Social Work Aswb Clinical Exam Guide and Practice Test Set: A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success

A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success
Springer Publishing Co Inc
  • erschienen am 30. April 2018
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  • 368 Seiten
978-0-8261-7245-7 (ISBN)
Students and social workers preparing for the social work clinical licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in both the Social Work ASWB (R) Clinical Exam Guide and the Social Work ASWB (R) Clinical Practice Test.Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, these materials are based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author.

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. 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.

The 170 questions contained in the full-length practice test with answers and rationales mirror the exam in length, structure, and content. These are unique questions, distinct from those in the author's companion 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.

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978-0-8261-7245-7 (9780826172457)
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Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW, has helped thousands of social workers across the country pass the examinations associated with all levels of licensure. In recent years, she has consulted in numerous states to assist with establishing licensure test preparation programs, including training the instructors.

Dr. Apgar has done research on licensure funded by the American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation and is currently on her state's social work licensing board. She is a past president of the New Jersey Chapter of NASW and has been on its National Board of Directors. In 2014, the Chapter presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Apgar has taught in both undergraduate and graduate social work programs and has extensive direct practice, policy, and management experience in the field.
About the Examination
10 Things That You Should Know About the ASWB Examinations
Test-Taking Strategies
10 Essential Strategies for Study Success
20 Tips You Need to Use to Answer Questions Correctly
Assessing Examination Difficulties
Dealing With Test Anxiety
Examination Content
Visual Learners
Auditory Learners
Kinesthetic or Hands-On Learners
Unit I: Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment (31%)
1. Human Development in the Life Cycle
The Theories of Human Growth and Development
Personality Theories
Psychoanalytic Theory
Psychosexual Stages of Development
Individual Psychology
Self Psychology
Ego Psychology
Psychosexual Stages of Development
Object Relations Theory
The Process of Social Development
The Indicators of Normal Physical Growth and Development
The Impact of Physical, Mental, and Cognitive Disabilities on Human Development
Adult Development
The Interplay of Biological, Psychological, and Social Factors
Emotional, Cognitive, and Spiritual Development
Emotional Development
Cognitive Development
Spiritual Development
Normal Sexual Development
The Concept of Attachment and Bonding
Child Development
Basic Human Needs
Adolescent Development
Self-Image Throughout the Life Cycle
Human Genetics
Dynamics of Loss, Separation, and Grief
The Impact of Aging Parents on Adult Children
The Biopsychological Responses to Illness and Disability
Family Life Cycle
Parenting Skills and Capabilities
Authoritarian Parenting
Authoritative Parenting
Permissive Parenting
Uninvolved Parenting
Impact of Trauma
2. Human Behavior in the Environment
Person-in-Environment (PIE) Theory
Theories of Human Behavior
Rational Choice
Social Constructionist
Social Behavioral
Humanistic Perspective
Psychological Defense Mechanisms
Normal and Abnormal Behavior
The Effects of Social Context on Behavior
The Effects of Family Dynamics on Individuals
Dysfunctional Family Dynamics
The Impact of Physical Illness on Family Dynamics
The Dynamics of Sexual Abuse
The Dynamics of Psychological Abuse and Neglect
The Dynamics of Physical Abuse and Neglect
The Impact of Mental Illness on Family Dynamics
The Characteristics of Perpetrators of Abuse
The Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Victims
The Effects of Life Events and Crises on the Family
The Effects of Life Events and Crises on Individuals
The Effects of Trauma on Behavior
The Effects of Trauma on Self-Image
3. Effects of Diversity
Differences in Culture, Race, and/or Ethnicity
The Influences of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity
White American
American Indian/Alaska Native
African American
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
The Impact of Culture, Race, and/or Ethnicity on Self-Image
The Effects of Discrimination Based on Culture, Race, and/or Ethnicity
Differences in Sexual Orientation and/or Gender
The Influences of Sexual Orientation and/or Gender
The Impact of Sexual Orientation and/or Gender on Self-Image
The Effects of Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender
Differences in Age and/or Disability Factors and Characteristics
The Influences of Age and/or Disability
The Impact of Age and/or Disability on Self-Image
The Effects of Discrimination Based on Age and/or Disability
The Impact of Diversity in Styles of Communicating
The Effects of Spirituality
4. Addictions
Substance Abuse and/or Dependence
The Effects of Substance Abuse and/or Dependence on Relationships
The Effects of Substance Abuse and/or Dependence
Addiction Theories
The Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Behavior
Signs of Drug Use
Other Addictions
The Effects of Other Addictions on Behavior and Relationships
Unit II: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning (26%)
5. Information Gathering
The Principles and Techniques of Interviewing
The Components of a Biopsychosocial History
The Use of Collaterals to Obtain Relevant Information
The Use of Standardized Instruments in Practice
Beck Depression Inventory
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Rorschach Inkblot Test
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
Thematic Apperception Test
Wechsler Intelligence Scale
6. Assessment and Diagnosis
The Factors and Processes Used in Problem Formulation
The Methods Used to Assess the Client's Communication Skills
The Use of Observation
