exam review including:
- ASWB Overview
- Why is Licensing Needed?
- How to Register
- What to Expect
- Four Levels of Licensing Examinations
- Advanced Generalist
- 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
- Examination Content Outlines
- Bachelors Examination
- Advanced Generalist Examination
- Clinical Examination Content Outline
- How to Use the Outlines to Study
- Important Tips to Remember
- Examination Nuts and Bolts
- What You Will Not See on the Exam
- How the Questions are Written
- Item Parts
- Examples of Question Format
- Multiple Choice Items
- Things Not to Do
- How Fast Are You Going?
- Test Review
- Time Management
- Basics of the ASWB Computer Test
Bachelors Social Work Topics:
- Motivational Forces
- Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory
- Executive Function
- Driving Forces
- Psychosexual Development
- Heinz Hartmann's Ego Psychology
- 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
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Substance Abuse
- Mood Disorders
- Bipolar Disorders
- Panic Disorders
- Factitious Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Key Treatment Techniques
- Cognitive Approach
- Task-Centered Approach
- Grief Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Eco-Systems Theory
- Basic Communication Principles
- Informed Consent
- Interorganizational Relationships
- Code of Ethics
- Issues of Malpractice
- Right to Privacy
- Guidelines for Data Collection
- Sampling Techniques
- Statistical Test
plus all of the other special tips and secrets we have included to help you prepare for the exam...
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Social Work Exam Practice Test Questions- Think you're ready for the ASWB test? Test yourself using our practice test questions. Find out if you're prepared or if you need to head back to the study guide for another review. Use our practice test questions to make sure that you're not caught off guard on the day of the test!
Our ASWB practice test questions give you the opportunity to test your knowledge on a set of questions. You can know everything that is going to be covered on the test and it will not do you any good on the day of the test if you have not had a chance to practice. Repetition is the key to success and using the practice test questions allows you to reinforce the strengths you already have, while improving the weaknesses that you need to overcome.
Detailed answer explanations are included for the questions. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed the question) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why the practice test questions we include for the ASWB test include answer keys with detailed answer explanations to each question. The in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand the questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.
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By Jay Willis
This Page Last Updated: 06/13/2013