Comprehensive Study Guide, Masters Level

Exam Preparation at the Masters level

Designed to respond to the ASWB social work license exams in all states, to prepare you for the LMSW exam (sometimes called by other acronyms in states.)

Three-Volume Book Set

Volume 1: Test-Taking Strategy, approach to answering exam questions, detailed content notes. Volume 2: Practice questions divided by content area. Approx 900 questions. Volume 3: Practice Tests: Four 170 Question practice tests.

Four Practice Exams

In addition to content area questions, Volume 3 includes four full 170-question practice exams.

Version 10

Updated in 2024. Includes the latest Code of Ethics, up to date ASWB exam information, and updated and revised practice questions with 3-option answers.

NEW! Stay-Flat Coil Binding

Stay-flat wire-coil binding so that the book lays flat as you study.

1600 Practice Questions

Over 1600 practice questions with detailed rationales and explanations for each correct answer.

SWES's three-volume Masters & Clinical Comprehensive Study Guide is designed to respond to Social Work License Exams prepared by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) that are used in all states. 

The difference between the Masters and Clinical exams is the number of questions in particular areas and the complexity of the questions. And the preparation for both exams is functionally equivalent, thus our books are constructed to be relevant and adequate to both those studying for the LMSW and LCSW exam.

SWES Comprehensive Study Guides provide a comprehensive review of Group Practice, Individual Clinical Practice, Medications, Ethical issues, Multi cultural Practice, Human Behavior, DSM5, Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Research, Social Policy, Administration and Supervision. More than 1600 practice questions, as well as Four Practice Exams survey the range of issues likely to appear on license exams.

As the exams change, SWES faculty updates and revises the program. SWES’ frequent two-day and one-day exam prep courses via Zoom, partnerships with NASWs, as well as ongoing relationships with trainers and faculties of university schools of social work using our materials and methods, provide SWES faculty with detailed information about how students experience the exams. Frequent contacts with social workers who have taken the exams provide a unique platform for developing, updating and revising the Comprehensive Study Guides and maintaining their timeliness and relevance.

Ready to Start Studying?

The review books and practice tests helped me get into that test taking frame of mind and not be so nervous when I was actually sitting there taking the test!

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