The Methods of Involving a Client in Identifying the Presenting Problem
The Methods to Assess a Client's Strengths and Weaknesses
The Indicators of Motivation and Resistance
The Factors Used in Determining the Client's Ability to Use Intervention/Treatment
The Indicators of Biopsychosocial Stress
The Components and Function of the Mental Status Exam
Antimanic Agents (Mood Stabilizers)
Antianxiety Drugs
The Process of Social Work Assessment/Diagnosis
The Methods Used in Assessing Clients' Ego Strengths
The Current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association
Basic Medical Terminology
The Biopsychosocial Factors Related to Mental Health
Co-Occurring Disorders and Conditions
The Indicators of Sexual Abuse
The Indicators of Physical Abuse and Neglect
The Indicators of Psychological Abuse and Neglect
Risk Factors for Dangerousness to Self and Others
Risk Factors Related to Suicide
Methods Used to Assess Needed Level of Care (e.g., Geriatrics, Other Special Needs, Foster or Group Care)
The Methods Used to Assess Trauma
7. Treatment Planning
The Criteria Used in Selecting Intervention/Treatment Modalities
The Components of Intervention, Treatment, or Service Plans
The Methods Used to Match Interventions to Client Problems
The Methods Used to Develop an Intervention/Treatment Plan
Discharge, Aftercare, and Follow-Up Planning
The Use of Measurable Objectives in Intervention, Treatment, or Service Plans
The Difference Between Subjective and Objective Data
The Application of Research to Practice
The Methods Used to Formulate a Time Frame for Interventions
Unit III: Psychotherapy, Clinical Interventions, and Case Management (25%)
8. Therapeutic Relationship
The Concept of Feedback
The Concept of Congruence in Communication
The Methods Used in Summarizing Communication
The Methods Used to Facilitate Communication
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Techniques
The Methods for Feedback
One-on-One Feedback
Intragroup Feedback
Group-to-Group Feedback
Consultative Feedback
360-Degree Feedback
The Concept of Empathy
How the Client's Behavior With a Social Worker is Representative of His or Her Relationship Patterns
The Concept of Acceptance
The Principles of Relationship Building
Professional Objectivity in the Social Worker-Client Relationship
The Social Worker-Client Relationship
Methods to Clarify the Role of the Social Worker
Techniques to Clarify Client Responsibilities
Concepts of Transference and Countertransference
The Social Worker-Client Relationship in Facilitating Treatment
9. The Intervention Process
Biopsychosocial Models
The Problem-Solving Model
Crisis Intervention/Treatment Approaches
Cognitive Approaches
Psychodynamic Approaches
Task-Centered Practice
Behavioral Approaches
The Types of Social Work Interventions/Treatments
Solution-Focused and Brief Interventions
Recognition of Functional Roles in Family Dynamics
Approaches Used in Working With Traumatized Clients
Phase 1: Safety and Stabilization
Phase 2: Mourning and Remembrance
Phase 3: Reconnection and Reintegration
Methods of Conflict Resolution
Empowerment Strategies in Interventions
Prevention Strategies
Primary Prevention
Secondary Prevention
Tertiary Prevention
The Use of Objectives to Guide the Intervention Process
The Techniques Used to Evaluate a Client's Progress
The Phases of Intervention/Treatment
The Indicators of Client Readiness for Termination
Partializing Techniques
Supportive Techniques
Motivational Approaches
Contracting With Clients
Approaches for Engaging Involuntary/Mandated Clients
The Use of Goal-Setting
Change Strategies
Various Intervention/Treatment Strategies
The Techniques to Teach Coping and Other Skills to Clients
The Use of Out-of-Home Placement as an Intervention/Treatment Method
Client Self-Monitoring Techniques
Techniques for Stress Management
Techniques for Anger Management
Relaxation Exercises
Cognitive Techniques
Communication Skills
Environmental Change
Techniques for Harm Reduction
Permanency Planning
Models of Family Life Education in Social Work Practice
Models of Family-Centered Social Work Practice
The Approaches to Family Therapy
Couples Intervention and Treatment Approaches
The Approaches to Social Group Work
The Approaches to Group Psychotherapy
Differential Use of Group Process
The Techniques for Managing Group Process and Maintaining Group Functioning
Key Concepts
Differential Use of Therapeutic Techniques
Integrative Case Management
The Indicators of Client Readiness to Change
10. Management of Cases
Case Recording for Practice Evaluation or Supervision
Methods for Performance Appraisal and Evaluation
The Effects Policies, Procedures, Regulations, and Laws Have on Practice
Client Education About Service/Benefits Policies
The Effects of Agency Functioning on Service Delivery
The Concept of Client Advocacy
The Impact of Social Welfare Legislation
Documentation and the Management of Practice Records
Written Communication Skills for a Variety of Professional Responsibilities
11. Consultation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Models of Peer Supervision
Psychodynamic Model
Developmental Model
Role-Centered Model
The Expertise of Other Professions
Consultation Approaches
Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Multidisciplinary Team Approaches
Elements of a Case Presentation
Elements of Client Reports
Client Referral for Services
Coordination of Client Services
Methods of Networking
Unit IV: Professional Ethics and Values (18%)
12. Ethical Issues
The Principles and Processes of Informed Consent
Professional Boundaries Issues
Dual Relationships
Identification and Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas
Essential Steps in Ethical Problem Solving
Ethical and Legal Issues
13. Confidentiality and Its Limits
Legal and Ethical Issues Regarding Confidentiality, Including Electronic Communication
Ethical and Legal Issues Regarding Mandatory Reporting
14. Value Issues
The Influence of the Social Worker's Own Values and Beliefs on the Social Worker-Client Relationship
The Effects of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity on Values
Professional Values and Ethics
Client Self-Determination
Stages of Professional Development
The Influence of the Social Worker's Own Values and Beliefs on Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Respect for Client Values and Beliefs
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